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Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

May 4, 2016
Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

Tweet It’s tempting to start the day focusing on easy tasks before addressing more challenging ones.  Procrastination is the bane of human existence, but you can overcome it by tackling difficult to-do’s earlier on in the day.  Dale Carnegie said, “You can get ahead in the world. But you will have to work, you...
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Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

April 20, 2016
Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

Tweet Do you ever struggle to control your negative emotions when encountering conflict with a co-worker, friend or even your boss?  Often times, people lash out or engage in an unproductive round of sparring which proves fruitless and may even destroy the relationship.  Effectively managing conflict requires emotional intelligence and the following steps to...
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Five Earth Day Activities to Engage Employees

April 14, 2016
Five Earth Day Activities to Engage Employees

Tweet An estimated 500 million people will participate in various Earth Day activities worldwide, so why not use it as an opportunity to strengthen camaraderie and tap into teamwork?  Several employee studies conclude that morale and employer confidence increase when businesses implement productive green initiatives.  Additionally, in many recent surveys, consumers have stated that...
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Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

April 6, 2016
Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

Tweet The heat was on in Houston on Monday as Villanova played their very best and beat North Carolina to claim their second national championship in the school’s history.  What does it take to consistently win during a grueling three-week period and be crowned NCAA Tournament champions?  Here are the three keys to Villanova’s...
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New Year Resolution Check-In—4 Psychologist’s Secrets to Success

March 31, 2016
New Year Resolution Check-In—4 Psychologist’s Secrets to Success

Tweet Are you among half of the Americans which research suggests set New Year’s resolutions each year?  If so, with the first quarter behind us, it’s time to measure success.  Consider how you’ve fared thus far and if you are disappointed in your performance, you’re not alone—only 8% of Americans actually achieve their resolutions. ...
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

March 23, 2016
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Tweet Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line. ...
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Create Camaraderie With Co-Workers in 4 Simple Steps

February 12, 2016
Create Camaraderie With Co-Workers in 4 Simple Steps

Tweet In today’s hyper-connected, highly technological workplace, co-worker relationships are more important than ever.  A recent Gallup poll found that 30% of employees have a best friend at work, and these employees are seven times as likely to be engaged.  They’re also better at engaging customers, produce higher quality work, and exhibit higher levels of wellbeing. Here are four...
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Show Some Love — Make Mentoring More Meaningful

February 5, 2016
Show Some Love — Make Mentoring More Meaningful

Tweet If you’ve had the privilege of being supported by an amazing mentor, what was it about this person that made such an impact?  Perhaps their guidance enabled you to set and achieve goals much more quickly than had you tried without their wisdom. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and in the spirit of...
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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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