Personal Effectiveness

The Next Generation Training Needed to Develop the Future Worker

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November 3, 2016
The Next Generation Training Needed to Develop the Future Worker

Tweet In the past, apprenticeships, classes, manuals, mentoring, and conferences were how information was passed on to the next generation of workers. Today’s cutting edge companies are leveraging virtual classrooms, online quizzes, self-paced courses, discussion groups, blogs, and video games to train and develop the next generation worker. Technology and the Internet have shattered...
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Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

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October 28, 2016
Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

Tweet If you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview, you’re not alone.  A recent study by Harris Interactive and Everest College reveals that 92% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-54 are anxious about job interviews.  Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.”  An effective way to combat our...
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Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

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October 19, 2016
Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

Tweet Encountering awkward situations in the workplace is inevitable, however fortunately we have control over how we respond to them.  We can gain the skills required to handle uncomfortable situations adeptly or continue feeling awkward indefinitely.  Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

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October 6, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Tweet Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are...
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Four Ways to Master Your Next Job Interview

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September 30, 2016
Four Ways to Master Your Next Job Interview

Tweet If one of your goals for this year was to land a new job and you haven’t yet, the clock is ticking.  The consensus among top recruiters is that hiring peaks when most people are in the office.  With summer vacations behind and the hustle and bustle of holidays ahead, late September and...
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Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

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September 23, 2016
Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

Tweet Although technology has enabled employees’ efficiency to excel in many ways, being constantly plugged-in can equate to never officially clocking out.  Here are three reasons and ways to stop overworking. Overworking makes mistakes more likely.  If you tend to work through lunch, stay late most evenings and/or work from home during ‘off’ hours,...
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Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

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September 16, 2016
Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

Tweet Break these four bad habits to pump up your productivity.  Waking up without a morning routine.  Rushing through the morning can have negative consequences on your sense of emotional well-being and overall productivity.  Without a morning routine, it’s easy to skip important activities such as meditating, working out, and worse yet—skipping breakfast.  Starting...
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The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

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September 8, 2016
The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

Tweet Are you comfortable saying, “no” to your boss?  It’s important to be a team player, however if your boss continuously piles new projects on your plate, inevitably you will have to delay other work or worse yet, not complete the request at all—which will reflect poorly on you. The ability to say “no”...
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The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

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August 24, 2016
The Four R’s of an Olympian Mindset

Tweet The 2016 Summer Olympics are a reminder that the ability to bounce back from setbacks is a key characteristic of top performers.  Dale Carnegie said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   Here...
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Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

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August 11, 2016
Four Reasons Your Brain Wants You to Book a Vacation

Tweet If you’ve ever driven a vehicle to your vacation destination, at some point, you had to refill its tank.  Likewise, if you don’t refuel, you will come to a complete stop.  The same can be said for your brain—if you don’t take a vacation, eventually you will deplete your brain’s reserve pool of...
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