The Biggest Lesson from Volkswagen: Culture Dictates Behavior – Entrepreneur.com

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Culture is a powerful force that can cause people to make decisions that aren’t in their companies’ best interests. And when the status quo doesn’t allow for honest internal communication, businesses can end up facing disaster. Consider what happened with Volkswagen’s “no-failure” culture

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How to Build Trust, the Foundation of Success – Entrepreneur.com

Trust is a measurable economic driver. So, according to noted leadership coach Zander Woodford-Smith, you’ve got to really work to build that trust with the whole of your professional network.

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4 Key Steps To An Extraordinary Workforce – Forbes

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If you want an amazing workforce, it’s not just about hiring. It’s about marketing. You need to shift your thinking of the workplace as an amorphous collection of desks to a product, and embrace the concept that in order to hire the best you have to market

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Six Small Business Books To Enlighten Even The Savviest Entrepreneurs – Forbes.com

One of the most fun things, but also most frustrating, about entrepreneurship is that there is never a shortage of areas to learn about, strengthen and develop. Even when business is going well and you’re loving what you do, you should think about selling…

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Rule #1 For A Successful Startup: Hire The Right Key Employees – Forbes.com

One of the most important business decisions any entrepreneur has to make is who they hire as their first key employees. In our case, it was the hiring of our first Sales Rep. Today, 15 years later, Fred, who has been with us from the beginning

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How can I Improve My Management Skills? -Corporatecoachgroup.com

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You may be asking yourself, “How can I improve my management skills?” The reason you want to know is you are employed as a manager of a small team in a larger organisation; and you feel that you would benefit from some good advice that would help you to achieve your management goals

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The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library – Entrepreneur.com

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No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey,  whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful businesses, you can always use the advice of people who have “been there, done that.’’ What better way to get advice then from the pages of a book?

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