Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2017«

Your Willingness to Accept Feedback Will Affect All Areas Of Your Business

August 29, 2017


Many people make the mistake of assuming that feedback automatically equates to complaining. After all, people tend to not speak up about issues unless the topic reaches a boiling point, right? In reality, feedback doesn’t have to be like this at all. When given properly, feedback is constructive and can help to both reinforce what […]

The Rise and Fall of Nate Silver: A Lesson in Risk Communication

August 25, 2017


Political prognosticator and analytics guru Nate Silver rose to national fame by correctly predicting elections. But in 2016, Silver joined almost every other analyst by projecting a victory for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Was Silver’s good luck over? Cognitive Bias and the “Failure” of Data Actually, Silver’s estimate for the 2016 election was closer […]

The Art of Time-Blocking: A Simple Tip to Revolutionize Your Productivity

August 22, 2017


Most people just aren’t that good at multitasking. Trying to remain focused (and organized) is one of the most significant time wasters, especially in the life of a business professional. When you try to do too many things at the same time, you become a “Jack of all Trades, Master of None.” Just when you’re […]

The Quarterly Audit: Why It’s Always Good to Give Your Print Collateral a Once-Over a Few Times a Year

August 18, 2017


An opportunity that far too many people don’t take advantage of is the idea of a quarterly audit. Don’t worry; it has nothing to do with your taxes. Instead, it’s a process that you should go through a few times a year that provides you a chance to re-assess and re-evaluate. It’s a time where […]

The One-Trick Pony Syndrome

August 15, 2017


Have you ever heard the phrase, “a one-trick pony?” Researchers believe the “one-trick pony” phrase comes from an entertainment background. According to research, the earliest reference was associated with circus ponies used to perform a trick or feat that impressed audiences. The ponies involved could do an amazing act, such as walking on their hind […]

Learn How to Communicate on a Case-by-Case Basis for Better Results

August 11, 2017


To say that communication is important in the workplace is an understatement. This is true regardless of the type of business you’re running or even the industry you’re operating in. One study from McKinsey Global Institute found that not only does active communication bring people closer together in the workplace but in these types of […]

What Happened to Summer? Back-to-School Marketing Starts Earlier Than Ever

August 8, 2017


The temperature is soaring, steaks sizzle on the grill, and kids play in the pool, but not everyone is thinking summer. Back to school season is starting earlier than ever for big retailers and the impact trickles over into all aspects of marketing. Both Office Depot and Land’s End launch back to school campaigns at […]