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Creating a Positive Work Environment

By Team Hirschel In today’s competitive business landscape, the importance of fostering a positive work environment cannot be overstated. A positive workplace not only enhances employee satisfaction and productivity but also drives organizational success and sustainability. As business and corporate leaders, it is imperative to implement strategies that cultivate a supportive and motivating atmosphere. Here…

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Successfully Disagreeing at Work

A Guide for Business Professionals By Team Hirschel Disagreements in the workplace are inevitable but handling them effectively can be the difference between fostering a collaborative environment and creating a toxic one. Here are key strategies to ensure that disagreements at work are both productive and respectful. Prepare Your Argument Before entering a discussion where…

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Setting Boundaries at Work to Maintain a Healthy Work/Life Balance

Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance By Team Hirschel In today’s fast-paced business environment, maintaining a healthy work/life balance is crucial for long-term success and well-being. For business professionals, setting boundaries at work is a key strategy to ensure that career demands do not overwhelm personal life. Here are practical steps to help you establish effective…

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Navigating Generational Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Navigating Generational Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Workplace By Team Hirschel The global pandemic has reshaped the landscape of work in profound ways, affecting how different generations engage with their roles and organizations. A recent Gallup study highlights a new challenge: engaging younger workers in the post-pandemic era, which presents unique implications for businesses aiming to…

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Non-Compete Agreements: The Business Implications

The Business Implications of Banning Non-Compete Agreements The Federal Trade Commission’s recent determination that non-compete agreements should be deemed illegal marks a significant shift in the regulatory landscape that governs how businesses manage their workforce and protect their interests. While the intent behind this move is to enhance labor mobility and wage growth, the decision…

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Mastering the Art of Communication

The ability to convey ideas clearly and inspire action is not just a skill, but a critical tool in driving organizational growth, managing change, and fostering a positive workplace culture.

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Empowering College Graduates:

A Parent’s Guide to Assisting in the Job Hunt By Team Hirschel In the transition from academia to the professional world, new college graduates often face a plethora of challenges, not least of which is the daunting task of job searching. For parents, watching their child navigate this significant life change can stir a mix…

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Strategies for Successful Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

By Team Hirschel Leveraging CSR to Attract Top Talent In the competitive landscape of industry, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for organizational success. One effective strategy that companies can adopt is leveraging their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to appeal to prospective employees. By showcasing a commitment to environmental sustainability, ethical practices, and community…

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Igniting Motivation in the Workplace

Strategies for Business Success By Team Hirschel Introduction Motivation in the business world serves as the driving force behind productivity, innovation, and success. As companies strive to achieve their goals and maintain a competitive edge, understanding and leveraging motivation becomes essential. In this article, we explore practical strategies rooted in both business principles and flow…

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The Power of Mentorship – Guiding Future Leaders

Creating a Strong Mentorship Program By Team Hirschel Baseball players are reporting for Spring training and it got me thinking: having a farm team is somewhat like a mentorship program. Building a successful mentorship program requires careful planning and execution. Start by identifying potential mentors within your organization who possess the knowledge, experience, and leadership…

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Workplace Wellness: Strategies for Employee Engagement

By Team Hirschel Implementing Comprehensive Wellness Programs One key strategy for enhancing workplace wellness and promoting employee engagement is the implementation of comprehensive wellness programs. These programs can encompass a range of initiatives, including physical fitness challenges, mental health resources, nutritional counseling, and stress management workshops. By providing employees with access to these resources, companies…

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The Power of Networking

Building Strong Connections By Team Hirschel In today’s rapidly evolving and highly competitive job market, building a strong professional network has become an invaluable asset for individuals looking to excel. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your career, the power of networking cannot be underestimated. It offers a multitude of benefits, such…

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Mastering the Art of Successful Job Interviews

Mastering the Art of Successful Job Interviews The job interview process can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is the pivotal moment when your skills, experience, and personality are put to the test. Mastering the art of successful job interviews is crucial in ensuring that you can showcase your abilities and stand out from the…

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How to Use Failure to Your Advantage

Harnessing the Power of Failure: Strategies for Growth and Development Introduction Failure is often seen as a setback, a roadblock in our path to success. We fear it, we avoid it, and we often try to hide it. But what if we told you that failure could actually be the key to your success? Yes,…

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The Role of Technology in Transforming Healthcare

Technology’s Role in Transforming Healthcare Technology has revolutionized multiple industries, including healthcare. The integration of technology has not only enhanced patient outcomes but also improved processes and the delivery of care. As a marketing and copywriting expert for Professional Search Centre Ltd., we aim to educate readers on industry topics and trends in the Medical…

