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    Overcome the Post Summer Blues and Energize Your Autumn!

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    A sure sign that summer is over is the return of school buses’ flashing stop lights back on the streets, Halloween decorations and costumes on the shelves and the tips of Oaks, Maples and Buckeye trees shedding their green exterior to reveal the burnt red and yellow tone at their tips.  The air’s a bit …

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    Twelve Traits that Define a Truly Amazing Boss

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    Surprisingly, people love or hate their jobs based on their interaction with their immediate supervisor. An amazing boss is also a great leader and has the ability to connect employees to an organization. The boss is likened to an umbilical cord for the employee to the organization. If that cord is damaged, the employees will …

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    Turn a Scanty Resume into a Winning Marketing Brochure

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    Most recent graduates have very limited “real world” work experience and struggle to create a resume which gets the attention of hiring managers. Those grads who were lucky enough to have had internships and who got good grades still have many gaps in their resumes. The first step to getting hired is realizing that your primary …

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    The Secrets to Becoming a Respected and Sustained Influencer

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    It’s widely believed that those who are in sales and marketing need to know how to be persuasive, but what about the rest of us? Does the general public benefit from knowing more about the dynamics of influence and what it takes to be good at being persuasive and to be weary of those influencers …

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    Essential Things You Need to Know About Taking Risks

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    We are continually evaluating risk in our lives. We try to decide what’s safe and what’s dangerous. These decisions are usually based on emotions rather than on reliable information.

    In many ways, the world is a much “safer place” than it’s ever been. For most of us, infant mortality is down, life expectancy is up …

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    Employment Dynamic Has Shifted: Understand Benefits of ‘The Alliance’

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    Companies are in constant competition to attract and retain talented employees. One dynamic which challenges todays workplace is the flawed relationship between employers and employees.  Many new and successful companies assert that this is because the relationship is based on an outdated model. The older model is a throwback to a more stable time  when employment …

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    State Your Career Goals in 20 Seconds for Success

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    You need to be able to state your career objectives in twenty seconds. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student, a seasoned employee or the CEO, it’s critical that you learn how to communicate clearly, directly and in simple terms about what you currently do, what you aspire to do and what you hope to …

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    Achieve Success: Cut Toxic People Out!

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    “Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” - Shirley MacLaine

    Successful, happy, likeable people tend to be able to set boundaries better than others and are good at speaking up for themselves in a respectful yet firm fashion. For others, especially some who are highly sensitive, it can be a real struggle to …

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    Lessons From LeBron On How to Become More Likable

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    LeBron James surprised and thrilled his hometown fans in his choice to move back to his humble roots in Akron, Ohio to play for the Cavs. His bold decision generated unprecedented positive media coverage and gave an immediate booster shot to his personal brand.  As the best basketball player on the NBA league and the …

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    What Neuroscience Teaches About Creativity, Stress and Getting Promoted

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    On the surface, stress might seem like a good way to kick-start  productivity, but studies show that when we are under stress we can’t think as broadly, widely or deeply. Stress can increase motor function but it decreases perception, cognition and creativity.

    David Rock, author of Your Brain at Work and the co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute, studies …

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