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Startup Unidos: Innovation Beyond Borders

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Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephanie Bermudez , founder and CEO of Startup Unidos. She is a game-changer, and I believe you will learn a lot from our conversation. Startup Unidos sees challenges at the border as opportunities to address social and environmental justice.

Trust: The Foundation of Leadership

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How do you determine who you choose to follow? What plays into your decision? Sure, likeability is one thing. But the main thing is trust. Trust is the starting point for leading others; trust and leadership go hand in hand.

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10 Principles For Driving Culture Change

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Leadership is influence. Though that influence is constant, there comes a moment where every organization must disrupt itself to change the times or change with the times.

The Type of Leadership Required For Transformation

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Oftentimes the biggest obstacle to change is the leader her / himself. Yes, you are a blocker because you may not be up to the challenge to shift course for your company. For many, this is a hard pill to swallow because their ego will take a hit.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

3 Blockers to Empowerment

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When I was an employee, I was never a part of a culture where people were empowered to act on ideas without asking for permission.

10 Question Checklist To Help Guide Teams Through The Innovation Journey

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In a the past I have been gifted books about innovation to read and review; I’ve read plenty and have published my reviews here. On my own, I rarely purchase a book about innovation, or business, because it’s highly repetitive.

7 Traits of Great Collaborators

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Results don’t happen on their own, and you can’t do everything yourself. You have to collaborate; with insiders and outsiders. And mastering this unique skill in a world of work that is becoming more remote is essential.

Influencer: 6 Sources of Influence

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Think about a time when you had to introduce a new process, concept, or project to a friend, a manager, or an entire team. How did it go? What were the challenges? To carry out the change management process in an organization, you often have to effectively influence others.

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The Most Effective Way To Take Advice

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How do you consider what advice to take? Just because you like and / or respect someone? At this point most everyone will take Elon Musk’s advice just because he’s Elon Musk; but you shouldn’t. The same goes for when you have a mentor or are seeking advice from various people.

Learn the Best and Easiest Way to Mine Cryptocurrency

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The Helium Network technology is an incredible technology building the People’s Network of IoT and now, 5G. You can also make up to $10,000 a month passively. Read on!

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

7 Sources of Power in Business

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How do companies maintain dominance in an industry, or various industries, over long periods of time? It comes down to positions of power.

Adopting New Habits Leads To Transformation

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We all have moments where we lose track of things, where we lose our mind and say things we should’t say. A few months ago, during a call with a client, the CEO of the organization did just that.

The Best Way To Fight Through The Fear And Anxiety Of Failure

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You and I both know people who get paralyzed by the unknown. I have friends and family members who are so stuck in their comfort zone that they don’t even think about it.

3 Reasons Why You Should Embrace a Moonshot Mindset

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Why a moonshot mindset? Peter Diamandis says that having a Moonshot Mindset means applying 10X thinking (or 1,000%) to all of your efforts and challenges. The result of 10x thinking are breakthrough technologies and disruptive business models.

Aspire to Deliver a Seamless Experience

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We all like to celebrate when we have a great brand experience. We rarely share those experiences, unless they seriously shock our expectations. Unfortunately, bad experiences are as common as the sun setting everyday and boy do we share the heck out of those!

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9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

For Innovation Be Led By Ideas Rather Than Hierarchy

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As a general rule, organizations optimize for today. That is, they play the game not to lose ; the status quo is more important than the future. But innovation led organizations optimize for both today and the future; but with a long-term focus on protecting the future.

Would I Quit Social Media?

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Social media, do we need it?

How To Think Clearly

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Thinking is hard. The main reason is because the brain wants to be efficient, so it develops routines and habits that are hard to break. That’s why sometimes your head hurts when you really put your mind to work; you’re forcing your brain to break it’s routine and be unefficient.

