Team Member Engagement

The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

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September 7, 2016
The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

Tweet Are you comfortable saying, “no” to your boss?  It’s important to be a team player, however if your boss continuously piles new projects on your plate, inevitably you will have to delay other work or worse yet, not complete the request at all—which will reflect poorly on you. The ability to say “no”...
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Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

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August 31, 2016
Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

Tweet As leaders and organizations seek strategies to attract and retain top talent, many overlook one of the most basic and easily executed strategies—employee recognition.  Shockingly, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days according to a...
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Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

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August 17, 2016
Leaders Must Encourage Employees to Grow or They’ll Go

Tweet When Gallup asked employees who were considering a career change or had recently switched employers to rate particular factors that influenced their decisions, the results were a bit surprising.  Most employers assume that the primary motivator for a career change is increased income, however as the results show, other factors are more important. ...
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Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

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August 4, 2016
Four Ways to Conjure Confidence

Tweet Do you wish you felt more confident when speaking one-on-one or to a large group of people? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the Wall Street journal, public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Graduates of the Dale Carnegie Course for Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success report that...
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Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

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July 7, 2016
Three Reasons to Make Mentoring a Priority

Tweet Who is your all-time favorite teacher?  Most likely, it was someone who took a sincere interest in you and cared deeply about you.  This mentor understood your goals and dreams, and did everything possible to help you attain them.  You probably still remember his or her wise adages which you apply in your...
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Three Busyness Myths Debunked

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June 24, 2016
Three Busyness Myths Debunked

Tweet If your schedule is constantly jam-packed and you lack any semblance of balance, have you considered that you may have fallen into the busyness trap?  You may, not even be aware of your busyness addiction as you rush through your daily routine.  I was that person—voice activating text messages in route to meetings;...
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Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace By Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle

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June 3, 2016
Three Ways to Effectively Engage Millennials in Today’s Workplace By Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle

Tweet Millennials (born between 1980 and 1996) in the U.S. are on track to become the most educated generation in American history.  As the estimated 2.8 million millennials graduate from college this month with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, many will it difficult to land fulfilling jobs.  Consider these facts according to Gallup’s latest...
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6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

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May 16, 2016
6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work

Tweet Where there are unmotivated Millennial employees you will find uninspired leaders who lead teams of anxious, job-hop-in-a-heartbeat Millennials. For the leaders eager to spark change and energy into their organizations there are specific Millennial motivators that can be leveraged to ignite Millennial hustle and extend Millennial retention. 1) Innovation 78% of Millennials were...
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Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

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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

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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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