All posts tagged connecting the dots

Clickability: A Skill for Life

Most of what you need to know about success in life is personal in nature. I’ve learned, through my own experience and that of the people I’ve worked with, that people need each other to have fulfilling work, successful careers and meaningful lives. Regardless of your cultural background, your age group, or your social status, your need to get along with people is fundamental to your happiness. No matter how much technical skill you have in your particular field of expertise, no matter how smart you are, how capable you are, how gifted you are, if you don’t know how…

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12 Sales Trends for 2011 – Sue Barrett

It’s been another challenging year for Australia’s sales professionals. While most sectors have now weathered the storm of the GFC, markets remain tough, buyers remain reluctant to spend and sales people continue to be tested. And while economic conditions are expected to improve in the coming 12 months, 2011 looks set to throw up a new set of challenges. Without doubt the second decade of the 21st century will bring unprecedented change in how we sell and do business. With many businesses wondering what to expect and how to align their sales efforts moving forward, Barrett has identified the 12…

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Best New Year’s Resolution? A ‘Stop Doing’ List…

USA Today by Jim Collins (December 30, 2003) Regardless of the age of this article, it is still a very timely piece… Each time the New Year rolls around and I sit down to do my annual resolutions, I reflect back to a lesson taught me by a remarkable teacher. In my mid-20s, I took a course on creativity and innovation from Rochelle Myers and Michael Ray at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and I kept in touch with them after I graduated. One day, Rochelle pointed to my ferocious work pace and said, “I notice, Jim, that you…

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Turning Social Capital Into Financial Capital…

By Marcia Conner for ChangeThis.com Social media has the potential to dramatically improve the inner workings of every business. The connections can quickly cross business silos, inform decision making, educate people at all levels, and allow employees—especially new entrants—to pick up the natural rhythms of how people around them work. But only if the business allows access to social networks. And most don’t… read on

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Make Your Web Site a Real-Time Machine…

By David Meerman Scott for ChangeThis.com So ubiquitous have Web sites become that it’s hard to believe they’ve been with us for less than 20 years. It was the 1994 introduction of the browser-enabled World Wide Web that gave birth to the Web site. Since then they have gone through about four stages of evolution… Now, we’re entering a fifth era of the evolution: transformation of the Web site into a real-time marketing (and sales) machine. This is the natural evolutionary outcome of a process that started with a new way to slip brochures under people’s doors… read on

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The Connector of the Dots behind the Harry Potter magic…

As reported in TheAge.com this morning… “thirteen years ago, David Heyman set out to buy the movie rights to an as-yet-unpublished novel aimed at young readers.” The rest, as they say, is continued history in the making. David Heyman also makes a number of comments that directly relate to being an entrepreneurial mother. Whilst what he talks about relates to all 11Ps, I’ll highlight a few to illustrate… “I’m not the person designing the film. I’m not the director. As a producer my job is to question, challenge, nudge … but to always support the vision of the truly creative…

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