Business Guru: What It Is and How to Become One In Your Company

“Guru” comes from Sanskrit many years ago, meaning “heavy, weighty.” The Oxford Dictionary cites the first use of “business guru” in a 1960s issue of Business Week.  So what makes someone a weighty business guru?

How Company Culture Impacts Your Team and How to Keep it Positive

Company culture. What is it?

A culture is defined as a recognized set of principles, beliefs, shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterize a group, population, tribe, community or company.

Feedback Culture: How to Create Positive Improvement (for Managers)

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself." — Elon Musk

Top LinkedIn Groups for Brand Builders at Every Career Stage

LinkedIn groups can be a valuable tool at any stage of your career. And yet ironically, finding the top LinkedIn groups doesn’t start by searching LinkedIn. It starts by defining your goals — and figuring out how Linkedin groups can help yo get there.

Professional Services Talent Management: My Advice on Hiring Right

When it comes to professional services, talent management is key. Getting the right talent requires a variety of skills, ranging from technology and workflow support to people skills and reliability.

TED Talks Leadership: 5 Videos You Need to Know

TED Talks leadership videos do more than stir your curiosity. They’ve become a go-to for the leading ideas on where our world is heading.

Incentive Plan Design: Get This Right and You Will Kill It in 2016

This article was originally published on PS Village; view the original here.

Imagine this scenario: Your employee finishes a project Friday at 3 p.m. He logs his hours and has two hours left before the weekend starts.  He can either start the next project task, or he could just charge the extra two hours to the prior project task that he’s already completed.

5 Love Languages and Other Frameworks to Empower Yourself

“Greatness belongs to those who have mastered their internal world.” — Brendon Burchard

This is one of my favorite quotes from Brendon Burchard’s Motivation Manifesto. In the quote, Burchard’s point is that greatness comes from within. You need to understand yourself before you can contribute anything truly wonderful to the world.

Falling Oil Prices and What They Mean for Our SaaS Company

You’ve probably been watching the price of oil drop. In turn, you’ve watched the health of the stock market reflect these fluctuations as investors worry about the state of the economy.   

Full-Service Digital Agency Increases Profit by 40% with Mavenlink

Scott Brazdo and Steve Buck founded Black Tie Digital Marketing (BTDM) in 2011 to provide superior, sophisticated websites and internet marketing services that deliver results for small businesses.

Ebook: Turn Projects into Profits

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