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 Right around March, if not sooner, you find yourself remorseful, withdrawn, and depressed because you didn’t meet them.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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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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Try These Interview Questions to Gauge Soft Skills in Your Candidates

How do you know if an interview candidate has the proper skills of communication, decision-making, collaboration, teamwork, time management, and creativity required for the job? These qualities are classified as something known as soft skills. Soft skills are personality and workplace traits of employees that are not easily quantified on a resume but are important […]

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