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6 Negotiation Strategies Every Marketer Should Know

September 2, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

There’s a reason why we love TV courtroom dramas. Beyond the shocking objections and confessions, it seems like there’s constant screentime for strong, powerful arguments.

As marketers, that last part is especially exciting. Whether we know it or not, we are unabashed nerds for all things negotiation — and it’s a skill that all of us should master.

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Are You Actually a Good Listener? [Flowchart]

September 2, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

When you listen to someone speak, are you really listening to them … or are you listening to the voice in your head?

Hearing someone and listening to someone are two very different things. It’s all too common for people to wait for their turn to speak or think about what to say next instead of truly listening to someone. 

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How to Attract, Hire & Train the Best Marketers for Your Team [Free Ebook]

August 25, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Hiring marketers for your company is not an easy job. Ironically, a lot of it is actually about marketing to potential candidates. But the best marketer’s out there know when they’re being marketed to, and are therefore tuning out the old-school recruiting noise.

Those copy-pasted job descriptions filled with buzzwords and new challenges aren’t going to suffice anymore, which is why HubSpot Academy and Udemy for Business teamed up to bring you: How to Hire and Train Marketing All-Stars.

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7 Ways to Build Credibility When You’re a New Leader

August 11, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Not too long ago, my alma mater asked me to give a talk about “what comes next” after business school. I was to address a group of MBA candidates about the discomfort of figuring out what to do with this fabulous new degree, and how to embrace the path to leadership. And in the process of preparing for it, I came across some pretty dismal statistics about the workplace.

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How to Deliver Negative Feedback & Why It Matters [Infographic]

July 29, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Most managers dread giving negative feedback almost as much as employees dread hearing it. It’s uncomfortable to tell someone they’re not performing well at something.

But the truth is, your employees want to learn and grow — and they’ll only learn and grow when the work and skills that need improvement are given some course correction.

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21 Things Recruiters Absolutely Hate About Your Resume

July 28, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

I’ll never forget one of my first job interviews out of college.

I was applying for a marketing position at a technology company. (No, not HubSpot.) Because my college major had nothing to do with marketing or technology, I’d written “Relevant coursework: Statistics” in the education section of my resume in an effort to draw a connection.

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How to Say ‘No’ To Your Boss

July 21, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Technically, your boss owns your professional time. That means it’s perfectly within her rights to reprioritize what you’re working on if she thinks doing so is the best thing for the team.

But even good bosses can have a hard time understanding what’s being sacrificed when they assign new tasks and projects.

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Career Path

June 28, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

A couple of my teammates recently launched a tool called The Next Five to help people navigate through those times in their career where they’re feeling kind of stuck. You know, when you’re just not sure what the next step is on your career path.

And while we may think about this stuff from time to time — and maybe even sheepishly practice holding those conversations in the car on the way to work — I don’t think we often verbalize our thoughts on where we want our career paths to go (presuming we actually know the answer to that question).

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How to Appear Confident, Even When You’re Not [Infographic]

June 24, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

You know the saying, “Fake it ’til you make it”?

It turns out that doing things that make you appear confident — even if you don’t actually feel confident  — can affect how others see you, and can ultimately have a big impact on your success. It can also affect the chemicals in your brain to make you actually feel more confident when all is said and done.

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7 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Innovation Across Teams

June 1, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Innovation in the workplace poses a unique challenge: Growth requires your employees to take risks, yet chasing unproven ideas can often mean fundamentally risking your job.

While many companies find success confining innovation to specific departments or innovation labs, this can often limit the flow of ideas and constrain the development of new products.

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9 Resources to Help You Become a Better Leader

May 27, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Some things in life are relatively straightforward to learn. 

Want to knit a scarf? Head the local craft store, pick up a book, and get to work. Sure, your gauge might be all over the place and your transitions between balls of yarn might be haphazard, but you’ll still end up with something good enough to keep you warm during the winter.