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Toxic Leadership at the Workplace: What Makes a Leader Toxic?

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When it comes to leadership, the general idea is to often discuss aspects such as what makes a good leader or how can a leader be effective at the workplace? There are many articles centered around what can be deemed as a discussion about ‘good leadership’.

2020 78

Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. In 2020, 49% of workers stated that they are disengaged, according to Gallup’s latest data.

2020 86

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Blended Learning Models and How to Implement Them

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Learning is no longer confined to merely brick and mortar schools where students are confined to whatever is taught by the teacher. It is now common for students to reach out to multiple sources, especially via the Internet to enhance their perspective regarding a topic.

2020 91

Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained

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Generation Z, Zoomers, iGen, Homeland Generation, Gen Tech — many names are floating around the interwebs to describe the “commonly uncommon” generation of 8 to 23-year olds. So who is Gen Z really? Let’s figure it out together! What is Generation Z?

2020 95

The CEO’s Guide to RPA: Robotic Process Automation Explained

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Robotic process automation (RPA) is a top-of-mind agenda for companies across industries. Last year, Gartner identified robotic process automation as the fastest-growing tech segment of the enterprise software market: the software revenue grew by 63% and reached $848 in 2018.

The 6 Key Principles of Effective Stakeholder Management

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What is a Stakeholder? The Key Types of Stakeholders. How to Create a Stakeholder Management Strategy. Identify the Main Stakeholders and Analyze Their Needs and Goals. Identify the Power, Support, and Influence of Stakeholders. Gauge How Much Support and Influence You Will Need. Plan Your Tactics.

2020 68

Micromanagement: Signals to Avoid It and Become a Better Leader

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Micromanagement can turn your company into a toxic workplace that good employees abandon. Most leaders realize this, but few take proactive action towards addressing this issue.

2020 93

Persuasive Speech: Actionable Writing Tips and Sample Topics

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What is Persuasive Speaking? What are The 3 Types of Persuasive Speeches? Factual Persuasive Speech. Value Persuasive Speech. Policy Persuasive Speech. How to Write a Persuasive Speech: The Essential Steps. How to Start a Persuasive Speech: Opening Tips and Examples.

2020 64

Marketing Plan Development: The Start to Finish Guide For Executives

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When should you start thinking about your next marketing plan? Some see this as a year-end task. In reality, you should always keep working on your marketing plan, and the strategy underpinning it as your operational landscape changes all the time, along with your priorities.

Why Customer Centricity Will Win You More Business (in 2020)

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Customer centricity is a buzzword you can hardly escape these days. But, despite so much talk, few companies actually understand how to keep their customer focus sharp and, more importantly, why this area is worth more attention.

2020 78

Product Management: 6 Solid Best Practices For Newbie PMs

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A product manager ensures that the product a company releases aligns with customers’ needs and expectations. It’s a challenging job that requires a lot of communication and coordination of efforts between different teams.

2020 79

An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

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Ever wondered why the two seemingly same products come with a rather different price tag? Well, that’s the pricing strategy in action — something every business works hard to get right.

5 Problem Solving Strategies to Become a Better Problem Solver

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A lot of people would agree on the fact that life is full of challenges. People become proficient enough when it comes to catering small problems or issues in hand. However, those who attain exceptional insights into problem-solving can gain success in the long run.

2020 92

The Executive’s Guide to Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is a popular industry buzzword, but a difficult concept to master as it covers so much ground. As a leader, it is your responsibility to understand exactly how emerging technologies are changing the standard business processes, modern workplace and managerial best practices.

How the Endowment Effect can Affect Businesses

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Businesses can be affected due to consumer behavior that they might find hard to predict. Many theories, models and research have long tried to predict motivations of consumers for buying goods or services based on consumer preferences.

2020 59

The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020

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The face of the modern workplace is changing. It’s a matter of several things – companies are going global, or at least employing workers in places all over the globe.

The Ultimate Guide to Using Metaphors in Presentations and Speeches

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Metaphors are one of the often-forgotten tricks among presenters. Along with other figures of speech such as similes, analogies personification, and alliteration, they make your texts more engaging, memorable and eloquent.

2020 82

Leadership Styles: What Type of Style Should You Adopt?

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Being a good corporate leader is both art and science. On one hand, you need to experiment and often use your “gut feeling” to decide on how you should behave in one situation or another.

2020 73

How to Set Up a Winning Customer Success Program

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The customer success movement is getting stronger year over year. In 2019, 83% of Customer Success teams increased in size. This year, even more organizations plan to invest in new customer success management programs to ramp up their service levels. But what does customer success mean?

Multitasking & Context Switching Ruin Your Productivity

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Did you know that about 28 billion man-hours are wasted each year because of what we now call context switching or multitasking ? This was the conclusion of Johnathan Spira, CEO of the research firm Basex. Come to in his book. All those wasted hours translate to about $1 trillion in losses to the U.S. economy alone. Ouch, that’s a lot of money left on the table due to a preventable issue! But hey, we all know that staying productive can be tough.