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How to Attract Super Stars

Effective Strategies to Attract Great Talent to Your Team By Team Hirschel So you have an opening… how do you develop interest? There are many steps you can take, and in this blog post we’ll share some strategies you can implement to attract top talent to your team. Creating a Strong Employer Brand Building a…

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Hiring Trends to Watch in 2024

Introduction In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing job market, staying updated on hiring trends is crucial for both job seekers and employers. As we look towards the future, it’s essential to anticipate the shifts and developments that will shape the employment landscape. With advancements in technology and evolving expectations, the year 2024 is expected to witness…

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Microaggression in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment is not only essential but also paramount to success. However, despite various diversity and sensitivity training programs in place, the issue of microaggression continues to persist in many workplaces. What is Microaggression? Microaggressions are subtle, often unintentional comments or actions that convey…

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Developing Employee Trust

Strategies for Developing Employee Trust in the Workplace: Building a Foundation for Success By Team Hirschel Building trust among employees is crucial for the success of any organization. In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, employee trust has emerged as a vital element in creating a positive and productive work environment. Trust is the foundation…

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The Future of Medical Devices

Medical Devices: Latest Innovations and Trends By Team Hirschel The future of medical devices is bright, with advancements in technology revolutionizing healthcare delivery and improving patient outcomes. One of the most exciting trends is the rise of wearable devices. These devices, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, are not only fashionable accessories but also powerful…

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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Cultivating a Balanced and Productive Work Environment By Team Hirschel In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environment, finding moments of peace and focus can be a real challenge. The constant bombardment of emails, deadlines, and meetings can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed. That’s where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness, simply put, is the practice of…

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How to Develop Great Business Relationships

By Team Hirschel Building strong business relationships is essential in today’s competitive industries, including medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, and information technology. These sectors thrive on collaborations, partnerships, and trust, all of which can be strengthened through the development of solid professional relationships. Whether you are a recruiter, a sales representative, or a healthcare professional, creating…

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Diversity in the Workplace

By Team Hirschel In today’s rapidly changing world, diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords in the workplace. It’s no longer enough for companies to simply meet diversity quotas and check boxes; true diversity goes beyond just race and gender. It’s about creating a work environment that welcomes and embraces individuals from all walks of life….

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Biotech Breakthroughs Finding Top Talent for Innovation

By Team Hirschel As the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals continue to advance at an unprecedented rate, the need for top talent in these industries has never been greater. At Professional Search Centre, Ltd. (PSC), we understand the critical role that skilled professionals play in driving innovation and breakthroughs in biotech. With our extensive experience…

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In case of emergency… Have you been recently laid off? Here are some tips, gathered from an article by Joann Lublin, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal: Liz Ryan, a syndicated columnist and workplace advisor (www.humanworkplace.com), recommends the following job search schedule: If you get a burst of energy in the evening, there are…

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It’s Really Who You Know

It’s Really Who You Know My daughter, Randi, finished the spring semester of her junior year of college at home, just like so many other kids. Even before the semester ended it was time to look for a “summer job.” As you all know COVID 19 has made this summer anything but typical. She filled…

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Best Practices: Working From Home

PSC began in 1989 as a business based at home. After growing from one employee to twenty over a period of fifteen years, PSC was right sized and moved back to being home based in 2004.  We’ve worked at home for many years and it’s certainly not for everyone. As the coronavirus makes its way through…

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Lowering Turnover and Increasing Retention: Part 1

Hiring Smart – Hiring Right There is no better way to mitigate turnover than by hiring the right people. Make sure you’re hiring candidates who not only have the skills and experience you need but who also fit your company’s vision and culture. Yes, this is more easily said than done. While the internet is…

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Time to Assess Your Process

You’ve heard it’s a candidate’s market. Unemployment is low, and you’re having a hard time even finding good people, let alone getting to the point where you can extend offers and increase your staff. The team is overworked, the hiring manager is going crazy, what can you do? Well, when was the last time you…

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Acing Your Phone Interview and Getting to the Next Level

It seems like most of our clients begin their process with a phone interview. Phone interviews can be used as an elimination tool by employers. Because of this, it is important to be properly prepared so you can wow them and be asked to the next level of interviewing. Do you have everything you need? Materials. Ensure…

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8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Welcome 2019, and happy and healthy New Year. On 1/2/19 we shared Dr. Travis Bradberry’s perspective on eight small things people use to judge your personality. Enjoy! You can read this article here.

