Personal Effectiveness

Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

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May 22, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

Tweet The formula for building successful teams was previously predicated on each member’s work experience and technical expertise in order to collectively execute a defined plan. Today, policy experts, trade groups, business coalitions and academics are citing soft skills as critical to both team and individual performance. In fact, a University of Michigan study revealed that soft...
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Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

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May 14, 2018
Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

Tweet Considering the costs of traditional onboarding, many organizations are opting first for phone interviews. Here are five questions candidates can count on. How does this position align with your long-term career goals? This question is frequently asked not only so that the candidate can explain how the role fits into career goals, but also...
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Turn Off Notifications to Turn On Your Ultimate Potential

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May 8, 2018
Turn Off Notifications to Turn On Your Ultimate Potential

Tweet Warning—by the time you’re done reading this article, you will have been presented with the option to resist, or respond to, your smartphone. In fact, Americans check their phones on average once every twelve minutes according to a study performed by global tech protection and support company Asurion. This means that they’re checking 80...
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Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

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May 1, 2018
Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

Tweet Soft skills are represented by a cluster of productive personality traits including leadership, self-awareness, communication skills and emotional intelligence. While all are important ingredients for professional success, EQ, or emotional intelligence is the focus of this article. Essentially, while IQ or a person’s intellectual ability to manage ideas, knowledge and thoughts may get their foot in the...
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Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

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April 24, 2018
Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

Tweet Both successful and unsuccessful people have 24 hours each day, however how those hours are optimized is the key differentiator. Here are three ways to accomplish more in less time. Set daily and startup activities. As author Charles Duhigg explains in his book, The Power of Habit, following routines increases productivity levels. Regardless of your role or...
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Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

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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

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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?

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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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Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

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October 11, 2017
Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

Tweet If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you are not alone.  According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Dale Carnegie was a stress management pioneer, having published his best-selling book, How to Stop...
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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 three reasons...
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