2020 65

The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation

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Automation, analytics and big data are among the top of mind concerns for marketers these days. And it makes perfect sense as the volume of data has grown exponentially over the past several years and it becomes impossible to effectively deal with such volumes manually.

70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development

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People don’t like to admit it; however, many people indeed learn skills not before but during a job. When labeled as an ‘expert’; people tend to shy away from admitting that they lack knowledge of certain aspects of their job.

2020 56

What is the Direct to Consumer (DTC) Business Model?

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Everyone should be paying more attention to the Direct to To Consumer (DTC) space as it’s booming! According to a study by the IAB , two-thirds of customers expect to have direct connectivity with brands.

2020 61

What is Behavioral Economics: Your Quick Guide 

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Every day we make a myriad of decisions – eat out or buy groceries, walk or hail a cab, go to the movies or stay in. Sometimes, we rationalize that cooking a home meal is a better idea since we already spent too much on dining this month.

How to Create an Effective Brainstorming Process in Your Company

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Maintaining a competitive edge is critical for businesses that want to survive and flourish in today’s age of skittish consumer interests. One day you are in vogue. In a week you are out when a competitor storms the market with that unique idea.

2019 78

Product-Led Growth (PLG): The Ultimate SaaS Business Growth Strategy To Pursue

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The competition today, both in the product and services space, is tougher than ever. Superior UX (user experience) and CX (customer experience) are the two key battlefields with the most at stake.

2020 52

16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design

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Do you want to give your presentation a new distinctive look this year? In that case, you should know the latest graphic design trends.

2019 82

How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement has finally come to the forefront of the business world. A motivated, healthy and committed workforce is key to effectively scaling your business. Businesses with engaged employees enjoy lower rates of employee turnover.

2019 65

How to Start Digitizing Your Supply Chain Management

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New technological innovations are disrupting every major business sector, and every business process out there. Supply chain management is no exception.

2019 70

23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

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PowerPoint presentations are not usually known for being engaging or interactive. That’s often because most people treat their slides as if they are notes to read off and not a tool to help empower their message.

Quick Guide on a 30 60 90 Day Plan for a Job Interview

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Some job interviews entail making or presenting a plan to show what can the new recruit offer the organization once he/she is hired. Depending upon the job title, there are various types of plans that one might require making such as perhaps a communications plan or project plan.

2020 56

How to Use an Empathy Map to Understand Your Audience

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As a presenter, one can tend to focus too much on the final presentation, missing one essential ingredient in the mix, empathy!

2018 84

A Quick Guide to Buyer Personas

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Personalization. Every marketer today understands that personalized messages hit the mark way more frequently than generic pitches. In fact, every dollar invested in advanced personalization generates twenty dollars in return.

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How To Run PowerPoint Presentations Online

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UPDATE 2020: This post was adapted to the times of Coronavirus 2020, where online presentations are increasingly used in the business environment and becoming the norm.

2020 52

A High-Level Overview on Strategic Planning

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Every organization has grand goals on their business agenda. However, there’s a long way between formulating those goals and seeing the results of their successful accomplishment.

2019 59

A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Growth Mindset in Your Team

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The most successful teams and workplaces are known to be oriented on growth. But what exactly the much buzzed growth mindset popularized by the likes of Microsoft and LinkedIn entails?

2019 68

A Quick Read on Prospect Theory and Loss Aversion

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For a consumer, economic decisions are based on certain types of behavior. Prospect Theory or the loss-aversion theory in behavioral economics and behavioral finance, aims to determine people’s decision making and their tendency for loss aversion. What is Prospect Theory and Loss Aversion?

How to Do Market Segmentation The Right Way

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You may have a great product, top-notch go-to-market strategy and a bullet-proof sales campaign, and still fail to generate the revenues you expected. Well, because you are trying to spray and pray approach – trying to appeal to everyone and hoping that someone will bite.

What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

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Competition today is tough: a company that sits on its laurels with a great and popular product or service, will not sit on that pedestal very long. Others will come along with improvements and replacements and push that company off of its pedestal, sometimes sinking it to irrelevancy.

2020 52

How To Use Hoshin Kanri For Business Planning

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Without successfully implemented strategic planning, businesses are doomed to fail. That’s a well-known fact, so most companies regularly schedule planning sessions, create reports, forecast and so on. The real issue? All those “paper” efforts rarely result into action.

2019 72

9 Presentation Styles of the Enneagram Model

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Enneagram is a model of the human psyche. It is used for explaining what is considered as the nine interconnected personality types.

2019 63

How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience

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As a presenter, you are looking to influence people and get your message across. However, a minority of individuals can sometimes ruin the prospects of a good presenter. It is not only essential to deliver a good presentation but it is also important to win hearts and minds during the process.

2018 77

How to Use Gap Analysis to Improve Business Performance

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How do you run a business that’s profitable, efficient, and primed for growth? You have to stay on top of things at once. Every process must work as perfectly as possible. At any given moment, you should know where you should invest time and resources. That’s much easier said than done.