The State of the New York Startup Scene

By: Guest | February 4, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 152Today’s guest post is by Andre Archimbaud. As they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. In my 15 years of living in New York City, I’ve seen just this time and again. In days gone by, this statement applied to actors, dancers, singers. While it still holds for that crowd, it now applies [&hellip... Read More
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What Not to Do: Eight Lessons from Airports

By: Gini Dietrich | January 31, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 237As many of you know, I spent a good deal of time on the road last year. Sixty-three trips, to be exact, but who’s counting? During that time, I had the grand opportunity to get to know the way our government runs airports intimately well. How should I say this? It, well, sucks. From people standing around at security [&hellip... Read More
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Two Reasons a Personal Brand is Imperative to Business Growth

By: Gini Dietrich | January 28, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 358A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to a group of business leaders about the use of the web to grow their organizations. During the conversation, the issue of personal branding came up. I know, I know. There is a conversation about whether or not personal branding even exists. For sake of this blog post, let’s lean on the [&hellip... Read More
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Getting Things Done: Why Working at Home is Better

By: Gini Dietrich | January 24, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 447Yesterday, we spent a good hour with Sarah Evans talking about [Re]frame, her book of daily inspirations. During the live Q&A (you can see the archive here), the topic of working at home came up (she works from home about 70 percent of the time and in the Tracky offices the rest). Steven Coyle said he finds working at [&hellip... Read More
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Lessons Learned from National Novel Writing Month

By: Gini Dietrich | January 21, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 144Many of you have asked me how my fiction writing is going, particularly because I made it public I was participating in National Novel Writing Month this past November. Let’s just say I was very naive about the process. The goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. I accomplished that…gold star for me! But did you know [&hellip... Read More
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2013 Business and Personal Goals

By: Gini Dietrich | January 14, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 105This year has started off really rough. I joked to a friend the other day that, if the first two weeks are any indication, 2013 isn’t going to be so fun. I was sick during the holidays so I didn’t do my normal New Year’s planning. I haven’t even blogged about my goals. Instead I’ve been sucked into this thing [&hellip... Read More
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Six Tips to Improve Your Leadership through Communication

By: Gini Dietrich | January 2, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 319It’s a new year. The Mayans were wrong. That means it’s time to buckle down and be an even better leader this year. Study after study has been done that shows the very best leaders are great communicators. And, as a communications professional, I run into people all the time who think everyone communicates so there must be nothing [&hellip... Read More
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Five Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

By: Gini Dietrich | December 17, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 367I was at dinner with a friend the other night and she mentioned an invite she’d received to spend New Year’s Eve “rubbing elbows with entrepreneurs.” I joked that if she came to my house on New Year’s Eve, she could rub elbows with entrepreneurs there (I thought myself quite hilarious when I said that). It made me stop [&hellip... Read More

Business Results: The Good, the Bad and the Gorgeous

By: Guest | December 13, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 99Today’s guest post is by Sharon Gilmour-Glover. When it comes to business results, we’re pretty good at looking at the good and the bad. In fact, we’re experts when it comes to looking at the bad. Often, we only  focus on bad business results because we mistakenly believe that focusing on our weaknesses and what’s not working is the best [&hellip... Read More
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Four Ways Leaders Can Integrate Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | December 3, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 267Before the Coopr event on Thursday night (where I spoke in Amsterdam), I was talking to a local journalist about social media and its role among an executive team. He asked me, “How important is it for the leader to be involved in using social media if they want their organization to use it?” I said it’s extremely important and [&hellip... Read More