Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings

Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings

It takes a diverse set of skills to outgrow modest circumstances and advance to the pinnacle of the world of business. By looking intently at successful entrepreneurs who have risen from obscurity to direct some of the world’s most notable firms, we can gain insight into what makes them tick and learn from their stories. Certainly, the experiences of their forerunners can prove instructive for today’s aspiring businesspeople.

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7 Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals – Guest Post by @BrianTracy ‏

7 Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals

There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.

I am very excited to be participating in the revised and updated launch of Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy this week. Eat That Frog! is still one of the best books on time management around. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

In this fully revised and updated edition, Brian Tracy has added two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise.

I am honored and thrilled to host the following guest post by Brian Tracy:

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The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

The Real Costs of Guessing in Problem Solving

Bad problem‐solving is everywhere and costs individuals and society incalculable amounts of time and money. Problems persist because people have only been trained to solve easy problems, usually by guessing. This guessing approach is rarely successful when applied to hard problems. When problem‐solving efforts fail, people often find expensive or painful ways to live with or work around the problems they face, sometimes growing so accustomed to problems that they no longer even notice them.

Great problem-solvers are armed with a set of behaviors, not just a methodical approach, that allows them to avoid guessing. They consistently solve hard problems to root cause in a way that can seem magical to most people.

Author Nat Greene has spent over 20 years solving hard problems, and developing and leading great problem-solvers. In this time he has found that great problem‐solvers consistently exhibit certain behaviors when solving hard problems. In Nat’s new book, which is out this week, Stop Guessing, you will learn what the behaviors are, why they’re so important to success, and how to begin adopting them. Developing your strength in these behaviors will help you to:

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Finding The Root Of Why Your Career Has Stalled

Finding The Root Of Why Your Career Has Stalled

Most people will hit a brick wall at one time or another during their careers. After all, we can’t expect the road to success to be smooth from start to finish. Nevertheless, when you do feel that your career is stalling, it’s imperative that you find a quick resolution to get it back on track.

Before unlocking the solution, however, you must first discover the source of your problems. No two people are the same, and your situation will be unique. Still, some issues are far more common than others. Here are five likely scenarios, and what can be done to overcome those obstacles.

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Hiring Employees Abroad: The HR Manager’s Cheat Sheet

Hiring Employees Abroad: The HR Manager's Cheat Sheet

When you run a business, there will be times where you need to position your brand in a foreign market. As your enterprise grows, you will no doubt want to target international audiences to make your brand the dominant one in the industry. Many successful companies from English-speaking nations have managed to do that. Examples include Microsoft, Ford, and McDonald’s to name but a few!

Aside from the obvious tasks of setting up local offices and organizing the distribution of your products and services, there is one thing you need to consider: staff. Unless you plan to export some of your existing employees, you’ll need to hire locals to work at your foreign bases. As an HR manager, you will want to make sure this process is as streamlined and straightforward as possible.

Keep reading to learn more about the art of hiring employees in foreign countries in today’s handy cheat sheet:

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Not a People Person? HR Could Still Be a Career Option

Not a People Person? HR Could Still Be a Career Option

HR means human resources, so it stands to reason that HR folks are people lovers. That is, they are extroverted, talkative, and draw their energy from being around others. The truth is, though, introverts can have successful careers in HR. The trick is to carefully choose (or create) your job.

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4 Tips for Using Job Fairs as an Opportunity to find New Talent

4 Tips for Using Job Fairs as an Opportunity to find New Talent

The key to having the most successful company possible will typically depend on the employees you have. It’s ideal to have top quality individuals that can do the job right for you. This high caliber of people may be hard to find and are sure to be a great asset to you when found. One of the top ways to find the perfect staff to meet your needs is by hosting a job fair. Being aware of specific tips that may help you obtain the right talent is sure to be helpful to you.

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