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Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

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September 23, 2015
Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

Tweet Most people agree that an innovation strategy is critical to a company’s success, however many also say that it is easier said than executed.  Of the one hundred largest companies in the U.S. a century ago, only seventeen survive today.  The rate of new product innovation in consumer goods increases exponentially year over...
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7 Priorities that Create Leadership Success

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August 17, 2014
7 Priorities that Create Leadership Success

Tweet In today’s organizations, leaders often need to stop and reflect at what they are doing and what is being accomplished. For some leadership in Alabama, it might just be for a quick moment to adjust and assess opportunity. For others, it takes a little time; putting thoughts to pen and paper in the...
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4 Cost Effective Ways to Re-engage Your Employees

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August 15, 2014
4 Cost Effective Ways to Re-engage Your Employees

Tweet Have you ever thought about what it would be like to do someone else’s job for a day? Some organizations take this question very seriously and use it as a means of employee engagement. This is one of several low-cost tasks that management can do to increase employee engagement and discussion about job satisfaction...
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8 Leadership Ingredients that Make a Difference

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August 8, 2014
8 Leadership Ingredients that Make a Difference

Tweet As we look at management from a training prospectus, the professionals at Dale Carnegie Training know that there is an array of challenges that complicate our organizations across Alabama. Great demands are expected for success every day, and it is up to leadership to provide the clear direction and foundation for everyone on...
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5 Tips for Remembering Someone’s Name

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July 12, 2014
5 Tips for Remembering Someone’s Name

Tweet Forgetting someone’s name can lead to a huge embarrassment when you are in a professional situation. And if you do this, the other person may wonder if they are really more than just a number or part of your profit margin. To prevent you from having an awkward situation with an employee, customer...
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5 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

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July 11, 2014
5 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

Tweet Issues at work across Alabama can often be brushed aside as normal office politics. They might at times be considered conflict in the workplace. The one thing for certain is that eventually everyone who works in an environment filled with people and teams finds disagreement with others involving personal and work issues. Simple...
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5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

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June 28, 2014
5 Strategies for Excellent Presentations

Tweet Meetings, seminars, quarterly report presentations, and on-site trainings are among the times leadership must step up to the mike and present information. It is often a stressful time for many leaders and managers here in Alabama. Public speaking ranks high in the anxiety department for everyone. Even the most polished presenters are a...
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Getting the Most out of Third-Party Vendor Relationships

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June 28, 2014
Getting the Most out of Third-Party Vendor Relationships

Tweet Many businesses depend upon the services of a third party business partner to succeed and grow. This could include vendors, suppliers, other businesses, the government and consultants. However, the age-old question is this: How can you get the most out of that business relationship? When partnering with a third party organization, you need...
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Five Rules for Sales Success

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June 14, 2014
Five Rules for Sales Success

Tweet There are five ironclad rules for selling anything, anywhere, at any time. This is assuming, of course, that you’re starting with a quality product that is priced competitively, and that you are promoting the product in the places where your prospects would likely look for it. But even with all that in place,...
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Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

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May 31, 2014
Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged and Happy

Tweet Employee engagement isn’t something that happens on its own. It requires initiation, and a catalyst that serves as a leader—or leaders—at a business. Higher-ups have the most influence with their employee force, and as leaders, your job is to inspire and take the first steps for others to follow. Below are five tips...
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