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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.

stop wasting time

Stop Wasting Time! 2 Simple Tricks To Reclaim Your Day

By | Posted Sep 22, 2016

Advances in technology have provided us with myriad ways to avoid doing the things we need to do. But it can also help us to stop wasting time.

leading change

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.

convince people to say yes

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.

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.

amazing boss

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.

burn bridges

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.

how to pitch an idea

How To Pitch An Idea — And Get Everyone Onboard

By | Posted Sep 9, 2016

Learning how to pitch an idea includes making it clear what your proposal does and doesn’t include, what the value proposition is, and what you will deliver.

successful people

Are You More Successful Than You Realize? Probably.

By | Posted Sep 8, 2016

Do you look at successful people and wonder why you’re not one of them? Well, you probably are. Here’s how to know if you’re a successful person, but just don’t realize it.

facebook status updates

Science Knows You By Your Facebook Status Updates

By | Posted Sep 6, 2016

Psychologists studied the Facebook status updates of over 500 people, as well as their answers to survey questions. Some of the findings won’t surprise you at all if you’re a regular Facebook user.

stay productive

Apple CEO Tim Cook Starts His Day By 4 a.m. Should You?

By | Posted Sep 1, 2016

There are fewer distractions when family and colleagues are still sound asleep, and you’re better able to focus on the things you need—or want—to do. Here’s how Tim Cook and other top leaders stay productive.

emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Can And Will Be Used Against You

By | Posted Aug 30, 2016

Here are 10 ways emotional intelligence can be used against you by those who wield it maliciously—and how you can protect yourself against the potential fallout.

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