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    Become an Effective Problem Solver: Learn to Listen Better

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    The art of being a good listener can make you more likable and effective in the workplace. Too often people think that leadership and confidence are tied to directing conversations and taking command. Research on effective leaders shows the opposite is true. Great leaders are empathetic towards others and display finesse in harnessing others’ strengths. …

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    Home Grown Businesses Who Do Well by Doing Good

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    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Meade, cultural anthropologist

     

    If we look closely at our own communities we may be pleasantly surprised and proud of the many businesses that are doing well in their business …

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    Smart Ways to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Hired!

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    Everyone wants to stand out and be viewed as an ideal candidate during the hiring process. But the problem is, most people don’t know the best way of doing this. Many assume that to impress they need to emphasize that they graduated from a prestigious school or worked for a famous brand named company. Research …

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    Can Money Buy Happiness? It Depends

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    It’s well known that people who win the lottery aren’t necessarily happy, in fact many fall into depression when friends and family threaten them or try to control their life. Big winnings can come with big costs as greed of others hurts relationships.

    Research in psychology and economics has found that people do get happier …

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    Achieve Your Full Potential: Embrace Uncertainty and Act

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    Many of us go through life searching for answers to big questions like, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and why do I exist? And “What is the reason for the pain I’m experiencing or for the challenge I’m going through?” “Why did this happen to me and not someone else?” Or conversely, …

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    Writing Your Own Mock Recommendation Can Get You Hired

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    Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein

    The process of writing your own letter of recommendation could actually help you gain clarity on your strengths and how they apply to your perspective new employer. A great letter of recommendation showcases a clear story …

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    How to Get Your Ideas to Go Viral

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    Speaking in front of any group of people is truly nerve-wracking. You may question whether you’ll remember everything you wanted to say, or get so overwhelmed that you completely forget major points. You may loose sleep over whether the audience will be receptive to your ideas.

    Many people have great ideas but few bring them …

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    Do You Have the Top Four Traits That Predict Job Success?

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    Companies are always looking for ways to attract, engage and retain top talent but it’s not always obvious who these people are. The investment in interviewing, training and development is huge and companies lose millions of dollars every year when they hire someone who turns out to be “a know it all”, a non-contributor or …

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    Social Media Mindfulness Can Boost Your Charisma and Impact

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    “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.”–Daniel Pink, best-selling author about business, work, and behavior

    It’s natural to want to share great news and social …

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    Surprising Best Career Advice for a Happier 2015: It’s Not About Your Job

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    Stop and smell the roses today!

     

    If you want to be happier in 2015 then it makes sense to consider what the experts say about becoming happy.  Surprisingly, happiness doesn’t come in the order most of us think; get into the right school, get the right job, live in the best location or find the …

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