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Are You a Responsible Leader?

Everyone with an ounce of self-awareness strives to be responsible, but what does it mean to be a responsible leader these days? Well, it means developing a comprehensive understanding of the business and business trends, so that your team is ready to embrace innovations as they strike. In an article ...

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7 Steps to the Winning Proposal

The proposal is often the make-or-break moment in landing a sale. Geoffrey James writes for Inc. with seven steps to writing the most effective proposals, based upon current trends and time-tested methods. Stick the Landing Remembering that the proposal is “a sales tool, not an information packet,” you should address ...

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Productivity Is Soaring at Top Firms and Sluggish Everywhere Else

The IT revolution of the early 2000s saw a dynamite increase in business productivity. Some believe that the trend is ongoing, while others believe its effects quietly tapered off. It turns out both are true. Chiara Criscuolo writes for Harvard Business Review with her research that indicates productivity at the ...

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3 Steps for Creating an Effective Business Model Canvas

Running a business is like running a train—there are many moving parts that need to work in tandem, and watch out if something falls out of alignment. The business model canvas seeks to simplify alignment. It breaks business management down into nine aspects that interconnect. In a post at his ...

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Increase Your Return on Failures: 3 Steps

Never let the fear of failure keep you from playing the game. Failure is only one of the fastest and most direct ways to learn how to improve. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Julian Birkinshaw and Martine Haas explore how organizations can both overcome the fear of failure ...

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7 Tips for Making the Team Care about Lessons Learned

Continuous project improvement usually involves what is known as the “lessons learned session.” Apparently, not everyone loves learning lessons. Marian Haus for Voices on Project Management suggests we take a cue from NASA, whose mistakes sometimes have dire consequences the likes of which no one wants to see repeated. NASA ...

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10 IT Basics That Business Managers Need to Know

From your computer at work to brushing your teeth, technology has managed to permeate almost every aspect of human life. It has become essential for everyone to understand some basics about technology, even those outside of IT. In an article for TechRepublic, Mary Shacklett shares 10 of the most pertinent ...

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The Four Foundational Points of Strategic IT Leadership

IT leadership can be difficult to maintain because there is too often a disconnect between IT and the rest of the organization. How can IT leaders prevail and be successful with this troubling perspective of their place in the business? In an article for The Enterprisers Project, Rob Zelinka elaborates ...

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