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‘Tis the Season to Apply for Your New Job

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September 14, 2017
‘Tis the Season to Apply for Your New Job

Tweet Seasonality affects everything, including your job search.  With the fourth quarter of the year just around the corner, the season ushers in the most complex hiring dynamics of the year.  There is typically a mix of fall activity and holiday retail hiring followed by a lull between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  Here are...
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Three Study Habits to Cultivate in Your Career

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September 6, 2017
Three Study Habits to Cultivate in Your Career

Tweet Whether you were a stellar student during your school years or not, here are three study habits worth applying to grow your success in the workplace. Trade absolute thinking for a positive mindset.  Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are...
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Three Research-Based Reasons to Hone Happiness in the Workplace

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September 1, 2017
Three Research-Based Reasons to Hone Happiness in the Workplace

Tweet Walk into any organization and you can probably ascertain if employees are generally happy and well treated, or not—within seconds.  If you currently manage a team or are aspiring to leadership, it’s time to take happiness into your own hands.  Here are three reasons why. Workplace happiness benefits the bottom line.Research proves what...
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Four Tips for Tackling Team Optimization

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August 25, 2017
Four Tips for Tackling Team Optimization

Tweet Drive your team to success by applying one or more of these teamwork tips. Tackle team structure first. First and foremost, it’s critical to assemble an ideal team.  In Jim Collins’ best-selling book, Good to Great, the author implores, “If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and...
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Take Two before Bed—Insomnia Myths Debunked

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August 15, 2017
Take Two before Bed—Insomnia Myths Debunked

Tweet It wasn’t until I learned to apply Dale Carnegie’s 5th principle to ‘Break the Worry Habit before It Breaks You,’ which is, ‘Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more,’ that I learned to sleep on it instead of staying awake with it.  Here are...
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Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

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August 10, 2017
Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

Tweet Genuine credibility is comprised of trust, experience, reputation and empathy.  Attaining an optimal balance of each element requires an investment of time in each customer relationship.  To avoid damaging your credibility, avoid these three phrases. “Sorry; something came up.”  Dale Carnegie’s 12th Human Relationship principle, ‘If you are wrong, admit it quickly and...
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Four Ways to Win a Promotion

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August 3, 2017
Four Ways to Win a Promotion

Tweet If you think you’re ready for that big promotion, be sure to take the following four steps. Be accountable.  While accountability is an intrinsic human characteristic, employee ownership can be fostered in the right environment.  Dale Carnegie’s 17th Human Relations principle is, ‘Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of...
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Is Going Back to School the Best Next Step?

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July 27, 2017
Is Going Back to School the Best Next Step?

Tweet The results of a Harris survey for the University of Phoenix in Arizona found that nearly 80% of workers in their 20s said they wanted to change careers, followed by 64% of 30-somethings and 54% in their 40s. Considering jumpstarting a new career?  Be sure to ask the following three key questions to determine...
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Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

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July 13, 2017
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

Tweet Everyone feels familiarity, safety and security within their individual comfort zones.  Our daily routines and patterns help stabilize our emotions and thwart feelings of anxiety and worry.  To grow and transform, however, we must step outside of our comfort zones.  Dale Carnegie said, “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who...
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Four Ways to Wow Your Willpower

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July 6, 2017
Four Ways to Wow Your Willpower

Tweet Many people—myself included, exercise regularly in order to improve their overall health.  What I never realized, however, is that regular exercise increases productivity because our level of willpower works similarly to other muscles according to research.  Here are four ways to work-out your willpower and ultimately, maximize productivity.  Start with your stomach.  Kick...
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