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How To Manage Your Office's Biggest Egos To Get The Best Work. “In a sense, everybody is a 'creative' these days,” says Nelson Rodriguez, VP of global marketing at creative staffing firm Aquent.

How To Manage Your Office's Biggest Egos To Get The Best Work

And he would know: over the last decade, Rodriguez has managed hundreds of digital creatives at Aquent, Microsoft, and the digital agency he founded. While creative work once conjured up images of solitary, eccentric artists and writers, the modern workplace is teeming with creative jobs. “You have graphic designers, UXers, gamification experts, front-end developers, coders... the list of creative jobs goes on,” he says. While this abundance of creativity produces innovative, design-forward companies, Rodriguez says that it takes special skill to manage creatives. “It is completely natural for someone who is creating something to feel pride of ownership, but this ego can sometimes get in the way of giving the company what it needs,” he says. How To Grow Your Business In Just 1 Hour A Day by @Ileanakane. By Ileana Kane Entrepreneurs are risk takers who must strategize in order to remain relevant and make profits in the ever dynamic and competitive business environment.

How To Grow Your Business In Just 1 Hour A Day by @Ileanakane

They must come up with a proper plan that will see them promote sales while at same time giving themselves a chance to enjoy their private life. There are some tested, proven, and good marketing strategies that, when effectively employed, will lead to amazing results. To begin with, it is important that you keep a record of the past leads. This entails all types of correspondence that you received in the past. Secondly, good marketing strategies involve making a follow-up of your old clients.

Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips. A roundup of the best tips of the week from

Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Effective communication between managers and employees in any company, and especially in a startup with a small staff, is crucial. But in some cases, managers may not fully understand some employees' skill sets or the benefit to be derived from their work. The 3 Myths Most Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves About Marketing. Most entrepreneurs I know don’t spend a lot of time thinking about marketing proactively.

The 3 Myths Most Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves About Marketing

Instead, they tend to think about promotion when preparing a big product launch, seeking funding or after seeing a competitor gain a significant lift in press coverage. Most are hardwired to think about product-market fit and cash flow but tend to outsource, underestimate and generally assign marketing a lower priority. In preparing our new book, Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online, my co-author and HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan and I spoke with many entrepreneurs whom we admire.

We realized that while the way consumers shop and buy has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, many entrepreneurs haven't much changed their ideas toward marketing. Instead of embracing social media, owned content and other marketing best practices, founders are still turning to PR firms and paid advertising to get the word out. Objeciones de ventas : no son un problema sino la solución. Productivity vs. Getting Things Done. This post originally appeared on the Exist blog.

Productivity vs. Getting Things Done

I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done.

For me, it includes things like trying out new task managers, reading blog posts about productivity and stocking up on stationery I don’t need. I’ve known for years that this habit isn’t doing me any favors, but I’ve only recently started to shake it by enforcing some strict rules on myself. Cómo entrevistar clientes para saber lo que quieren. La entrevista de problema. The Simple Secret to Making an Instant Connection With Everyone You Meet. “We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” - Diogenes Laërtius Two months ago, I was in Munich missing a plane for Paris.

The Simple Secret to Making an Instant Connection With Everyone You Meet

Arriving minutes before the gate would close on me, panicking inside, I tried to remain calm while explaining the situation to a ticketing officer. I could not get a word in with this person whose job was to listen to me and solve my problem. Instead, I was only more frustrated and stuck in Munich without a solution.

Why am I tired all the time? The science of sleep - Features - Health & Families. Like many, last night, I really struggled to fall asleep.

Why am I tired all the time? The science of sleep - Features - Health & Families

Sleep is a bit like queuing in England - we don’t know why we have it but wow, we really can’t do without it. With modern life packed with increasing and competing pressures from work, family, and social change, many of us, about a third of the UK population in fact, face the prospect of six hours sleep per night or less, according to a study by The Sleep Council. As a result, we exist in an era in which the modern populace experiences excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue secondary to this chronic sleep loss. Sleep can be defined as that reversible behavioural state in which you are perceptually disengaged from, and unresponsive to your environment. The reversible part is important, for without that, you are in a coma.

