It takes guts and gumption to leave behind the familiar and secure 9 to 5 job, start something new from scratch, and be completely accountable for its fate.

On average, it takes seven years in the profession to go from entry-level to managing large, complex projects.

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Assessment: Are You Taking the Time Off That You Need? [0.26]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 2:10 p.m. by @ [source]

Do you take all of your vacation days? Take this quick assessment to determine how healthy your relationship with time off is.

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I'm one of three employees in my department.

They didn't want to leave the department without any supervision or coordination so they decided to promote one of the three senior designers to Team Lead.

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If you don't have any long-term networking goals, then you need to read "Stand Out Networking: A Simple and Authentic Way to Meet People on Your Own Terms". This book, written by an award-winning journalist and author, helps readers break out of the outdated mode of traditional networking and into sustainable networking that prepares you for long-term career success.

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People who have a “best friend at work” are not only more likely to be happier and healthier, they are also seven times as likely to be engaged in their job. That’s one reason why people who have friends at work report being more emotionally exhausted, and why conflict more often leads to negative outcomes in teams composed of friends.

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Ashleigh Blatt is the money maker for celebrities and high net-worth entrepreneurs.

Read on to find out what a work from home consulting business really looks like in this interview with Ashleigh Blatt.

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Think about your best friend.

The best investment you can make in your business and your future is to spend time and build relationships that go deep.

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Ten Unmistakable Signs Your Boss Wants You To Quit [-0.05]

Posted on July 30, 2017, 3:14 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

My relationship with my immediate supervisor "Samantha" has gone from being strained to being nearly impossible. Samantha thinks that I make her look bad because a lot of people in the company know me.

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The Gift Economy and Social Media Marketing [0.11]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 2 p.m. by CopyPressed @ [source]

The term “gift economy” is one that has been floating around for quite a while, and although it used to primarily be used to describe a kind of new-age alternative to capitalism, it is now gaining ground with the expansion and growing importance of social media.

What is the Gift Economy?

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Being Too Busy for Friends Won’t Help Your Career [0.14]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by @ [source]

Everything we do to succeed in our careers is improved when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships.

Everything we do to succeed in our careers is improved when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships.

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Chances are, you are going to be fired at some point in your career.

Chances are, you are going to be fired at some point in your career.

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So much time and effort is put into acquiring clients, yet very few businesses spend the same energy nurturing existing relationships. This is unfortunate, since a current customer is much more profitable than a new one.

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The best way to build relationships with your employees is to improve how you work together, not to take a break from working.

Rather than endless lunches or dinners or boondoggles, one of the best ways to build a good relationship with your employees is to make sure they feel heard.

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Gartner got it right. And that is why it is always Day 1.” This statement got me really thinking.

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Your main goal as a community manager is to advocate your brand on social networks, find and engage potential customers in an online community and deepen the customer’s relationship with the brand. As a community manager, it’s important to not only link the customer community to the brand, but also to instill the brand goals and objectives throughout the community.

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If you work remotely and don’t see your boss very often (or work for a boss who’s not around the office much), it can sometimes be a challenge establishing a good relationship and proving your value. An excellent book on this topic is People Styles at Work…And Beyond: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better.

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Every marketer has their little tricks up their sleeves when it comes to promoting their brands.

Salesmate integrates well with all my favorite apps too, so it’s nice to be able to keep everything under one roof.

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Effective managers focus on solving problems themselves; they build teams that know how to solve problems.

If you’re an effective manager, escalations should be aberrations that you accept rarely and thoughtfully.

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Planning, Startups, Stories Tim Berry on business planning, starting and growing your business, and having a life in the meantime.

Planning helps.

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How To Make Your Boss Like You [0.17]

Posted on July 19, 2017, 3:30 p.m. by Young Upstarts @ [source]

The relationship between bosses and subordinates has existed since the dawn of humankind. Given the complexity of the modern workplace, the world of work serves as a perfect backdrop to improve these increasingly important relationships.

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