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LinkedIn Launches New Contacts Tool to Make Relationship Management Easier

LinkedIn Launches New Contacts Tool to Make Relationship Management Easier | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Learn about LinkedIn's new Contacts tool and how you can benefit from it in managing your marketing relationships.
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All these things advertised, sounds great. I can not wait to test them as soon as possible.


I think LinkedIn is a super business tool, but the lack of interaction is the biggest problem (as on other platforms). Maybe this new tool will change this problem soon.

 

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Sonya Withrow's comment, May 2, 2013 11:03 AM
I agree with Martin. LinkedIn is very a very professional network and I am excited to utilize the new tool.
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Management Tips: 10 Quick Tips for How to Delegate

Management Tips: 10 Quick Tips for How to Delegate | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Delegation is a key tool in the effective management of people, time and resources. Here are my 10 quick tips for how to delegate (with links to more resources should you need them!


How to delegate tip #1. Get Clear on Why Delegation is Important – to You


As you’re reading this article I’m guessing you want to delegate (or delegate more). Why is that?


Do you want to;

1. Get the time and space to do the most important parts of the job really well. You do the work only you can do?

2. Get your staff members take charge of some work which develops their ability and potential?

3. Make the most effective use of the resources available to you?


Getting clear on your goals for delegation (and any of the goals above are very good goals) you’ll be much more likely to get started on the delegation process


Read more: http://managing-employee-performance.com/management-tips-10-quick-tips-for-how-to-delegate/

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The Delights of Delegation: Why Going it Alone Doesn't Work

The Delights of Delegation: Why Going it Alone Doesn't Work | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a high-flying manager tasked with leading your team into battle in the latest big company mission, or looking to get a passion project off the ground, falling into that most counterproductive of traps and trying to do everything yourself can be all too easy.

 

After all, these projects are your babies; their success — or failure — ultimately lies with you. People, be it your employers, colleagues, friends or family are counting on you to take this on and emerge triumphant.

 

When the pressure is on like this, most of us have fallen victim at one time or another to the belief that doing everything ourselves is the best option.

 

Yet by enlisting the help of others and putting your absolute faith in them, you’ll achieve much more than you ever could on your own...

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5 Credit and Financing Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Small Business

5 Credit and Financing Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Small Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

So before we dive in, what exactly do I mean by “hurt” your business? Well, these credit and lending mistakes could do any of the following (this is not a complete list, of course):

 

- Slow your growth
- Damage your brand
- Make the difference between a profit and a loss
- Cause your business to fail

 

At the very least you’ll slow your growth or limit yourself from being able to handle the curve balls that are part of business life cycles. It’s also important to state the obvious, which is that we’re only talking about debt capital solutions – borrowing money. We are not going to discuss equity financing mistakes made with VCs, angels, private equity firms and so on...

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Destructive Management Behaviors or Beliefs

Destructive Management Behaviors or Beliefs | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

He pointed to what I believe is at the core of a good manager. A good manager works to position his team to do something wonderful. They tap into employees’ sense of purpose and build business success by reinforcing the company’s purpose, vision, direction.


It takes a selfless kind of management and is so simple it’s often overlooked or over-analyzed. When you engage employees and their hearts, minds, and talents, you do good for them and the company.

 

Unfortunately, there are destructive and unexamined management behaviors or beliefs that interrupt these engagement efforts.

 

Here are 12 examples with quotes that are actual reactions to these behaviors or beliefs:

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Small Business Lessons for Leaders

Small Business Lessons for Leaders | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are leaders, but few things about the process of starting your business may prepare you for this all-important leadership role. What are the resources you can draw from? Fortunately, they’re all around you. Here are some important tips and some ideas to get you started.


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Can you revive dead weight employees? With the current economic climate and the lack of loyalty on the part both the employers and employees, employee job satisfaction is at an all time low. Unlike in the past when an employee left his job in the company if he was truly dissatisfied, in today’s world they hang on mostly because there is no other job to go to. This presents you with the challenge to motivate these people into becoming productive workers again...

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The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make - Video

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make - Video | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Through Imagining the Future of Leadership, a symposium at the Harvard Business School and accompanying blog series, expert thinkers gathered to investigate what is necessary today to develop the leaders we need for tomorrow.
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leadership development methods and tips

leadership development methods and tips | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

A comprehensive article on the subject. As a leader, it is an must read article. [note mg]


This leadership tips webpage is a general guide to modern ethical progressive leadership. See also the leadership theories article for explanations and summaries of the main leadership theories.


Explaining and understanding the nature of good leadership is probably easier than practising it. Good leadership requires deep human qualities, beyond conventional notions of authority.