5 mitos que pueden arruinar una empresa o un proyecto Blog de Jesus A. Lacoste. Mundo Digital, emprendedores y Management. Sep32014 Todas las industrias tienen sus mitos y los gerentes de proyectos no son una excepción, lo cual es desafortunado, porque solo es posible avanzar en nuestra carrera si dejamos de lado ciertos mitos.

5 mitos que pueden arruinar una empresa o un proyecto Blog de Jesus A. Lacoste. Mundo Digital, emprendedores y Management

How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole - or What Separates Me From Most People - 'Work Like a Network' Isn't Rocket Science, It's People. Your personal network, your social network(s), your corporate network, your neural network … you can’t swing a cat these days without hitting a network (Note: no cats were harmed in the writing of this column).

'Work Like a Network' Isn't Rocket Science, It's People

And then Microsoft uses the phrase “work like a network.” What’s the big deal? To me, “Work Like a Network” is the basis of fundamental communication and sociology of the workplace — not rocket science. It’s marketing spin, just like “BYOD” and “consumerization of IT” and “Mentos: The Freshmaker.” But there’s a slight twist that Microsoft brings, and it’s an important one. Tabla periódica de las emociones. 10 Steps to Ethical Content Curation. To fill their pipelines with a steady stream of timely, relevant content that doesn't have to be created from scratch, a growing number of marketers are using content curation—the process of finding, organizing, annotating (contextualizing), and sharing digital content on a specific topic for a target market.

10 Steps to Ethical Content Curation

Compared with the creation of original content, curation can be a faster and easier way to generate content. But bad curation can damage your brand's credibility and potentially lead to copyright and legal issues. Let's be clear: good curation is not piracy, and it's not unethical, because good content curation properly credits sources and adds something new to the conversation instead of ripping off other people's content. Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language. Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. They can become frustrated with investors, senior executives and even customers who don’t seem to “get it,” with the result that everyone loses. Senior business leaders, for example, are unlikely to relate when you pitch your latest web app that mashes up existing technology derived from early social-networking applications.

Mashup probably reminds senior leaders of a train wreck, and social networking is still seen by many business executives as a frivolous waste of time. Process Improvement: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent. In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job. No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team), Brailsford was asked to change that. His approach was simple. Brailsford believed in a concept that he referred to as the “aggregation of marginal gains.”

He explained it as “the 1 percent margin for improvement in everything you do.” Removing Negativity From Your Life. Json SurfrApp is the founder of His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit. Having more positivity in your life tends to lead to happiness, success and an overall feeling of calm. However, positivity can be an elusive animal to catch. There are probably a million books written on positivity. In fact, Google says there are 5,900,000 results for the search “Positivity Books.” Welcome to Forbes. Clearing The Cache: The Joy of De-Tasking in the Age of Hyper Productivity. Want to Feel Powerful? Crank Up the Music. If you want to get pumped up for a big presentation at work or before an important job interview, try listening to some music first, new research suggests. While athletes have long used music to help get themselves in the right frame of mind before games, a study by researchers from the Kellogg of School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois discovered such rituals could have similar positive effects in the business world.

Just as professional athletes might put on empowering music before they take the field to put themselves in a powerful state of mind, employees might try using tunes when they want a boost, such as before an important meeting with a boss or client, said Derek Rucker, one of the study's authors and a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management. "Empowering music might be used strategically to get us in the right frame of mind," Rucker said in an interview with Kellogg Insight, the school's online magazine. Welcome to Forbes. How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work.

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As Twitter has grown in influence as both a social platform and a communication channel for companies, I have recalibrated the way I interact with people there--and, by extension, any social network where I represent my brand. It has been a subtle shift, but an important one. Branding (I): Cultivar la nostra marca » Lluís Serra Training Group. Branding (I): Cultivar la nostra marca » Lluís Serra Training Group. How To Foster Innovation. It happened while driving over the Savannah River Bridge between Aiken, SC and Augusta, GA. How To Foster Innovation. Shackleton: el explorador con madera de líder. Let DAM Do the Dirty Work. Creating unique digital experiences aren't easy. If we look at how organizations address the challenges of content creation and management, it quickly becomes clear that we're struggling to match our content production capabilities with the speed of the market.

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