Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 16, 2013
Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week.
I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm.
It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think.
I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts.
Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:
You Get What You Expect
It reminds me of a story I heard about a wise clerk who worked at a convenience store in a small town out west.
One day, a stranger walked in, picked up some bread and milk, and made his way to the cash register.
Corporate Culture: A Business Game Changer
For ages the pundits, educators, and practitioners alike have sought relentlessly to figure out what it is that leads some businesses to successful outcomes while others stagnate, sway, or even realize certain death.
Often times from afar two businesses can look, feel, and act very similar. They may be in a similar industry, create similar products/services, and even be located in the same geographic region. However with all of these similarities, it isn’t uncommon to see one company thrive while the other can barely survive.
Twitter “Business Killers” To Avoid
Sure it is noisy. Yes, it is has quite a few spammers and bots and “push” marketers. I will concede that point, but just about everything good that has happened to my business has had its origin in Twitter. It is surreal quite frankly. You want one example?
Jesse Lyn Stoner
9 Tips to Increase the Likelihood You’ll Be Heard
When you have something important to say, a little preparation ahead of time can increase the likelihood you’ll be heard.
1. Use “I statements.” Take personal ownership for the ideas and feelings you express. When you use terms like “some people” or “our group,” it is difficult to tell what you really think and feel or whether you are just repeating the thoughts and feelings of others.
The Secret Formula for Having a Spectacular Day
If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve definitely been exposed to the success strategy of getting up early to get a jump-start on your day. Noted by many leadership experts as becoming part of the 5:00 AM club, rising with the birds has been touted as the ideal time to get organized so to set yourself up for a highly productive, proactive day.
The Transformational Leadership Strategist
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