Category Archives: Corporate Researchers

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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Analyzing the current representation of minorities in market research

Editor’s note: Rill Hodari is the founding president of the Association of Minority Market Research Professionals (AMMRP), Chicago. As anyone who has done mass consumer research knows, although a U.S. Census representative sample solicitations is sent out, the final data … Continue reading

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Learning to connect with your audience as a marketer

Editor’s note: Upekha Makumbura is the digital marketing executive of London School of Marketing. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Mastering the art of presentations as a marketer. As Marshall McLuhan … Continue reading

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