29 Keys to the Most Effective Personal Branding

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 What do Rand Fishkin, Charlie Puth, and Martha Stewart all have in common? They are all killer personal brand examples… While many equate strong personal branding only to powerful leadership, there’s a lot more that goes into crafting a personal brand statement. In business, your personal brand needs to leave a lasting impression or you risk […]

Why Business Communication Matters & 22 Tips To Improve Employee Engagement, Productivity, Advocacy & Customer Satisfaction, Retention

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Are you wrestling with any of these issues? Team having communication issues at work? Unsure of how to talk to management? Or are you struggling to implement an improved communication strategy that gets everyone on the same page? You’re not the only one. Understanding how to interact with coworkers and analyzing different workplace situations is a challenge for us all. […]

55 Famous Dictators & Their Infamous Quotes

We’ve all heard many inspiring quotes by famous leaders, politicians, and celebrities. But how many of us have heard infamous leadership quotes from dictators or autocrats? This list of 55 infamous, despotic quotes is both shocking and sobering…a cautionary tale from history. It’s frightening when you realize how passionately each of these dictators believed in their delusion and […]

37 Airplane Disasters: The Worst & Deadliest in US History

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 While many of these crashes happened in the early years of aviation, there have been a surprising number of airline disasters since the new millennium. Most of these 37 worst plane crashes were caused not by technology but by humans, some by hijacking, others by human error in operation or maintenance. And there are a couple of […]

11 Job-Getting Letter of Recommendation Examples & Samples

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  Note: This post was written in collaboration with Sarah Zaferis who has been with Cardinal Group Management since November 2014, overseeing Logan & Chamberlain – a modern apartment complex in North Carolina located just steps from North Carolina State University. At some point in your career, you will be asking for a letter of recommendation. Physical letters are not as […]

The 87 Best Candy Bars & Other Candies in the World

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Do you find yourself falling asleep during the workday? ​I hope it doesn’t include drool like Homer Simpson, does it? And if it does, I hope your job isn’t as critical as working at a nuclear power plant! When it comes to sugar-laced concoctions, I do not discriminate. Sugar, in general, is one of my weaknesses. […]

55 Best Gum & Breath Mints Brands to Blow Your Mind

Lunch is over, you have a meeting in five minutes, and it just dawned on you – your breath might freak people out… or kill them. ​We’ve all been in this situation. Sometimes you just can’t resist pungent food. And this, this is why I love gum and breath mints. But, I think gum and […]

Top 26 Can’t Miss Leadership Audiobooks

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These best 26 leadership audiobooks will help you kick leadership butt, becoming the leader that your family and friends always knew you can be. While I cannot guarantee you will enjoy each of these audiobooks, I want to provide many different sources for you to explore on your leadership journey. And yes, that is the inside of my […]

Gone Too Soon: 33 Sodas from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s

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I’m not sure about you, but I’ve tried many of these 33 soft drinks. Some are still sold, some are discontinued, and some have returned many years later. We all love things from our past, and this should bring back many wonderful memories for you. Enjoy the sugary, sticky, goodness loaded with caffeine and nostalgia…and stay […]