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Three Reasons to Slow Down This Holiday Season

November 30, 2016
Three Reasons to Slow Down This Holiday Season

Tweet It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ or is it?  For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday officially kicks-off a month full of stress as they struggle to balance their professional responsibilities with additional ‘tis the season to-do’s.  Here are three reasons to slow down so you can glow all season long. The...
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Four Ways Showing Gratitude Guarantees Better Health

November 23, 2016
Four Ways Showing Gratitude Guarantees Better Health

Tweet As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s important to ponder the people for whom we are most grateful and, ‘Give honest, sincere appreciation,’ Dale Carnegie’s 2nd Human Relations principle.  If ‘appealing to nobler motives,’ his 19th principle, isn’t reason enough, here are four ways giving gratitude can actually improve your health.  Boost your...
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Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

November 16, 2016
Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

Tweet It’s common for businesses to show customer and employee appreciation during the holidays, however some organizations are differentiating themselves by weaving such efforts into their daily and weekly plans.  This approach to appreciation is benefitting their bottom line and more.  Here are three reasons to give gratitude all year long. Showing appreciation increases...
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Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

November 9, 2016
Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Communicating constructive criticism in an effective manner that benefits both parties can be downright challenging.  This is especially true when providing feedback to peers in the workplace which is a growing trend.  Peer-to-peer feedback regarding an employee’s strengths and weaknesses offers insights into their performance beyond the top-down reviews given by their supervisors. ...
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Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

October 26, 2016
Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

Tweet If you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview, you’re not alone.  A recent study by Harris Interactive and Everest College reveals that 92% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-54 are anxious about job interviews.  Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.”  An effective way to combat our...
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Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

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

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

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

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

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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