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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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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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INDIAN INC. MUST LEARN DEATH BENEFITS PAY TO DEAD EMPLOYEES.

Google death benefits pay dead employees’ families for 10 years   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Google treats its dead employees better than some companies do their living workers. Google’s unusual “death benefits” include paying the deceased’s spouse or domestic partner 50% of their salary for 10 years, the company’s “chief people officer” Laszlo Bock revealed in an interview this week ...

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Why boards fail to choose the right CEO

  Directors must seize control of CEO selection and pursue the task in a way that’s fundamentally new at most companies. Here are a few of the most critical steps boards need to take. Leo Apotheker lasted only 11 months at the top of Hewlett-Packard By Ram Charan FORTUNE — It’s becoming an epidemic: the dead-on-arrival CEO who is doomed ...

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The language of successful marketing

The best marketing messages have six make-or-break characteristics in common, according to a recent post by Alex Goldfayn Goldfayn’s list suggests marketers should pay careful attention to both what they say and how they say it. In summary, his key insights on successful marketing language include: Simplicity – if you think your current messages are easy to understand, aim to ...

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EVERYTHING IS CHANGE IN THE WORLD IN THE YEAR 2012 EXCEPT SELF

  Today’s post is by Jan Rutherford – author of The littlest Green Beret . You can learn more about Jan at the end of the post. The thing about leadership development is that it all starts with everyone’s favorite subject – themselves.  Self awareness is the starting point for effective leadership, and it’s always interesting to watch my students ...

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Learning from the Panama Canal: John Stevens, innovator

The fellow in the photo above is John Stevens, a self-taught civil engineer who made a huge contribution to the development of the Panama Canal over a hundred years ago.  I’ve been learning about him through the pages of David McCullough’s amazing work The Path Between the Seas, which is the story of how the Panama Canal came to be.  ...

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MANAGEMENT LESSONS FROM WINTER OLYMPICS

As the Olympics wind up, I find myself reflecting back especially on Shaun White’s amazing performance. When he won his well-deserved half-pipe gold in Vancouver under a blizzard of media coverage, even a sober academic like me was jumping up and down, watching the excitement on television. It strikes me now that the business and academic communities can learn powerful ...

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Mauritius Mind Management Training for Business Manager

Dr. Shailesh Thaker takes the pride to launch Stress Management / Mind Management workshop in January 2010 in Mauritius. This will be a great opportunity for business leaders to de-stress their life and develop brain. Dr. Shailesh Thaker, renowned management guru and management thinker, is launching stress management / mind management workshop in January 2010. The seminar will be organised ...

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