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Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

April 6, 2016
Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

Tweet The heat was on in Houston on Monday as Villanova played their very best and beat North Carolina to claim their second national championship in the school’s history.  What does it take to consistently win during a grueling three-week period and be crowned NCAA Tournament champions?  Here are the three keys to Villanova’s...
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New Year Resolution Check-In—4 Psychologist’s Secrets to Success

March 31, 2016
New Year Resolution Check-In—4 Psychologist’s Secrets to Success

Tweet Are you among half of the Americans which research suggests set New Year’s resolutions each year?  If so, with the first quarter behind us, it’s time to measure success.  Consider how you’ve fared thus far and if you are disappointed in your performance, you’re not alone—only 8% of Americans actually achieve their resolutions. ...
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

March 23, 2016
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Tweet Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line. ...
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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 are four...
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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 of...
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Five Questions to Determine If You Are a Micromanager

January 22, 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 which have...
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Four Professional New Year’s Resolutions Worth Adopting

January 7, 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 byPsychology Today found that early birds are generally happier because they were more productive in a...
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Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

January 1, 2016
Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

Tweet Gallup has found that the two major factors which influence employee performance are well-being and engagement.  Some companies focus primarily on employee performance while others focus on their employees’ well-being.  Gallup partnered with Healthways to measure well-being through five elements that are crucial to a life well-lived.  Here are the five elements of the Gallup-Healthways...
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Three Ways to ‘Work It’ At Your Office Christmas Party

December 20, 2015
Three Ways to ‘Work It’ At Your Office Christmas 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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5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

November 25, 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 of the other person’s...
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