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12 Top Grading Hiring Steps

12 Top Grading Hiring Steps

From: topgrading.com Date: Direct Link: http://topgrading.com/faq/12-topgrading-hiring-steps/[blockquote]The Idea: This is the best executive summary on the hiring process I have seen to date. This article is a top-line overview of the classic best seller “Top-Grading.”  If you want to hire right, eliminate mistakes, on-board properly,... read more
How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots

How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots

From: forbes.com Date: April 2014 Direct Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2014/04/10/how-successful-people-cure-their-blindspots/[blockquote]The Idea: Each of us overestimate ourselves and often times underestimate how we affect others.  We also over rate the talent on our teams, avoid difficult discussions and trust the wrong individuals. So how do the most self-aware... read more
11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs

11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs

From: forbes.com Date: October 2012 Direct Link: hhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2012/10/04/11-presentation-lessons-you-can-still-learn-from-steve-jobs/[blockquote]The Idea: There has never been a high profile CEO who understood the art of theatre as well as Steve Jobs.  If you are like me, it is easy to feel like an amateur next to Steve’s presentation... read more
7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

From: hubspot.com Date: March 2013 Direct Link: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34274/7-Lessons-From-the-World-s-Most-Captivating-Presenters-SlideShare.aspx[blockquote]The Idea: The best presentations are stories, told with emotions, pictures, limited slides are simple, rehearsed and delivered in 3 acts.  In fact, they are not presentations, they are performances.  If you’re like most people, you probably prepare... read more
You Can't Be a Great Leader Without Trust. Here's How You Build It

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without Trust. Here's How You Build It

From: forbes.com Date: October 2012 Direct Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2012/10/24/you-cant-be-a-great-leader-without-trust-heres-how-you-build-it/[blockquote]The Idea: Trust does not come with a title.  It is granted through experiences that matter.  As you will learn in this valuable article, trust is created through clarity, compassion, character, contribution, competency, connection, commitment and consistency.  If... read more
The 6 Disciplines Behind Consistently Great Customer Experiences

The 6 Disciplines Behind Consistently Great Customer Experiences

From: fastcompany.com Date: August 2012 Direct Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/3000798/6-disciplines-behind-consistently-great-customer-experiences[blockquote]The Idea: The age of manufacturing is now officially over. We now live in the experience economy, where the functional must become emotional.  And it doesn’t matter what business you are in.  Designing functional products (only) will one... read more
Co-Creation: Designing with the User, for the User

Co-Creation: Designing with the User, for the User

From: uxbooth.com Date: DECEMBER 2014 Direct Link: http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/co-creation-designing-with-the-user-for-the-user/[blockquote]The Idea: An individual (or company) that practices co-creation will become more empathetic to the person they are trying to serve.  The process is based on the belief that as you get closer to the stated & unstated... read more
5 Examples of How Companies are Using Co-Creation

5 Examples of How Companies are Using Co-Creation

From: visioncritical.com Date: October 2013 Direct Link: https://www.visioncritical.com/5-examples-how-brands-are-using-co-creation/[blockquote]The Idea: This article provides a wide variety of thought leading companies and how they institute co-creation as a growth enabler between sales, the customer, customer service, and the marketing teams.  Sounds like a recipe for a true... read more
Everything You Need to Know About Strategy:  A Baker’s Dozen Eternal Verities (Tom Peters)

Everything You Need to Know About Strategy: A Baker’s Dozen Eternal Verities (Tom Peters)

From: tompeters.com Date: Direct Link: http://tompeters.com/blogs/freestuff/uploads/StrategyBakersDozen101804.pdf[blockquote]The Idea: Tom Peters loves to look at business challenges and strategy from a root cause perspective.  In this article he concisely details 13 drivers of effective business strategy and improved outcomes. Take a read if you dare! [/blockquote]Excerpt: “Strategy”is essentially... read more
Your Elevator Speech Needs an Elevator Speech

Your Elevator Speech Needs an Elevator Speech

From: hbr.org Date: December 2014 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2014/12/your-elevator-pitch-needs-an-elevator-pitch[blockquote]The Idea: Can you  explain in 20 seconds “what” you do, and “why” you are unique?  That is the essence of Umbrellas Positioning or your Unique Sales Position.  If you want to be understood, you must be both... read more
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