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How Empathy Can Help Your Company Get Ahead – Michael Ventura

Michael Ventura is quick to dismiss the notion that empathy is some touchy-feely emotion that makes leaders seem soft. In business, he argues, empathy is what can help a company vanquish the competition, gain loyal customers, retain innovative employees and elevate itself from good to great. Ventura, founder and CEO of strategy and design studio … Continue reading How Empathy Can Help Your Company Get Ahead – Michael Ventura

Empathy Mapping Projects For Your Clients – IOCEA

What is an Empathy Map? Empathetic thinking might not be something you’d jump to address when outlining a basic plan of action for a client.  However, it is slowly creeping into business concept planning and product strategy in the form of an empathy map. To put it simply, an empathy map is a tool that, … Continue reading Empathy Mapping Projects For Your Clients – IOCEA

July’s Distractions and Coming Out the Other Side — CEO Candi

Distractions is definitely the theme of July. There were WAY too many meetings and events throughout this month. It felt very unproductive at times. Work felt especially imbalanced between meeting time and working time. via July’s Distractions and Coming Out the Other Side — CEO Candi Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to … Continue reading July’s Distractions and Coming Out the Other Side — CEO Candi

What Does One Word matter? Doctoral Women on Twitter — Jeanne de Montbaston

  A few days ago Dr Fern Riddell, a historian (who, like me, works on sex and gender), was involved in a nasty twitter conversation with a man who poured scorn on her expertise and – gasp! – what he considered to be her arrogance in defending her qualifications. In response to her refusal to … Continue reading What Does One Word matter? Doctoral Women on Twitter — Jeanne de Montbaston

The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Resolve Disagreements Faster – Josh Davis and Hitendra Wadhwa

Imagine you run a tech startup. Cash is tight, but you can’t afford to enter the market with a product that doesn’t live up to its promises. And right now, it’s clear that your engineers aren’t focusing enough on the user-experience issues. Your senior engineer just won’t play along, though. You and she can’t seem to … Continue reading The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Resolve Disagreements Faster – Josh Davis and Hitendra Wadhwa

Avoid These 10 Public Service Loan Forgiveness Mistakes – Zack Friedman

It's no secret that student loan forgiveness is a hot topic. When it comes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, in particular, the requirements can be tricky. That's why it's critical to ensure you know the details and are not headed down the wrong path. Here are the 10 most common public service loan forgiveness mistakes … Continue reading Avoid These 10 Public Service Loan Forgiveness Mistakes – Zack Friedman

Resumes Don’t Tell the Whole Story: How a Job Application Fills in the Gaps for Smarter Hiring – Small Business Trends

According to a recent HRdirect Small Business Hiring Practices Survey, only 21% of small businesses require applicants to complete forms to get hired. Not having this essential part of your screening and hiring processes can be a tremendous shortcoming that hinders your success. Here’s why: Slick resumes may immediately grab your attention, but these may … Continue reading Resumes Don’t Tell the Whole Story: How a Job Application Fills in the Gaps for Smarter Hiring – Small Business Trends

How To Avoid Hiring Toxic Employees – Tom Taulli

In the early stages of a company, hiring can be a make-or-break decision. Just one wrong hire can ultimately derail the venture. Unfortunately, hiring is extremely complicated and fraught with risk. This is especially the case with founders who may not have much experience with the process. So what to do? Well, I recently reached … Continue reading How To Avoid Hiring Toxic Employees – Tom Taulli

71% of Millennial Small Business Owners Use Tech to Keep Employees Safe – Michael Guta

When it comes to safety and the many regulatory compliance companies have to abide by, it can be challenging, especially for small businesses. The Nationwide fourth annual Business Owner Survey, reveals 71% of millennial small business owners are using connected technology to keep their employees safe. Technology to Keep Employees Safe The rate at which … Continue reading 71% of Millennial Small Business Owners Use Tech to Keep Employees Safe – Michael Guta

Emotion Is Your Most Strategic Marketing Tool – Diana Davies

Emotion is the tool you need to create content that captures the attention of your target audience. You need to engage their brains then their hearts if you want your content to be shared across networks and social media platforms. The goal of your content goes beyond keeping your existing audience engaged and informed. You … Continue reading Emotion Is Your Most Strategic Marketing Tool – Diana Davies

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