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Four Networking Mistakes to Avoid

September 4, 2018
Four Networking Mistakes to Avoid

Tweet No matter what industry you’re in, networking is critical to your overall success. Connecting with new people not only enables you to refine your interpersonal communication skills, but also to ultimately expand your professional opportunities. Here are four networking mistakes often made and how to avoid them. 1. Feeling too intimidated to attend...
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How To Transform Customers from Angry to Appreciative

August 27, 2018
How To Transform Customers from Angry to Appreciative

Tweet Customers can become rude or angry for a variety of reasons, especially when stress is high and patience runs short. Here are five steps to minimizing their anger and maximizing their loyalty. Hear them out. Most people listen to respond instead of to understand which makes it easy to interrupt a disgruntled customer with...
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Six Sources of Stress and How to Squash Them

August 20, 2018
Six Sources of Stress and How to Squash Them

Tweet I once assumed that an ER doctor faces much more stress than my mailman, however this isn’t always necessarily true. According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), the root causes of stress are highly subjective, citing the following factors as stress contributors: Personality: Different things impact people differently. You may thrive under pressure...
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Overcome Obstacles in Three Steps

August 14, 2018
Overcome Obstacles in Three Steps

Tweet Despite our best efforts, everyone encounters challenges that seem insurmountable. Procrastinating, worrying or wishing the challenge never presented itself only wastes precious time. Instead, apply these three steps to overcome them. 1. Get out of your head. When presented with a challenge, the stress often feels all consuming which hinders your ability to think...
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It’s Time to Re-Work Your Work-Life Balance Beliefs

August 6, 2018
It’s Time to Re-Work Your Work-Life Balance Beliefs

Tweet   Do you ever feel that your life at work and at home, is all work? You may find yourself doing only the things you must do at work rather than spending time on something about which you are truly passionate—and then you get home and feel the same way. While this lifestyle may...
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Four Reasons to Capitalize on Kindness

July 31, 2018
Four Reasons to Capitalize on Kindness

Tweet The origin of the English proverb, ‘Kill them with kindness,’ dates back to the mid-1500’s. In today’s workplace, ‘Capitalize on kindness,’ would be much more appropriate. Here are four reasons why. 1. Inspires employees. The Zenger Folkmanstudy, which tracked 51,836 leaders, showed that the most likable leaders who expressed warmth were also the most effective. Leaders...
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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

July 24, 2018
How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Tweet Thanks to technology, opportunities to work remotely are now abundant as nearly 3.9 million full-time U.S. employees report doing so at least half of their work week. This total reflects the increase in telecommuting workers of a whopping 115% in a decade, according to a report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. If you commute...
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Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

July 16, 2018
Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

Tweet Open office environments, once considered a workplace trend, have become the norm. Today, nearly 70% of U.S. offices occupy an open environment. Supporters believe that this design enables more opportunities for collaboration, improves transparency, minimizes emails and phone calls, while also strengthening co-worker relationships. Additional benefits include cost savings and appearing more attractive to millennials...
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Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

July 9, 2018
Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

Tweet Many Americans believe they’ll be happy once they…earn that promotion; buy a new house; finally finish their graduate degree, etc. The truth is, money cannot buy happiness, however it can be attained with goal-setting and an attitude adjustment. Here are four reasons why. 1. Social comparisons skew happiness levels. Experts concur that it’s challenging to...
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Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

July 2, 2018
Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

Tweet We hear a lot about the best places to work, for example, Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work For list. Employers to avoid, on the other hand, are usually uncovered based on former and current employee reviews on career sites or in our social circles. Perhaps you’ve had a feeling that something just isn’t right at...
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