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8 Transformational Levers for BIG Organizational Change

There are plenty of theories on change management, and this isn’t one of them. This is a simple checklist for anyone driving big, complex organizational change. But first, you have to recognize when you are facing what we’ll call “Big Change.” Some examples: You are changing leaders, and the new person is bringing new “direction.” […]

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This Is a Major Issue for Family Business Owners: Asking for Help

There are a lot of stories about how men are reluctant to read the directions before starting to do an assembly or not asking for directions when they are lost! According to one study by an insurance firm in Britain, the average male driver travels about 276 extra miles a year because of not wanting […]

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5 Simple Exercises to Break your Patterns

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. This wonderful quote of Leon C. Megginson is still so relevant in our fast changing world. That’s why it’s important for you to break your routines once in a while and […]

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Young Professionals: It’s Not an Oxymoron, Right?

Note from the Editor:  This article was originally published in the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly and is re-posted with their permission.  It was contributed by Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof(R). * * * * Young professionals. Is this a contradiction of terms, or what is called an oxymoron?  After more than 25 years, I still love […]

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Tethered to Technology

Note from the Editor:  This article was originally published in the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly and is re-posted with their permission.  It was contributed by Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof(R). * * * * Today, The Practical Prof makes a stunning revelation:  I suffer from a serious syndrome known as TTT – Tethered To Technology. Here’s […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence (Machines) Be Also Creative?

I am hearing a lot about emergence of the new revolution of artificial intelligence, and that it will be exponential in comparison to the industrial revolution etc., but I am still hearing things like the individual will still have an edge in terms of creativity and innovation, since machines cannot think creatively! The reality is […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Brand Licensing

Pete Canalichio is an expert with over 20 years of global experience in the areas of Brand Strategy and Brand Licensing, working with brands such as The Coca-Cola Company and Newell Rubbermaid. Recognized as a leading expert he is frequently asked to speak at branding and licensing conferences and leading business schools globally. His firm […]

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4 Excel Functions Every Business Professional Needs to Know

Microsoft Excel is powerful. You can use Excel to solve simultaneous differential equations, develop financial statements and run a statistical analysis on large data sets. The power of the program comes down to the user’s creativity and the software’s copious functions and formulas. With the introduction of Excel on the new Apple iPad Air, you can […]

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Mobile Market Domination [Infographic]

Imagine a time when you were absolutely unreachable. A time when friends stopped by, unannounced, in person, neighbors chatted from front porch swings, and letters were written by hand and sent in the mail. If you needed to reach someone, it wasn’t easy. When the US military began using “walkie-talkie” radios for infantry battalion during […]

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Build a World-Class Customer Service Team Now

A product is a tangible thing. From the framework of relationship marketing theory, a product can never create or maintain a connection. This ability to develop long lasting relationships falls to the customer service team. Customer care is more than simply fixing problems. It is establishing a continual link between your customer and your business. […]

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Let’s Be Honest, Do You Run Effective Meetings?

There are good meetings and there are bad meetings. Bad meetings appear to drag on forever. They never seem to get to the point and are a waste of time. Wasting valuable resources in unproductive and inefficient meetings can be one of the biggest avoidable costs for any business. Effective meetings leave us energized and […]

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