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5 Thoughtful Ways to Grow Your Network

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

When it comes to networking, most people focus on the sexy part - meeting new people. But for true mutuality and interconnectedness, it is vital to stay in touch and keep your relationships alive and growing once you've made that initial connection.

Building a Reputation in Your Industry Beyond the Brand of Your Employer

Brian Honigman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Brian Honigman

The most common question I get from my network is how to grow a reputation in an industry, while also attending to the responsibilities of a full-time job.

Become a Sought-After One-of-a-Kind Expert

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Want a key to a more accomplished, adventuresome and meaningful work and life with others? Try this: Distill your smarts and most passionate interests into a distinctive, much-needed method. That's what Joe Calloway calls Becoming A Category of One. In so doing, you become a sought-after, one-of-a-kind expert.

How to Stand Out in the Crowd

Erica Dhawan | Posted 06.20.2015 | Media
Erica Dhawan

There are so many channels for people to communicate on, and it feels like almost everyone has a blog, a podcast, or is self-publishing a book. So, in this crowded environment, how do certain ideas break through?

Why Millennials Need to Stand Out (or What I'd Say in a Commencement Speech)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark W. Guay

Becoming an expert in something so focused allows someone to take advantage of what mega-companies cannot. It allows someone to first become a big fish in a small pond.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

Serena Williams: How to Stand Out and Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.02.2015 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Tennis history was made today as Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to win her 6th Australian Open. More importantly, Serena's 19th Grand Slam s...

How Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Stand Above the Crowd

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

As a mentor to startups and new entrepreneurs, I continue to hear the refrain that business plans are no longer required for a new startup, since inve...

Make Your Mark: 10 Ways to Stand Out in an Interview

Uloop | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

Whether you're applying for your first internship or your dream job, you need to make sure that you make a lasting impression on your interviewer. Here are some things you can do to stand out in an interview.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

Think You Take Action for Greater Success? Think Again!

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Begin noticing if you're acting or reacting throughout the work day. If you find the reactions column to be significantly greater, practice taking a beat and weighing things out before taking your next step.

10 Tips to Make Your Booth Stand Out at a Trade Show

Scott Gerber | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

I'm about to unveil my new business idea at a trade show. How can I get peoples' attention and attract them to my booth?