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How Did Nike And Apple Survive? One Piece Of Advice From Steve Jobs

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016

Afraid to miss an opportunity? Juggling too much of anything never leads to a positive outcome. This one piece of advice from Steve Jobs helped a new CEO, and changed the fate of two super brands forever.

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How Many Of The 39 Habits Of Likable People Do You Practice?

By | Posted Aug 17, 2016

Let’s face it, we all want everyone to like us. But likable people aren’t always born… sometimes they’re made. These are the 39 habits that likable people practice daily—how many of them apply to you?

problem solving

Problem Solving: Einstein And Edison Did It Half Asleep

By | Posted Aug 12, 2016

Need a new way of problem solving? Try using your half-asleep brain! Great minds such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison used “theta thinking.” You can, too.

toxic employee

8 Signs Of A Toxic Employee Who Should Be Fired

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

Bad employees are easy to pick out of a crowd—their terrible work habits have likely already appeared on a performance appraisal. But what about the ones who fly under the radar because their worst characteristics aren’t performance related?

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4 Ways Smart People Learn New Things

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016

Whether you’re hoping to increase engagement and productivity in your employees, or advance in your own career, “Always Be Learning” should be your mantra.

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A Warren Buffett Rule Anyone Can Use Daily

By | Posted Aug 5, 2016

If you think of your day or even your life as a punch card with only 20 available slots, you might be surprised at what doesn’t make the cut. Discover how what works for Warren Buffett can also work for you.

emotional intelligence

12 Phrases That Show Your Emotional Intelligence

By | Posted Aug 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

How do you come across… confident, or cocky? Emotional intelligence is the difference, and is key to making sure you are perceived in a positive light in all your professional and personal relationships.

Don’t Make These 6 Communication Mistakes At Work

By | Posted Aug 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you the interrupter? Or the one making everyone uncomfortable by telling offensive jokes? Don’t be “that guy,” the clueless […]

manipulative co-workers

Evil, Manipulative Co-Workers? Fight Back!

By | Posted Jul 26, 2016

All of us have been subjected to the worst kinds of people throughout our careers-narcissists, manipulators, and worse. Take the power back into your own hands, and prevent these people from sabotaging your work life.

AMA Named To TrainingIndustry 2016 Top 20 Workforce Development List

By | Posted Jul 20, 2016

TrainingIndustry.com has announced its Top 20 Workforce Development Providers list, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training […]

Horrible Boss? 10 Ways To Know If You Have—Or Are—One

By | Posted Jul 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

We’ve all heard the old saying: People don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses. So how do you know if your boss is merely bad, or just plain horrible?

unprofessional meeting behavior

These 9 Things Make You Look Unprofessional In Meetings

By | Posted Jul 5, 2016

Could your poor meeting etiquette be rubbing your boss the wrong way? Use these tips to leave a positive impression and create a more productive environment at your next meeting.

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