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12 Expert Tips to Make 2019 Your Most Productive Year Yet

On 1/16/19 we shared Lydia Dishman’s twelve expert tips to make 2019 your most productive. Enjoy! This article can be found here.

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5 reasons leaders should disengage and reject hustle culture.

Engagement. Productivity. Busyness. Do these make us better employees? On 3/13/19 we shared Tracy Brower’s perspective. Enjoy. This article can be found here.

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5 ways to make tough decisions faster (and not regret them later)

On 2/13/19 we shared Elizabeth Grace Saunders’ strategies for quickly making tough decisions. Enjoy! This article can be found here.

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5 Situations where you shouldn’t feel guilty about wasting time

Elizabeth Grace Saunders has a wonderful perspective on time management, and on 2/27/19 we shared her article about times when ‘wasting’ time is the best possible use of it. This article originally appeared here.

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The Hidden Art of Becoming a Samurai Listener

We all know how to talk, but do we really understand the mechanics of being great listeners? Today we share Cash Nickerson’s perspective.  The Hidden Art of Becoming a Samurai Listener By Cash Nickerson This article can be found here.

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7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Working Mothers

Today we share Moira Forbes’ article about leadership, and the lessons successful women have learned from being working moms. 7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Working Mothers “The One Thing” is a series where I ask today’s successful leaders to identify the single most important lesson they’ve learned on a topic. By Moira Forbes This…

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Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can’t Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

The costs to an organization for hiring the wrong candidate can be staggering. Today we share Marcel Schwantes’ perspective on using specific behavioral interview questions to assess trustworthiness. Enjoy. Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can’t Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions By Marcel Schwantes This article can be found here.

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Takeaways From Richard Branson’s Keynote Presentation

Entrepreneur Richard Branson recently spoke at a digital marketing conference, the Adobe Summit. Today we share Jane Burnett’s summary of his insights. Richard Branson on flex policies, what Virgin looks for in an employee, and lessons learned. by Jane Burnett Entrepreneur Richard Branson gave a keynote presentation this week at the Adobe Summit, a digital marketing conference,…

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Taking Care of Yourself: At Work

If you’re in the habit of pampering yourself only on the weekends, you might want to change that. Today we share Laura Brothers’ perspective on self-care during the week, at work. Enjoy. This Self-Career-Care Checklist Will Make Your Work Week Even More Fulfilling By Laura Brothers Conventional wisdom says that self-care is a weekend and…

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Work and Think Like a White Belt

We are continuously striving to accomplish our career goals. But as we become supervisors, managers, or C-level executives, how does it help to return to our entry level or ‘white belt’ roots? Today we share Cash Nickerson’s perspective. Work and Think Like a White Belt By Cash Nickerson Everybody wants to know how long it…

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What Happened When I Avoided Saying “No Problem” for a Month

Communication expert Judith Humphrey listed ‘no problem’ as one phrase among six that can diminish your professional credibility. Today we share Suzan Bond’s experience with replacing it for something else. Enjoy. What Happened When I Avoided Saying “No Problem” for a Month Testing out less “problematic” alternatives to “you’re welcome” helped one writer better understand…

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5 Ways To Motivate Your Disengaged Employees

According to an ADP Research Institute study, employee engagement levels are at 82%. What about the remaining 18%? Today we share Stephanie Vozza’s perspective on what you can do to hold on to good — but disengaged — employees. 5 Ways To Motivate Your Disengaged Employees By Stephanie Vozza As a human resource manager, one…

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Small Talk 101: How to Make the Most Mundane Stories Sound More Interesting

Does your small talk consist of questions such as “How was your day?” or “What did you do this weekend?” Today we share Kat Boogaard’s article about turning mundane stories into something more interesting. Enjoy! Small Talk 101: How to Make the Most Mundane Stories Sound More Interesting By Kat Boogaard I’ll be the first…

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7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

As the US approaches the Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to take a moment to say thank you. PSC is celebrating 28 years in business, and we are truly grateful. Who would have realized showing gratitude is actually good for you? Today we share Amy Morin’s perspective. Enjoy!   7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude…

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5 Reasons You Should Smile More as a Leader

Smiling has many benefits. Today we share Michael Hyatt’s article about smiling, and reasons why leaders should smile more often. Enjoy.   5 Reasons You Should Smile More as a Leader By Michael Hyatt Several years ago, when I was the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, I was presiding over our monthly business review meeting. One…

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6 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Work Slump

