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Business Relationships

Have a Shaky Relationship? How to Build Trust with Clients

John Rampton | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Money is great. And we talk a lot about how to make more money as a freelancer. But before the money can come, trust needs to be developed. Trust i...

More than Talk: Obama, Gulf Allies Need Relationship-Centric Investments

David Nour | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
David Nour

"The U.S. and its Gulf Arab Allies share a broad vision for the Middle East," the Wall Street Journal reported recently, breaking the news that "mom and apple pie" have been discovered in the land of hummus and tabouleh.

3 Tricks for Balancing Relationships and Freelance Work

John Rampton | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Balance is so hard to find regardless of what type of work you do. We are so connected these days, and it seems like work life, emails, and texts from coworkers seamlessly blend in to kids' school assignments and bake sales and date night.

Disney Succession Must Prioritize Strategic Relationships

David Nour | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
David Nour

Succession at the world's largest entertainment company is in disarray following the resignation of Disney COO Thomas Staggs.

How To Build A Successful Business & Grow A Family: Tips From A Startup Nation Couple

Lirone Glikman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Lirone Glikman

The common theme that repeats itself in all of these areas is the relationship component - in order to grow a successful startup or build a family, you need to form all types of relationships and nourish them so they become meaningful and successful. The question to be asked is: what core relationship values can we leverage to effectively assist us in all of the important areas of our lives?

50 Tips to Build Great Relationships

Jim Fannin | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

Here are 50 tips (in no special order) to get your family, co-workers, team members, etc. in a receptive Zone mindset of positivity. Add or subtract from this list freely. You'll swiftly find the ones you can improve. Focus on a few and incorporate them into the natural flow of your life.

When Your Friends Don't Ask

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

I'm okay with competition, and I'm okay with not getting everyone's work. But what I am not okay with is not even being asked to make a proposal, especially by someone I know well.

3 Things Managers Can Do for Gender Equality (Leading to Better Teams and More Profits)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

While it must be recognized that there are systematic barriers and HR policies that formally contribute (or don't contribute) to gender equality, here are three practical tips that managers can employ if they want to start removing gender bias from their organizations

5 Strategies for Building Meaningful Professional Relationships

Vicki Salemi | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Vicki Salemi

There's a piece of the job seeking puzzle that will not only help you get your foot in the door, but also advance your career: your relationships. The people you create meaningful connections with will provide you with references, help open doors and offer candid feedback.

Why the Golden Rule Is Wrong

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

It's hard to argue with the Golden Rule. It conveys the simple, yet powerful proposition that others are just as deserving of respect and consideration as we believe ourselves to be. If something annoys or offends us, it's a solid bet that others would feel the same way.

5 Top Tips for Providing 5-Star Service

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Doug A. Sandler

Service, support, sales, operations and every other department within your organization must work in tandem, delivering the same amazing service to your customer to keep them coming back.

Deconstructing LinkedIn

JD Gershbein | Posted 12.31.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Dubbed as "the largest professional network in the world," and rightfully so, LinkedIn is an ever-expanding, interactive social medium that serves its constituents in a variety of ways.

Are We Destined to Be Disappointed?

John Friedman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
John Friedman

As stakeholders, we can expect companies to be honest and truthful with us, but we cannot expect to be "first among equals."

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

How to Be More Likeable

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If your job is to sell something or lead someone, you have to be liked. Not by everyone, but by most people. And if not by most people, than at least the right people.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Build Supportive Business Networks.

Laurie Ashley | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Laurie Ashley

Business networking is more than going through the motions and showing up. I will assume you've heard the quote encouraging us that we could achieve 90% success rate just by doing that one thing.

How to Beat the Competition

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When possible, before going to events, learn about who will be in attendance. This way, you can determine if it even makes sense to register. Depending on the size of the event, one competitor shouldn't make a difference.

A Text Message from 1909

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

We tend to think of 1909 in sepia tones. Buggy whips were still hot sellers, as were those bicycles with the absurdly huge front wheel. But with all the changes from that day to this, three things remain the same.

Fail to Quickly Prune Toxic Relationships

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

In business, many entrepreneurs and leaders are hardwired for optimism, but hope is not a strategy. Endings are necessary. There's a reason people don't spend their whole careers at one job, or stay close with childhood friends.

Networking 101

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Networking is probably one of the most overused words and activities in today's society but despite being over used it is the most effective way to establish and build meaningful relationships that can be beneficial both personally and professionally.

How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business

Alissa Grainger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Alissa Grainger

As we have built our team it has been very important to me to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment. I have experienced exactly how powerful and transformative someone's support and guidance can be.

The Value of Partnership

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

It's the beginning of a new year, which means desks are organized, inboxes are empty, and the gym is full. Many of us are trying new things -- or at least will for another week or so -- but come February we will be back to our old ways and finding the same results as 2014.

Office Etiquette: Nine Ways to Strengthen Work Relationships

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Channel your burst of New Year's enthusiasm by investing some time in building relationships with those you interact with on a daily basis. Your positive energy may have a ripple effect as your acts of kindness inspire others to do the same.

Proof Positive That It Takes Great Vendor Relationships to Avoid Wedding Disasters

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You can be the best wedding planner in the world, or the most effective and organized Do-It-Yourself bride and groom in the world, but if you don't have good relationships with your vendors, you're going to have problems pulling off a flawless wedding.

6 Tips for Building Better Business Relationships

Melinda Emerson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Many people believe that their first meeting is the start of a business relationship, I'm letting you in on the fact that it actually begins with the first sale.