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12 keys to a great PowerPoint presentation
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Most people would rather face the electric chair than sit through a PowerPoint presentation. This is fairly sound reasoning, considering most PowerPoints are capable of boring someone to death. It's unfortunate that so many PowerPoint presentations are poorly constructed and delivered, because when executed properly they can be tremendously persuasive. More

5 steps for tackling your role as a new leader
Thought Leaders LLC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Few of us are natural-born leaders. When most of us are placed in a leadership position, we have to spend some time learning how to effectively lead, mobilize, and inspire people. In order to become better at any job, you have to learn new things and be open to growth and change. This is especially true when you're given some sort of leadership role. More

A secret to healthy eating for business travelers
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As an entrepreneur, you have to make every moment of your hectic day count. That often leaves little time left to focus on a healthy lifestyle, especially when you're travelling to drum up business. More

Why too much power stifles innovation
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When it comes to innovation, we know that open-mindedness, deferring judgment, including diverse inputs from diverse people, and supporting collaboration inside and outside our organizations are all success factors when going for big ideas that make a big difference. But recent research from USC's Marshall School of Business in partnership with the London Business School, University of Illinois and Northwestern University reveals an alarming finding for any leader with an innovation agenda: When we possess a sense of personal power, we overestimate our ability to make good decisions, which can lead to higher risk-taking coupled with poor decision-making. More

8 ways goofing off can make you more productive
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A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens your powers of concentration, it enhances your health. More

Follow your purpose
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A collective sense of purpose is either the secret ingredient or the missing one. If organizations have it, there's urgency and unity. If they don't, there's lethargy. More

The truth about engagement
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This article will focus on the neuroscience of engagement and how best to think about it in digital marketing. This is easy enough to do, providing that readers forget all the hype they've ever read about engagement. More

Embrace conflict and transform discomfort for better business results
Leader Communicator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's a paradox that every leader faces: create teams that work well together but embrace conflict. Also, drive consensus but encourage individual points of view. Discomfort is emotional. Feelings can be complex and multi-layered. But stifling expression can inhibit a team's performance and lead to poor decision making. The following are the top six strategies to drive discomfort for better decision-making. More

Road warriors share tips for summer travelers
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During the busy summer travel season, frequent business travelers deploy strategies to lessen the stress of crowded airports, planes and hotels. "Pack first and then remove half," says Don Schmincke, an author and speaker from Baltimore. "Avoid checked bags and baggage claim at all costs. If a business event requires extra gear, ship it." More


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