Team Member Engagement

Three Ways to ‘Work it’ at Your Holiday Work Party

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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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Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

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November 13, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

Tweet ‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective.  What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips...
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6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

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November 5, 2015
6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

Tweet A recent Inc. article reveals 17 things successful people never stop doing.  Every single action featured in the article echoed one of Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles.  Here are six actions to take immediately to grow your level of success. Listening is necessary to learn, yet many people struggle to master active listening. ...
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Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

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October 28, 2015
Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

Tweet When most people land a new job, they are full of excitement and begin contemplating how they can be successful.  After a while, responsibilities become routine and the balloon of motivation that was once ready to burst is now almost completely deflated.  Before we dive into ways to maximize your motivation, consider the...
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Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

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October 16, 2015
Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Tweet Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be.  To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and...
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Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

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October 9, 2015
Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

Tweet If one of your goals is to be more productive at work, follow these four simple tips. Get your groove on.  When I returned to the workplace after half of a decade raising small children, I was surprised by the number of millennials with earbuds in their ears.  “How can they possibly get anything done?”...
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Remote Control: Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

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September 17, 2015
Remote Control: Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

Tweet The remote work debate continues despite evidence proving that—when managed correctly, it can increase productivity, worker engagement and morale.  According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted1, which is slightly higher than 30% cited for...
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The ABC’s of Excited and Engaged Employees

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September 11, 2015
The ABC’s of Excited and Engaged Employees

Tweet As summer days wind down and with most vacations finished for the year, it is common for employees’ drive-to-thrive to dwindle. Here are three ways to keep employees excited and engaged at work all year long. Activate their potential. The main reason most people stay at their job is because they enjoy the...
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Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

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September 4, 2015
Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

Tweet School is back in full swing. If you have children, you know first-hand how the hustle and bustle of fall activities can be stressful. Even if you are not a parent, you may become frustrated by traffic exacerbated by school buses. Life’s obstacles are limitless, however we can limit our stress levels by maintaining...
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Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

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August 28, 2015
Three Ways to Hardwire Happiness

Tweet Are you quick to criticize or complain? Is your natural inclination during an argument to declare that the other person is wrong? If so, you are not alone. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s book, Hardwiring Happiness, the author explains how our brains have been wired to scan for threats, ultimately fixating on negative experiences....
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