Feel like you’re stuck in a rut at work? Here are Stephanie Vozza’s six steps to pull yourself out. Even people who love their their jobs can find themselves in a rut. Here’s how to get out of it without quitting. 6 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Work Slump By Stephanie Vozza Sometimes…

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8 Powerful Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If you feel like you don’t get the respect you deserve and aren’t taken seriously, today we have a great article for you. Here is Dr. Travis Bradberry’s methods you can use to increase your credibility. Enjoy. 8 Powerful Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously By Dr Travis Bradberry Do you ever feel…

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11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

If I could just get that promotion… if my child could only make the team… research shows this type of happiness does not last. Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s habits of happy people. Enjoy. 11 Habits of Supremely Happy People By Dr Travis Bradberry We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or…

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Six Toxic Relationships You Should Avoid Like the Plague

Toxic relationships can be costly to your very well being. Today we discuss Dr Travis Bradberry’s perspective. Enjoy! By Dr. Travis Bradberry Most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they’re a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness. In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of…

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How to Blow Your Boss’s Mind

Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s seven easy steps you can use to exceed your boss’s expectations. Enjoy. How to Blow Your Boss’s Mind By Dr Travis Bradberry We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines—promotions…

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7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently

Trust: a crucial element in any successful relationship. Today we share Kat Boogaard’s perspective. Enjoy! Want to prove that you’re deserving of a high degree of faith and confidence? Take a cue from these habits of exceedingly trustworthy people. 7 Things That Trustworthy People Do Differently By Kat Boogaard, Contributor, Inc.com Trust. It’s a crucial…

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Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

How do emotionally intelligent people increase their likability when networking? After all, first impressions are important. Here are some easy things you can do when meeting people for the first time. Enjoy! Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression. Do These…

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How To Give Concise Positive Feedback

Today we share Kristi Hedges’ perspective on providing positive feedack. Enjoy! How To Give Concise Positive Feedback By Kristi Hedges There’s a significant amount of attention in leadership literature about how to provide tough feedback. That makes sense since conveying criticism hits several triggers for us, from fear of conflict to being disliked. However, positive…

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How to Leave a Memorable Impression on Everyone You Meet

Today we share Kat Boogaard’s tips to be more memorable. Enjoy! How to Leave a Memorable Impression on Everyone You Meet Want to leave a lasting impression on everyone you meet? Implement these habits to be instantly more memorable. By Kat Boogaard “Oh, we’ve actually met several times before!” We can all agree — that’s…

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How to Achieve Success in Hiring and Retaining Millennials

In less than three years nearly 50% of the workforce will consist of millennials. Today we share Dale Curtis’ tips to successfully hire and retain this generation. Enjoy! How to Achieve Success in Hiring and Retaining Millennials By Dale Curtis – via The Staffing Stream According to recent figures released by the US Census Bureau,…

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What I Learned about Leadership from a Fight with my Wife

Today we share Michael Hyatt’s perspective on leadership. Enjoy! What I Learned about Leadership from a Fight with my Wife By Michael Hyatt Gail and I have been married for thirty-three years. She is my lover, my best friend, and my coach. But a few days ago we had a fight. It was a doozy….

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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

Your body language can have a powerful effect on your life. Today we share Dr Travis Bradberry’s perspective. Enjoy! 8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ By Dr. Travis Bradberry When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust,…

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Helpful Communication Habit… NOT!

Our issue “Sorry, not Sorry” received so much positive feedback, we decided to share more from Kat Boogaard. Enjoy! The Seemingly Helpful Communication Habit That’s Actually Just Annoying Are you falling victim to this seemingly beneficial communication faux pas? By Kat Boogaard Years ago, I was working a full-time position in marketing. After wrapping up…

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Should Leaders Focus on Results or People?

Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s perspective on the focus of leadership. Enjoy! Should Leaders Focus on Results or People? By Dr. Travis Bradberry People often debate what makes a better leader: the no-nonsense, results-focused type or the motivational, people-focused type. New research has provided the answer—neither. James Zenger surveyed over 60,000 employees to see…

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7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn to Love Being Alone

Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s perspective on solitude, which, as he explains, is good for your mental and emotional well-being. So grab this article, find a nice quiet spot, and enjoy. 7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn to Love Being Alone By Dr. Travis Bradberry We live in a world of constant…

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The Surprising Benefit of Being Inflexible

Today we share Michael Hyatt’s perspective on how beneficial being inflexible can be. Enjoy! http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8fa377fae9304817e96903ac4&id=e49461cf2d&e=ffa1cc71ae

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Sorry Not Sorry

We received extensive positive responses on this ezine! Thank you for all your comments. When my daughter informed me a few weeks ago that she was not going to be apologizing any more, I thought she was being disrespectful. Now, I believe she is on to something. Today I’m sharing with you Kat Boogaard’s perspective….

