Personal Effectiveness

Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

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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 Strikes, You’re Out—Top Interview Deal-Breakers

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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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National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

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April 7, 2017
National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

Tweet The entire month of April is dedicated to honoring all of our communities’ volunteers and encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  Whether your current employer has a volunteer program or not, here are four reasons to consider lending a hand.  Experience the ‘Happiness Effect.’  The conclusion of the London School of Economics study of...
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Fine Tune Your New Year Resolutions to Fuel Success

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March 29, 2017
Fine Tune Your New Year Resolutions to Fuel Success

Tweet Shockingly, 92% of people who set New Year’s goals never actually achieve them according to research conducted by the University of Scranton.  As the first quarter of 2017 closes, it’s time to check-in and see how you’re tracking.  If you’re feeling frustrated and discouraged with your performance thus far, remember that you are...
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Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

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March 2, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

Tweet Some are calling Sunday night’s 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture mistake a mix-up of epic proportions.  Here are four lessons that extend beyond show business worth incorporating into your daily routine. Smile- Whether the nominees were ultimately winners or losers, every single one smiled during practically the entire Academy Awards show.  It’s...
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Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

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February 9, 2017
Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

Tweet Customer appreciation strategies need not be extremely costly or complicated.  Here are five simple ways to show your customers some love. Surprise and delight.  One of the easiest ways to love your customers is to reward them with complimentary perks.  Expedited or free shipping, and sample products, are affordable ways to drive revenue...
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Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

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February 1, 2017
Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

Tweet According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  Perhaps you are among the work-at-home, non-self-employed population which has grown by 103% since 2005.  If so, here are three ways to pump up your productivity. Ensure your workspace is set up for...
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Five Ways to Make Your Resume Work for You

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January 26, 2017
Five Ways to Make Your Resume Work for You

Tweet If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to land a new job this year, avoid making the mistake of ‘dusting off’ a previous version of your resume and add merely adding your most recent work history.  Set yourself up for success by following these five steps to make your resume shine.  Cut-out...
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Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

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January 18, 2017
Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

Tweet The easiest way to prioritize your life to maximize your enjoyment is to consider your day as being divided into thirds.  Ideally, eight hours should be dedicated to sleep; eight for work, and the remaining eight hours are yours to what your heart desires.  Here are four ways to maximize your overall enjoyment...
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Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

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January 12, 2017
Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

Tweet Whether a sales professional’s sales cycle is short or long, here are five specific steps that will help seal the deal.  Consider the customer’s point of view.  Dale Carnegie’s 17th Human Relations principle, ‘Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view,’ is paramount to building a strong relationship with...
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