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The Bill Gates Reading List: 5 Books He Says Will Make You Smarter

By | Posted Sep 29, 2016

He may be the richest person in the world, but he still cracks the books to stay sharp. Have a look at the ultimate Bill Gates reading list to find out which 5 books he recommends to up your game—and why.

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Keeping Employees Happy: Tips To Retain Your Best Talent

By | Posted Sep 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

Keeping employees happy isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary in a competitive hiring environment. Frank Sorrentino, CEO of ConnectOne Bank, offers a few pointers on how to make sure your employees actually want to work for you.

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Left The Workforce? 5 Ways To Get Back In The Game

By | Posted Sep 26, 2016

Always keep your foot in the door, because you never know when you’ll need it to open. Only 40 percent of women who want to return to full-time work after “off-ramping” actually do.

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So… What Does A Manager Actually Do?

By | Posted Sep 23, 2016

What managers do is respond to daily crises, take on too much work, operate with continuous interruptions and make instant decisions. As a consequence, “fire prevention” doesn’t get the time and attention required.

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Leading Change: How To Keep People Motivated When Chaos Reigns

By | Posted Sep 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

During periods of upheaval and change, your staff will inevitably wonder what’s in it for them, and if it’s even worth it to stick around. It doesn’t cost anything to make people feel appreciated.

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The Yeas Have It: 6 Ways To Convince People To Say Yes

By | Posted Sep 20, 2016

Want to get things done? You need to learn how to convince people to say yes. Watch as Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion, describes the most important factors for influencing people.

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How Open Is Your Open-Door Policy?

By | Posted Sep 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

An open-door policy is a good place to start when you’re looking to build a culture of open communication in an organization. But it shouldn’t be the only tool in your toolbox when you are looking for feedback.

effective communication style

Do You Have An Effective Communication Style?

By | Posted Sep 16, 2016

It doesn’t matter what level you’re on. Whether directing your staff or updating your manager about the department’s operations and needs, an effective communication style may make all the difference.

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If You Do These 9 Things, Consider Yourself An Amazing Boss

By | Posted Sep 15, 2016

How many of these 9 traits describe you? Learn how to tell if you’re just a good boss, or head and shoulders above the pack—a truly amazing boss.

mindfulness

Being Your Best Self: Mindfulness For Work And Life

By | Posted Sep 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

If you want to become more focused, more effective, less stressed, more creative or anything else, you have the potential. The key is training your mind, and the tool is mindfulness.

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Yes, Sometimes You SHOULD Burn Bridges Behind You

By | Posted Sep 13, 2016

You’ve always been told not to burn bridges behind you, right? Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel, sever all ties, and set fire to that bridge—and never look back.

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A Boomer’s View, Through The Eyes Of Millennials

By | Posted Sep 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

A Baby Boomer looks at things from the perspective of a millennial entering the workforce. We could all learn a lot about other generations, if we’d only look past our own preconceived notions.

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