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A selection of Business Readings for Professionals and Managers
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Business Attractiveness: un aiuto per guardare ai mercati esteri

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Employee Performance Management and Profit

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Businesses with effective performance management are 20% more profitable than those that dont.
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Innovation Excellence | Why Business Models No Longer Last

Innovation Excellence | Why Business Models No Longer Last | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
Whereas a firm used to keep the same business model for a generation or more, now the way in which a particular industry creates, delivers and captures value can be disrupted every few years.
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Seven Simple Steps to Take Back Your Life

Seven Simple Steps to Take Back Your Life | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it

When you're engaged, be fully engaged, for a defined period of time and then stop. When you do take a break, chill out and truly renew. Earn it, and then enjoy it.

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How the social world is changing professional behaviors

How the social world is changing professional behaviors | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
According to a Booz & Company/Buddy Media survey released last October of more than 100 large companies, only a third have a senior executive charged with overseeing social media. And just over a third (38%) reported social media as a CEO-level agenda item. There are nearly a billion people on Facebook — just about everyone, that is, except CEOs.
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Don't Get Held Hostage to Bad Employees

Don't Get Held Hostage to Bad Employees | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
Too often, managers spend huge amounts of time and energy on their least effective employees. Here's how to stop the madness.
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Multi-Billionaire Warren Buffet's 5 Tips To Live By

Multi-Billionaire Warren Buffet's 5 Tips To Live By | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
Multi Billionaire Investor 'Warren Buffett' who once was 'The Richest Man In The World', shares his 5 major rules to living a successful life.
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What It Takes To Create Your Own Business

What It Takes To Create Your Own Business | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
It turns out, I’m an entrepreneur.  I didn’t really think about that at all when I started my own business.  I was mostly just irritated about the limitations for growth at my then-current job, and I had a really clear and compelling (to me) vision of how I could serve clients in a way I didn’t see them being served.
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5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person

5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
When the daily avalanche of emails and voice messages gets overwhelming, it’s so tempting to retreat to my office and start typing replies and returning phone calls. That’s one of the biggest mistakes I can make.  

No matter what industry we’re in, we’re all in the people business. We’ll only be successful if we really get to know our customers and colleagues.
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Why Appreciation Matters So Much

Why Appreciation Matters So Much | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
Whatever else each of us derives from our work, there may be nothing more precious than the feeling that we truly matter — that we contribute unique value to the whole, and that we're recognized for it.
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TechCrunch | How Entrepreneurs Can Create Their Own Luck

TechCrunch | How Entrepreneurs Can Create Their Own Luck | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
I’ve had a lot of bad things happen to me in the course of being an entrepreneur. And sometimes I get down about it and it’s hard to pull myself away from the nightmare alley where the light at the end just becomes a fire that pushes me back. But when I do get to the end of the nightmare, and I apply these lessons, luck comes shining through and I can see again.
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In Presentations, Learn to Say Less

In Presentations, Learn to Say Less | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
Imagine that you had 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes at the next executive staff meeting to get your message across. Would you be able to focus your energy on the most compelling way to convey your most important thought?
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Four Steps to (Quickly) Share Your Business Story

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Communications coach Carmine Gallo shares tips on how to craft your business story --covering all the essential elements -- so you tell it in 60 seconds.
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Three Customer Experience Management Tips for Startups

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I was invited to give a talk last week at a local incubator (Eastside Incubator) on how startups can incorporate customer experience management into their companies. Thanks to Phuoc Do from 1001 Me...
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CEOs Afraid Of Going Social Are Doing Shareholders A Massive Disservice - Forbes

CEOs Afraid Of Going Social Are Doing Shareholders A Massive Disservice - Forbes | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it

Big company CEOs are virtually invisible on social media sites. They’re not on Facebook, not on Twitter, not on Google Plus, not on Pinterest—they’re barely even on LinkedIn.

 

There’s no denying that sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are now part of the daily fabric of life. CEOs have a responsibility to their shareholders to be visible. CEOs who shun social media risk losing touch with some of their most lucrative customers, prospects and influencers.

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4 Essentials For Cultural Leadership | The Leadership Advisor

4 Essentials For Cultural Leadership | The Leadership Advisor | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
It’s been said so many times, but it’s worth repeating, “Good leadership is more than getting tasks accomplished.” Quality leadership develops people. It builds people up, inspires confidence and makes a genuine, positive difference in everything it touches. One thing that leadership MUST do is influence, maintain and perpetuate culture.
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Why is a good time to pause, prioritize, and focus.

Why is a good time to pause, prioritize, and focus. | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it

The world is changing fast and if we don't stay focused on the road ahead, resisting the distractions that, while tempting, are, well, distracting, then we increase the chances of a crash. Now is a good time to pause, prioritize, and focus

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6 secrets for building a super team

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Every tech company tries to hire the best talent available, but there is a lot more to building a great team than just putting a group of talented individuals in a room. Greg Brockman of Stripe shares his top tips for creating an awesome team.
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Promoting the Open Flow of Information for Your Project Team

Promoting the Open Flow of Information for Your Project Team | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
An empowered project management team – especially in the agile development process – is productive, fully-engaged project management team.  And full disclosure or project information is a necessary ingredient to keep the team fully engaged, empowered and ready to make decisions that affect the successful outcome of the project.
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How to make your company think like a customer

How to make your company think like a customer | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
Customers today expect an imaginative, high-quality experience in a multichannel environment.

 

For too many companies, ensuring that every customer has a tailored experience remains an elusive goal. Indeed, in a 2010 survey of more than 140 North American companies, just 3 percent were identified as truly “customer-centric organizations.” Fully a third were found to be “customer oblivious.”

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How to energize your digital revenues

How to energize your digital revenues | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
While the digital era presents significant opportunities, it also poses serious threats for companies that remain mired in an analog mindset.
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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail.

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Be Prepared for What You Don't See Coming

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Have you ever worked on a project that produced unexpected results? Unintended consequences are common in business.

 

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The Constant Customer

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Holding onto a customer has never been harder -- or more important. Here's how to win over fickle customers and make them love you for life.
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7 Reasons Leaders Can't Transfer their Success to Other Organizations - Forbes

7 Reasons Leaders Can't Transfer their Success to Other Organizations - Forbes | The Professional Advisory Journal | Scoop.it
I am often asked whether people that are effective leaders in their current organization can lead as effectively in any organization. My response: only a few can – and they are able to do so because they have an intuitive sense about how to lead people, cultivate relationships, be authentic, manage change and navigate the political landscape that exist in every organization as well as their respective industry.
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