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How to Combat Meeting Fatigue and Increase Productivity

U.S. businesses waste $37 billion in unnecessary meetings each year, according to Verizon. Let me put that number in perspective for you. In 2014, Apple made $39 billion, according to Fortune. That means U.S. businesses lose almost as much as Apple makes each year by having meetings that aren’t necessary. So how do we stop wasting time and money and gain back that productivity we’re losing?

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3 Ways to Create a Data-Driven Digital Enterprise Culture

Executives and marketers alike often throw around terms like “data-driven” and “company culture”—just not in the same sentence. Today, the behaviors reinforced by a company’s culture aren’t consistently followed when it comes to employees’ use and management of data, and that poses a major challenge.

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Innovation Through Financial Data: 5 Metrics That Matter

Deep within public financial data are insights that can reveal huge opportunities for growth. Most CEOs leave the financial data to the experts as they have enough to deal with between making strategic decisions around growth, efficiency and profitability. However, it’s a missed chance for CEOs to really understand the bigger picture. Understanding the benefits hidden within public financial data can be too rewarding to pass off to another colleague.

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6 Secrets to Building a Company for the Long-Term

The most innovative CEOs look to build their companies for the long-term. To have a company that will last 100 years, you must be obsessive about your culture, your reputation and promoting from within.

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Strategies for Leading your Company through a Successful Rebrand

Rebranding a business is a great opportunity for a company to show how it has evolved over time and debut its forward-thinking vision and mission to its constituents. It also is a tremendous undertaking, which requires precise strategy, exact timing and a great amount of preparation that must be communicated from the top all the way down.

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3 Tips for Building a Strong Growth Strategy

Driving profitable growth is at the top of every CEO's to do list. But, according to a 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey by PwC, 90% of senior executives feel they are missing out on major opportunities for growth. Most CEOs know that the best recipe for sustained, profitable growth is one that is capabilities driven.

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Why You Should Stop Procrastinating (and Creative Tips to Make it Happen)

Odd as it sounds, this year’s National Procrastination Week runs from March 6 through March 12. But even for those who tend to be procrastinators, using this observance as an excuse for not doing today what can be put off until tomorrow is a bad idea.

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3 Ways to Get Your Team to Successfully Implement Your Strategic Plan

As a chief executive, every meeting, phone call, and planning session you engage in is ultimately designed to build and refine company strategy. Most CEOs know this portion of their role well. But then comes the implementation, and it’s where many leaders become frustrated.

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It’s Time to Do Away with SMART Goals

At the start of a new year, it’s typical for business leaders to set SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely) goals to revitalize or transform their businesses. However, two broad trends have fundamentally changed the business environment, making SMART less effective than it used to be in setting goals.

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