Why Your College Degree is Only the Beginning.

Why Your College Degree is Only the Beginning.

You have a 4-year college degree.  You’ve got a good job working for a company.  You are ascending the corporate ladder.  You think your future looks bright. Think again. Here is an inconvenient truth.  Your college degree is only the beginning. If you are to be successful in this new and changing economy, you must continue learning new things for the rest of your life.  And…you’re on your own. Our modern Colleges and Universities are busy educating students to work…

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Lifelong Learning-The Wave of the Future

Lifelong Learning-The Wave of the Future

There are massive shifts coming in the structure of our work force that will affect every one of us.  Lifelong learning is a tactic we must use in order to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  Here is a great post from The Economist explaining why. 1 SPECIAL REPORT Learning and earningLifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now…

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Social Styles 5-Learning About the Amiable

Social Styles 5-Learning About the Amiable

Why are Social styles important?   In my previous posts on Social Styles, I have stressed the importance of understanding these styles.  Your ability to communicate with these different styles of people will make a huge difference in the profits at your bottom line. Today, I want to discuss the last of the 4 Social Styles, the Amiable.   What is the Amiable Social Style?   Amiable are, well…amiable.  They are very people and question oriented. They are easy to…

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Social Styles 4-Learning About the Analytical

Social Styles 4-Learning About the Analytical

Why are Social styles important?   This is the 4th post in the series on Social Styles.  In my previous posts,  we discussed how essential understanding these styles is to building trust with prospects, customers, clients, employees, and partners.  Your success depends on these relationships. Today I want to discuss the Analytical Social Style.   What is the Analytical Social Style?   The Analytical Social style is the most easily described and may be the most misunderstood of all the…

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Social Styles 3 – Learning About the Expressive

Social Styles 3 – Learning About the Expressive

Social Styles are important because? In my two previous posts ( http://ow.ly/Zfpn30bKoSK ) (http://ow.ly/1HcK30bYKwv)  we have discussed the importance of understanding social styles.  If you are engaged in business learning to successfully communicate with your employees, prospects, customers and clients is the key to your success.   Knowing your social style and the attributes of the other social styles is vital in building solid relationships. Today, I want to discuss the Expressive style. What is the Expressive Style?   Expressives are…expressive.  They…

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Social Styles 2-Learning About the Director

Social Styles 2-Learning About the Director

Why are Social Styles important?   In my previous post ( http://ow.ly/Zfpn30bKoSK ), I discussed the 4 social styles people use to communicate with each other.  We all fall into one of these styles. People in some of these styles communicate easily with one another, yet others can’t seem to communicate at all.   Why is it important to know these approaches?   Want to build meaningful relationships with your prospects, clients, and customers? Then you need to understand these…

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Social Styles…The Magic Key to Your Success!

Social Styles…The Magic Key to Your Success!

Did you ever have a prospect or client you just couldn’t connect with?  We all have.  It’s not because you didn’t like each other, but you didn’t seem to be on the same page.  Guess what?  The reason might lie in your different social styles. What Are Social Styles? Social styles are the way we communicate with other people. We all have a social style.  Actually, we have one of 4 social styles. Larry Wilson of Wilson Learning Corporation has…

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The Stunningly Simple Secret Part 2

The Stunningly Simple Secret Part 2

Busy or effective.  Which one are you?  Did you know it’s possible to do away with almost 80% of your to do list? Here is a myth about being self-employed.  You start a business.  You work 80 hours a week to build it up.  In 5 years or so, you are a roaring success. In my last post (http://successfulcm.com/2017/04/28/stunning-simple-secret-improves-productivity/) we discussed how you can choose the hours you want to work, and then use the 80/20 rule to accomplish the…

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Stunning Simple Secret Improves Your Productivity!

Stunning Simple Secret Improves Your Productivity!

Getting it all done when you’re the only one there can be frightening. How can you improve your productivity?  Using Pareto’s simple 80/20 rule can cut your work week in half You wanted freedom.  You wanted to do something you loved. And…you wanted to get paid for it.  So you went into business for yourself. Now you have this huge list of stuff that needs to be accomplished to get your business off the ground.  How are you going to…

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Why Narrow Target Marketing Means More Sales

Why Narrow Target Marketing Means More Sales

It seems counter-intuitive, but narrow target marketing means more sales.  Here’s a great post by Tim Donnelly explaining why. How to Narrow Your Target Market Companies that try to be all things to all customers are sure to fail. Here’s a business guide from Inc.com on how to focus on your target market. By Tim Donnelly   Inc.com Contributor@TimDonnelly     30 COMMENTS Getty     Huge, profitable companies like Walmart and Amazon didn’t start as the all-encompassing retailers we know today….

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