The Modern Business World 🎢 strategy Oct 03, 2023
 By: Brooke M. Dukes

Welcome to the rollercoaster of the modern business world, where change is the only constant, and the only predictable thing is unpredictability! But fear not, we've got the secret sauce to not just survive but thrive in this dynamic environment: Learning and Development...

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Becoming Someone Who Can Achieve Anything! strategy Sep 27, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

The Factors 

When people ask you who you are, it’s common to reply with statements such as “I am a mother.” “I am a leader.” “I am successful.” Any time you use the words “I am,” you are defining your identity...

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5 Internal Motivators that Drive Employee Performance strategy Sep 20, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

What's the most important “X factor” to peak employee performance?

Internal Motivation.

Motivation is the driving force behind our actions — why we do anything. It’s the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. External, or...

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Mastering Life's Big Three: Finding Balance Beyond the Office strategy Sep 12, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

As a busy professional, you’re probably spending a lot of time focused on your career, but how are you balancing the other areas of your life, like your mindset, health, and relationships? Being the Ultimate Performer in business requires maintaining a healthy balance...

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7 Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Failure Sep 06, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

The fear of failure can be one of the most powerful hindrances to our success, mostly because of all the looming “What ifs?” that are riddled in the uncertainty of trying something new. We can hardly stomach the shame and embarrassment that will be waiting for us...

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Selling to the C-level’s “Suite Spot” Aug 29, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

Selling to corporate C-level executives requires a strategic and targeted approach, as these high-level decision-makers are often time-constrained and focused on achieving specific business outcomes. Personalizing your pitch by quickly identifying which emotional need your...

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Set Yourself Apart and Embrace the “New Normal” strategy Aug 21, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

5 Ways to Build Long-Term Client Relationships

The “new normal” that is emerging post-pandemic is bringing many changes in client relations. Phone conferences or video calls are replacing face-to-face meetings. Products and services are changing and many deals...

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Overwhelmed by Working from Home? Jul 09, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

10 Tips to Lower Stress and Increase Productivity While Working Remotely

Are you one of the millions of remote workers that are reshaping the workforce following the pandemic?

A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that most remote workers are doing so by...

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5 Steps to Successful Negotiations Jun 09, 2023
By: Brooke M. Dukes

Negotiating is a part of everyday life, but in business, it's absolutely critical to your success. Poor negotiation is the downfall of many professionals. 

There are five key steps to successful negotiations.

  1. Research

Successful negotiators do their homework and take...

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10 Elements of a Strong Team May 09, 2023

By: Brooke M. Dukes

There’s a difference between a group of people working together and a true “team.” If you want to shape a group of people into a strong team, there are ten essential elements to put into place to create team unity.

  1. Empathy and Awareness

A team needs to...

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