Facing the Staffing Challenge

COVID-19 has led to a very different world at a very rapid pace. Suddenly businesses are having to learn new ways to operate. Parents are now homeschool teachers. Entrepreneurs are finding new limits they didn’t know they had. The business world is changing across the board, and perhaps one of the greatest new dilemmas is […]

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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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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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How to Kick the Smartphone Habit

Chances are, somewhere on your person, is a smartphone. They’re everywhere, making our lives more convenient, but also having negative impacts on our attention span, sleep/wake cycles, relationships, work, and many other areas of our lives. Data from the Pew Research Center shows that 77% of Americans own smartphones. Screen time data suggest that the […]

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How to Make Meetings Not Suck

Can we all be honest about one thing? We hate meetings. The typical meeting is too long and covers the information we’ve already heard. On top of that, we have far too many of them. There are an estimated 11 million meetings per day in the United States, with the average person attending 62 per […]

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Personal Development: The Key to it All

Lifelong learning, personal development, skill-building, whatever you call it, we constantly hear how important this part of our lives is. If you study the most successful people in any field, you find that all of them take time for personal development. It’s central to growth, to become better in any field, and to get 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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Is Grad School the Right Choice Right Now?

  Somehow it happened. Graduate school has entered your mind. This could be for a variety of reasons. Maybe you want to transition to a new career. Or maybe you are looking to advance further in your current one. Whatever the case may be, the decision to go to grad school can be a difficult […]

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