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3 Business Lessons You Can Learn From Gandalf

Posted: August 24, 2015

Entertaining, a sprinkle of pop culture, and some very valuable lessons about running a business – this article on LinkedIn Pulse has it all. You read that right, here are Three Business Lessons from Gandalf. And you don’t even have to journey to a faraway land to learn them.   1) First, get your team to buy in “I’m looking for someone to share in an adventure, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” In The Hobbit, Gandalf persuades Bilbo to go on a journey with him. Gandalf knows Bilbo is essential to his quest’s success. He also knows the...

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How to Transform Your Entire Day

Posted: August 18, 2015

We often find ourselves reading blogs and articles about productivity. Call us try-hards, but we always want to maximize our days, whether it is something simple or some grand idea to get the most from ourselves. That’s why we were so excited when we found this article on LinkedIn Plus and we just had to share it. It covers the simple ideas – like drinking lemon water in the morning, to the grander ideas – like eating three frogs before checking your email. Wait, what? You’ll see. Take a look.   At Home Start with exercise. Researchers at the University...

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15 Dumb Things that Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success

Posted: August 11, 2015

Do you get too hung up on little things to accurately see a great job candidate right in front of you? If they’re the best person for the job, but are a little late to the interview, do you dismiss them right away? This article found on LinkedIn investigates what factors into a hiring decisions including what happens to people who didn’t get hired for a dumb reason at company A, but did get hired at company B for the right reasons. Here are 15 things that absolutely don’t predict on-the-job success. Despite the obvious, companies and hiring managers still use these...

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3 Phrases That Kill Entrepreneurship

Posted: August 5, 2015

A good manager encourages their staff to act like an entrepreneur. And a good employee looks for a company, and a leader, that lets them work as if the company was their own. We love this article on entrepreneur.com that shows the three phrases that will kill that entrepreneurial spirit in a flask. It says: “Creating a culture that supports and encourages entrepreneurial thinking is important in today’s global economy. The idea of intrapreneurship—bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to the office—is rising in popularity. People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and businesses that cater to this...

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