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Marketing Trends in 2017

After surveying more than 6,000 marketers from around the globe—the majority from businesses employing 25 people or fewer—Hubspot has released its annual report on inbound marketing for 2017. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some of the findings which are relevant to business owners trying to market their small to medium size business. The report shifts focus between […]

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Good Reads for the Business Owner: May 2017

Disruption is a common word these days, and it’s not limited to technology. How we work in any industry is being disrupted, as is hiring, education, the very notion of having a profession and more. But one constant amid change is the need for solid leadership. The posts, podcast and video below focus on what’s changing, where the professional […]

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3 Questions Every CEO Should Be Asking

Official Culture vs. Actual Culture It doesn’t matter what a company promotes, internally or externally, about its way of communicating if its top executives have a fundamentally different style. Even the best organizations flex to adjust their way of talking to match the guy(s) or gal(s) who run the show. For all the reasons linked […]

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Creating the Culture of Extraordinary Business

This is the final post in a three-part series. Review part one, “The Authentic Business,” or part two, “The Nine Components of Extraordinary Leadership.” “If you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will take care of itself.”  —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com The culture of an organization has an enormous impact on its ability to generate […]

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The Nine Components of Extraordinary Leadership

This is the second part of a three-part series. Review part one, “The Authentic Business,” or part three, “Creating the Culture of Extraordinary Business.” This post from Wayne Ottum originally appeared on his blog and is reprinted here with permission. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s […]

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