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Every leader should have an operating manual. Here are 5 steps to build yours.

The things you do might be intuitive to you – but if they confuse your team, you're in trouble. Here's how to build an operating manual to make your decisions clear to everyone.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
management
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Want to be a better investor? Adopt these three mindsets

Think like an artist, an analyst, and a skeptic to make better decisions.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
4 mins
investment
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5 steps to solve the tough problem in front of you

The ability to solve tough problems isn’t an innate talent or a magic act – it’s a process. Learn a step-by-step framework to break down problems and solve them in a data-driven way.

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
2 mins
For students
problem-solving
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How to find your brand's purpose

Developing a brand purpose is a fundamental step for any company. Justin Lee shares how he uses the Section4 frameworks to uncover why his business exists.

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Greg Shove
Justin Lee
5 mins
For students
brand strategy

Every leader should have an operating manual. Here are 5 steps to build yours.

The things you do might be intuitive to you – but if they confuse your team, you're in trouble. Here's how to build an operating manual to make your decisions clear to everyone.

Read the article
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Section4 Staff
3 mins
For students
management

5 steps to solve the tough problem in front of you

The ability to solve tough problems isn’t an innate talent or a magic act – it’s a process. Learn a step-by-step framework to break down problems and solve them in a data-driven way.

Read the article
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Section4 Staff
2 mins
For students
problem-solving

How to find your brand's purpose

Developing a brand purpose is a fundamental step for any company. Justin Lee shares how he uses the Section4 frameworks to uncover why his business exists.

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Justin Lee
5 mins
For students
brand strategy

4 data-driven tricks to win your customers’ hearts‍

For consistent sales, you need a long-term relationship. According to Google’s Neil Hoyne, It starts with a better conversation — and smarter questions.

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Section4 Staff
4 mins
For students
Customers

The 10 essential business skills every person (or team) needs‍

I’m sure we’ve all had this thought over the course of our career: “I wish somebody could give me a playbook on how to be great at my job.”

Well, we’re here to tell you that being a great strategist isn’t a natural talent or a magic trick. It’s a list of critical skills that, when mastered, make you indispensable.

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Section4 Staff
10 mins
For students
strategy

Do this exercise to get more meaning from your life

It's about pinning down your "ultimate why," according to Berkeley Haas professors Sahar Yousef and Lucas Miller.

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Section4 Staff
10 mins
For students
goals

The three skills that actually matter to business growth

Do you ever look at a company like Google or Netflix and think, “I know we could be that successful – if only we had their people on our team”? 

The bad news: It’s impossibly expensive to recruit talent from the top tech companies.

The good news: You can develop this type of talent in-house, if you zero in on the skills that actually matter to drive business growth.

To help you, our research team looked at 100 of today’s top-performing organizations and identified the business skills that matter. 

These are the skills that should be your top priority in talent development. So let’s get started.

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Greg Shove
Greg Shove, CEO
4 minutes
For companies

Why most corporate learning offerings suck (and how to fix it)

What percentage of employees actually use the skills they learn in L&D programs at their jobs?

Twelve percent.

If these numbers sound rough, that’s because they are...

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Greg Shove
Section4 Staff
5 mins
For companies

Why we’re opening up unlimited access to sprints

I was talking recently with a Section4 student, and I let him know that we would soon be giving members access to all our sprints for $995, about 1% the annual tuition of an MBA. 

“That’s incredible,” he said. “I’m so excited – my mind is blown.”

Then he paused.

“Why are you doing that?”, which is a polite way of asking “What’s the catch?”

There isn’t one. And here’s the answer as to why.

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Greg Shove
Greg Shove, CEO
5 mins
For students
For companies
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