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    1. Crafting a Resume That'll Help You Land The Job of Your Dreams

      Crafting a Resume That'll Help You Land The Job of Your Dreams

      Here's a compelling article from the Inc. It's called How to Create a Winning Resume

      It makes some interesting points. Here’s one that’s particularly fascinating:

      Rather than saying you managed a small team, talk about what benefits you brought by being a manager. How did business operations improve? Was there an increase in revenue and ROI?

      When my company undergoes the hiring process, we look for measurable data to back up applicants' claims. Data is more effective than generalized statements because it adds truth to what you're saying. Take advantage of any information you have ...

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    2. These Female Business Leaders Share Their Wisdom for Young Female Upstarts

      These Female Business Leaders Share Their Wisdom for Young Female Upstarts

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from the Inc and thought that we would share it. It's called 5 Key Lessons on Building a Business That Supper-Successful Female Founders Wished They'd Known When They Started.

      If you're female and just starting out in business and entrepreneurship, this has got to be one of your landmark reads. Here's one of the more interesting things nuggets of wisdom you're going to get:

      I can get a meeting. But to show up as not a young white or Asian male with a degree from Stanford ... even the most well-meaning ...

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    3. Why Management Might Not Be For Some People Even if They're Great Performers

      Why Management Might Not Be For Some People Even if They're Great Performers

      Here's a compelling article from Inc. It's called A High Performer Will Not Always Become a Great Manager, and Companies Need to Get Rid of This Tired Career Progression.

      In it, Robert Glazer shares some fascinating advice. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      While it seems like a natural career progression, transitioning a person into a management role is asking them to do an entirely different type of job. It means shifting from being valued based on your individual production, to being evaluated on how you develop a team and lead others. A person can be talented ...

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    4. Why Spending Time With You Customers Is Key to a Successful Business

      Why Spending Time With You Customers Is Key to a Successful Business

      Here's a compelling article from the Inc. It's called Shark Tank Investor Robert Harvajec's Best Advice for First-Time Founders.

      In it, the Shark Tank veteran makes some interesting points. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      It is by spending hundreds of hours with customers that entrepreneurs can test their business model assumptions and fine-tune their levers of success. Only once those are established should you seek outside investment.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    5. How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Huge Leaps Forward

      How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Huge Leaps Forward

      As a company grows, so does the need for good leadership. Some founders may find it difficult to cope with their company's success.

      This is exactly what happened to Katlin Smith. In this fascinating Inc. piece she shares the struggles of her growing her successful baked-goods company, Simply Mills. It’s titled This Founder's Company Was Growing Faster Than Her Leadership Skills. Here's How She Learned to Keep Up.

      Katlin shares some intriguing points here. This is just one of them:

      Self-realization is the first step to change, but in order to acquire the necessary skills to ...

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    6. Tricks on Making a Positive First Impression That Lasts

      Tricks on Making a Positive First Impression That Lasts

      First impressions last. That's a fact of life that may mean the difference between getting hired being looked over.

      This 2012 article from Inc. piqued our curiosity. It's called Make a Great First Impression: 7 Smart Tricks by Geoffrey James.

      In it, he offers shares some really important nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly interesting:

      Your energy level is dependent upon your overall level of health. If you tire easily, rest assured you're likely to look tired--especially under the stress of an initial meeting. And if you look tired, other people will make the snap decision ...

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    7. What Media Mogul Gemma Toner Wished She Had Known Before Taking on the Leadership Role She's Currently In

      What Media Mogul Gemma Toner Wished She Had Known Before Taking on the Leadership Role She's Currently In

      Here's a fascinating article from the Inc. It's called 5 Things This Woman Leader Wished Someone Had Told Her Before She Became CEO.

      In this feature, Gemma Toner shares some insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      It's helpful to know going in that it's normal to feel lonely sometimes (even with a great team). It doesn't have to be that way all the time, but it is true that it's lonely at the top. It's still worth being there, though.

      Have a look at the full article for more insights.

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    8. Studies Back Women in Leadership Positions if You Want Employee Engagement

      Studies Back Women in Leadership Positions if You Want Employee Engagement

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Inc. It’s titled Why You Should Hire More Female Leaders, According to a New Study.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      The difference in rating is no small margin considering the sample size: almost 60,000 employees under 3,000 managers, across 43 countries. In an age where employee engagement reigns supreme, organizations should be taking every opportunity to hire more female leaders. 

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    9. Long-Term Success Tips from Alibaba founder Jack Ma

      Long-Term Success Tips from Alibaba founder Jack Ma

      Jack Ma recently made news by stepping down as chief Alibaba as the retail giant hits an all-time high. His insight in business and tech is one of the most sought-after so we're lucky to have found this article from Inc. from 2017 that we thought was noteworthy. It's titled Jack Ma's Top 5 Tips for Long-Term Success.

      Here's one tip that piqued our curiosity:

      Do not focus your eyes on the competitor. You are too small to focus on your neighbor or competitor. Focus on your customers. Making your customers happy is important.

      Take a ...

