Gini Dietrich

A Business Book Reading Tool

By: Gini Dietrich | November 16, 2011 | 
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I love to read. When we were kids, we had one tiny B&W TV and my parents let us watch only 30 minutes a day. So, while my brothers were outside making toys out of scrap wood, I had my nose stuck in a book. I love to read so much, in fact, I majored in English literature in college. A degree I knew I’d be able [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Getting More Done: My Secret

By: Gini Dietrich | November 7, 2011 | 
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I was scrolling through my Twitter stream a couple of days ago and I saw the following phrase: Why bosses should beware of pasta and peanut butter. But then I got distracted and never had the opportunity to click through to see what it meant. Until now. According to The Corner Office at BNET, it has the following meaning... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Enjoy the Ride

By: Arment Dietrich | November 2, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. My stepfather and mother were visiting me this past weekend and I was looking forward to it. I happen to know my stepfather  has been a bit concerned lately that I have taken, in his opinion, perhaps some unnecessary risks in my professional life. So I was happy to have the opportunity to defend my position, in person. [&hellip... Read More
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Are Schools Killing Creativity?

By: Guest | October 27, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. Years ago, there was a boy who spent much of his school day staring out the window, daydreaming. To him, school was like the clink – a penitentiary so void of inspiration his imagination often left the room. His creative spirit needed an outlet, but it was so stifling in there. Kids dream big Children are imaginative and [&hellip... Read More
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Six Reasons Entrepreneurs Suck

By: Guest | October 20, 2011 | 
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  Today’s guest post is written by Marc Girolimetti. I’ve been blessed by living among entrepreneurs my entire life. I’ve learned a lot from them and they inspired me to drop the dreams of being the next Jacques Cousteau and head straight to Babson College, which has been named the #1 undergraduate program for entrepreneurship for 15 consecutive years. As a result of choosing a life of [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Jobs Czar Should Look to Small Business Leaders

By: Gini Dietrich | October 17, 2011 | 
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Did you see Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of GE, on 60 Minutes last Sunday? He’s been given the jobs czar title by President Obama, with the sole charge of convincing companies to hire, and Lesley Stahl was there to understand more. Her big question…whether or not the man who has sent more jobs overseas than any other chief executive has what it takes to create jobs in [&hellip... Read More
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Apologies from My Generation

By: Guest | October 11, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Pamela Wright. I want to issue a sincere apology from the Baby Boomer generation to the younger generations. We have failed you profoundly. With a quick look at headlines, no one can escape the conclusion that some of you were raised without an ethical foundation. Had we done our job, we would have taught you the following lessons, and they [&hellip... Read More
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Creative Destruction and Overturning the Economy

By: Guest | October 6, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Rusty Speidel. As you may recall, Gini Dietrich wrote a post earlier in the month about how we might pull ourselves out of the economic doldrums by taking a more courageous and open stance regarding competition. She was reacting to the typical practice of most businesses to protect and hide their capabilities from the world for fear of “being discovered” [&hellip... Read More
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Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What?

By: Guest | September 29, 2011 | 
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Today’s post is written by Thom Holland. In a recent meeting with my staff, our CMO presented an interesting question: How involved should companies be with the development of their employee’s personal brands? As you can imagine, the question sparked a rather interesting conversation. While most companies would agree that there are plenty of reasons to support their employee’s personal brands, the question of how they [&hellip... Read More
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How to Adjust Communication to Motivate and Influence

By: Guest | September 27, 2011 | 
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Today’s post is written by Brian Tolle. Communication can either be the death knell to accomplishing great things or the clarion call-to-action. Those who “get” the clarion call and use clear cut and precise language are great leaders: They can marshal the great forces of their team to bring in huge new business wins and manage even the most unruly clients. Those who assert their leadership [&hellip... Read More