Want Better Ideas? Then Stop Brainstorming!

I used to be a fan of brainstorming. What could be better for generating ideas than gathering your team around a table, presenting the challenge, and then letting the ideas flow! No bad ideas here! Just open the mental floodgates and let the brilliance pour out! Each idea sparking another, and another! Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Except it doesn’t work. Brainstorming-despite the positive press it’s gotten, and still gets-doesn’t work. Why? Two words: human nature. As humans (sorry puppies, I’m

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How to Build a Potent Brand? (Six Clues)

It’s just not enough to be brilliant. People must know and remember that you are. Let’s face it, walking around feeling complacent and entitled because you know you’re brilliant is not a viable strategy, right? So if you want to be known, remembered and recognized, it’s critical you build a brand that not only positions you as brilliant – but as irresistible and indispensable, too. How do you do that? You create a potent brand. Potency defined OK. Let’s start

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How ERP Can Benefit Your Import Export Businesses

It’s hard to envision an industry more complex or more regulated than the import export business. As you well know if you’re a part of this exciting industry, it offers many lucrative benefits to those who are willing to work long enough, hard enough and smart enough. However, along with those benefits come a myriad of challenges: delivery and shipping problems, language barriers, tracking product supplies and a seemingly unending list of other issues that can plague your business each

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4 Reasons That IT Projects Fail

I’m often puzzled by the fact that most IT departments do a very good job of the day-to-day things that we are asked to do. I mean, there is a lot that goes on in an IT department each and every day and somehow we seem to be able to get it all done. However, when it comes time to do a large IT project for some mysterious reason, things seem to fall apart which is odd considering the importance

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Why You Need an iPhone App Development Company

Apple’s iPhone is a smart multimedia phone designed especially for tech savvy people. Since 2007, the phone has already tapped 25 million customers around the globe and its market is continuously growing. Its innovative design and smooth touch screen has made it a venerable accessory for most. This multimedia device may be small enough to be held in hand, but it is big enough to bring the world to your palm! This unique device has plenty of other features as

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Business Driving Etiquette – Tips For Good Business Manners on the Road

When you travel on business, everything you do reflects on the company and on you, so you must maintain a high level of professionalism, and not behave in a way that would tarnish your company’s image, or your own. As an example, criticism of a traveling companion’s driving could be interpreted as a grab for power — a deliberate attempt to undermine the driver. Another example: you will appear to be out of control if you show frustration during traffic

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Supply Management – The 7 Steps to Getting Value From Your Key Suppliers

In supply management you get value from your key suppliers by agreeing a purpose for your relationship with them and then translating this into objectives, targets, measures and specific actions that deliver that purpose. If you don’t do this then their failure to deliver real value either goes unnoticed (and so operational problems are never solved and there is no innovation) or at best is informal and unstructured and therefore never delivers. To get this value you need a process

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Top Down Accountability For IT Project Success

So how can we manage C-level executives of organizations before their next IT Projects commence? Specifically, they need to be kept fully accountable for their initial input and project decisions that they make *before* the project commences. This is because these are the critical investment and pre-implementation decisions that will drive subsequent business processes for these IT projects. As HP CEO, Mark Hurd, went on to say about the job of the CEO: “At the end of the day, [the

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Strategic PR Tips and Prescriptions To Enhance Your PR Plan

The challenge of today’s business makes it essential to get your company’s portrayed positively in the media. In today’s business world, the image and reputation of your business is critically important. And therefore, it is essential that businesses and organizations have an effective and strategic public relations program and positive and healthy media relations. Too many businesses do not have any organized public relations plan to achieve healthy publicity for their organization year in and year out. Many firms complain

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Which of the Many Graphic Design Studios is a Fit For My Firm?

Your primary goal is to find just the right graphic design studio, so here’s a thought. Do a hunt for graphic design studios, and even localizing it for your area, there will the tons of responses. And, in today’s internet world, it’s not necessary for the firm to the local. That merely broadens the scope of what’s available to you and adds to the adversity of making a conclusion. So, how do you decide? Look first at what you need

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