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Steven J. Burks, PhD
Burks Search
Cary, IL 60013
Jan 15, 2020
Emotionally Prepare For The Phases Of A Job Search
Job searches require constant commitment, even when your mental, physical or emotional energy is running low. This wouldn’t feel like an unsurmountable task if job searches were over quickly, but they rarely are. According …
Why Predictive Assessments May Be the Jolt Your Hiring Process Needs
Opinions can be misleading, particularly when hiring sales talent. It happens all the time: Your first impression of a potential hire …
Sales & Marketing Management
Upscale and not just upskill for 2020
Our Head of Communications approached me for a last-minute write-up on key skills that would be in demand in 2020 and beyond. I thought …
People Matters
The case for change: New world. New skills.
It's a new world that needs new skills. To many, that is an exciting prospect, because it speaks to progress. But the sheer speed …
The Workforce of 2020 and 3 Things To Expect
As the dawn of a new decade takes over, there will be a not so new force to be reckoned with in the workforce...millennials. According …
Start the Year Off Right: New Sales Ideas to Try This Quarter
Did you make any New Year's resolutions this year? If you didn't, why not consider a few new approaches in your selling instead of making …
All Business
Here’s why being likable may make you a less effective leader
When presented baldly it can seem self-evident, but it is remarkable how few managers really adhere to the approach that when you treat …
Fast Company
Don't Let Your Mistakes Define You... Let Them Refine You
Steve Sims sits down with The Playbook host David Meltzer to share the story of how quitting his bricklaying job and a failed attempt …
7 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models
If you've never gone into business for yourself before, you might have some questions pertaining to how you'll run it. Specifically …
The Startup Magazine
Personal Branding Books to Elevate Your Brand in 2020
Whether you have been actively working on your brand or simply find yourself interested in the idea of personal branding, 2020 should …
Expert Predictions on New Trends and Opportunities We’ll See This Year
Last week we took a look at what several business experts, entrepreneurs, and business thought leaders predicted was going to …
All Business
"One more time - explain to me why enjoying life after I retire is more important than enjoying life now."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
In the world of business, what phrase describes the process of a product becoming non-functional after a certain period or amount of use in a way that is designed by the manufacturer?
See the answer below.
Don’t Mistake Execution for Strategy
A business involved in conducting clinical trials for medical and pharmaceutical companies recently sent me …
Harvard Business Review
What Year Was It?
Boston Thieves Pull Off Historic Robbery
What Year
11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime - almost - as the culprits weren't caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.
The day was Jan 17. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"The politicians say 'we' can't afford a tax cut. Maybe we can't afford the politicians."
Steve Forbes
Trivia Answer
In the world of business, what phrase describes the process of a product becoming non-functional after a certain period or amount of use in a way that is designed by the manufacturer?
Answer: Planned obsolescence
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