Rising Early Will Help Your Productivity

There are many advantages of starting your day early that relate to productivity and health. Getting up early, however, is not for everyone. But a few years ago, a study by the University of Texas found a correlation between grade point averages and early rising.

Quality and Meaning for People

In the open-talent economy, employees have options, and talent is a scarce resource. Business leaders are thinking like talent economists and sustainability...

Clarity Trumps All in Content Marketing

In this world of misunderstandings, misconceptions, and misuse of words, nothing can compare to total and complete clarity in marketing content. Clarity literally trumps all.

5 Benefits of Leveraging the Small Business Checklist

While it doesn’t get loads of attention like some other special days, Checklist Day (October 30) should be on the calendar of every small...

Is Your Business Stable Enough for Growth?

The question might appear almost redundant: what business wouldn’t benefit from growth? But while growth is the lifeblood of any company, it also brings...

Doing Persuasion Right

We often see people say and do things when attempting to persuade that bring them the very opposite results they desire. They'll argue, plead, beg or scream before finally walking away in anger and frustration.

How Employee Engagement Impacts You

Wasting money is one of the quickest ways to drop a small business to its knees. As a small business owner, you know it's...

You Should Not Avoid Confrontation

Confrontation is one of those things that almost every manager hates. Fearing that an employee may "lose it" or act out, many managers will delay confrontation or even avoid it altogether. As uncomfortable as confrontation is, however, the cost of avoiding it is often very high.

Time, Talent, and Treasure: Spending Each Wisely

In the non-profit world, the term “time, talent and treasure” has been used so often it is almost at the edge of being trite....

3 Ways to Become Better at Managing People

Managing people is no easy task. But no matter what business you’re in, you’re going to be working with people, and effectively managing them...

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