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It’s the Most Wonderful Time—to Grow Your Network

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December 11, 2017
It’s the Most Wonderful Time—to Grow Your Network

Tweet If you’ve never seen the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning best musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, I highly recommend it. The hysterical Broadway hit centers on a former window- cleaner’s rise from the mail room to Vice President of Advertising thanks to some quick, key connections he makes on his very...
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Maintain Relationships by Disagreeing Agreeably this Holiday Season

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December 4, 2017
Maintain Relationships by Disagreeing Agreeably this Holiday Season

Tweet Think back to the last major conflict you encountered whether with a colleague, friend or family member. Were you able to handle differences of opinion effectively and maintain a peaceful environment? This can be extremely challenging, especially when “hot buttons” are pushed. Worse yet, when left unresolved, disagreements can waste enormous amounts of...
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Three Steps to Summon Your Self-Confidence

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November 20, 2017
Three Steps to Summon Your Self-Confidence

Tweet   Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” This quote is famous because it highlights the psychological impacts of our thoughts and beliefs. Essentially, we may have the abilities necessary to attain a goal, but if we don’t actually believe that we have them, we won’t be able...
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Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

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October 31, 2017
Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

Tweet Networking effectively is important to succeed in any line of business, yet many people fear putting themselves into uncharted waters and meeting unfamiliar faces.  Think back to the last networking event you attended, perhaps it was a conference or new product launch party. Did you look new faces in the eyes as you...
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Three Questions to Ask When Developing a Personal Brand Statement

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October 23, 2017
Three Questions to Ask When Developing a Personal Brand Statement

Tweet   Dale Carnegie was a pioneer of personal branding long before a ‘personal brand statement’ was officially coined. Since everyone can be recognized by their unique strengths, abilities and passions, these attributes comprise a personal brand statement. Having a strong personal brand statement is vital to staying competitive whether you use it to...
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Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

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October 17, 2017
Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

Tweet We all have ‘off’ days from time to time. Whether you didn’t get enough sleep or aren’t excited about what you need to accomplish on any given day, here are five steps to staying motivated so you can get the job done. First visualize your goal and document the reasons for attaining it. Sometimes...
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Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

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September 21, 2017
Three Responses Worth Adopting to Show You’re Actively Listening

Tweet When it comes to listening, most people are only proficient at half of Merriam-Webster’s definition which is, “to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important, or true.”  I know my colleagues and family members can hear me, however I often discover that they weren’t really listening after the...
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Three Study Habits to Cultivate in Your Career

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September 7, 2017
Three Study Habits to Cultivate in Your Career

Tweet Whether you were a stellar student during your school years or not, here are three study habits worth applying to grow your success in the workplace. Trade absolute thinking for a positive mindset.  Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing...
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Three Research-Based Reasons to Hone Happiness in the Workplace

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August 30, 2017
Three Research-Based Reasons to Hone Happiness in the Workplace

Tweet Walk into any organization and you can probably ascertain if employees are generally happy and well treated, or not—within seconds.  If you currently manage a team or are aspiring to leadership, it’s time to take happiness into your own hands.  Here are three reasons why. Workplace happiness benefits the bottom line.Research proves what...
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Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

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June 8, 2017
Three Ways to Capitalize on a Setback

Tweet George A. Custer famously said, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.”  If you’re not a U.S. military history buff, you’ve still probably heard plenty of motivational quotes to the effect that, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try again.’  For...
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