Posts Tagged ‘ Business ’

Three Contributing Factors to the Most Successful Companies

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January 7, 2019
Three Contributing Factors to the Most Successful Companies

Tweet Last week, Fortune released this year’s list of the Most Admired Companies. Consistent with past rankings, Fortune evaluated 1,500 candidate organizations: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. The full roster includes 50 companies, from tech giants like Apple in 1st place...
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Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

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August 11, 2017
Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

Tweet Genuine credibility is comprised of trust, experience, reputation and empathy.  Attaining an optimal balance of each element requires an investment of time in each customer relationship.  To avoid damaging your credibility, avoid these three phrases. “Sorry; something came up.”  Dale Carnegie’s 12th Human Relationship principle, ‘If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically,’ is worth applying to maintain...
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Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 17, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

Tweet As March Madness tips off, many fans will be glued to their TV screens or nose-down on their smart phones watching the nation’s top NCAA basketball players engage in fierce competition.  Players will push themselves more than ever, and coaches will inspire like never before.  Just as in the business world when stakes...
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Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

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November 18, 2016
Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

Tweet It’s common for businesses to show customer and employee appreciation during the holidays, however some organizations are differentiating themselves by weaving such efforts into their daily and weekly plans.  This approach to appreciation is benefitting their bottom line and more.  Here are three reasons to give gratitude all year long. Showing appreciation increases...
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Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

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October 21, 2016
Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

Tweet Encountering awkward situations in the workplace is inevitable, however fortunately we have control over how we respond to them.  We can gain the skills required to handle uncomfortable situations adeptly or continue feeling awkward indefinitely.  Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the...
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Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

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July 20, 2016
Four Resume Tips to Land the Job Interview

Tweet Last week week, Gallup reported that U.S. job creation held steady at an eight-year high in June. The Job Creation index score remains at its high of +33. The score represents 44% of employees who say that their employer is hiring employees and expanding the size of its workforce. More good news—Gallup also...
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Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

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July 8, 2016
Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

Tweet Who is your all-time favorite teacher?  Most likely, it was someone who took a sincere interest in you and cared deeply about you.  This mentor understood your goals and dreams, and did everything possible to help you attain them.  You probably still remember his or her wise adages which you apply in your...
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Three Busyness Myths Debunked

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June 24, 2016
Three Busyness Myths Debunked

Tweet If your schedule is constantly jam-packed and you lack any semblance of balance, have you considered that you may have fallen into the busyness trap?  You may, not even be aware of your busyness addiction as you rush through your daily routine.  I was that person—voice activating text messages in route to meetings;...
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Portland’s Pursuit of Reaching Its Ultimate Workforce Potential

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September 25, 2015
Portland’s Pursuit of Reaching Its Ultimate Workforce Potential

Tweet On Sept. 22nd, the State of Oregon Employment Department announced that the Portland area has reached its highest jobs level in a decade.  According to the report, 4,800 new jobs were added to the Portland area in August.  There are many initiatives aimed at growing Portland’s tech ecosystem as many of the state’s...
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