Professional Development

How to Brand Yourself When Connecting on LinkedIn

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So you have a great LinkedIn profile that supports your personal brand. You have a great photo, a keyword-packed descriptive headline, and summary and experience sections that really sell your talents. You’re golden. Unfortunately, you only have 70 connections. This is not good because 1) a paltry number of connections limits your reach; 2) hiring authorities will not be…

5 Reasons Good Deals Get Rejected

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It’s one thing to lose a deal because you were playing hardball. It’s an entirely different — and more frustrating — situation when the other side is rejecting even your reasonable offers. When genuine attempts at negotiating in good faith are failing, you need a new approach — but it doesn’t mean you have to…

Staffing Your Startup

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Congratulations, entrepreneur and budding business owner! You’ve reached the point where your hard work, sacrifice, and courage is paying off.  You’ve gained the financial means — whether through external funding, bootstrapping, or revenue growth — to add people to your team and finally reduce the number of hats you’re wearing so you can focus on growing…

Have you learned to learn?

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I often talk about learning and growth and moving forward in my articles and writing but the reason I do this is because the human brain is an ever evolving organ, it’s our engine and if we don’t continually service it, it seizes up and dies. We are designed to continually grow and transform our…