Store: “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”

By Simon Sinek salesjournal              BUY IT NOW!

“A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great  companies and great leaders from the rest.” -Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more  influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command  greater loyalty?

In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the  world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate  in the exact same way-and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone  else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the  Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with  why.

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together  a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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You’ve been working hard — Coming in early, staying late — So why not reward yourself?Rather than waiting for someone else to do it, Laura Vanderkam (Fast Company) shares 10 ways you can pat yourself on the back.


Make Your Team Smarter Overnight

, Contributor (Forbes)

What if you could become smarter overnight?

images (1)What if you could tap into more parts of your brain to increase innovation, creativity, emotional engagement, vision?


You can.

Here are my 5 favorite brain-based tools to make your team smarter overnight.

Feel free to share these with your team and friends. You’ll find these and more tools in my book SmartTribes.

Seeking Success: Do You Ask For Help?

By Daniel Newman (  


Have you ever had the chance to sit down with someone that you consider really successful and asked them to describe the pivotal moment or moments that changed the course of their lives?

Undoubtedly those moments will vary from one success story to the next, but there is something that I almost guarantee each of these people and their stories will have in common…They all had help.

Whether a great mentor, an inspiring teacher or perhaps some financial support, it is almost inevitable that the most successful people didn’t go at it alone.
That isn’t to suggest for even a moment that each great success story wasn’t achieved through a relentless commitment to success and to overcoming every hurdle that crossed their path.

However, what I am suggesting is that the great ones were willing to do something that so often alludes us. They asked for help. Which ultimately means they put their pride aside momentarily in order to keep their ambitions moving forward.

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Competition: The Invisible Enemy of Compensation Planning

By John Kenney (Sales Benchmark Index: Sales & Marketing Effectiveness Blog)

Each year, HR professionals pay for benchmark compensation data. For many, the information is the nearly the same each time. Some fractional movement in the average rates is announced. There’s a nagging sense of dissatisfaction. Is it worth the cost to learnimages so little? HR leaders want to know what the competition is paying. The benchmark doesn’t really answer the question – it feels like a waste of money.

The benchmark is routinely funded in the HR budget. So the annual tradition continues. This is the year to shake things up. Competitive intelligence is the key.

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Five Biggest Mistakes Made at Networking Events

By Debbie Bradley, Business Development Advisor, Bradley Sales

Business people spend a lot of time and money attending networking events.  So why are there so many folks attending these events unprepared to reap the benefits?


Here are the most common comments I’m hearing from people just like you. 


How to Be the Best Version of You

By Steve Tobak, –

Truly happy and successful people get that way by becoming the best, most genuine version of themselves they can be. Not on the outside–on the inside. It’s not about a brand, a reputation, a persona. It’s about reality. Who you really are.

Sounds simple, I know. It is a simple concept. The problem is, it’s very hard to do, it takes a lot of work, and it can take a lifetime to figure it out.images

Nothing worth doing in life is ever easy. If you want to do great work, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to do it. And you’re going to have to break out of your comfort zone and take some chances that will scare the crap out of you.

But you know, I can’t think of a better way to spend your life. I mean, what’s life for if not finding yourself and trying to become the best, most genuine version of you that you can be?

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