Goals Vs. Commitments: How to Succeed

Does this story sound familiar? The New Year comes, you write down your goals and resolutions and set about your plans to achieve them. Right around March, if not sooner, you find yourself remorseful, withdrawn, and depressed because you didn’t meet them. Is this really unusual for you? Or is this how you approach goals […]

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The Power of Workplace Appreciation

We all like to be appreciated. In fact, we all crave the knowledge that our work is appreciated, that our efforts don’t go unnoticed. The power of workplace appreciation simply can’t be understated. The problem is that showing appreciation isn’t always the easiest thing for people. In a professional environment we begin to worry about […]

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The Five Best Soft Skills

We often focus on hard skills, specific job skills that we execute on a daily basis. They’re easy to talk about. Hard skills, such as bookkeeping, are measurable and concrete. You can understand them, but there is far more to your professional skill set than these. Soft skills, the skills that have more to do […]

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Getting In the Habit

Your habits can often be the key to success or failure in your endeavors. Good habits drive us forward, make us more productive, and equip us on our journeys through life. Likewise, bad habits can drag us down, hurt our health and productivity, leaving us lacking and stressed as we travel down our chosen path. […]

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3 Books for A New You

A new year has begun and we are all out and about, working on those resolutions to make ourselves better in whatever way we wish. Maybe we are looking to be more successful, start a new business, or improve our personal health. Whatever the change we are seeking to make, it’s often a longer process […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

It’s cold outside, the weather isn’t wonderful, skies are often gray and our moods seem to follow suit. The winter blues are something we all struggle with in one form or another. Whether it’s stress from the holidays, loneliness, pressure at work, or a lull in activity, there are so many things that can make […]

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Surviving the Holiday Countdown

Can you feel that? Of course, you can. It’s the time of year when everyone in the office can feel every little tick of the second hand, every single passing day on the calendar. It’s easy to be distracted. You have a million things to think about, festivities, gifts, all of that food, but you […]

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Holiday Leave Survival Guide

It’s time to take that holiday leave. Whether just a couple of days over Thanksgiving or a couple of weeks for time with extended family, holiday leave is both an incredible blessing and a source of stress for many. One study by the American Psychological Association found that 38% of people feel a serious increase in […]

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Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

There is ample research on the topic of gratitude in the workplace and how it will transform your organization. In fact, a 2012 study from the American Psychological Association found that over half of all workers leave one job to search for another because they felt unappreciated or undervalued. Facts like this just confirm the […]

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Less is More: Managing Inbox Productivity

Your email inbox, it’s the central hub for most business communication, but also the thing most people dread opening. Why? Simple, your email has become too cluttered. Too often our inboxes look more like junk folders, piled to thee brim with the old, the unwanted, and the stuff we’re just not so sure about. How […]

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