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Asking For A Raise

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Download article as PDF A great number of people would rather visit their dentist than ask their boss for a raise that they believe they deserve and is overdue. I believe that everyone in this situation should summon up their courage and ask for it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Here [...]

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Intuition – Use in Decision Making

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Download article as PDF One of the big questions about decision making is the intuition versus science balance: how much should you go with your gut and how much should you depend on information that has been gathered systematically? My answer is that intuition should be used as often as possible. I’m well aware that [...]

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Just Ask, Part 6

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Download article as PDF Talk about “framing an opportunity” — here’s an idea about limiting your exposure while opening up the opportunity for plenty of upside… Welcome back to my series on “Just ASK!” — a collection of real world experiences where “just ask” was at the heart of the success. Just ask for what [...]

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Just Ask, Part 5

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Download article as PDF There’s serious money in helping your customers expand their brand into new areas of related businesses, but you have to ASK… Welcome back to my series on “Just ASK!” — a collection of real world experiences where “just ask” was at the heart of the success. Just ask for what you [...]

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Just Ask, Part 4

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Download article as PDF You never know where your next idea is going to come from, unless you’re willing to ASK! Welcome back to my series on “Just ASK!” — a collection of real world experiences where “just ask” was at the heart of the success. Just ask for what you want even if it [...]

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Just Ask, Part 3

Rubik's Cube

Download article as PDF Sometimes you CAN negotiate a great deal from a very unlikely supplier… Welcome back to my series on “Just ASK!” — a collection of real world experiences where “just ask” was at the heart of the success. Just ask for what you want even if it sounds outrageous or an overreach. [...]

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