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Are You a Truly Effective Business Leader?

Effective Business Leader Self-development towards executive effectiveness must be learned and practiced. How often and how well do you practice the following habits? We define habits as the synergy of knowledge, experience, skill, and motivation. Take time to reflect on each item in the PBC leader's checklist. Then rate yourself on a scale of zero to 10. Zero means you never perform that action, while a rating of 10 means you can recall numerous occasions when you leveraged this habit to the benefit...

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The Happiest People Spend Money to Buy Time

The happiest people spend money to buy timeOur working lives are first and almost exclusively about the money. Too often the dollar trumps the dream in our organizational culture. We also struggle to prioritize time over money in our mind. We have biases that equate "busyness" with status and prestige. We also have guilt complexes about buying time but feel less guilty about spending our money on stuff.

So here are some mind-shifting ideas that can lead to rational habits, which can significantly upgrade your life.

Plan leisure time...

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Rethinking "Task Delay" aka Procrastination

Rethinking task delayFrank Partnoy, in his excellent book, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, makes the compelling case that procrastination is not only our middle name, it is also an essential survival tactic in modern business life. We all have so many tasks demanding our attention and only 16 of 24 waking hours (see our February newsletter "Six Secrets of The REM Realm"), so that kicking those cans down the road is inevitable. The problems come when we procrastinate badly. Yes, it comes in two...

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Six Secrets of the REM Realm...

Sleep deprivationSleep deprivation is a modern self-inflicted contagion, where the demands of our business and social lives take over the 16 waking hours of our days. And then with our willing connivance, they encroach on the eight hours recommended by doctors and psychologists everywhere for sleep.

Good leadership is a variable from day to day and even within the day. Sometimes we are the leaders we want to be; sometimes we are not so good. The soundness and length of our sleep patterns are...

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5 Top Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses

Articulate your unique proposition 1. Articulate your unique proposition. For service-based businesses, there is much less emphasis on price than for product-based companies. What makes your agency, your knowhow, your financial service, or your whatever stand out from the crowded competitive landscape? What exactly (other than being cheaper) can bring clients to your door rather than the doors of all those other providers? Small service-based enterprises cannot survive in the long term without clear,...

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