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1. Honest This may seem like a cliche quality to mention, but it is definitely essential. If your employees have caught you lying a couple of times, you’re setting yourself up for mistrust. Building trust is essential because they know that if you ask them to work a couple hours extra this week only –… Read more »

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11. Presidential Poison Taster George Bush had two former FBI agents taste every one of his dishes during a trip to London. Apparently, multiple Presidents around the world have people taste their meals before.   10.Golf Ball Divers What if you spent all of your workdays on a golf course? When golfers hit a ball into a… Read more »

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1. Write a list of 10 things you are thankful for. Due to the fact that we live in a consumerist society, sometimes we are thinking about what we need to buy next rather than be thankful for what we have. Many people walk around complaining about their boss or coworkers, without realizing that there… Read more »

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1. Tell great stories.  Perhaps one of the greatest public speaking tips is to tell stories. People love stories because they can visualize and connect ideas with an actual experience. Whether it’s a testimony or simply telling the story of something you experienced, people are more likely to remember your speech when they can connect… Read more »

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1. Custom profile URL This is a must-have. A personalized URL not only adds a professional touch, but also increases the clickability of your profile when it comes up in search. This means more views of your profile, which can lead to more job connections and job opportunities. 2. Professional Photo Not having a photo… Read more »

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1. Repeat in your mind. I’ll be the first to admit that I am guilty of meeting people and simply nodding when they say their name without making a conscious effort to remember. However, remembering names is crucial in the business world. You don’t want to seem impersonal and like you don’t care! Therefore, the… Read more »

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Why is it so surprising these days when someone you encounter is simply…nice?  The drive through cashier with the warm smile, the client with the heartfelt thank you, or the older gentleman who holds the door open all make me stand up and take notice.  As we go about our busy days, is it really… Read more »

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1. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, by Guy Kawasaki  “A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything—where there’s a will, here’s the way.  It begins with a dream that just won’t quit, the once-in-a-lifetime thunderbolt of pure inspiration, the… Read more »