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Fortune’s Top Workplace List—Four Dale Carnegie Principles at Work

March 23, 2017
Fortune’s Top Workplace List—Four Dale Carnegie Principles at Work

Tweet It’s common for people to contemplate what their dream job would be, but how about the workplace of their dreams?  Most likely benefits such as great health care; tuition reimbursement; the option to work a flexible schedule, and perks like gourmet coffee would top their lists.  Every year, Fortune evaluates more than 1,000...
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Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

March 15, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

Tweet As March Madness tips off, many fans will be glued to their TV screens or nose-down on their smart phones watching the nation’s top NCAA basketball players engage in fierce competition.  Players will push themselves more than ever, and coaches will inspire like never before.  Just as in the business world when stakes...
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Three Tips to Prevent Employees from Jumping Ship

March 6, 2017
Three Tips to Prevent Employees from Jumping Ship

Tweet According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, the U.S. currently has a high number of job openings.  Record numbers of employees are contemplating jumping ship to embark on those opportunities.  Consider these facts: Just over half of employees (51%) say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for...
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Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

March 1, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

Tweet Some are calling Sunday night’s 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture mistake a mix-up of epic proportions.  Here are four lessons that extend beyond show business worth incorporating into your daily routine. Smile- Whether the nominees were ultimately winners or losers, every single one smiled during practically the entire Academy Awards show.  It’s...
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Negotiations—Four Steps for Smooth Selling

February 22, 2017
Negotiations—Four Steps for Smooth Selling

Tweet Whenever stakes are high—as with negotiating, fear and anxiety tend to dominant our minds.  Instead of fearing negotiations, approach them with the same process and perspectives as those who have mastered the art of the deal.  Here is how. Define a win-win strategy.  Sales professionals sometimes refer to an upcoming pitch as, ‘Going...
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Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

February 15, 2017
Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Providing employee feedback effectively can be challenging, especially when conducting 360, or peer, reviews—a growing workplace trend.  Here are four ways to frame feedback they won’t forget. Add equal parts of positivity.  Before sharing constructive criticism, prime with positive statements.  Since positive feedback stimulates the brain’s reward centers, the recipient will be more...
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Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

February 8, 2017
Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

Tweet Customer appreciation strategies need not be extremely costly or complicated.  Here are five simple ways to show your customers some love. Surprise and delight.  One of the easiest ways to love your customers is to reward them with complimentary perks.  Expedited or free shipping, and sample products, are affordable ways to drive revenue...
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Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

February 1, 2017
Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

Tweet According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  Perhaps you are among the work-at-home, non-self-employed population which has grown by 103% since 2005.  If so, here are three ways to pump up your productivity. Ensure your workspace is set up for...
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Five Ways to Make Your Resume Work for You

January 25, 2017
Five Ways to Make Your Resume Work for You

Tweet If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to land a new job this year, avoid making the mistake of ‘dusting off’ a previous version of your resume and add merely adding your most recent work history.  Set yourself up for success by following these five steps to make your resume shine.  Cut-out...
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Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

January 18, 2017
Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

Tweet The easiest way to prioritize your life to maximize your enjoyment is to consider your day as being divided into thirds.  Ideally, eight hours should be dedicated to sleep; eight for work, and the remaining eight hours are yours to what your heart desires.  Here are four ways to maximize your overall enjoyment...
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