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Doubt, Not Fear, Is A Dream Killer

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“Why should I worry about a shot I haven’t taken.” ” – Michael Jordan. Last week I wrote a post on how to overcome fear of failure and doubt. Some people asked me to unpack it a little bit more, so I’ll do that here for you. Fear of failure paralyzes people.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Tim Grover: The Language of Winning

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Everyone knows who Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are. But, do you know who was their trainer throughout their careers? Their trainer was Tim Grover. Tim knows a lot about winning from having spent so much time with the best of the best athletes.

5 Reasons Why Working From Home Will Stick

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In the U.S. the expectation is that sometime in the summer we’ll go back to pre-pandemic normalcy. So, some companies have announced that in a few months they’ll start accepting employees back in their offices.

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New Research Suggests That Humans Struggle With Subtractive Thinking

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Subtraction is the simplest, most common path to innovation. Whether it’s products, services or writing, simplifying is one of the greatest abilities of innovators. Do only certain people hold a monopoly on this very valuable skill? It seems so.

This Is How You Don’t Develop An Organizational Culture

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How do you develop an organizational culture? It starts with practicing what you preach on a day to day basis; your values and beliefs. And you have to do that consistently, not every once in a while.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Great Managers Work For Their Employees

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As an employee, you can notice the difference when working for a manager that works for you; not the other way around. We’ve all had managers that seemed to believe that being authoritative is the way to lead people; it isn’t.

Mindset Is Everything

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I have a deep rooted passion for learning, and one thing I’ve thought about since I was a kid is that I’ll still be sharp minded and productive way into my senior years; that’s a life goal of mine.

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Design Thinking Is Not A Safe Way To Be Creative

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“If you think design thinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to “safely” be creative, think again.” ” Absolutely! This is a quote from my friend Sunil Malhotra. It’s a topic we’ve talked about extensively , and one that still gets talked about it.

Leadership Isn’t About You, It’s About Unleashing Other People

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One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs have is going from driving the business forward themselves to driving it forward through others. A former client of mine, from when I was in college, recently reached out to me. He wanted to chat because he wanted to catch up. The conversation quickly shifted to the topic of leadership and how his biggest challenges in building his businesses has been letting other people lead. When growing a business, delegation is necessary.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Stop Hoping For Things To Go Back To Normal

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The pandemic has changed many of the ways we’re used to doing things. It’s created loss for many, anxiety for others, and frustration for most everyone.

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This Explains Why Your Organization Is Not As Innovative As You Want It To Be

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The quest for innovation, transforming your business, overwhelms most organizations. Most organizations just don’t know where to start , or worse they believe they’re doing it right.

From Fear of Failure To Freedom

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Innovation has many enemies , chief among them is fear of failure. Many organizations fail because they miss the future, unable to adapt to changing conditions. They didn’t try. And when they did it was too late.

Walking The Innovation Talk

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An organization’s culture is the driving force behind innovation. You can have the best minds on your team, but nothing will happen if the environment doesn’t let them bring out their full potential.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Copying Another Culture Doesn’t Transform Yours

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One mistake I’ve seen entrepreneurs, and leaders of established businesses, make is to adopt practices from other companies without thinking through how those practices fit withing their existing strategy and culture. For the last 4 months I’ve been advising a logistics company on overall strategy as well as organizational culture.

How Do You Measure Leadership Impact?

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Leadership impacts everything. Everyone will focus on the most obvious outcome, which is company performance. But it also includes future performance, which depends on developing individuals so that they too can lead. One thing I learned early on is you suck if everything depends on you.

5 Signs of an Open Mind

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One of the simplest and most powerful ideas that isn’t really taught anywhere is the willingness to change your own mind. Being able to change your mind is a superpower, and there aren’t many people out there with this unique superpower. Why is that?

Your Organization Grows When Its People Grow

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The goal of every leaders is to leave people better than you found them. Unfortunately this is an anomaly in many organizations since the modus operandi is the opposite: not develop employees for fear they’ll take your job or leave.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!