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Ben Drake

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Ben Drake is an Air Force Officer, grad student and the Communications and Branding Lead at be-influential.com. Create your portfolio today and show the world what you have to offer.

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Stop Emphasizing the Quality of Your Work and Do This Instead

By | 9 Comments | May 22, 2013

It may be a tough pill to swallow, but no one cares about the quality of your work. They care about the quality of their own. Read »

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How the Corporate Decision Trap is Keeping You from Accomplishing Big Things

By | No Comments | April 30, 2013

To grow into the leader you want to become, you need to start now. And that means making decisions, even if everyone’s telling you not to. Read »

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4 Words You Should Never Say to Your Boss

By | 29 Comments | March 21, 2013

These four little words will not only affect how you’re seen at work; they can also change the entire dynamic of your office. Read »

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The Error You Make Every Day That Keeps You from Building Strong Relationships

By | No Comments | February 14, 2013

Before you judge the actions of the people around you, don’t forget to take this into account. Read »

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Why The Old Guy Is Right About Gen Y

By | 5 Comments | January 10, 2013

They call Gen Y entitled. Lazy. Spoiled. Here’s why those stereotypes exist, and what you can do to change them. Read »

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How Your Parents Could Cost You a Promotion

By | 4 Comments | December 20, 2012

Did your parents ever tell you that if you work real hard and keep your head down, the rest will take care of itself? Ignore it. Here’s why. Read »