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Why Data Presentations are Terrible and How to Fix It

Imagine you’re at a conference, and you have to choose between two programs for your afternoon session.  Both presenters are experts in your field.  One presenter has gathered a huge body of data and will be presenting it all in a long PowerPoint. The other presenter has amassed a.

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The Micro Adjustments We Make That Exhaust Us

Do you change yourself to try to fit in?  Or do you try to change the culture, to make it more inclusive for people like you? It’s a question for everyone who has ever been in the minority at work. Consider this scenario: Imagine a man walking into his.

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3 Not So Romantic Reasons Long Marriages Last

Friends of mine recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. While you can never really be inside someone else’s marriage, this couple seems happy. Not gushing PDA besotted. But during the entire time I’ve know them, they always smile when they say the other person’s name. That’s the “tell.” Pay.

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Why a Good Enough Job Can Derail Your Career

She loved the idea of the job. She loved the idea of the company. But from day one, she struggled to stay excited. One day she realized, the best part of this job is telling people I have it. My daughter’s friend had scored an impressive job with a.

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Why Your Great Systems Cause You to Fail, Eventually

What if the systems that made you successful wind up being the very systems that cause you to fail? Consider the case of Pete. When he took over as CEO of a fast growth firm, things had been unraveling for a while. Revenue had grown, fast, but their systems.

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Why Refer a friend doesn’t work, and what to do instead

“If you enjoyed your experience, refer a friend and we’ll give you half off your next order.” It’s a common offer. In this case it came from the car wash. I’ve gotten similar offers from my dentist, a home contractor, the make up store, a video conferencing service and.

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Why Your Partner is Still Unenlightened

“I want to do it, but he won’t go along.” Stan had just been through an innovative marketing seminar. As a partner in a mid-size consulting firm, he was looking for ways to take the business to the next level.  The seminar opened up a whole new world for.

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Why Habits are More Powerful Than Rules for Humans of Every Age

What’s the difference between a habit and a rule? I had a recent experience with some teenagers that illustrates why habits are more powerful. I was hosting several teens in my home for a weekend. At the end of each meal a few of the kids consistently said thank.

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Team McLeod Has Something New and Cool

Purpose is a hot topic; fast growth organizations are putting purpose at the center of their strategy to improve performance at every level. Yet, too often, sales remain transactional. It doesn’t have to be this way. We wanted to help sales leaders experience the difference between a traditional company.

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Three leadership imperatives from The Biggest Little Farm

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. If you’re old enough to remember this ad campaign, you’re probably also old enough to remember when people threw trash out the car window, and kids were allowed to follow chemical trucks spraying for mosquitoes. For younger readers, this alternative universe was.

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