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12 Business Days of Salesforce: 9 Attributes of a Great Manager

12 Business Days of Salesforce: 9 Attributes of a Great Manager

No one said leading a group of people was easy. Yet in the business world and well beyond, the success of a team often comes down to who their manager is, and the leadership qualities and overall effectiveness that person brings to the role. For our ongoing “12 Business Days... Read More»

3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Small Business Owner

3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Small Business Owner

With 2015 just on the horizon, I have been thinking a lot about what sorts of resolutions I want to make as a business owner. December is the perfect month to reflect upon what we’ve learned the past year to make even better choices in the coming year. Amidst all... Read More»

The Value of Achieving a Reasonable Work/Life Balance

The Value of Achieving a Reasonable Work/Life Balance

In everything we do, there's a point of diminishing returns. Working ridiculously long hours is an example. We can't perform like machines: we’re made out of meat, not metal. And even machines need time off for preventative maintenance and overhaul. After eight hours of work, fatigue can contribute to mistakes... Read More»

12 Business Days of Salesforce: 6 Tips for Innovation

12 Business Days of Salesforce: 6 Tips for Innovation

Innovation is defined as new ideas, plus action or implementation, which results in improvement, gain or profit. It's a fairly comprehensive definition, but it's missing a key component of what drives innovation: people! So how do you foster innovation in your company? You start with inspiring and encouraging people to... Read More»

Why Intellectual Curiosity Is Critical to Your Success

Why Intellectual Curiosity Is Critical to Your Success

Curiosity has gotten the short end of the stick in history. For the most part, when history's biggest thinkers have made breakthroughs in their respective fields, it's intelligence that got the marquee. However, without curiosity, the ability to to want to explore, to take apart, and to experience new things,... Read More»

What Can You Learn About Work-Life Balance this Holiday Season?

What Can You Learn About Work-Life Balance this Holiday Season?

Sometimes it can feel like you’re in a constant battle of work and life. The kids need dropping at school at the same time as your first meeting or an urgent project needs to be completed on the evening you planned to have dinner with family. It doesn’t turn off... Read More»

Gamification: The Fool’s Gold of the Enterprise

Gamification: The Fool’s Gold of the Enterprise

Third grade classes across the country every year open their afternoon to the coveted “Show and Tell” time. Without fail, nephews, nieces, sons and daughters of us all show members of the class, for the first time, a gleaming gold rock which puts the room in awe. To us, this... Read More»

Salesforce University Garners Top Industry Award for Education Innovation

Salesforce University Garners Top Industry Award for Education Innovation

From the very beginning, Salesforce University has focused on customer success through innovative training courses and certifications. Over the past few years, Salesforce University has continued to expand its ground-breaking training through a relentless focus and commitment to improving user success. This user-first approach has generated outstanding results in efficiency,... Read More»

Words of Wisdom from Two Visionaries

Words of Wisdom from Two Visionaries

Did you know that the last day of November marks the birthday of not one, but two incredibly inspirational visionaries? Both Mark Twain and Winston Churchill share the same birthday, November 30, though they were born nearly 40 years apart. These two men, from different countries, lifestyles and upbringing, often... Read More»

8 Tips for Sales Managers to Correct Their Own Behavior

8 Tips for Sales Managers to Correct Their Own Behavior

When their teams don’t meet expectations, managers often just want to press “refresh” and get a whole new team. But sometimes the problem isn’t with the team so much as it is with how the manager is managing. This is the year for managers to hold off on pressing refresh... Read More»