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How Leaders Create Trust

People buy from you, offer help, and grant rewards based on trust. Here are ways to increase your success by creating trust. While we do most of these things, missing even one of them can ruin it all. > Be Dependable * Deliver what you promise and promise only what you can deliver. Report ... world a better place. * Show courage during uncertainty. * Seek the good in others. * Trust others, because this shows that you expect to be trusted.

by SwiftHeroine
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Quick Tip - Effective Meetings Earn a Profit

Most people treat meetings as a free resource that can be used to deal with any issue. As a result, huge amounts of time and money are wasted on trivia. A meeting is a business activity (not a social event) and should be designed to earn a profit. Here's how. Once you've prepared the ... meeting's scope or cancel it. After all, a meeting, like any project, must earn a profit. In addition, a profitable meeting will be an effective meeting.

by Sumogre
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Achieve Success with Positive Communication

Use these six strategies to communicate effectively. 1) You can accept anything without agreeing with it. Thus, acknowledge amazing requests and outrageous statements with responses such as: "That's an interesting idea." "That's a novel request." "What an intriguing question." ... and situation. Ask questions. Seek solutions. Think positive. Quick reactions often lead to apologies. Start by being thoughtful and seeking to understand fully.

by Mosquiche
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Great Business Standards – Do You Have Them?

If you are a business owner, you probably follow certain standards within your business. I'm talking about those "rules" you set up and follow - your business etiquette. For example, my standards include: not working on Fridays, evenings or weekends not answering my business phone after hours ... trying to say. Create a solid set of business standards today. Then stick to them. Remember, you're in control of your business and your life.

by Tabooccaneer
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Quick Tip - How to Set SMART Goals for Your Meeting

The first step in planning an agenda is to identify the goals for the meeting. Properly done, goals have five S M A R T characteristics. They are: > Specific. The goal must tell exactly what will be accomplished. For example: During the next hour we will develop a strategy to increase market share ... , you want to select realistic times. As a final check, make sure your goals are so clear that someone else could use them to run your meeting.

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Five Ways to Use a Meeting

1) Determine a person's ability to plan. Does the person who called the meeting have a clear goal and a specific plan to achieve it. People who do, recognize the value of preparation and can be trusted with larger projects. 2) Measure teamwork. How are the participants working together? Are they ... support and what do they oppose? How much respect do the participants show for each other? Good ethics keep a business on the right side of good.

by GamerAlpaca
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Quotes About Bad Meetings

Long pointless meetings are useful in that they keep incompetent people from interfering with those who are working. Bad meetings are a cultural malady that senior executives pass on to new employees. An employee who needs permission to buy a box of paperclips can spend tens of thousands of dollars ... leave eggs on your doorstep. Bad meetings waste a fortune. My surveys show that companies waste almost 20% of their payroll on bad meetings.

by MysteryWasp
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How to Make Friends and Avoid Enemies

Over the past few years an epidemic of rudeness has swept America. Here's how to stop the disease. 1) Acknowledge people. Answer the phone. Return phone calls. Listen carefully when people talk to you. Be an active participant in conversations. Never use your cell phone when with others, ... Let other people do well. Let people tell you things that you know. Let other people win. Share information. Remember: mature behavior creates trust.

by GreedySmile
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6 Ways to Maximize Learning

Here's how to gain the most from training events. 1) Know what you want Before the workshop, set learning goals for yourself. What do you want to learn? How can this program help you? What would make you feel that your time was well spent? 2) Ask for what you want As the ... program. Either write a note or stay to express your appreciation. Also thank the people who organized the event in your company. Seek them out to express your thanks.

by FatKomodoDragon
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10 Characteristics of Effective Meetings

Here are ten fundamental concepts that characterize an effective meeting. 1) Definition: A meeting is a business activity where select people gather to perform work that requires a team effort. 2) A meeting, like any business event, succeeds when it is preceded by planning, characterized by focus, governed by structure, and ... profit. 10) A meeting can be led from any chair in the room. And if it's your meeting, you want it to be your chair.

by GreedyPig
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