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    Soft Skills in the Age of Automation

    For my first post of 2018 I wanted to start you off with three things that will help you more in your career than possibly anything else you’ve read in the past five years that I’ve been writing these posts.

    Let’s talk about soft skills.

    Soft Skills are critical for career success in the Age …

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    3 Simple Ways to Increase Empathy at Work

    If you want to move up the career ladder, it is not enough to have great technical abilities or know how. You need to have personal skills as well. Think about a manager who is great at technical details but cannot get along with his/her team, then how can this manager manage a project if …

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    Three Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

    Before you say yes and sign on the dotted line think about these three things

    It’s the end of the year and for some companies it’s hiring season.

    And yes … the smart companies do use this time to seek out great people. And, smart candidates use this time to seek enlightened companies.

    Both the …

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    The Truth About Annoying Coworkers

    This week I want to share with you an interesting infographic titled “The Truth about Annoying Coworkers”. This infographic has shared with me by the graduate school at Olivet Nazarene University. Most of us work at least 40 hours a week and this means that we see our coworkers more than we see our family. …

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    Improvisation Is The Thing

    I recently moved and as part of this effort I’ve become painfully aware of a few things.

    One — My tools are scattered.

    Two — The places I used store “stuff” no longer exist.

    Three — I need to create new shelves, workspaces, and mentally geocached locations.

    Although this was not the first time I’ve …

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    Pay Attention

    We’ve heard this since time immemorial.

    From the time we were in kindergarten and first grade all the way through college and into our professional careers.

    Pay Attention

    One of my favorite movies is “Inside Man” where the main character Dalton Russell, played by Clive Owen, says something near the end of the movie.

    He …

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    Why You Still Need Business Cards Infographic

    Venngage, the infographic creator website, created a great infographic for my previous blog post “Why You Still Need Business Cards“. This week I wanted to share this infographic with all of you and again highlight the importance of having business cards for everybody.

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    Why Soft Skills are Important for Your Career

    We are living in the tech world and it is obvious that everybody should have basic technical skills. Unfortunately, technical skills solely are not enough, if you want to move up the corporate ladder. You should also have great soft skills. Think of a manager who cannot explain what he wants from his team or …

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    Basic Tech Skills Every Employee Should Know

    You don’t need to be a computer scientist in order to be tech literate. There are certain skills every employee regardless of their positions should know in order to use technology efficiently. Below you can find four of them. For some, these skills may seem natural but for others if they are lacking these skills …

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    No One Makes Time…

    How many times have you heard …

    Sorry, I just can’t find the time.

    Or, something like that.

    Guess What?

    No one finds time. No one makes time.

    You prioritize time.

    Show me your calendar and I’ll tell you what you prioritize

    This is an old adage that I believe becomes more and more true …

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