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Investor's Business Daily

You send out lots of emails — but does anyone actually read them? How do you get recipients to open emails from you and respond?

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Merrill Lynch Bans Trainee Brokers From Cold-Calling

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Fast Company

6 fundamental leadership lessons from a Navy captain

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Forget Command And Control. Navy Leadership Is About Care And Trust

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Destination CRM

Building a Brand Requires Getting Leaner

Read the full interview with Luis Pedroza, author of Lean Brands: Catch Customers, Drive Growth, and Stand Out in All Markets here

8 Retail Skills That Put You In Demand Read the full story here.


5 Strategies For Becoming More Creative Fast, Backed By Science Read the full story here.

Octane Blog

Focus on Progress Leadership Not Change Management

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Chief Executive

CEOs: the Ultimate Project Managers

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How To Prepare For Human-Machine Partnerships At Work

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Next Avenue

Why these authors say: become a valuable partner to machines surrounding you.

Read the full story here.|Personal Excellence

You wouldn’t think of starting out on a long journey without a map to get you from where you are to your destination. Yet how many people go through life without a clear destination, much less a roadmap for getting there? Raymond Houser, author of “The Winning Advantage” discusses this in the March 2019 issue of Personal Excellence. Read the full story here. 


The turn of the year is a traditional time for reflection on the past and making plans for the future. So it is a fair bet that, along with the well-meaning resolutions to become fitter, drink less or whatever, a fair number of self-help books are purchased, if not actually read.

One of the more thought-provoking of these titles to appear recently is What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself With The Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity and Personal GrowthIn it, Leo Bottary, co-author of The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success, builds on the interest in his Year of the Peer podcasts to offer a message that successful self-improvement is more of a team sport than many might suppose. Read the full story here

The Street
As display advertising moves to automation, native and branded content is taking center stage. Publishers are relying on branded content, despite ethical and journalistic concerns. Mike Smith, author of The Native Advertising Advantage said branded content is meant to inform and entertain readers and is not merely a product pitch. Watch the full interview here
Inc. Magazine
Even the most successful businesses today have had to learn from failures. Does your business have the learning culture to keep you in the game? Read the full story
Directors & Boards
The authors of Board Games: Straight Talk For New Directors and Board Governance, John T. Montford and Joseph Daniel McCool, are featured on the cover of Directors & Boards magazine.

Directors & Boards Q3 2016 Cover

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Ivey Business Journal
There are so many stories about people coming out to Silicon Valley to start a business and ending up a billionaire pretty much overnight. That’s wonderful when it happens, but it seldom does. For every Instagram story out there, there are hundreds of other ventures that did not instantly create wealth and hundreds that didn’t create any wealth at all. So anyone coming out here looking to start a business in order to get rich quick really needs to understand the desire for instant wealth is not easy to satisfy and certainly not a good reason to start a business. Success typically takes time and hard work and passion. And that is especially true in Silicon Valley, where failure happens all the time. My previous books are about success and leadership. This one is an epic tale of failure. Read More
Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe that a great idea alone will assure business success. Experts argue that it’s more important to have a great plan, and personal business acumen. Hardly anyone mentions selling principles. Yet in this age when customers have a thousand alternatives, and are overwhelmed by a multitude of messages, sales efforts can make or break a business. Read More
Harvard Business Review
No one wants another checklist task that they have to complete. We want to be called to something greater. So instead of informing and directing your direct reports, aspire to inspire. When you focus on persuading them, you’ll be able to turn even a corporate initiative or new product launch into a cause that becomes their own. They’ll want to step up and own their results. Read More