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How to Crush Your Goals in 2017

Happy New Year! This is the time of best intentions and we attack our new year’s resolutions with gusto. Yet nearly 80% will let those resolutions go by the beginning of February, and only 5% will have succeeded in reaching those goals by the same time next year. Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s perspective…

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The Silver Lining – Lessons from a Microboss

We can learn from all experiences. Today we share Richard Moy’s three lessons he learned from a micromanager. The Silver Lining By Richard Moy One of the first managers I ever had was what many people might call a micromanager. If I was five minutes late to work, he knew. If a client copied him on…

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Critical Ways Managers Motivate and Demotivate Employees

Today we’re sharing Dr. Travis Bradberry’s perspective on how managers motivate — and demotivate — employees. Enjoy!   Critical Ways Managers Motivate and Demotivate Employees By Dr. Travis Bradberry Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity. The scariest…

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9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Today’s issue, by Dr Travis Bradberry, discusses skills you need that will forever be beneficial. Enjoy! 9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever By Dr Travis Bradberry The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you’ve made it and have all…

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Why the Best Leaders Sometimes Get Mad (and Show It)

Today we share Jeff Haden’s perspective of how good leaders can use anger to their advantage. Enjoy! Why the Best Leaders Sometimes Get Mad (and Show It) By Jeff Haden Think about remarkably successful people. They’re logical. They’re rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point….

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7 Common Apple Picking Mistakes to Avoid This Fall

Autumn. There aren’t many things more refreshing than these crisp dry days. What sort of activities do you enjoy during this time of year? Here is Danielle Walsh’s perspective on how to avoid common mistakes while apple picking. 7 Common Apple Picking Mistakes to Avoid This Fall Written by Danielle Walsh Hooray—it’s apple-picking season! This might call…

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Powerful Habits of Super Persuasive People

We always find articles by Dr Travis Bradberry to be thought provoking. Today we share his perspective on the habits of super persuasive people. Powerful Habits of Super Persuasive People By Dr Travis Bradberry Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to put his shoes on, persuasion is a skill…

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How Highly Effective Interviewers Prepare for Job Interviews: 11 Ways to Hire the Perfect Candidate

“…a new employee’s first day isn’t their first official day on the job, it’s the day you first engage him in the hiring process.” Today we share Jeff Haden’s interpretation of how interviewers should prepare for job interviews. Enjoy! How Highly Effective Interviewers Prepare for Job Interviews: 11 Ways to Hire the Perfect Candidate By Jeff Haden…

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These Uncomfortable Deeds Will Pay Off Forever

Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s perspective on how beneficial stepping out of your comfort zone can be. Enjoy! These Uncomfortable Deeds Will Pay Off Forever Dr. Travis Bradberry T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very…

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How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity

Today we share Lydia Dishman’s perspective on productivity, and how it can be impacted simply by where one sits. Enjoy! How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity Bad behavior in the workplace is contagious. But a new study suggests that pairing workers together can boost productivity and profits. By Lydia Dishman Your…

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8 Moves That’ll Make People Think You’re the Most Confident Person in the Room

We received so much positive feedback from our last issue, we decided to share more from Jeff Haden. Today we share eight things you can do to appear more confident. 8 Moves That’ll Make People Think You’re the Most Confident Person in the Room By Jeff Haden of Inc. If you’re like me, you often…

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Don’t Praise Accomplishments, Praise Effort: Science Says So

Today we share Jeff Haden’s perspective on praise and how it can be best utilized in the workplace. Enjoy! Don’t Praise Accomplishments, Praise Effort: Science Says So By Jeff Haden Praise motivates. Praise encourages. Praise inspires. Sometimes. Depending on the approach you take, praising an employee can actually have the opposite effect. The difference lies in whether…

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Powerful Habits of Considerate People

Being considerate is good for your mental and physical health, as well as your career. Enjoy today’s ezine by Dr Travis Bradberry, which discusses the powerful habits of considerate people. By Dr Travis Bradberry Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.” It’s true. Being kind and considerate…

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Research-Proven Tricks That Make You Seem Smarter Than You Are

