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To Beat the Competition, You Need to Kick Butt at Hiring
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To Beat the Competition, You Need to Kick Butt at Hiring

For most companies, attracting the most desirable candidates requires some specific tactics. Luckily, it's not that complicated.
Inspire the Innovation Monster Within
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Inspire the Innovation Monster Within

Creativity is a skill that can be improved with daily practice. Here's a mindset shift and four practices to follow.
How to Extract Opportunity From a Cancelled Meeting
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How to Extract Opportunity From a Cancelled Meeting

When the meeting you spent hours preparing for is abruptly cancelled, use the time to keep making progress
A Plea for More Executives to Do Pro Bono Work
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A Plea for More Executives to Do Pro Bono Work

When customers see a business leader taking seriously the act of giving back, this is good for the company's mission, brand and workplace culture.
8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office
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8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

Working in close quarters without walls can result in more than ease of collaboration. Here's how to ward off the sharing of germs and infections.
Underdogs, at the World Cup and in Business, Just Need One to Win
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Underdogs, at the World Cup and in Business, Just Need One to Win

You never know when success will come, so always put in more energy, effort and motivation.
False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups
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False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome
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Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome

The most successful people in business are those who identify good ideas early, adapt fast and work with the best.
Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips
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Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Want to make an impression and differentiate yourself and your company? Do it in writing.
Good Leaders Persuade. They Don't Manipulate.
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Good Leaders Persuade. They Don't Manipulate.

Manipulators are heard, but persuaders are believed because they are trusted, which results in a win-win.
The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees
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The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees

Figuring out what will get your team in tip-top performance mode isn't rocket science. Here's how to do it.
Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List
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Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point.
To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early
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To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early

A brand license works best when the licensors and licensees understand what to expect from each other. Misunderstandings are frustrating and costly.
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program
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A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews
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17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

Google often asks potential hires to think outside the box, but these interview questions are so absurd the tech company eventually banned them.
How to Recruit Salespeople Who Will Deliver Dramatic Returns
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How to Recruit Salespeople Who Will Deliver Dramatic Returns

These moneymakers are key players in boosting your bottom line. Here are five tips for finding them.
The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic)
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The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic)

When did Pablo Picasso sleep? When did Kurt Vonnegut write? Play around with the features on this graphic to see the habits and schedules of some of the great masters.
Is Your Voice a Business Asset or a Liability?
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Is Your Voice a Business Asset or a Liability?

Your company can be judged by how you project its outlook -- literally as you speak.
Go Beyond the Mission Statement to Revitalize Workplace Creativity
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Go Beyond the Mission Statement to Revitalize Workplace Creativity

Craft your company’s “organizational constitution” to inspire employees.
Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber
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Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.
9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References
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9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information.
10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star
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10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star

The right person can help you launch your company to new heights. Is your hiring practice strategic, thorough and consistent?
How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In
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How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In

An abrupt spike in sales can rock a startup. Seven entrepreneurs who have been through it tell their stories.
Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You
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Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Instead of listing to-do's, try keeping a "done" list.
4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump
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4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.
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