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What do leaders need to know about intellectual property strategy? The potential of IP, the opportunity cost of IP, and the true meaning of using IP strategically. Read More

Obama Proposals Would Tilt Tax Code to Self-Employed, Wage Earners

Obama Proposals Would Tilt Tax Code to Self-Employed, Wage Earners - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under News
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4626 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 20, 2008 10:57 pm
Presumptive presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have both put forth sweeping tax proposals that will shape the American economy for the next decade. It's only one of a number of areas where Republican McCain and Democrat Obama bring distinctively different philosophies to bear. But for small businesses, it may be one of the most 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 4659 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 4659 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 4659 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
Elizabeth Cook points to punctuality as a way to demonstrate consistency. Elizabeth describes punctuality as good business: "It shows you respect others' time, as well as your own." She offers some practical advice for what does and doesn't constitute a good excuse for being late. This post is a good reminder that sometimes the best Trusted Ad Read More

Trust and the $5 muffin refund

Trust and the $5 muffin refund - http://carpe-diem.typepad.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Customer Service
From http://carpe-diem.typepad.com 4659 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:20 am
Bruce Rasmussen's engaging personal tale combines forthrightness and whimsy, beginning with a marketer's definition of trust (which he claims to paraphrase): "A can trust B if B has the opportunity to rip A off - and chooses not to do so." Embedded in a story about muffins are some pretty provocative questions that Bruce asks about our own or 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

High Price CAN be a Competitive Advantage!

High Price CAN be a Competitive Advantage! - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4660 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 16, 2008 8:34 pm
How to justify steep prices and set your company apart from the competition. From the article: “Selling Value” consists of adding intangibles that convince the customer to pay a higher price than if those intangibles were absent. It does not consist of adding tangibles (i.e. things that cost your company something) to make a deal more attractiv Read More
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