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Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

June 15, 2017
Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

Tweet If you struggle to achieve work-life balance, you’re not alone.  Alarmingly, 94% of professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half, more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Whether at work or home, here are three secrets to winning work-life balance. Unplug.  The question is not,...
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Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

June 8, 2017
Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

Tweet George A. Custer famously said, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.”  If you’re not a U.S. military history buff, you’ve still probably heard plenty of motivational quotes to the effect that, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try again.’  For...
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Five Steps to More Brainstorming Breakthroughs

June 1, 2017
Five Steps to More Brainstorming Breakthroughs

Tweet Alex Osborn introduced the brainstorming technique in the 1950’s, touting its ability to enhance creative performance by almost 50% versus individuals working on their own.  Here are five steps to ensuring that brainstorming sessions are not only productive, but foster breakthrough ideas. Share context and goals a few days before the meeting. Offering pertinent important...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

Tweet The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain...
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Five Secrets to Selling Yourself in Sales

May 19, 2017
Five Secrets to Selling Yourself in Sales

Tweet Follow these five sales secrets to be successful. Banish preconceived notions. A common mistake many sales rep’s make when selling themselves is focusing too much on themselves.  They memorize their resumes, important corporate facts, etc. they believe will appeal to prospects.  Truth be told, selling yourself isn’t about you at all; rather, it’s...
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Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

May 10, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

Tweet By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you...
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The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

April 26, 2017
The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

Tweet Stellar leaders easily compel team members to their way of thinking; align them towards organizational goals and inspire them to develop talents that they often never realize they have.  They are keen decision makers who trust their gut.  Sometimes, the same skills and intuition that led them to their leadership position can backfire...
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Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

April 20, 2017
Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

Tweet Earth Day began in 1970 in order to raise public awareness about pollution and is observed worldwide today.  Perhaps you take actions daily to reduce your ecological footprint at home, however how about at work?  Many businesses have implemented eco-friendly initiatives.  In Texas, three companies once broke the world record for collecting and shredding 11,920...
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Three Strikes, You’re Out—Top Interview Deal-Breakers

April 14, 2017
Three Strikes, You’re Out—Top Interview Deal-Breakers

Tweet This spring, nearly three million college students will graduate with an associate or bachelor’s degree.  As many of these graduates embark on their professional careers, it’s critical that they perform at their very best during job interviews.  Here are three deal-breakers to avoid at all costs according to expert Human Resource leaders. Trash-talking. ...
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