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Two Reasons a Personal Brand is Imperative to Business Growth

By: Gini Dietrich | January 28, 2013 | 
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A 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 side of personal branding as a way [&hellip... Read More
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Getting Things Done: Why Working at Home is Better

By: Gini Dietrich | January 24, 2013 | 
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Yesterday, 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 home really appealing, but a lot people [&hellip... Read More
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Lessons Learned from National Novel Writing Month

By: Gini Dietrich | January 21, 2013 | 
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Many 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 that’s not a full book? It’s only [&hellip... Read More
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2013 Business and Personal Goals

By: Gini Dietrich | January 14, 2013 | 
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This 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 we call life and haven’t taken the [&hellip... Read More
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Six Tips to Improve Your Leadership through Communication

By: Gini Dietrich | January 2, 2013 | 
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It’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 to do it. Right? Wrong! Being a [&hellip... Read More
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Five Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

By: Gini Dietrich | December 17, 2012 | 
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I 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 and think, though. How many entrepreneurs are [&hellip... Read More
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Business Results: The Good, the Bad and the Gorgeous

By: Guest | December 13, 2012 | 
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Today’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 way to achieve success. Actually, decades of [&hellip... Read More
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Likable vs. Successful: The Issue Women Leaders Face

By: Gini Dietrich | December 10, 2012 | 
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I love men. I love them as role models, mentors, and friends. I have four brothers (and one sister) so I relate very well to men. Beginning in childhood, I’ve learned a lot from boys (not men yet). I learned from my brothers how to climb trees and change the oil in my car. I learned how to stick up for myself and how to get [&hellip... Read More
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Four Ways Leaders Can Integrate Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | December 3, 2012 | 
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Before 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 emphasized the value in leading by example. [&hellip... Read More
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Dear Manager: You Might Need a Tuneup

By: Lindsay Bell | November 28, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell. It’s no secret here in the SpinSucks space that I have a great boss. And while I get teased mercilessly about my appreciation for Gini (I’m looking at YOU, Danny Brown), people need to stop and ask themselves why I’m so appreciative. There are many reasons I gush over Gini. She treats me with respect. She trusts me to [&hellip... Read More