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Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

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October 19, 2016
Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

Tweet Encountering awkward situations in the workplace is inevitable, however fortunately we have control over how we respond to them.  We can gain the skills required to handle uncomfortable situations adeptly or continue feeling awkward indefinitely.  Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the...
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Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

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October 13, 2016
Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

Tweet A recent Gallup Business Journal article reveals that many employees are not currently engaged in their jobs because they don’t know what is expected of them.  Employee engagement is the degree to which employees are involved in and enthusiastic about their role and working environment.  Today, only one third of all U.S. employees...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

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October 5, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Tweet Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are...
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Four Ways to Master Your Next Job Interview

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September 28, 2016
Four Ways to Master Your Next Job Interview

Tweet If one of your goals for this year was to land a new job and you haven’t yet, the clock is ticking.  The consensus among top recruiters is that hiring peaks when most people are in the office.  With summer vacations behind and the hustle and bustle of holidays ahead, late September and...
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Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

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September 21, 2016
Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

Tweet Although technology has enabled employees’ efficiency to excel in many ways, being constantly plugged-in can equate to never officially clocking out.  Here are three reasons and ways to stop overworking. Overworking makes mistakes more likely.  If you tend to work through lunch, stay late most evenings and/or work from home during ‘off’ hours,...
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Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

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September 14, 2016
Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

Tweet Break these four bad habits to pump up your productivity.  Waking up without a morning routine.  Rushing through the morning can have negative consequences on your sense of emotional well-being and overall productivity.  Without a morning routine, it’s easy to skip important activities such as meditating, working out, and worse yet—skipping breakfast.  Starting...
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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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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

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August 24, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

Tweet The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here...
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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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