Category Archives: Corporate Researchers

Scream it from the rooftops! Market research is cool

Editor’s note: Mario X. Carrasco is managing partner at ThinkNow Research, Burbank, Calif. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Is market research ‘cool’?” What does the future hold for careers in … Continue reading

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Considering consulting? 4 pitfalls to avoid

Editor’s note: Aaron Zwas is a consultant, strategic technology advisor and author of “Transition to Independence.” Career stability isn’t what it once was. That’s why many workers frustrated with today’s corporate climate are venturing out on their own, offering their … Continue reading

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The power of purpose-driven employees

Editor’s note: Eliakim Thorpe is a speaker, consultant and founder of the T.H.R.I.V.I.N.G. Organization: A New Philosophy to Transform Organizations.           Matthew and Janice are emerging entrepreneurs who recently went into business together. During a lunch meeting at a local restaurant … Continue reading

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Searching for success: Creating an experiment of excellence

Editor’s note: Tracey C. Jones is a U.S. Air Force veteran, entrepreneur, speaker, publisher and author of Beyond Tremendous: Raising the Bar on Life. For many, success is an elusive goal. They feel powerless and resort to blaming their circumstances … Continue reading

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Taking risks to find learning opportunities

Editor’s note: Gregory Lay is a speaker, speaking coach and trainer at AccidentalCareer.com. “What do you mean, I’m not making enough mistakes??” Ron sat dumbfounded at his boss’s desk, wondering if she’d lost her mind. “Take a breath,” she smiled. … Continue reading

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Business manners? Putting your best foot forward

Editor’s note: Kate Zabriskie is president of Business Training Works, Inc., a Maryland-based talent development firm. “I sat there and watched the two of them completely engaged on Facebook. Never mind the fact that I’m a customer, and they are … Continue reading

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Three words that can spell career disaster

Editor’s note: Todd Cohen, CSP is a speaker, sales culture expert and author of Everyone’s in Sales and Everyone’s in Sales; STOP Apologizing. The English language has an unending supply of words and phrases that are built to create conversations … Continue reading

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Innovation and creativity: Creating a community-driven organization

Editor’s note: Arthur Coleman is vice president, product at research firm, Acxiom, Redwood Shores, Calif. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Defining innovation and creativity.” What is innovation? What do we … Continue reading

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What you need to know about non-compete agreements

Have you ever been asked to sign a non-compete agreement by an employer? Surveys show that around 20 percent of American workers have signed one. While there are many reasons that an employer may ask you to sign a non-compete … Continue reading

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Employee engagement: What you can learn from horrible bosses

Editor’s note: Amy Jones is a director of human resources at research firm MaritzCX, St. Louis. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “How NOT to engage your employees: What we can … Continue reading

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