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Using KPIs to Take Your Business to New Heights


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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the terabyte-sized mountain of data that piles up every day from our business systems and processes. But the mountains of data represent a goldmine of opportunity — if you can find the right nuggets. That’s where KPIs come in. Grab your harness and pick axe and let’s start exploring the majestic wonder of KPIs. Read More…

From Wannabe to Winnner: 7 Key Ingredients of Winning Organizations

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Leaders of all kinds may feel they’re working 24/7 to take their organizations to the next level. There are this year’s trends and this quarter’s results and next quarter’s forecasts to worry about. You’ve built 7 highly effective habits but may feel frustrated enough to scream those 7 dirty words or commit one of the 7 deadly sins. Let’s reverse-engineer successes of organizations that have made it to where you want to be. Read More…

Brand Positioning: How to Look Different in a Sea of Sameness

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Today, it’s easy to see brand positioning at work in some of the most recognizable brands, such as Netflix and Whole Foods. But even if you don’t have the resources of these big consumer brands, even if you’re a small B2B businesses, you can apply the principles of positioning. Read More…

Storytelling and Social Media: Eight Techniques

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Every day, we’re bombarded by the maddening susurration of voices coming to us via the internet. Much of it is potentially interesting, but most of us don’t have the time, inclination or supernatural abilities to absorb it all. That’s why, as marketers and communicators, we must produce content that stands out and grabs the attention of our busy and easily distracted audience. One great way to do that is to start telling stories. In this article, we share some basic storytelling techniques that can be adopted easily as you develop content for common social media platforms. Read More…

Don’t Let Perfect Get in the Way of Good


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The quest for perfection is everywhere, and it’s easy to get sucked in. But perfection can be detrimental, especially to small business owners or marketing managers who have long to-do lists and fewer productive hours to get things done. Let’s take a look at some of the consequences of an unhealthy obsession with perfection — and how we can use perfection to make us more productive. Read More…

Seven Great Science-Focused Holiday Gifts

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Looking for some last-minute gifts or perhaps something a little more titillating than the typical holiday fare? (No offense, but who really needs another ugly tie or another scented candle?) These science-inspired ideas deliver the best gift of all — the delight of discovery. Read More…