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Can You Learn How To Be Creative? Believe It Or Not, Yes.

By | Posted Nov 17, 2016

Watch here as Sarah Prevette, founder of Future Design School, explains why teaching creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy in schools.

mental toughness

How Do You Build Mental Toughness? Think Like A Navy SEAL!

By | Posted Nov 15, 2016

OK, so maybe you won’t be able to pull off any of their daring feats, but you can still learn from Navy SEALs how to up your own mental toughness and resilience game.

Managing stress at work

This Is Why Leaders Need To Learn How To Delegate

By | Posted Nov 10, 2016

Troy Rice, Vistage Chair at Vistage Worldwide, reveals that many CEOs get caught up doing tasks rather than working on their businesses. That’s why just like anyone else, leaders need to learn how to delegate.

career advice from Sheryl Sandberg

You’ll Want To Take This Career Advice From Sheryl Sandberg

By | Posted Nov 8, 2016

At a recent event, this question was posed to respected leader Sheryl Sandberg: “What’s the number one thing you look for in someone who can scale with a company?” Her answer may (or may not) surprise you.

talent rotation

Mix It Up: The Benefits Of Talent Rotation For Leadership Development

By | Posted Nov 7, 2016

As part of your leadership development toolbox, rotational assignments can go a long way in strengthening your frontline leadership muscle and succession planning strategies, says HR expert and author Paul Falcone.

new overtime rules

Get Ready! The New Overtime Rules For Salaried Employees

By | Posted Nov 3, 2016

New overtime rules are about to go into effect. Some of your salaried employees will become hourly, like it or not. So how should you go about explaining it to them?

leadership qualities

The Best Leadership Qualities Are Also The Rarest

By | Posted Nov 1, 2016

What are the best leadership qualities? Watch as Les McKeown, president of Predictable Success, explains why good leaders are those who help everyone reach their goals—without thinking of themselves as heroes.

paying for staff training

Survey Says… Employers See Value In Paying For Staff Training

By | Posted Oct 28, 2016

Kathleen Downs, Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Finance and Accounting, explains how today’s employers—and employees—should approach the concept of companies paying for staff training.

email kills productivity

Email Kills Productivity: Here’s How To Escape Its Evil Grip

By | Posted Oct 28, 2016

Email is useful, but it can be a productivity killer. Watch as Nicole Sahin, founder of Globalization Partners, explains why her favorite tip is to turn off her inbox for the majority of the day.

build a social media following

To Build A Social Media Following, First Know Your Audience

By | Posted Oct 27, 2016

Watch as Ragy Thomas, founder of Sprinklr, explains why entrepreneurs need to figure out who their customer is before they build a social media following.

being honest with co-workers

Being Honest With Co-Workers — Without Being A Jerk

By | Posted Oct 20, 2016

Watch as Kim Scott, former Google director and author of Radical Candor, explains how to “personalize” your approach to talking with colleagues, leading to more productive interactions.

managing introverts

Managing Introverts: 5 Ways To Get It Right

By | Posted Oct 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Chances are you have at least a couple of introverts on your team. The first step to managing introverts is understanding that their introversion is not a defect or fault—they merely derive their energy from a different source.

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