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Don't Grow Your Business Too Fast

Yes, growth is a good thing. But high growth can easily overwhelm a small enterprise, and put it at risk of going under. Before …

Create Rituals to Get More Done

Most of us feel pulled in more directions than ever, expected to work longer hours and get more done. To help you battle this …

Start Persuading Your Audience Before the Presentation

Your presentation doesn't start when you enter the room; it starts the moment you've committed to speak. If you take advantage …

Two Rules for Keeping Employees Happy and Engaged

Every manager wants a team of dedicated employees. And yet, many bosses fail to do their part to make this happen. Here are …

Subtract from Your Sales Pitch

When preparing a sales pitch, you may be inclined to continually add elements to entice the customer. This can result in a …

Take More Vacation

In a world of ever-increasing demands, people are spending less time out of the office and taking fewer days off. Fall victim …

Before a Big Presentation, Brainstorm

A big presentation is only as good as the message it delivers. Once you know what you want that message to be, you need to …

Don't Be a Bad Boss

Bad managers come in many shapes and sizes. The worst ones do appalling things like berate people in public or take credit …

Don't Sacrifice Long-Term Growth Just to Hit Your Forecast

When you realize the forecasts you set for the quarter or year are simply not attainable, it's tempting to act drastically. …

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