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How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down)

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Do Your Employees Feel Respected? Televerde, a firm staffed largely by inmates.

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The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

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The Ultimate Marketing Machine

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Too Many Projects

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The 5 Stages of Small Bus Growth

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Better Brainstorming

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How to Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Team’s Creativity

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The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

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Promote current deals

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4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction

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The Lie That Perfectionists Tell Themselves

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Some of the best books to read!

If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

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 Sinek’s first book on leadership and marketing was “Start With Why”. It’s a fantastic leadership book, but this book may be more important: it makes the finding of “why” more personal and helps you find your purpose. He’s also given some inspiring Ted Talks

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 If you want to be a leader who creates meaningful relationships with your team, Brown’s book on vulnerability gives you a roadmap. It’s also an exploration of why personal growth and leadership are so closely tied together. She’s also done a pair of fabulous Ted Talks

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 If I had to recommend only one book for personal and professional growth it would be this one. This may be the most important book every written on how to succeed. 

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 This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who wants to lead a team. Willink’s no-nonsense approach teaches some incontrovertible, battle-tested rules of leadership. Well thought through and practical, “Extreme Leadership” is no grunt-style book. It’s a surprisingly fast read, too, due to its many engaging stories from the Iraq war. 

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 This book had the largest spiritual impact on me of any I’ve read. It taught me the benefit of presence and that I can interrupt my brain’s constant processing to be in the now. I believe this is one of the biggest keys to happiness. 

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 Which one characteristic makes the difference between people who succeed and people who don’t? It’s entirely possible it’s grit. I keep this book in mind every time I interview a candidate and ask questions to see if I can figure out how gritty they really are. I’ll take a team of gritty people over a team of pedigreed people any time.