Navigating Teamwork, Motivation, and Productivity #StartTuesday | 2-16-16

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5 Keys to Being Blunt at Work—Without Sounding Like a Total Jerk by Kat Boogaard

Being effective in any job means getting thing done, but it also requires working well as part of a team. In this article Kat Boogaard equips us all with some solid tools for getting to the point without ruffling the feathers of our co-workers.


What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means by Carol Dweck

The phrase growth minded is used to describe the #StartTuesday series but the phrase growth mindset, in many ways, has become a fluffy buzzword. In this recent article for the Harvard Business Review, Carol Dweck reminds us of what she means when she says that she studies “growth” versus “fixed” mindsets.


The One Word That’s Killing Your Productivity by Lea Mcleod

Career success hinges on measures of productivity. In this post by Lea McLeod we’re reminded that “All work is not important work.”


How to Avoid Negative Self Talk by Elana Lyn Gross

Imposter Syndrome and self-doubt are the mortal enemies of professional development. A symptom that these two afflictions often share is negative self-talk. Elana Lyn Gross packs 5 fantastic and actionable ways of preventing negative self-talk into her latest post so that you can keep from derailing your own career success.


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Brendan Alan Barrett

Brendan Alan Barrett is a top sales producer who has generated millions of dollars in revenue. In addition to running his own sales organization in the civil engineering and construction industry, Brendan provides coaching and training to sales teams and business owners. His practice focuses on identifying, prioritizing, and winning the attention of prospects that can be turned into sales quickly. In doing so, Brendan helps his clients to generate revenue and customer testimonials that fuel more scalable and less labor intensive business development efforts for year-over-year growth. As the founder of and host of The Business of Family and Selling podcast Brendan interviews moms, dads, husbands, and wives who work in sales or run their own businesses. Each interview unpacks the very best in strategies and tactics family-first sellers can use to grow their books of business without losing their status as a rock stars at home. While originally from the Chicagoland area, Brendan started his sales and marketing career in Southern California before relocating to Arizona.

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