Politics, Proudness, and Your Brand

Politics, Proudness, and Your Brand

Would someone put your bumper-sticker on their car?

The world of presidential politics, and how brands influence people, is fascinating. Whether it’s personalities, causes we support, or products we buy, how proud we are of them affects our actions, interactions, and buying decisions.

I call this the Proudness Factor.

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A Healthy Bottom Line

A Healthy Bottom Line

In high school, I dreaded gym class because I was a total klutz… still am! But I’ve learned to love daily exercise as a way to clear my head and connect with what matters.

Here are three reasons we don’t exercise, and three new ways to embrace physical activity as part of a successful business plan.

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Public Speaking and Your Brand – Book Review

Public Speaking and Your Brand – Book Review

If you want to begin speaking, or build your public speaking career, you know the get it to get picked in a crowded marketplace.

Personally, I’d like to do more public speaking, so I was jazzed to find out about the new book, Get Picked – Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Creating an Irresistible Speaker Proposal by Aurora Gregory and David Pitlik.

Turns out, my strategy of sending emails with “Pick Me! Pick Me!” in the subject line was flawed…

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How Employee Autonomy Impacts Engagement

How Employee Autonomy Impacts Engagement

This guest post by David Burkus was inspired by concepts from chapter twelve of his new book, Under New Management. (Which I highly recommend!)

Decades of research has revealed that giving employees more control over their destiny greatly improves productivity and engagement.

Are managers even necessary in this day and age?

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