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WHO INVENTED CHICKEN POPCORN? HERE IS A MAN!!

Joshua MarstonEugene Gagliardi One night in the late 1960s, Eugene Gagliardi was lying awake in bed trying to figure out how to save his company. He was thinking about the Philly cheesesteak. Gagliardi ran a family business that sold hamburgers and other meat to restaurant chains in the Philadelphia area. But within the span of a few months, the company ...

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leaders must learn : strategy about saying "NO"

Strategy sounds like a complex subject.  It isn’t.  It boils down to one word – no. Strategy is about saying “no” to things that will distract you from reaching your destination.  Too often we become enamored with the latest cool new idea when it would actually be best to say no to pursuing it.  Why?  Resources (including focus and energy) ...

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THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP IS AN IDEA FOR THE YEAR 2012

Just when we need to empower front line knowledge workers to think for themselves and take more ownership, the last thing they need is to be served by their managers. John F. Kennedy got the direction of service the right way around when he said: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for ...

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Leaders are fast learners even though they are at NO- 1

To Be Number One, Get the Right Number Two Picking a number two is among the most important decisions any leader makes. Getting it right shapes a leader’s direction, effectiveness, and legacy. In U.S. Presidential elections, the choice of a running mate can influence voter views of the candidate and shift the dialogue, as happened following Mitt Romney’s naming of ...

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Discipline always cut the distance between you and goals

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases: Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success. Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options ...

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WHAT LEADER SHOULD FINISH BEFORE LUNCH?

12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon ! A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls. More than 700 respondents, ranging from ages 17 to 79, were surveyed and asked about their emotional state, health, and preferred time of day. Self-professed “morning people” reported feeling ...

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8 THINGS SMALL BUSINESS MAN NEVER SAY TO CUSTOMER

Here are eight verbal slip-ups you should try with all your might never to make: 1. Mangle a client’s name. Nothing frustrates people more than hearing their name pronounced incorrectly—or called by another name altogether. This is perceived as a clear indication that you don’t care. Do your research in advance and know all the names (and pronunciations) of the people ...

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The History of Happiness

Artwork: Yue Minjun, The Massacre at Chios, 2001, oil on canvas, 300 x 220 cm A modern Russian adage holds that “a person who smiles a lot is either a fool or an American.” It’s true that when McDonald’s arrived in Russia, in 1990, one of its first tasks was to train clerks to seem cheerful. I’ve spent time since ...

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3 GREAT TIPS TO LEADERS : FOR RESPONDING TO FAILURE

Everyone reacts differently to failure: some immediately accuse others while some take the heat themselves, even if undeserved. Next time you and your team fail, resist the temptation to place blame. Take these three steps instead: Think before you act. Don’t respond immediately or impulsively. Doing so can make matters worse. Take the time to consider several possible interpretations of ...

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LEADERS PREFER TO DIE FOR CREDITABILITY

One of the most critical traits of an effective leader is credibility. If your team doesn’t believe in your ability to do your job, you’ll struggle to motivate them. Don’t assume your credibility is apparent. Make an effort to establish it from the beginning by showing your willingness to work hard, modeling the behaviors you’re trying to encourage in others, ...

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