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Personal productivity

One Word That Can Reduce Productivity

By | Posted Jan 12, 2017

Entrepreneurs who have a habit of saying “yes” to others may find that their productivity suffers. “No” is the word you need to […]

Living your corporate values

Are You Putting Your Corporate Values Into Practice?

By | Posted Jan 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

A manager must demonstrate to employees that he or she is living up to the values defined by the department […]

The importance of public speaking skills

Improve Your Public Speaking, Improve Your Career

By | Posted Jan 10, 2017

How important is public speaking in the business world? Warren Buffett once said that learning this skill would increase a person’s […]

Relationship building at work

How Relationship Building Supports Your Business Goals

By | Posted Jan 9, 2017

Most people recognize the tremendous value of relationships in an organization. But at the same time, the idea of relationship building […]

Coaching mistakes in the workplace

Eliminate 4 Mistakes From Your Coaching Manual

By | Posted Jan 6, 2017

The use of coaching strategies at work can boost individual and organizational effectiveness. But when coaching is not done well, it may […]

Problem-solving culture

Creating A Problem-Solving Environment

By | Posted Jan 5, 2017

Managers who practice preventive management encourage problem solving. These managers understand that problems often can be identified—even avoided—in the early stages. […]

Inspiration from fiction

Seeking Inspiration? Try Fiction

By | Posted Jan 4, 2017

Novels are a source of inspiration for many people—including some who have built business empires. Which books of fiction are […]

Life lessons

5 Life Lessons On Loan From Others

By | Posted Jan 3, 2017

If only we could learn life lessons soon enough to avoid serious mistakes. Well, you may not be able to […]

Enjoyment and self-discipline

This Factor Inspires Self-Discipline

By | Posted Dec 30, 2016

It takes self-discipline to achieve big goals. But what factors fuel a person’s willingness to work hard and stick with […]

Team Building: Turn Up The Pride

By | Posted Dec 29, 2016

In their team building efforts, savvy managers are always on the lookout for examples of quality work from employees. They […]

Fresh ideas

The Best Ideas May Surface Out Of Office

By | Posted Dec 27, 2016

If the demands of your daily schedule make it hard to drum up fresh ideas, look to the weekend for […]

The importance of a leader’s attitude

Bringing The Right Leadership Attitude To Work

By | Posted Dec 23, 2016

The leadership attitude and confidence you demonstrate in the office—especially during tough times—have a big effect on your team. Watch here as Jason Ackerman, the co-founder and CEO […]

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