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Top Skills Every PR Professional Should Have Marketing

Top Skills Every PR Professional Should Have

Communications professions are more dynamic today than they have ever been. And with the shifting media landscape, the pletho...

7/31/2014 | 5 minute read

Are You Competitive or Accommodating as a Negotiator? Negotiation

Are You Competitive or Accommodating as a Negotiator?

Do you tremble with fear at the thought of asking for a raise? Or do you get an adrenaline rush when you think about going he...

5/21/2014 | 5 minute read

4 Financial Concepts Every Manager Should Know Leadership and Management

4 Financial Concepts Every Manager Should Know

When you understand a company's functioning, you are in a better position to succeed in either a vertical or horizontal caree...

4/16/2014 | 2 minute read

Innovation Strategy: 4 Key Tactics of Top Growth Companies Innovation

Innovation Strategy: 4 Key Tactics of Top Growth Companies

What can we learn about innovation and growth from the most successful growth companies? Global competition and a weak econom...

1/23/2014 | 10 minute read

How to Recognize & Improve Your Default Public Speaking Settings Communication

How to Recognize & Improve Your Default Public Speaking Settings

Every time you deliver a speech, you are, in fact, leading. Whether you are a student, an executive, a politician, or a profe...

12/04/2013 | 6 minute read

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Challenge Your Assumptions Leadership and Management

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Challenge Your Assumptions

The most successful leaders ask a lot of questions. Purposeful inquiry can open minds to new opportunities, ideas, and soluti...

10/10/2013 | 2 minute read

Creating a Positioning Statement? Position the Problem, Not The Product Marketing

Creating a Positioning Statement? Position the Problem, Not The Product

Positioning is arguably the most critical element of company strategy. Before you can win business with customers they need t...

8/01/2013 | 4 minute read

The Paradox of Leadership Leadership and Management

The Paradox of Leadership

According to a recent survey, there are more than 15,000 books on leadership in print. Articles on leadership number in the t...

7/03/2013 | 3 minute read

Product Development Should Focus on Customer Needs Marketing

Product Development Should Focus on Customer Needs

As an advisor to mid-size companies, I continue to be struck by how few leaders make it a strategic priority to talk with the...

4/04/2013 | 5 minute read

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