Today we share Dr. Travis Bradberry’s article that describes proven strategies to help you come across smarter to others. Research-Proven Tricks That Make You Seem Smarter Than You Are By Dr. Travis Bradberry It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people think you are is…

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Signs You’re Successful—Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

You work hard, and strive for success. Sometimes little — or even big — bumps make it seem like success is just beyond your grasp. Today we share Dr Travis Bradberry’s perspective on signs you are successful, even when it may not feel that way. Enjoy! Signs You’re Successful—Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It…

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5 Times You’re Selling Yourself Short Without Even Realizing It

It’s sometimes difficult to graciously accept a compliment. But does the response put you in the best light? Today we share Kat Boogaard’s perspective on selling yourself short — without realizing it. Enjoy! 5 Times You’re Selling Yourself Short Without Even Realizing It By Kat Boogaard Recently, I received a LinkedIn message from someone who had read some…

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Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

First impressions can make a difference, as our brains are hardwired to judge. Today we share Travis Bradberry’s perspective on how we evaluate others based on small behaviors and actions. Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality By Dr. Travis Bradberry The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very…

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Client, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement, Self Improvement

How Mindfulness Will Turbocharge Your Career

According to Psychology Today, ‘mindfulness’ is a state of active, open attention on the present. Today we share Travis Bradberry’s perspective on how mindfulness can positively impact your career. How Mindfulness Will Turbocharge Your Career By Dr Travis Bradberry Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks,…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Job Search, Leadership

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

Professor Bernard Roth, a Stanford design and engineering professor, shared some habits found in his book with the author of today’s ezine. We’ve received excellent feedback from this simple but empowering issue. 5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life By Michael Grothaus Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning….

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Client, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement, Self Improvement

It’s (Almost) Impossible to Go Wrong When You Hire People With These 4 Qualities

As you know, you need to hire the right people for your business or department to be successful. Today we share Julia Hartz’s technique for determining who is right for her company. It’s (Almost) Impossible to Go Wrong When You Hire People With These 4 Qualities by Julia Hartz Here’s the secret to building a successful…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

How The Most Successful People Ask Questions

Today we share Stephanie Vozza’s view of questions, and the best way to ask them. How The Most Successful People Ask Questions By Stephanie Vozza Asking the right questions can mean the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, asking questions can also feel uncomfortable. “It can be embarrassing to admit that you didn’t understand what…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

Bad Mistakes that Make Good Employees Leave

A global study done by LinkedIn indicated 32% of respondents believe retention is a top priority in 2016. With this in mind, it’s important to understand what causes employees, especially ‘star’ producers, to leave. Bad Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave By Dr Travis Bradberry It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it…

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10 Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee

An advanced degree and years of experience are important, but don’t necessarily make you exceptional in the workplace. 10 Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee by Dr. Travis Bradberry A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

Inspiration for the New Year

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year! Today’s issue briefly looks at the story of Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of the Life Is Good company, and the simple question that inspired them.   Brothers who cofounded a $100 million company say this question their mom asked every night at dinner is what inspired…

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Client, Ezine, Leadership

Season’s Greetings from PSC, Ltd.

‘Tis the time to share our favorite holiday poem. It reminds us to hold loved ones close. Enjoy, and know we wish you a magical holiday season. Ezine issue 12/23/2015. The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Job Search, Leadership

It Pays to Give Thanks at the Office

In a 2013 survey of 2,000 Americans, some 80% agreed that receiving gratitude makes them work harder. This week brings the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving. While giving thanks for family and friends may be obvious choices, today’s ezine shares a less obvious one: giving thanks at the office. Ezine shared 11/25/2015 It Pays to Give…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

How Successful People Make Smart Decisions

As we complete our 26th year in business, we look back and consider how this milestone was achieved. Freedom to be entrepreneurial. On this Veterans’ Day, thank you to all who have served. Our business partners, both clients and candidates, whom we have helped over the years. Thanks for coming back when the needs arise….

