Facing Down Stage Fright

"Stage fright," "butterflies," "flop sweat" – call it whatever you want, but most of us have experienced that sinking, pit-of-the-stomach feeling right before standing up to address a crowd. Successful professionals offer advice on how to deal with it.

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Smaiyra Million: On Maintaining Corporate Culture

The corporate culture that was appropriate for a fledgling start-up might not always work for a multimillion-dollar, growth-stage company. Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, says that it’s up to the founders to decide when – or if – the company mindset needs to change.

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The Toughest Job-Interview Questions

It’s the moment we all dread: there you are, in the middle of a job interview, and you get pole-axed by a question that you never saw coming. Successful professionals recall some of the challenging interview questions they’ve had to field.

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Rich Maltzman: With Outsourced Vendors, You Need to Do Your Homework

How can you be sure that an outsourced vendor is reliable? Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says you can’t rely on a quick-and-dirty Internet search; you’ve got to take the time to talk with your peers who’ve had first-hand experience with the vendor in question.

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Jason Roberts: Leadership Skills Aren’t Always Transferable

Is leadership transferable – or are political leadership skills different from business leadership skills? Jason Roberts, instructor of History/Government at Quincy College, says the experience of Herbert Hoover may prove to be instructive.

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How to Get Around Writer’s Block

Red Smith, the renowned sportswriter, once shared how he managed to turn out a newspaper column on deadline every single day: "You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed." Successful professionals offer decidedly more practical advice about how to avoid writer’s block.

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Avoiding Budget Mistakes

Putting together an organizational budget is no easy task, and mistakes are bound to happen. Nonprofit fundraising pros offer their advice on some major pitfalls you should try to avoid.

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Smaiyra Million: On Being "In Flow"

There’s a special feeling when all the members of a startup team are working together smoothly toward the same goal. Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners, calls it being "in flow" &ndash and when people understand that concept, it’s something they can use for the rest of their lives.

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Rich Maltzman: Harness the Energy of Hyper-Enthusiastic Team Members

Every project manager wants to have this problem: what do you with a team member who’s too enthusiastic and wants to do too much? Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says it’s important for team members to recognize boundaries and avoid overreaching – but it’s also important for project managers to find a way to harness the energy of their overcaffeinated team members.

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Jason Roberts: History Shows That Great Leaders Can Still Emerge

In an era of 20-second sound bites and poll-driven decision-making, can great political leaders still come to the fore? Jason Roberts, instructor of History/Government at Quincy College, reminds us that throughout American history, strong leaders have stepped forward when the nation faced its most daunting challenges.

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