Senate Republicans voted unanimously last week for elections that are competitions of cash, with candidates who amass the most money empowered to shout down opponents. The GOP rejected elections that are contests of ideas won by candidates offering the best concepts.
Creating a loyal customer requires more than a useful or likeable product; it demands an authentic, omnichannel brand persona that invites a human-level connection.
No small business can soar without steady streams of income. Yes, the bulk of your revenue will come from your product or services being sold, but when the relationship is mutually beneficial, some small businesses can raise capital through corporate sponsorship.
It's important to develop and maintain a blog on your own website, but if you're already adhering to best practices internally, it's time to take your expertise -- and your personality -- further out.
We have seen that smart investments in workforce-development initiatives, backed by strong accountability measures, can deliver the kind of broad-based prosperity that Americans remember from the 1990s. It's time for Congress to get back to making those investments a priority.
If they're flabbergasted, you haven't given them enough feedback on their performance. Which means you likely aren't giving your team enough feedback. Which means your team is likely performing sub-optimally.
E.O., better known as Entrepreneurial Overwhelm, is the overpowering sensation that you're in over your head. You feel pulled down by a myriad of things to do. You're over committed and don't know which way to turn first.
Running five minutes late may not seem like a big deal to you, but for others it clearly sends the message that you are not a good time manager. Punctuality is harder for some than it is for others, but it's a skill that can be learned.
Last year, I asked an audience in San Francisco, "What would happen if everyone in the Bay Area were to move to Detroit?" Think about that for a second.
If too much transparency kills innovative behavior, how can police departments improve officers' track record on profiling without sacrificing the kind of educated risk-taking and problem solving that's often needed to save lives?
By following these simple techniques you'll avoid hearing snores, or worse, faux fire alarms.
Like any marketing strategy, the success of a content marketing strategy depends upon clear objectives and precise execution. Here are five essential questions that will help you generate a winning strategy.
The increasing difficulty in differentiating a brand based on price, quality or convenience has actually created a new opportunity -- or dare I say a new imperative -- for all marketers to seek out new ways to make their products matter. One of the most promising new sets of benefits are intrinsic social benefits
If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.
My point here is that in many situations, feedback -- be it the useful and actionable kind, the social media kind, or both -- isn't actually productive at all.
The reasons to expand always sound strategically good. They might well be, but if the core is shaky, then you are building on a bad foundation. And that is a recipe for disaster.
Of the licensed professionals we surveyed, nearly 60 percent said that licensing rules for their profession were "somewhat" or "very" easy to comply with. These professionals were also the most likely to say their governments were "very" or "somewhat" supportive.
While social media, content marketing, traffic strategies and more have created so many more marketing opportunities for startups and small businesses, the reality is that things are more complicated than ever.