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Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

January 22, 2016
Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

Tweet There is a distinct difference between micromanaging and being involved in your employees’ work lives.  A survey published in the book My Way or the Highway showed that 79% of respondents had experienced micromanagement.  Worse yet, 69% considered changing jobs because of being micromanaged.  Determine if you are a micromanager by posing the following questions which have...
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Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

January 7, 2016
Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

Tweet If you are among the 45% of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions1, here are nine that will help propel your career.  If you haven’t already chosen your resolutions, consider adopting the following this year. Become an early bird.  One study cited byPsychology Today found that early birds are generally happier because they were more productive in a...
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Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

January 1, 2016
Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

Tweet Gallup has found that the two major factors which influence employee performance are well-being and engagement.  Some companies focus primarily on employee performance while others focus on their employees’ well-being.  Gallup partnered with Healthways to measure well-being through five elements that are crucial to a life well-lived.  Here are the five elements of the Gallup-Healthways...
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Three Ways to ‘Work It’ At Your Office Christmas Party

December 20, 2015
Three Ways to ‘Work It’ At Your Office Christmas Party

Tweet Mixing everyone on an organizational chart with free alcohol can be a recipe for disaster as you have probably witnessed firsthand at holiday parties of yesteryear. Put your workplace celebration to work for you by following these three ways to work it properly. Prepare a brief personal value statement. While your co-workers are...
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Three Fears to Overcome and Grow Professionally in Fargo

December 7, 2015

Tweet Job Service North Dakota recently announced that November job openings in the state were down almost 22% compared to a year ago. As of November, there were still 15,901 open and available positions. This means that there is one unemployed person for every two job openings, so plenty of career opportunities for the...
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5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

November 25, 2015
5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

Tweet Here are five steps to make it easy for prospects to buy your product or service. Know thy customer.  Instead of rattling off all of your product’s or services’ bells and whistles, pare down the perks that pertain to the prospect’s situation.  Dale Carnegie’s 8th Human Relations principle is to, ‘Talk in terms of the other person’s...
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Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

November 21, 2015
Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

Tweet Before starting kindergarten, I reviewed the basic ways of treating people correctly with my son.  As a raving fan of Dale Carnegie, I felt it was necessary to set him up for success in his new school.  My recommendations embody many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence...
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Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

November 12, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

Tweet ‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective. What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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Six Reasons Sales Aren’t Scary

November 3, 2015
Six Reasons Sales Aren’t Scary

Tweet Many people shy away from sales because they fear confrontation; making a mistake; cold-calling and other rationales. Here are six reasons sales roles simply aren’t scary. Sales start everything. Henry Ford famously said, “Nothing happens until someone sells something,” because at the heart of every enterprise is the revenue-generating engine of sales. Appliances...
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Three Ways to Maximize Motivation

October 28, 2015
Three Ways to Maximize Motivation

Tweet When most people land a new job, they are full of excitement and begin contemplating how they can be successful.  After a while, responsibilities become routine and the balloon of motivation that was once ready to burst is now almost completely deflated.  Before we dive into ways to maximize your motivation, consider the three...
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