In the modern age good leaders are an enabling force, helping people and organizations to perform and develop, which implies that a sophisticated alignment be achieved - of people's needs, and the aims of the organization.


The traditional concept of a leader being the directing chief at the top of a hierachy is nowadays a very incomplete appreciation of what true leadership must be.


Effective leadership does not necessarily require great technical or intellectual capacity. These attributes might help, but they are not pivotal.


Read more: http://businessballs.com/leadership.htm

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You're Wired to Be a Leader

You're Wired to Be a Leader | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Jeff K. is the chief executive of a growing financial services company. So when Warren, a key investor, stopped returning Jeff’s phone calls and emails, Jeff came to me looking for insight...

 

Jeff, a long-term client of mine at the organizational development firm I founded in 1991 to connect brain research to leadership styles, had worked with me on building his leadership strengths using his unique brain profile for years. I already knew he is very personable and gregarious—and quite successful. He has developed work habits that have served him well for more than 30 years as a business owner.

 

So I was pretty shocked when Jeff told me he felt he wasn’t effectively communicating his expertise and Warren’s trust was eroding.

 

We sat down and went over how Jeff’s engrained brain attributes play into his work...

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Professional Social Presence Management | XeeMe

Professional Social Presence Management | XeeMe | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

You are a pretty engaged social citizen


You frequently tweet, post on your own blog, share videos on YouTube, upload photos to Flickr or Picasa, comment on other people blogs, update your various time lines, answer questions on Quora or Focus, publish your paper.li or Scoop.It and are considered a real great asset in the social sphere.


But even your best friends don't know all your profile URLs by heart – let alone customers or prospects. Your "Presence Value" is highly diluted by the sheer size and diversity of the social web. As a result people have a hard time to find you despite all your engagement and have to search for your Twitter handle, your YouTube Channel, your Quora questions, your Flickr photos…


XeeMe: http://xeeme.com/MartinGysler/

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The State And Future Of Social Media Management Solutions

The State And Future Of Social Media Management Solutions | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

The social media management solutions landscape is vast and fractured. Altimeter Group identifies over 150 social media monitoring solutions and over 30 specifically defined Social Media Management Systems. The vastness of the options makes it hard for brand-side marketers to determine what platforms and tools they should be using.

 

Exacerbating the problem is that even among the 30 tools Altimeter identifies as Social Media Management Solutions, none of them do the same thing. And there’s no clear definition of what social media management solutions should do. Some of the 30, like WildfireApp, provide a very narrow sliver of functionality (network-specific engagement tools). I wonder if these should even be classified as SMMS at all. But I’ll leave the classification up to other analysts...

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You don’t have to be smart to be an entrepreneur… you just have to be smart enough!

You don’t have to be smart to be an entrepreneur… you just have to be smart enough! | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Just the other day I was on Facebook and I noticed someone talking about a really successful person that went to my high school. So naturally, I clicked on their profile to see what he was up to.

 

The person is a genius, and I doubt they ever got less than an A in a class. After high school they attended Stanford and landed some successful positions at companies like Microsoft and Google.

 

If you looked at this person’s resume you’d be impressed, I’m sure. They’re smart, ambitious, and hard working. You would think the person is probably the most successful person from their high school class, right?...

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Social Innovation - the Next Great Management Breakthrough

Social Innovation - the Next Great Management Breakthrough | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

The last few years have presented some of the most challenging economic times in the modern business world to run a company, never mind trying to grow it. Today, despite the still-shaky economy, businesses are starting to re-gain their confidence in their ability to grow profitable revenues.

 

This new era of expansion will not resemble the irrational growth of the late 1990’s, but will take a different path. Two factors have converged that require companies to re-set their businesses to a new reality.

 

1. The first is that shareholders are less tolerant of businesses that cannot demonstrate fiscal prudence. Therefore businesses, while starting to grow revenues again, have chosen not to resume hiring at the same levels. This new reality means that employees are expected to do even more with less than they had before.
2. The other factor is that customers, driven by the social web and mobility, expect more services and more engagement from companies they do business with. Thus, a fundamental shift in the way companies operate needs to take place...

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SUCCESS Magazine — What Achievers Read.

SUCCESS Magazine — What Achievers Read. | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Articles on personal development, self improvement, motivation, achieving goals, time and money management, leadership and other resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners.


To get you up and running with your new business, SUCCESS brings you tips, strategies, inspiration and insights in this new Entrepreneurial Toolkit. You'll read why now is the right time to start a business and the personal benefits of entrepreneurship. The toolkit will be an ongoing component of SUCCESS.com, offering an array of articles with time-tested principles as well as new features posted each month...
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