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10 Brain + Storming Tips and Why It Matters to Your Business

Like it or not, business creativity has increasingly become a group process. The lesson is that the increasing complexity of human knowledge, coupled with the escalating difficulty of business situations, means that silo departments must work together to advance improved solutions. Otherwise, your business will remain mediocre or become stale. Goldmine found in your people …

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Weak Ties (and I Don’t Mean Polyester)

Business partners, by the very nature of the bond, are few in number. By contrast, you probably have hundreds of distant colleagues that play a role in your professional life. These people are former co-workers, classmates or just interesting people you met at a conference. Sociologists classify this as ‘weak ties’ since you have spent …

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5 steps to safeguard your LinkedIn privacy

5 steps to create your own passphrase, not a password. Your LinkedIn account belongs to you. No one else. You may have social media policies if you’re a lawyer or financial planner; however, protecting your intangible and valuable assets of your network is a good thing to do. Passphrases are usually longer than the traditional …

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Bewildered with the new user interface for LinkedIn? The Power of One Conversation in 4 Easy $teps

Updated: May 5, 2017 There are 500+ million interested professionals on LinkedIn, some who have tinkered with their profile but not attracted the right connections. Some have amassed sizable networks but haven’t earned new business. The idea that someone knows you, trusts you, and works with you, is not new. It’s 1,000 years old, but …

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Tina Fey might be a member of your alum tribe – here’s how to find out

The start of the school year can be nostalgic for most of us. September can be a fresh start on your kids’ educational journey for the months ahead. Since you’re probably no longer in school, what about your own former classmates? It’s a great time to kick up your LinkedIn connections by linking up with your …

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3 killer steps to rock your LinkedIn Profile with examples you can use today

Was it the same for you? Did you join LinkedIn in the early years and post an electronic version of your paper resume and felt great about completing a profile? Today it’s a different story. LinkedIn has morphed from a job board into a business exchange of ideas among peers, business partners and of course, …

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Why LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements matter – it’s SEO for your LinkedIn profile

Many people ask me “Why bother with this section? Doesn’t my profile explain that I’m accomplished within the medical community as a pediatric allergist?” The answer is, yes, your profile supplies the validation of your skills. But when any LinkedIn user is searching for a pediatric allergist (or whatever profession), it’s your LinkedIn top skills …

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What about random invites from LinkedIn people you don’t know?

Strategically, you’ll want to create a wide but selective network. More is better–but not for the reason you may think. The true value in a large network is the power of indirect connections. The wider your network, the closer you are to someone who personally knows the lawyer or executive you’re seeking. But what about random invites? …

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