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The Presentation Mistake You Don't Know You're Making

The Presentation Mistake You Don't Know You're Making | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
When salespeople, marketers, and job interviewers add on extras, they undercut their pitch.


During an interview, your potential new boss asks you to briefly describe your qualifications. At this moment, you have a single objective: be impressive. So you begin to rattle off your list of accomplishments: your degrees from Harvard and Yale, your prestigious internships, your intimate knowledge of essential software and statistical analysis. "Oh," you add. "And I took two semesters of Spanish in college." Not technically an impressive accomplishment, but since the company does a lot of business in Latin America, you figure some Spanish is better than none at all.


Or is it?

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

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Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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Want to Be Smarter and More Emotionally Intelligent, and to Laugh More? Start Reading These 10 Writers Today

Want to Be Smarter and More Emotionally Intelligent, and to Laugh More? Start Reading These 10 Writers Today | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In turn, when we read work that affects us this way, it's natural we want to share with others. Here are 10 writers I feel have made me smarter and more emotionally intelligent, and have provided great laughs. I read them every chance I get.

1. Isabelle Roughol

With a professional blogging platform that now boasts over one million users, LinkedIn is quickly changing the publishing world as we know it. Isabelle Roughol, an international editor for LinkedIn, demonstrates one reason why.


Roughol's daily "Must Reads" column is concise, well-sourced, and very well written. She's my go-to in the morning for catching up on the day's most important news, even before The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal. A self-proclaimed Millennial, her sharp and humorous style is personable enough to speak to multiple generations.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

There are few pleasures in life that can top good reading. Through the written word we are informed, educated, entertained, inspired.

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There are few pleasures in life that can top good reading. Through the written word we are informed, educated, entertained, inspired.

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8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority.

In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles:

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The choices you make every day can help you grow stronger and become better.

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The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less

The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When you want to move up in the workplace, your first instinct might be to ask yourself, “What can I add to my plate to impress people and really prove my worth around here?”

That may seem like a smart question to ponder, but in my opinion, it’s not always the right question to start off with.

Instead, here’s a good place to start: “What can I subtract from my current workload so that I can clear away some muck, free up my time and energy, and start contributing at the highest possible level?”

In other words: “What should I be doing less of around here?”

After working as a psychologist and life coach for over 28 years--mentoring super-achievers across all kinds of industries--what I have observed, time and time again, is that the secret to success isn’t doing more. It’s doing less.

Here is a simple auditing exercise to help you critically examine your work week and decide which tasks to keep--and which you ought to delete.

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It's time to critically examine what you actually do during the week.

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Integrating Supply and Demand

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At many companies, sales generation activities have become disconnected from the operational activities required to fulfill that demand — resulting in conflicting objectives and foregone business opportunities. Bringing the supply and demand sides of an enterprise together can represent a significant opportunity for efficiency and value creation.


Many companies compete in multiple product or customer categories, each of which requires a distinct supply chain capability. Such companies are challenged to develop capabilities in both cost leadership and product or service differentiation — a tall order, given that the ability to compete in different strategic segments at the same time requires precise coordination of the sales side of the company with supply chain operations.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Joining the supply and demand sides of an enterprise presents an opportunity for efficiency and value creation.

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The Globalization Capability Gap: Execution, Not Strategy, Separates Leaders from Laggards

The Globalization Capability Gap: Execution, Not Strategy, Separates Leaders from Laggards | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Over the past few decades, the rise of emerging markets—initially as sources of cheap labor and then as rapidly growing consumer markets and centers of capital investment and innovation—has caused most companies of size and stature to enlarge their global ambitions. But despite this concerted push to globalize, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations.

  • Only about 10 percent of companies believe they have the full complement of capabilities required to win overseas. Most companies are barely mastering the basics.
  • A smart strategy is necessary but insufficient. The winners in globalization also execute better than their competitors.
  • Companies struggle with three specific areas overseas: strengthening their go-to-market, logistics, and other value-chain activities; aligning their organization to support the global agenda through, for example, the spread of best practices; and mastering mergers and acquisitions.
  • Line managers who run businesses or regions are much more pessimistic about their companies’ global readiness than headquarters staff.
  • Midsize companies are at the greatest risk in going global. They are less nimble than smaller companies and do not have the scale or systems of larger ones.

Those are the primary messages of the Global Readiness Survey, which was conducted jointly by BCG and IMD business school. (For details on our methodology, see the sidebar “What We Asked, Whom We Surveyed, How We Scored.”) In this report, we explore our findings and take a detailed look at what separates the leaders from the laggards in globalization.

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Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations.