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Why Businesses Struggle with Email Security

Every day, in businesses around the world, the following scenario occurs: An executive assistant receives a fraudulent email, supposedly from the CEO, requesting assistance with a new project and asking when she would be able to help. This scenario can end in one of two ways. In some cases, the...

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7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success

No one has a bigger impact on new employees’ success than the managers who hired them. Why? Because more than anyone else the hiring manager understands what his or her people need to accomplish and what it will take — skills, resources, connections — for them to become fully effective. Managers...

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The Top 5 Leadership Mistakes You Might Be Making

Avoiding common pitfalls to become a better leader. As a chief people officer, I have a front-row seat to watch some leadership careers flourish - and some crash and burn. Here are the five most critical mistakes that derail promising careers. 1. You think you have to know everything. I once...

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Selling: The Skill Everyone Needs

Whether you are interviewing for a job or are an established CEO, the ability to sell is critical to every career and beyond. "Selling is a life skill," said Jason Patel, the founder of Transizion, a college prep company focused on closing the opportunity divide in America. Not only does his work...

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Are You a Talker or a Communicator? Part Two

In my last post we talked about accepting 100% responsibility for everything you say AND 100% responsibility for everything the person you’re speaking with hears. Once you’re willing to do that then you’ll have the opportunity to improve your own communication skills.   The beauty of accepting...

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