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    Are You the Office Trick or Treat?

    Organizational leadership guru Adam Grant recently commented on what spoils a workplace culture. It’s surprisingly simple. It takes just one person to obliterate a collaborative, supportive and positive environment. It doesn’t have to be a person at the top. One mean-spirited, conniving, credit-hogging, work-shirking colleague will ruin your day, your week, or however long you …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    Just Five Minutes … Twice a Day

    Take 5 minutes — twice a day … to clear your mind.

    Write down everything that crossed your brain.

    Get it out. Dump it. Then decide if you should own it.

    What’s the Point?

    Everyone is inundated with stuff. Every day more and more stuff is crossing our streams. From what we see on TV, …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Becoming a Better Listener in Three Easy Steps

    Everyone wants to be heard.

    Whether they are speaking.

    Or through their actions.

    “When you have been listened to … you have a full measure of empowerment.” ~ Paul Shoemaker

    Become a Better Listener

    When you listen more you will become better at everything you do. This is also true if you are a professional …

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    A Sense of Urgency trumps a Panic Crush

    What’s the difference between panic and urgency?

    Panic: You can usually tell when somebody is in a panic situation. They are making rapid and too often unwise decisions.

    Urgency: Is when a person is more calm and deliberate as well as skilled and focused.

    Everyone has moments of panic. That’s just part of life and …

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    Eliminate Excruciating Problems Fast With 1 Simple Rhyme

    You know how badly you need some go-to life hacks that really work.

    We all do. We need super effective strategies that don’t involve buying one more app, signing up for a new dashboard or watching instructions on YouTube.

    You certainly don’t need to be touted about TaskRabbit or Fiverr or any of these so-called …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Project Management, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Don’t Let FOMO Paralyze You‏

    No one wants to be left behind.

    No one wants to be the odd man out.

    No one wants to be the last to know.

    But, sometimes that’s just how it has to be. Someone has to be last to know. Or perhaps not to know at all. There is nothing wrong with this. There …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding

    5 Ways To Refresh Your Personal Brand In 2015

    1515Are you ready to make 2015 the best year for your career? If so, it might be time to refresh your personal brand.

    Refreshing your personal brand will make you feel more confident about your career, discover new opportunities, and get noticed by employers. By refreshing your resume or updating your online portfolio, you can …

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    The #1 Relationship Problem That Stalls Your Career

    All of us have experienced “relationship” problems. You might have a problem with your girlfriend or boyfriend, life partner, parent, sibling, business partner, best friend, roommate, boss, coworker or even a neighbor. Really, given the number of people in your life, especially when you add your FB fame or any other cyber group you’re in: …

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    Posted in Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    The Secret to Productivity: Focus

    Technology has helped us do so much more, so much faster. But many experts argue that work-related systems and tools haven’t necessarily made us more productive. How many times does your phone, tablet or computer chime to indicate email or a Facebook notification? The reality is that while technology has the ability to improve productivity, …

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    5 Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2015

    Do you possess strong communication skills? Do perform well in a team setting? If so, it’s very likely you’ll be a highly sought-after candidate in 2015.

    According to a November 2014 report by NACE, leadership, the ability to work in a team, and strong communication skills are just a few of the top skills employers …

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