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Cloud Partners 2014 in New Orleans

The Jive team is heading off to New Orleans in a few days for Cloud Partners 2014 on September 8th-10th. We’re excited to hit the Big Easy with a bang! We’ve got three days of meetings, networking, and maybe even an exciting giveaway…or three! Jive will be meeting with different partners during the event and would love to meet with you as well! Contact your Jive channel manager to schedule a meeting with Jive during the event and be entered to win an exciting giveaway. What is Cloud Partners? The cloud has changed everything in the channel—business models: sales cycles, […]

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Effortless Power: Our Outlook on Training

Effortless Power vs. Powerless Effort Those of you who golf know that it’s one of the most difficult sports to master, requiring the highest level of mental strength. Why? Well, besides the many components in your swing that have to align perfectly just to make contact, there’s the fact that our minds are our worst enemy. Our ego wants to crush the ball, causing our mind to say, “I better swing as hard as I can.” In reality, this is actually counterproductive. What works is perfecting technique to the point at which your upper body and lower body work synergistically […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Challenge

It’s hard to escape at least some exposure to the phenomenon that is sweeping the world one ice-filled bucket at a time. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over a substantial piece of real estate in social media, news outlets, and late night talk shows. At this rate, it’s likely that every publicly recognizable figure will participate—if they haven’t already—in this challenge before we hit Labor Day. Some of these individuals include Tom Hiddleston, Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, George W. Bush, and Tiger Woods. The challenge is also finding its way into our personal lives and workplace environments. In […]

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In Over Your Head: 3 Life Preservers to Keep You Afloat

Have you ever been given an assignment at work and had that “I have NO idea what to do” feeling? If you answered no, don’t worry. Your time will come. It’s so common in today’s fast-paced workplace, that whether you’re starting a new initiative, or you’re at your first job out of college, learning to positively channel that angst can turn a seemingly hopeless rat maze into something a whole lot simpler. In short, learning to work through such situations will make you a better employee and ultimately better able to excel at your job. I have the boon of […]

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The Financial Path to Success

The idea of a “creative” accountant has long been frowned upon, and for good reason. In fact, I remember one of my accounting professors telling this joke: “When asked the question ‘What is 1 + 1?’ the wrong accounting candidate would lean forward and say, with a conspiratorial smile, “What do you want it to be?’” And yet, at Jive, an innovative mindset within the finance/accounting framework has been vital in bootstrapping our business to tens of millions in revenue, 30+ quarters of consecutive growth, and a 9-figure company valuation. Take for example the experience with one of our first […]

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One Ring-Ring to Rule Them All

You’ve already heard that Jive makes businesses seem prominent and professional, saves them bucketloads of money on their phone bills, and has a near limitless feature set, but what is Jive’s most staggering advantage over other VoIP companies? What is Jive’s calling card (pun intended), its bread and butter, its mojo, its special sauce, its Holy Grail? Answer: Jive is easy. Let me explain. Scenario #1: You run a small insurance agency. You’re prospecting for new clients, hiring employees, trying to think of ways to grow your business, and you’re swamped with paperwork. Your agency is using old phones that […]