Career Advice and Training

Aspiring business leaders must adapt to differences between school and work

A solid education is an important aspect of any executive's background. It forms a key part of the foundation that a successful career is built on. However, there are some aspects of the school experience that can, unfortunately, cause certain bad habits to become entrenched in graduates' minds. One of the most...
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Effective recruitment strategies for startups in any industry

Hiring is an important area of focus for a business of any size, as the value of a company's products and services depends on the skills of its staff. However, at a startup, the recruitment process is especially critical, as each new hire will have a greater impact on the overall quality of the organization. Recruiting...
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Preparation is the key to keeping calm under pressure

There isn't any situation so bad that you can't make things worse by allowing yourself to panic. One way or the other, everyone in business is sure to learn this lesson eventually. You may be giving a presentation when your carefully designed PowerPoint presentation screeches to a halt as your computer freezes. While it...
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Reduce the number of stressors affecting your company’s executive team

A recent article published by Forbes Magazine emphasizes an often underappreciated point about holding executive jobs: it may yield great benefits, but it also causes significant stress. Using the example of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, whose company is currently reeling from recently revealed trading losses totalling...
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At tech event, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about assembling a solid leadership team

On the first day of the recent "D: All Things Digital" technology conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage for an in-depth interview with the event's hosts. Discussion covered various topics, including Cook's leadership of Apple, the legacy of his predecessor, Steve Jobs, and general trends in the technology...
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Reputation is important, but character is the key

All business owners and executives know that reputation is important. Especially with growing consumer access to the internet, disreputable companies and individuals are subject to public ridicule and alienation from potential partners and customers. However, a person's character is every bit as important as his or her...
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How businesses can hire, motivate and retain top quality employees

All business professionals want to work with other talented individuals. However, many employers may be unsure of how they can best go about motivating high-caliber workers in a way that builds their interest in the job and sense of loyalty to the company. One highly effective strategy for maintaining employee loyalty is...
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Advice for forming partnerships with large companies

A business of any size can benefit from forming a partnership with a large corporation. Well-established companies can offer insight into how the industry works and what your business can do to survive and thrive in the future. Of course, you have to make certain that your team is ready for the challenge before jumping...
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Never ask a busy executive to meet you for lunch

A lot of people probably assume that those who work in business are always meeting each other for lunch, based on the way such meetings are portrayed in popular culture. In reality, there is a very good reason why most executives rarely have lunch meeting. It is a huge time sink. Between driving to the restaurant, waiting...
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Cast a wide net when fishing for talent

As anyone in business can tell you, it can be tough to find high-quality candidates, especially when a critical position is left vacant at an inopportune moment. There can be a lot of pressure on a company's leadership to fill an empty position as quickly as possible. But, conducting a talent search is time consuming,...
ExecutionistCast a wide net when fishing for talent