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How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

It’s nearly impossible to escape a meeting or conference call without someone touting the virtues of collaboration. After all, researchers have linked collaboration to increased innovation, and many have compellingly argued for collaboration’s role in better leadership performance. Collaboration just feels right — like a big hug or a warm puppy.

But collaboration also has an overlooked dark side.

Picture this: A complex issue is identified. A diverse, cross-functional team is assembled to solve it. Key stakeholders are gathered. Information is collected. Options are debated. Approval is sought. And then… nothing happens. So more information is gathered. More stakeholders are invited. More conference calls are logged. More debate ensues. More approval is sought. Round and round the project goes — when, where, and how somebody will decide, nobody knows.

This is a recipe for collaboration fatigue, and if consumed in large doses for prolonged periods, this potent blend of abdication…

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Happy 4th!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Inspiration: No brainer [Quote]

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How to Use the Power of Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing – Jeffbullas’s Blog

Originally posted on Finding the way:

See on Scoop.itSmall Biz is my big biz

Twitter, Facebook & Instagram use hashtags. It can increase sharing by 100%. Here are 4 simple tips to use hashtags in your social media marketing

Natalia Corres‘s insight:

Sweet and easy. Listen to the podcast, too.

See on www.jeffbullas.com

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How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie

Originally posted on Guyanese Online:

How to Find Your Passion and Inner Awesomeness: Eugene Hennie 

Published on Sep 7, 2013 – Eugene Hennie describes himself as an ambitious, norm challenging, knowledge seeking, young professional. Born in New York City, he grew up in a fast paced environment. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in business management, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in telecom.  

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Bizarre Tax Deductions [Infographic]

Originally posted on The TurboTax Blog:

Many of you may know about dependent and education related deductions, but there may be a few deductions out there that may surprise you. Let’s take a look at some of the most bizarre tax deductions and see how many of these can save you money?

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Inspiration: Top 10 Mistakes App Builders Make [INFOGRAPHIC]

Inspiration: Top 10 Mistakes App Builders Make [INFOGRAPHIC]

Black Friday Survival: The Top Internet Retailers [Infographic]

Black Friday Survival: The Top Internet Retailers [Infographic]Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday is upon us. Instead of standing in line, take a look at these top 250 Internet Retailers.

What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?Instead of getting tips and advice, tell us what you’re thankful for!

What’s been a godsend to your business?

What have your employees done to help you out this year?

Let us know in the comments!

Inspiration: Are you an entrepreneur? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you an entrepreneur?

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