Personal Effectiveness

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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Review and Refine Your New Year’s Resolutions

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January 6, 2017
Review and Refine Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tweet While 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% actually achieve them.  If you have already set your resolutions or goals for the New Year, you may want to revise them to ensure they are realistic—and hence more attainable.  Here are three actions worth taking. Focus on the future.  Many of us...
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Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

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December 29, 2016
Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

Tweet Everyone knows it’s important to take time off from work, yet many people struggle to do so.  In fact, a Glassdoor survey revealed that the average American employee only takes half of their earned vacation or paid time off. Unplugging every so often is essential to attain a healthy work-life balance.  To help...
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Three Steps to Take before You Set New Year’s Resolutions

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December 22, 2016
Three Steps to Take before You Set New Year’s Resolutions

Tweet As 2016 draws to an end, approximately 45% of all Americans will set goals or resolutions for the New Year according to a University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology article.  Here is a ranking of the top six resolutions: Lose weight Get organized Spend less, save more Enjoy life to the fullest...
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Three Reasons to Slow Down This Holiday Season

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December 2, 2016
Three Reasons to Slow Down This Holiday Season

Tweet It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ or is it?  For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday officially kicks-off a month full of stress as they struggle to balance their professional responsibilities with additional ‘tis the season to-do’s.  Here are three reasons to slow down so you can glow all season long. The...
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Four Ways Showing Gratitude Guarantees Better Health

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November 23, 2016
Four Ways Showing Gratitude Guarantees Better Health

Tweet Boost your immune system thanks to improved optimism levels.  Not surprisingly, grateful people tend to think more optimistically which researchers say boosts the immune system.  Lisa Aspinwall, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of Utah stated, “There are some very interesting studies linking optimism to better immune function.”   In one study,...
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Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

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November 18, 2016
Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

Tweet It’s common for businesses to show customer and employee appreciation during the holidays, however some organizations are differentiating themselves by weaving such efforts into their daily and weekly plans.  This approach to appreciation is benefitting their bottom line and more.  Here are three reasons to give gratitude all year long. Showing appreciation increases...
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Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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November 9, 2016
Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Communicating constructive criticism in an effective manner that benefits both parties can be downright challenging.  This is especially true when providing feedback to peers in the workplace which is a growing trend. Peer-to-peer feedback regarding an employee’s strengths and weaknesses offers insights into their performance beyond the top-down reviews given by their supervisors. Here...
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