What makes greatness? Ah, but what kills it?

What makes greatness? Ah, but what kills it?

| May 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

The world’s leading CEO’s have endless theories, opinions, examples and ideas on what led to their greatness. A few of our favorites include: Richard Branson, Virgin: He relies on his ability to get the best from individuals by creating challenging environments—“Virgin staff are not mere hired hands. They are not managerial pawns in some gigantic […]

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"I'm South African" says global CEO

“I’m South African” says global CEO

| May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Anthony Vidergauz is former CEO of California Closets, a high-end custom storage company that brought him to the US 23 years ago. He and his partner acquired the struggling small home improvement company from Williams Sonoma in 1994 and under Anthony’s leadership the company eventually tripled revenues to a $250 million enterprise with over 100 […]

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7 things John Maxwell learnt from nearly dying

7 things John Maxwell learnt from nearly dying

| April 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

John Maxwell is a leadership expert, coach and author who has sold more than 20 million books. He speaks to Fortune 100 companies, government leaders and organizations such as the United Nations and NFL. I was recently reading an article where he spoke about the 7 most important things he learned after suffering from a […]

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US IMMIGRATION: Tips for how to stay in the US ... the right way!

US IMMIGRATION: Tips for how to stay in the US … the right way!

| April 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

An article by SAABC subscriber Lara Romanello. Whether you are considering working for an American employer or pursuing a business investment venture in the United States arena, there are key issues that need to be addressed for your goals to be reached. One issue is immigration. Non-immigrant visas There are a number of non-immigrant work […]

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3 simple stories from Steve Jobs

3 simple stories from Steve Jobs

| April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

“Stay hungry, stay foolish” were the final words of perhaps the greatest commencement speech of all time. Steve Jobs’ 2005 presentation to the graduating class of Stanford University has been called “a lesson in life, a morality tale about discovery, passion, vision, morality, redemption, and the meaning of existence—all revealed through three simple stories.”* VIDEO: Drawing […]

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Ditch these 3 bad habits and be a better leader

Ditch these 3 bad habits and be a better leader

| April 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their sometimes unconscious annoying habits and attain a higher level of success. Named one of the five most-respected executive coaches by Forbes and a top-ten executive educator by the Wall Street Journal”, Goldsmith has worked with some of the most influential leaders in Fortune 500 […]

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Warren Buffet’s Way with Words Wins over the World

Warren Buffet’s Way with Words Wins over the World

| March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you’re a leader you need to sell your product or service, command a room, motivate employees, persuade investors, align teams, and enlist allies. Yes, you’ll need brains and some sort of talent to do so but that doesn’t go too far without solid communications skills. Politicians know very well that communication is performance. If […]

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7 Characteristics of a Successful Salesperson

7 Characteristics of a Successful Salesperson

| March 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

In the last blog we talked about the importance of testing for sales aptitude. Here we look at the specific traits or characteristics you want to be able to identify in a salesperson in order for them to be successful: Entrepreneurial/Strategic Thinkers – They see themselves as owning their own business within the business – […]

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5 factors to look for when hiring top Sales people

5 factors to look for when hiring top Sales people

| March 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

According to John Asher, CEO of Asher-Global Leaders in Sales Strategies, the idea that anyone can sell is nonsense. The fact is, if you look at all Super Salesmen, there are 5 factors that are always present: Product Knowledge: They know not only their own business, but also their customer’s business and their competitor’s business […]

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Change is good if understood

Change is good if understood

| March 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Part 1: “My life is doomed!” – understand your audiences’  issues Yes, change related to your business is inevitable. Resistance to that change from employees is just as certain. Sure, we are logical human beings and see the practical benefits of change. Yet we are also emotional beings and our thoughts might go like this: […]

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