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10 Ways to Use Linked In To Find A Job

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki wrote a very nice post about some more sophisticated ways to use LinkedIn to help you.  Most of my recent postings have focused more on using social media to build relationships.  This is about the nuts and bolts of doing research.  Small Business Owners, the ideas that Guy talks about in his post could easily be transferred to your research into companies in your target market.

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Top 10 Business Tools You Can Get for FREE

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Photo by Seth Anderson

I came across an excellent article on Entrepreneur.com about some of the best free tools to help small business owners.   I had been looking for things like this for my business a few months ago, and I wish I’d found some of these.

Here are my top 10 picks:

  1. Dimdim.com: Open source web conferencing applicaiton.

What are you doing differently today in your small business?

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Photo by Lennart Huizing

A funny thing is happening at some of the networking events I’ve attended recently. Many of the stock brokers and real estate agents are complaining about the market (one realtor even said she was bored). Every time I tell them that I don’t get it, they look at me like I’ve lost my mind.

How to Get Real Performance Out of Your Performance Management

Image by Scott Maxwell

Image by Scott Maxwell

Yesterday, we talked about the most common way larger organizations set about the performance management and how it demotivates rather than focuses on success.  Today we’re going to talk about how you as a leader can be that Calibrator of Accountability and Responsibility™ (by Legacy Leadership), and create meaningful and motivating objectives in your organization.

Is Performance Management Killing Performance?

“Goals without a vision are just a task list.”  ~ Ken Abrams, Top Coach Consulting

We set goals to take us somewhere greater, and without that strategic plan, we’re just chasing after to do’s on the road to nowhere.

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Photo by Terry Shuck

The Best Mentor Coach

Ken Abrams, the Best Mentor Coach

Ken Abrams, the Best Mentor Coach

One of the things that new coach’s realize in the first months of their training is that we didn’t know what we were talking about when we said that we’d been “coaching all of our lives.”  At the beginning, most of us thought that because people seek us out for advice and support that we were coaches, and that was somewhat true for me as I look back over my management career.

The Biggest Mistake I Made Trying to Reward Peak Performers

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Photo by Tina Lawson

Several years ago, I was sitting in my VP’s office after my team spent a grueling year implementing a doomed-to-failure-from-the-start software project.  Over the course of time and two divorces. it had been reduced and re-reduced into something achievable, and we were discussing how to reward the team for less than $100.

Unless we stuck to the $1 Value menu, the team dinner was definitely out.  My VP mentioned T-shirts.

Would Disclosing the Salary Secret Explode Your Organization?

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Photo by Opacity

Do you remember the days when car shopping was fraught with stress because when it all came down to the price you paid for the car came down to how well you negotiated?  Back in the day, all the buyer had to work from was the MSRP, which nearly everyone knew was thousands more than the car would sell for, and would it surprise you to know that pre-internet women and minorities paid on average 2% more than white men?

Save The Day With Collaboration

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Photo by Stavros Markopoulos

Today, I want to take a look at Best Practice Number 2 from the Legacy Leadership® model (this is the model that serves as the foundation for my Inimitable LeadershipTM series of group masterminds). This best practice states that a leader is a “Creator of Collaboration and Innovation.”

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