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  • selling without listening: a 1-sighted equation

    Short Sighted SalesBusiness process is important. Presenting and promoting options to customers is a necessity.

    But when brands focus too much on selling and not enough on listening, profits will inevitably fall. Case in point:

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  • 3 things every bank can learn from IKEA

    IKEA FamilyThink IKEA is just about low-cost furniture for dorms? Think again. It's a company well-founded in purpose, offering nesting and affordable design for all. IKEA can teach every banker how to grow loyalty and profit from the inside out. Read on for our 3 favorite ways:

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  • Employees: the power brokers of your brand

    MBPiland Brand Touchpoint Infographic.Cropped2You work very hard to craft a consistent brand message. That only takes you so far.

    The real power brokers of the brand are employees. Read more for just a glimpse of all the ways they can help build the brand—or torpedo it.

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  • Business spaghetti: stop waiting to see what sticks

    marketing tactics like spaghetti"Things change so fast, there's no room for a plan," we've heard more than once—from more than one CEO. They don't want to be tied down, so they throw out random tactics and wait to see what sticks. Here are 3 ways to be ready for change while still working a smart plan for your brand.

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  • 5 Ways Santa Can Run Your Business Better

    Santa Claus holding piggy bankNaughty kids get coal in their stockings. The nice kids get what they want. As a high growth business, how do you get what you want in your stocking? Here are some handy tips from Santa to fill your "stocking"—and your business—with profit and prosperity.

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  • Boo-yah! What Navy SEALs know about training excellence

    US Navy SEALs insigniaIn many companies, training is a low priority. But every high performance organization acts differently. They're the ones who become legendary.

    Case in point: Navy SEALs. Here are 4 lessons they can teach every corporate leader:

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  • Get out of your own way: 3 obstacles to profit that start with you

    get out of your own way to grow your brandToo many CEOs are looking for growth but can't seem to get out of their current rut. Their greatest obstacle? Themselves.

    Here are 3 common examples and how to obliterate them.

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  • Tactics without strategy is just noise

    toppled queenWe often encounter business leaders trying to skip to the end without doing the hard work it really takes to get there. They jump from one big idea—or consultant—to the next, looking for the shortcut to leapfrog past their competition.

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  • Environmental Branding: True Brand Immersion

    brand-immersion-croppedCreating a powerful brand experience goes far beyond having a sign outside and welcome mat at the front door. It's about expressing the brand's personality and promise everywhere. Read on for ways your environment can get your brand off the B list.

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