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Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement, Self Improvement

5 Body Language Basics That Make You Appear 100% More Trustworthy to Strangers

Successful people are trusted. Today we share Rhett Power’s perspective on using body language to appear more trustworthy. Ezine issue: 10/28/2015   5 Body Language Basics That Make You Appear 100% More Trustworthy to Strangers By Rhett Power Whether it’s in the business world or in personal relations, there is one thing that we all…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

18 Business Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

Many people learn from their mistakes. But, if you can learn a lesson before, not only will you gain an early advantage, you will eliminate the experience of getting things incorrect in the first place. Enjoy today’s issue. Ezine issue date: 10/15/2015.   18 Business Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way You…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

The 6 Secrets of Self-Control

In today’s ezine we share Dr Travis Bradberry’s perspective on self control. Enjoy! Ezine shared 12/9/2015. The 6 Secrets of Self-Control by Dr Travis Bradberry My first post, How Successful People Stay Calm, continues to strike a nerve (3 million+ reads here on LinkedIn). A common theme in the 4.5K comments is that the strategies work,…

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Client, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement, Self Improvement

7 Small Habit Changes that can Actually Make You Luckier

Luck can be defined as the high probability that good things will happen… so it stands to reason that positive habits can increase a more favorable outcome. Today’s ezine shares seven small habits that can increase your luck. 7 Small Habit Changes that can Actually Make You Luckier by Jayson Demers The majority of logical, practical…

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Client, Ezine, Job Search, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

7 Things You Need Before You Negotiate Anything

Whether you’re seeking a higher salary, or a better price on that awesome flea market find, learning to properly negotiate is an important life skill. Today’s ezine shares seven things that will help you master the art of negotiation. 7 Things You Need Before You Negotiate Anything by Jayson Demers From flea markets to board…

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Ezine, Personal Development / Improvement

Special Labor Day Edition: 11 Tips for Grilling the Perfect Steak

For many in the US, this coming Labor Day weekend marks the end of Summer, especially for those with children in school. Since 1882 Americans have enjoyed the first Monday of September off from work. We celebrate this national, annual tribute to the contributions workers have made that add to the strength and prosperity of…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

10 Things that Likable People do Consistently

Want to increase your ‘likability’ score? Here are ten things likable people do on a consistent basis. 10 Things that Likable People do Consistently by Lolly Daskal On some level, most of us want to be liked. Even if you work to maintain an appropriate distance from your team or employees, the more that people…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half

We’re at the height of Summer in Chicago and the weather is beautiful. This issue shares some techniques so you can have more fun in the sun. 7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half   by Lolly Daskal We all want to know that we’re doing our best to be successful, but too…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

7 Workplace Collaboration Statistics that will have you Knocking Down Cubicles

We found the following stats so interesting and thought provoking, we wanted to share them.   7 Workplace Collaboration Statistics That Will Have You Knocking Down Cubicles by Sylvie Woolf Collaboration can stimulate creativity, engagement and innovation, yet it remains one of those commonly under-utilized tools in the workplace. Many of us are guilty of…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

How to Unite a Disjointed Team

Did you know 97% of employees and executives surveyed believe that lack of alignment within a team directly impacts the outcome of their task or project? Today we share Mikaela Kiner’s suggestions on how to create a cohesive team. How to Turn a Bunch of “Independent Workers” Into a Cohesive Team That Gets Along By…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

Today we share Dr Bradberry’s take on challenges successful people overcome, while others see only obstacles. Enjoy! 7 Challenges Successful People Overcome by Dr Travis Bradberry It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. Their confidence in the face of hardship…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

6 Questions to Keep Employees Loyal and Happy

In this issue we share Jim Belosic’s take on going beyond basic employee perks. Here are his questions you can use to communicate with your team. 6 Questions You Can Ask to Keep Your Employees Loyal and Happy by Jim Belosic Did you know that the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs? That’s almost a different…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict

The best way to win an argument is to never have one in the first place. Apply the following strategies next time you face a challenging situation.   5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict by Joseph Grenny and Dr Travis Bradberry Between the two of us, we’ve spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at…

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Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Personal Development / Improvement, Self Improvement

10 Painless Ways to Free Up Major Chunks of Time

So much to do, so little time. And yet, here is Jeff Haden’s perspective on simple ways to regain more of that most valuable asset.   10 Painless Ways to Free Up Major Chunks of Time by Jeff Haden Success is awesome, but it comes with one unfortunate by-product: the more successful you are the…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership

4 Things You Must Know Before Interviewing Anyone

4 Things You Must Know Before Interviewing Anyone by Katie Douthwaite You’d think that being on the other side of the interviewing table would be a piece of cake. As the one asking the questions, you have all the power—and, in theory, should have none of the nervousness typically associated with job interviews. But for…

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12 Things Truly Confident People do Differently

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently By Travis Bradberry, PhD Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own. When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain:…

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Client, Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership

8 Ways to Kill Employee Motivation

Everyone wants a work environment in which they can thrive. There are events and circumstances that make us feel happy and appreciated. Unfortunately there are also many that kill our motivation. Today we share Lolly Daskal’s perspective. Eight Deadly Ways to Kill Employee Motivation by Lolly Daskal If you want to make sure you’re providing…

