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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.

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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.

businesswomen

Women In Business: Know Who You Are, And What You’re Worth

By | Posted Aug 25, 2016

Joan Walsh, National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation and MSNBC analyst, discusses how things have changed since she entered the workforce—and why businesswomen need to fight the wage gap.

networking

It’s Not Who You Know, It’s What You Do: Rethink Networking

By | Posted Aug 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Networking serves no purpose unless you give people a reason to build a relationship with you. Focus on your work—be the best at what you do. Make people want to know you.

ineffective leaders

7 Ways Ineffective Leaders Lose Their Team’s Respect

By | Posted Aug 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Ineffective leaders can not only kill team spirit, but completely lose the respect of those who report to them. How many of these 7 poor leadership habits do you—or your boss—practice?

ways to be productive

19 Surefire Ways To Be Productive — And Stop Wasting Time

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Drawing inspiration from the classic Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek, here’s a list of 19 things that really productive people incorporate into their daily lives to keep from going off track

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