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E-Strategies – Week of April 4, 2016

We are constantly on the look out for the latest tips and articles on business just for you. Check out what we discovered this week!

4 Simple Phrases That Instantly Earn People’s TrustEarn Trust

Project Aristotle is a recent Google Study that was undertaken to understand why certain teams in their workplace thrived while others seemed to struggle. After studying hundreds of Google’s teams and analyzing years of data, the researchers behind Project Aristotle discovered that “psychological safety” is the secret to building and maintaining successful teams.

Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School professor, describes psychological safety in her definitive 1999 study as “a team climate characterized by interpersonal trust and mutual respect in which people are comfortable being themselves.”

The Google study solidifies what we already know: that people need a sense of security to do well at work. Honesty, transparency, and an overall atmosphere of mutual respect are imperative when building a psychological safety net for your team.

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These Are the Most Motivational Books Ever Written

Motivational BooksThree years ago, I identified the “Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time,” but with a twist: I left the No. 1 spot blank and asked Inc.com readers to name their favorite.

In hundreds of comments, our readers named almost 300 books, but there were 18 that turned up consistently.

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A List Of The Worst Business Advice You Can Follow-Ever

There’s plenty of advice out there foWorst Business Advicer how to start and run a business. But not all of it is good. In fact, there are some common sayings that are actually some of the worst business advice out there. The following includes some of the worst business advice you can follow.

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The 7 Styles of Decision Making

StyleDecisionMakingEffective and efficient decision-making is at the core of any entrepreneur’s success.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeffrey Shinabarger, author of Yes or No: How Your Everyday Decisions Will Forever Change Your Life and founder of  Plywood People, a nonprofit in Atlanta that “leads a community of startups doing good.”

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The 59 Commandments of Business NetworkingBusinessNetworkingCommandments

Business networking is one of the most effective marketing and prospecting tools you can use to grow your business.

Of course, done incorrectly it can actually be harmful to your business.

People have to trust you before they’ll do business with you or refer you. How can you make sure you are presenting yourself as someone who is trustworthy? Following the commandments of business networking below is a good start.

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