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It isn't often that we see a real, tangible result from the assorted bureaucrats, technocrats, plutocrats and republicrats that scurry around the halls of government. That probably explains why the various branches of the U.S. government get such low confidence ratings while the military, which thrives on concrete results, is at the top of the rec Read More
Global stock markets which are falling due to continuous rise in crude oil prices suddenly find some breathing space. Crude oil prices fell by 7% in the last 2 days due to fears of decrease in demand due to slowdown in American economy. US Banking stocks saw the sharpest rally ever in the last 16 years. Global markets are rising due to this unexpe Read More

Go Big Always - Social Media monitoring for free

Go Big Always - Social Media monitoring for free - http://gobigalways.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Online Marketing
From http://gobigalways.com 4684 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 9:49 pm
The title says it all. The post shows you what resources to use to measure what metrics with your startup social media campaign. And then all the resources are...free. Read More
Michael draws out five leadership lessons and brings attention to a particularly interesting point with this one: "All of us would do well to reflect on how receptive we are to the suggestions and opinions of others and alternate points of view. Leaders need to question their willingness to hear certain voices and not others. They need to make a Read More

The More Meetings, The Less Trust

The More Meetings, The Less Trust - http://www.slowleadership.org Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Management
From http://www.slowleadership.org 4684 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:21 am
The reason meetings are such a continual waste of time and energy is simple: pervasive distrust. And there's also a simple way to prove to your people who much you trust them. Read More

5 practical tips for getting better performance feedback

5 practical tips for getting better performance feedback - http://www.allthingsworkplace.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Human Resources
From http://www.allthingsworkplace.com 4684 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 3:50 pm
Steve Roesler offers five practical tips for finding out how you're doin'. My favorite is number four: “Your best relationships are with people who say 'no' to you. This isn't about someone refusing to give you feedback. It's about the paradoxical dynamic that surrounds difficult news. It takes a high level of trust to say 'no' to someone. As a re Read More

Choose Words Carefully

Choose Words Carefully - http://www.lawconsultingblog.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Sales
From http://www.lawconsultingblog.com 4684 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:21 am
I can't resist another reference to the Trust Equation as a way of introducing Cordell Parvin's Choose Words Carefully. Looking at the components of the Trust Equation (Credibility + Reliability + Intimacy) / Self-Orientation), trust is built largely through words. What about actions, you say? Absolutely! That's how Reliability is created — when a Read More
Sex, religion, and politics are widely taught as the three topics to avoid in any relationship. Paul McCord, who writes the Sales and Management Blog, begs to differ — at least on the political front. Paul invites an engaging discussion on the downsides of avoiding discussions of politics with sales prospects. Referring to the upcoming U.S. presid Read More

Fifty Ways to Keep Your Customers

Fifty Ways to Keep Your Customers - http://www.insidecrm.com Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Customer Service
From http://www.insidecrm.com 4684 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 9:49 pm
Your company could offer the best prices and services around, but if your company fails to make customers feel wanted, you can consider the chances of repeat business out the door. When it comes to retaining customers, simple gestures go a long way. And yet, if studies are anything to go by, we have yet to learn the fine art of keeping customers f Read More

China: A Ripe Market or Fast Track to Bankruptcy?

China: A Ripe Market or Fast Track to Bankruptcy? - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Global
From http://blogs.openforum.com 4685 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 2:51 pm
China may still have a Communist political system, but its economy is transitioning to capitalism. It has a growing middle class hungry to buy Western goods. Enterprising U.S. companies are investigating and some are capitalizing on the opportunities China presents. Just don't forget to do your homework before you expand. Read More
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