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Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Self Improvement

Ten Truths We Forget Too Easily

It’s so easy to lose sight of the important things in life. This ezine, wisdom from Dr Travis Bradberry, received great response. Enjoy. http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8fa377fae9304817e96903ac4&id=2e08a04bec&e=02a4865ba2

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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

It’s amazing how each generation is different. The more money people make, the less they approve of smartphone use. Interesting, eh? Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and…

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Client, Employee Development, Job Search

Flip the Interview – 3 Powerful Questions to Evaluate Employers

Check out our newest ezine issue. Written by Mike Ballard, it discusses three questions a candidate can ask while interviewing. Great questions for interviewers to consider as well. Flip the Interview – 3 Powerful Questions to Evaluate Employers by Mike Ballard Many job seekers look at the interview as a test. If they answer the…

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Leadership, Uncategorized

Why Resumes are Worthless

Certainly an interesting take. What do you think? http://www.fastcompany.com/3041741/hit-the-ground-running/why-resumes-are-worthless

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The Most Powerful Thing a Leader Can Say

This issue we share Lee Caraher’s take on how powerful admitting you are wrong can be. Enjoy!! The Most Powerful Thing a Leader Can Say by Lee Caraher “I screwed up; I apologize.” I don’t think a more powerful sentence exists for leaders to say out loud, in public, or to a person or team….

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Micromanagers: Flushing Companies Down the Toilet, One Detail at a Time

Micromanagers: Flushing Companies Down the Toilet, One Detail at a Time by Jessica Marie   People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad bosses. They don’t leave flawed organizational structures and abandon lousy products and technology. They leave flawed leadership. No matter how brilliant a company’s products and/or services may be, if management is dysfunctional,…

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Client, Employee Development, Leadership

Beware the Smooth-Talking Job Applicant!

We really enjoyed Liz Ryan’s article “Beware the Smooth-Talking Job Applicant!”

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Why Most Companies Never Hire the Perfect Person for the Job

When you begin the hiring process, is more time used for writing a long job description, or for assessing true needs? Today we share Jeff Haden’s perspective.   Why Most Companies Never Hire the Perfect Person for the Job by Jeff Haden Want to hire superstars? Then trying to find the “total package” is the last…

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Ezine, Leadership, Self Improvement

9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won’t Do

According to Dr. Travis Bradberry’s research, 90% of top performers possess a high emotional intelligence (EQ). His studies indicate people with a high EQ earn significantly more per year than their counterparts with a lower EQ. This week we look at nine behaviors that, when avoided, can increase your emotional intelligence.   9 Things Emotionally…

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Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership

Six Ways to Be Seen as a Leader — in the Next 30 Seconds

We’ve discussed leadership in previous issues, and explored the characteristics that make a great leader. Whether you’re a CEO, manager, or supervisor, the article today has great insight into seemingly small things you can do that can reap great rewards. Enjoy. Six Ways to Be Seen as a Leader — in the Next 30 Seconds…

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Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership

5 Tips for Millennials Working with Boomers

Our previous issues have discussed ways which Baby Boomers can more effectively work with the newest generation in the workplace, Millennials. Today we’re turning the tide, and showing Millennials how they can better work with Boomers. If you’re a Baby Boomer, you’ll find this content insightful. Enjoy! 5 Tips for Millennials Working with Boomers by…

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Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership, Self Improvement

How Successful People Stay Calm

This week we share a somewhat controversial article that received more than one million reads on Forbes. Enjoy!   How Successful People Stay Calm by Dr. Travis Bradberry The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million…

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Ezine

Special Issue: Holidays 2014

Please allow us a moment to share a favorite holiday poem. It reminds us to hold loved ones close; appreciate what we have; and, share with those who have less. Enjoy, and have a safe and wonderful holiday season.   The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and…

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Ezine, Leadership

Trends

This is a great time to learn what’s hot in recruiting. Employer branding, technology and boomerang employees can impact how your company attracts and retains top talent. It is a good time to take a look at changes that are looming on the horizon. The talent attraction landscape is changing every day. The effects of…

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Employee Development, Ezine, Leadership

How to Create an Extraordinary Team

While many are preparing their home gardens for winter, teams need to be cultivated at the office year round.   Bringing Out the Best in Your Talent Recognizing talent in new and existing employees is an essential skill for managers at every level. This does not refer to interpreting skills listed on a resume, but…

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