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Defining A City By Its Professional Skill Set with Data From LinkedIn

By their very design and origins, cities have always been linked closely to opportunity. In addition to providing concentrated access to a more diverse set of cultural, culinary, and educational options, cities also attract and nurture clusters of workers with complementary and contrasting skills. For workers considering a move, the professional attributes of a city can matter just as much as the attributes of a particular company or … [Read More...]

The Brown-Bag Blogging Compromise

Should employees be required to write blog posts? That's the question posed by Marcus Sheridon of SalesLion.com. After all, Sheridan points out, one goal of content marketing is to produce as much content as possible, so the more hands are put to the task, the better. And, since content that answers consumers’ questions is the most valuable, and since those employees are typically the ones dealing with the consumers every day ,it … [Read More...]

Finding Your Creative Element Takes Tenacity and Patience

Author and TED Fellow Ken Robinson says finding our element is essential, not only to success in life and business but to our higher purpose. … [Read More...]

Mind-numbing Consistency and CX

Recently, my daughter's swim coach had a parent meeting. During the meeting he talked about one of his coaching philosophies, which the described as mind-numbing consistency. For him, mind-numbing consistency shows up in a swimmers work ethic, having a positive attitude, being a good sport, and putting the team over personal agendas. But, what does mind-numbing consistency looks like for customer experience? It's not about being … [Read More...]

What to ask employees about your leadership

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC. If you enjoy this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our newsletters on small business and entrepreneurialism. Q. What is the most … [Read More...]

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