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    10. Shark Tank's Mr. Nice Guy on When You Should Pitch to Outside Investors

      Shark Tank's Mr. Nice Guy on When You Should Pitch to Outside Investors

      Here's a fascinating article from Inc. It's called 'Shark Tank' Investor Robert Herjavec's Best Advice for First-Time Founders.

      In it, renowned entrepreneur, Robert Hervajec shares some insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      It is by spending hundreds of hours with customers that entrepreneurs can test their business model assumptions and fine-tune their levers of success. Only once those are established should you seek outside investment.

      Have a look at the full article for more of the shark's enlightened insights.

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    11. Repurposing Old Posts is an Effective Content Management Strategy

      Repurposing Old Posts is an Effective Content Management Strategy

      Have you ever asked what the heck happens to the endless content already on the internet? Here's an article from INC. that shares with us just how you can upcycle it. It's called Boost Your Visibility by Repurposing Content in a Manageable Way and we thought that it was awesome.

      It's got some really interesting perspectives. Here's one of them that we really thought was share-worthy:

      As you refine your content to cater to your listeners, you may discover that some of your older content is perfectly relevant for them regardless of its age. Linking some ...

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    12. Embracing the Chaos

      Embracing the Chaos

      We stumbled upon this fascinating piece from INC. and thought that it was a great read. It's titled Let Go of Balance. Lean Into Chaos: 2 Co-Founders on How to Make an Overbooked Life Work.

      It tells us about how Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah approaches their very busy lives as founders of a fashion company and as mothers. Here's a thought-provoking quote from Shilpa:

      Working out, spending quality time with our husbands, spending quality time with our kids, leading a board meeting at work--is that all supposed to happen in one day? Or is balance achieved over ...

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    13. The Time Saving Effect of Fostering Effective Collaboration

      The Time Saving Effect of Fostering Effective Collaboration

      Thought we would share this interesting article from Inc. It's called The Perfect Way to Help Your Employees Collaborate More Effectively and Efficiently.

      In it, Jeff Haden shares some insights. This one, in particular, is worth the share:

      Most meetings are a complete waste of money. That's especially true if the goal of the meeting is to foster collaboration.

      Since no one ever does anything truly worthwhile on their own, collaboration is important. But it's also possible to over-collaborate. You don't need to meet just so everyone gets the chance to share their opinions and perspectives ...

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    14. Are You Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work?

      Are You Pursuing Your Authentic Life's Work?

      Thought we would share this fascinating article from Inc. It's called Want to Discover Your True Purpose? Walk the Purpose Path and Pursue Your Authentic Life's Work.

      In it, Peter Economy shares some gripping insights. This one, particularly, is thought-provoking:

      We all long to align our life's purpose with what we do. After all, isn't that what every one of us wants -- a life filled with purpose and meaning?

      The question is this: Do you know what your true purpose is, and are you pursuing it in your life, work, and career?

      For the rest of ...

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    15. Collaborative Intrapreneurialism

      Collaborative Intrapreneurialism

      Thought we would share this interesting article from Inc. It's called 3 Collaboration Strategies Startups Can Use to Stand Out at Public Appearances.

      Cathy Huyghe, the founder of Enolytics, shares some of her perspectives. This one's a particularly fascinating insight:

      It can help to map that out visually, not only for visual clarity around the links between contacts but also for the potential opportunities that are not immediately apparent. It amounts to an exercise in proximity with one link, either past, current or future, adjacent to another.

      For more of her Cathy Huyghe, check out the entire piece ...

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    16. What We Should Do During Our Commute for a Less Stressful Day at Work

      What We Should Do During Our Commute for a Less Stressful Day at Work

      Have you read this intriguing article from INC.? It's called Want a Noticeably Less Stressful Workday? We immediately thought of sharing it here once we were finished reading it.

      In it, author Scott Mautz shares some insights he gleaned on a Harvard Study on productivity. Here a crucial part of the article:

      For four weeks one group of respondents was asked to listen to music, read the news, or do anything they enjoyed during their commute. The other group was asked to "focus on your goals and make plans about what to do during your workday". The pre-planning commuters ...

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    17. Make Yourself Difficult to Fire With These Simple Tips

      Make Yourself Difficult to Fire With These Simple Tips

      We're lucky to have stumbled upon this article from INC so we can share it with you. It's called 3 Traits of People Who Are Indispensable at Work.

      In it, Work It Daily CEO, J.T. O'Donnell shares some of her interesting insights on what makes an employee indispensable. Here's one that's particularly helpful:

      Taking things off your manager's plate is a brilliant way to ensure job security. They already have a lot to do. Letting you go would mean taking back jobs they hate doing. 

      To learn more ways on making you difficult ...

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    18. Parenting Young Entrepreneurs

      Parenting Young Entrepreneurs

      When you ask kids what they want to become in life, they usually answer that they want to be doctors or lawyers. Basketball player and astronaut are also frequently mentioned professions. However, an entrepreneur doesn't come anywhere close to those other lofty professions.

      Aside from the difficulty in both spelling and pronouncing the word entrepreneur, there has got to be something else that makes it such an undervalued profession. Yet, we see it often in our kids that they have an entrepreneurial spirit.

      This article from Inc, shares with us how to cultivate that drive. It's an important ...

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