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Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

March 13, 2018
Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

Tweet The old adage, ‘Nice guys finish last,’ isn’t always true. If we could classify every single ‘giver’ and ‘taker,’ and study their career paths over time, we would witness that nice, compassionate people really do finish first. Here are three reasons why. ‘Givers’ tend to be more influential. As opposed to ‘takers,’ ‘givers’ in...
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Breakthrough to Become One of Phoenix’s Best in Business

March 6, 2018
Breakthrough to Become One of Phoenix’s Best in Business

Tweet Our region’s most dynamic and successful females will be honored at the Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business awards program at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale on April 12th. The common denominator driving these leading ladies’ rise to success is their established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or serving...
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What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

February 27, 2018
What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

Tweet Open any book on the topic of prosperity, and you’ll find that the only way to generate abundance is to remove anything you don’t want in your life to make room for what you do want. Referred to as the ‘Law of Vacuum,’ many apply this to their lives by ceasing any negative thinking, attitudes or beliefs...
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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Get a Promotion

February 20, 2018
Four Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Get a Promotion

Tweet As if there aren’t enough sources of stress at work, why is asking for a promotion perhaps the most stressful experience? “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and...
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Show Some Love to Customers on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

February 13, 2018
Show Some Love to Customers on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Tweet Valentine’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to apply Dale Carnegie’s 2nd Human Relations principle, ‘Give honest, sincere appreciation.’ This pioneer of positive relationships once said, “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate...
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Common, Critical Factor in Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Ranking Is Leadership

February 6, 2018
Common, Critical Factor in Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Ranking Is Leadership

Tweet Every year, Fortune Magazine spends an inordinate amount of time rigorously evaluating companies by size (Fortune 500, Global 500), reputation (World’s Most Admired), growth (Fastest Growing), worker satisfaction (100 Best Companies to Work For), commitment to society (Change the World), commitment to the future (Future 50) and overall performance (Businessperson of the Year.) Fortune’s recently published 2017 Blue Ribbon list highlights...
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Five Ways to Hone Happiness

January 30, 2018
Five Ways to Hone Happiness

Tweet It’s perplexing that the U.S. has never ranked in the top ten on the World Happiness Report given that it is one of the richest countries in the world.  The rankings are based on data from the Gallup World Poll which uses the “Cantril ladder” metric. Citizens are asked to envision a ladder with their “best...
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Three Tricks to Make This Year’s Goals Stick

January 23, 2018
Three Tricks to Make This Year’s Goals Stick

Tweet How do you keep going when you’re ready to give up on your goals? According to U.S. News, roughly 80% of Americans give up on their resolutions by the second week of February. Perhaps you’re disappointed with your performance thus far and want to throw in the towel. Instead, try these three tips to...
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Two Tactics to Improve Customer Engagement Levels

January 16, 2018
Two Tactics to Improve Customer Engagement Levels

Tweet Customer engagement encompasses all of the experiences and touchpoints a customer has with an organization’s products, services and employees. Forbes recently published its latest list of the top 50 Most Engaged Companies. These organizations offer consistent experiences, perform customer data analyses and design their teams in a matter that enables employees to prioritize the customer. Think...
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What’s Your Praise-to-Criticism Ratio?

January 8, 2018
What’s Your Praise-to-Criticism Ratio?

Tweet Criticism is hard to swallow for many people. Turns out it’s even harder to undo. Dr. Gottman and Robert Levenson started studying the difference between happy and unhappy couples during the 1970s. They discovered that the key factor between the two is the balance between positive and negative interactions. They computed a “magic...
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