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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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Five Steps to More Brainstorming Breakthroughs

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June 1, 2017
Five Steps to More Brainstorming Breakthroughs

Tweet Alex Osborn introduced the brainstorming technique in the 1950’s, touting its ability to enhance creative performance by almost 50% versus individuals working on their own.  Here are five steps to ensuring that brainstorming sessions are not only productive, but foster breakthrough ideas. Share context and goals a few days before the meeting. Offering pertinent important...
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Five Secrets to Selling Yourself in Sales

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May 19, 2017
Five Secrets to Selling Yourself in Sales

Tweet Follow these five sales secrets to be successful. Banish preconceived notions. A common mistake many sales rep’s make when selling themselves is focusing too much on themselves.  They memorize their resumes, important corporate facts, etc. they believe will appeal to prospects.  Truth be told, selling yourself isn’t about you at all; rather, it’s...
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Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

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May 10, 2017
Five Habits of Extremely Popular People

Tweet If you’ve ever wondered what it is about popular people that makes them so magnetic, here are five of their key habits. They are present. These days, it’s common to walk into a meeting just before it officially starts to find most participants nose-down staring at their laptop or smart phone screens.  Or...
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Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

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April 20, 2017
Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

Tweet Earth Day began in 1970 in order to raise public awareness about pollution and is observed worldwide today.  Perhaps you take actions daily to reduce your ecological footprint at home, however how about at work?  Many businesses have implemented eco-friendly initiatives.  In Texas, three companies once broke the world record for collecting and shredding 11,920...
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Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 16, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Score from March Madness

Tweet As March Madness tips off, many fans will be glued to their TV screens or nose-down on their smart phones watching the nation’s top NCAA basketball players engage in fierce competition.  Players will push themselves more than ever, and coaches will inspire like never before.  Just as in the business world when stakes...
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Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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February 16, 2017
Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Providing employee feedback effectively can be challenging, especially when conducting 360, or peer, reviews—a growing workplace trend.  Here are four ways to frame feedback they won’t forget. Add equal parts of positivity.  Before sharing constructive criticism, prime with positive statements.  Since positive feedback stimulates the brain’s reward centers, the recipient will be more...
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