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This was a good week in terms of the quality of posts I read and shared. It’s amazing the kind of things you can learn online. I’m only posting the best ones that are more business related. Here are a few.

Is it easy for you to say no? Can you do it without coming across as a jerk? I hate saying no to people and for a long time it got in the way of my personal life. Over the year I have found that you can say no and that you can do it without being a jerk. If you struggle with saying no, the tips in the article “A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction“ should help you.
http://bit.ly/1AS0VWW

You should keep your LinkedIn profile updated, especially if you may be looking for a new job or clients in the future. If you haven’t given your LinkedIn profile much thought, you should read the “9 Steps to Creating A Powerful LinkedIn Profile.”
http://bit.ly/17SE02L

Your company is probably using social media and if you are a control freak then you are probably trying to do it all yourself. “Turn Employees Into Advocates [Social Media Tip]” of your organization and get more out of social media.
http://linkd.in/1LdX0Xm

And for those of you who are leaders of paid employees or volunteers, here is some advice from one of our greatest generals.

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I hope you find these favorite weekly posts helpful. Follow me online to see more posts throughout the week.

This weeks photo is from Unsplash.com and is licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Shawn Wright
Shawn Wright is a graphic designer and podcaster living in Birmingham, Alabama. You can find his design work at shawnwright.net. His podcasts, the Shades Cahaba Oral History Project podcast at shadescahabahistory.com and Alabama Short Stories at alabamashortstories.com. His designs are for sale at TeePublic.com and Redbubble.com.
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