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Resolving Conflicts is Good For Business

We all get angry at work sometimes. Conflicts in the workplace can get out of hand when people stop listening to each other and instead concentrate on defending their positions. The late management guru

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[Free Checklist Download] How To Build Your Dream Business Without Losing Your Mind

Want to build your dream business, but not so sure how to do this without losing your mind? Or maybe you’ve heard a similar voice in your head that goes something like this, “Hey, is this your mind?

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How to Create Your Own Lucky Break

Mackay Maxim: It takes years to become an overnight success. Finding your way to the top takes more than dumb luck and chance.You need persistence, resourcefulness, and patience – and the ability to

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How Well You Sleep Depends on How Little You Lie

A minister told his congregation, “For next week’s sermon, I would like everyone to read the 17th chapter of Mark from your Bible. This will help you fully understand my topic on an important sin.” The

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7 Tips to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone & Start Networking

Mackay’s Maxim: The more you exercise your networking muscles, the stronger they get – and the easier networking becomes. While some people are born socializers, not everyone is so lucky. Chances

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The 4 Best Places (Outside of Work) to Expand Your Network

Mackay Maxim: Even if you didn’t go to a school with an effective alumni network, you can always tap into your hobbies for new connections. In order to successfully grow your network, you need to continually

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Wisdom is Sunlight of the Soul

Quotes, aphorisms, proverbs or whatever you want to call them — I’m a junkie. I picked up the habit from my father who was an Associated Press journalist. Readers of my nationally syndicated column

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Scrappy Ideas to Move Your Intentions Forward

Whether you are trying to launch your entrepreneurial vision, close a big deal, land your dream job, get that promotion or support a philanthropic effort, we are all looking for that spot-on gesture that’s

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Innovation Requires Creative Space

Seymour Cray, the founder of Cray Research and legendary free spirit in the management community, was once asked – according to a Wall Street Journal story – to produce a one-year and a five-year plan. The

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Prepare to Win, Prepare to Dazzle: The Art of Networking

Mackay Maxim: Prepare to win. Prepare to dazzle. Preparing properly for networking opportunities beforehand can give you the edge to make that first impression – and create a valuable connection. A

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