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Best Leadership Books for 2015

This short list of five books is a pretty good list. I've read four of the five and I'd highly recommend Simon Sinek's Leaders Eat Last and  _Drive_ by Daniel Pink. Adam Grant's Give and Take didn't wow me, but it is a good book to read for perspective. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki is also an ok read .. makes total sense, but never gave me any inspiring "wow" moments of clarity.

That leaves me to read Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni.

Are you keeping up with your 2015 reading goals?

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Developing strong leaders is key to business success. These books will help you get there.
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Grow Your Business Using These Five Tips - Out of the Office Virtual Assistance

Starting a business is tough .. no exaggeration. To start and run a business is both nerve-racking, petrifying .. and a dozen other emotions. It doesn't matter if you are drafting the initial business plan, just opened the doors, or been around for awhile. Planning will alleviate much of the risk, but not all. You can't control everything in life, nor in business. Want to grow your company? Here are five guidelines to help you do that.

#businessgrowth   #itjustgotreal   #oofva  
Starting a business is tough .. no exaggeration. To start and run a business is both nerve-racking, petrifying .. and a dozen other emotions. It doesn't matter if you are drafting the initial busin...
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Quote for Today: Feb 26, 2015

Innovative solutions to new challenges seldom come from familiar places. 
- Gyan Nagpal -

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Innovative solutions to new challenges seldom come from familiar places. --Gyan Nagpal
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Quote for Today: Feb 24, 2015

If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.
- Marissa Mayer -

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If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen. --Marissa Mayer
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Quote for Today: Feb 23, 2015

Take your dreams seriously.

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Take your dreams seriously.
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Quote for Today: Feb 20, 2015

Learn to let your thoughts exist on their own without getting too involved in them.
- Russell Simmons -

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Learn to let your thoughts exist on their own without getting too involved in them. --Russell Simmons
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This is simply too funny not to share :)

Let's see .. Vermont: 
Introverted: check
Neurotic: nada
Abstract: no bueno
Flexible: check

If I read this correctly, I am a Producer. "The Producers are hardworking, no-nonsense folks who enjoy the company of others."

Now let's go back to that list above, shall we? Has the definition of "introverted" somehow changed to "enjoy the company of others" when I was sleeping? Pft!

Is your state accurate for you?
What Your State Says About You - The Muse: Because where you live could be helping (or hur...
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Quote for Today: Feb 25, 2015

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
- Richard De Haan -

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If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. --Richard De Haan
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5 Things About Working with a Virtual Assistant - Out of the Office Virtual Assistance

Take a look at your to-do list, are there tasks on there that are taking away the time you should be using on your business? If so, it’s probably time to start looking for a virtual assistant.

A virtual assistant (also called a VA) can free you from the administrative tasks that aren't an effective use of your entrepreneurial time. One advantage of a virtual assistant is that they work remotely and as needed so you don’t have to spend as much as you would for an employee that works on site, all the time .. you know, the clock punchers.

So .. ready to contract a VA for your business? If you are, here are some tips on finding one and working with one successfully.

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Take a look at your to-do list, are there tasks on there that are taking away the time you should be using on your business? If so, it’s probably time to start looking for a virtual assistant. A vi...
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6 Actionable Tasks You Can Do Today to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

While I totally would switch up #2 with 'Go for a kayak paddle,' I think I should work on #3. How about you .. can you put any of these steps into action?

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Rather than trying to change the nature of who you are, consider adding these six simple actions into your day.
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Know The File Types: When To Use JPEG, GIF, And PNG

Cool infographic from +Lifehack about the different types of image file formats. If you ever were wondering which compresses the best? Which is best for the web, or a logo, or for digital art .. you might want to have a read :) Enjoy!!
Finally, a guide to image file types for the rest of us!
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Quote for Today: Feb 19, 2015

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
- George Addair -

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Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. --George Addair
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Proudly INTJ, I am a crazy, hip, insanely curious, super enthusiastic administrative consultant who thrives on keeping her clients sane.

Owner of the engaging virtual assistant community on Google+.
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I am conventional in a non-conventional industry. I am insanely curious and super enthusiastic .. and I love helping people and small businesses. I am your silent weapon, your office ninja, your partner.

At Out of the the Office, we offer ideas and ways to increase your productivity, decrease your workload and work more efficiently. We nurture a successful business relationship, while continuing to grow as your business partner.

Focused on streamlining your administration, social media planning and execution, as well as creatively offering solutions to your business minutia.

Keep in mind, finding a business partner, an assistant, a secret weapon, is a lot like dating. Most don't generally run to the altar with the first person they date, so take the time to start slowly with an outsourced partner. Overwhelming each other is not healthy for you, for me, or for the industry. Take it slow. Baby steps slow. Build on it. Then we'll rock!

If you succeed, we succeed. So let's make it happen!

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