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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...
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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...
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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...
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Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

January 21, 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...
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Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

January 6, 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 by Psychology Today found that early birds are generally happier because they were...
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Three Ways to ‘Work it’ at Your Holiday Work Party

December 17, 2015
Three Ways to ‘Work it’ at Your Holiday Work 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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Six Body Language Movements That Send the Wrong Message

December 9, 2015
Six Body Language Movements That Send the Wrong Message

Tweet Many people don’t realize that we communicate with much more than words.  Our nonverbal communication, or body language, which includes our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and even our voice inflection are critical to message delivery.  In fact, a person’s voice inflection, facial expressions and body language can make up over 90%...
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Science Says—Five Ways to Prepare for Public Speaking

December 4, 2015

Tweet Public speaking is the #1 fear in America according to the Wall Street Journal.  If you have an upcoming public speaking opportunity, follow these five tips to thwart anxiety and instead, deliver a speech your audience won’t forget—and one you’ll be proud to have given.  Practice until you’re comfortable in front of a...
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5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

November 27, 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...
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Four Ways to Wake Up Like a Warrior

November 18, 2015
Four Ways to Wake Up Like a Warrior

Tweet Here are four ways to wake up like a warrior so you can maintain peak performance every day of the year. Eat lighter later.  Many people believe eating a large meal will help them relax and fall asleep—the food coma notion, however this simply is not true.  In fact, some studies have concluded...
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