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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.

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Survey Says… Employers See Value In Paying For Staff Training

By | Posted Oct 28, 2016 | 4 Comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Lower Workplace Stress: How To Relax, Be Present, And Lead

By | Posted Oct 18, 2016

The most effective leaders are those who practice mindfulness to get the most out of themselves, and their people. Cathy Rose Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough, describes how she stays composed, beats workplace stress, and improves performance.

strategy and culture

Fuse Strategy And Culture For People-First Leadership

By | Posted Oct 17, 2016

In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.

employee productivity

Checking In: The Key To Employee Productivity

By | Posted Oct 13, 2016

Watch as Jessica O. Matthews, founder of Uncharted Play, explains how she keeps tabs on everyone’s progress in order to maintain employee productivity: Check in to make sure no one is checked out.

perfectionist

How Being A Perfectionist Is Holding You Back

By | Posted Oct 11, 2016

Watch as Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo, explains why she had to drop her perfectionist tendencies to become a great entrepreneur.

sunday night blues

Got The Sunday Night Blues? Here’s How To Face The Week Ahead.

By | Posted Oct 6, 2016

Here’s how to get yourself in the right frame of mind for facing the week head on. You might not exactly look forward to Mondays, but at least you’ll learn how to put the Sunday Night Blues to work for you

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