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Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

August 18, 2017

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Have you ever worked for someone with exceptional communication skills? Whether they have a knack for simplifying a complex topic or inspiring a team with just the right message, gifted communicators are able to instantly win over their audience in any setting — from a large conference audience to a one-on-one meeting. The good news […]

The Best Career Advice Quotations

August 11, 2017

One of my favorite questions to ask successful professionals is, “What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?” (For me, it’s learning to reach out for help when difficult situations arise, rather than thinking I have to solve everything myself.) Surround Yourself With an Awesome Team […]

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Are You Guilty of Micromanaging? (Or Is Your Manager?)

August 4, 2017

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It’s an affliction that affects so many managers, and often they don’t even realize they’re doing it. See if you can spot yourself — or your manager — in any of these statements: Can I read that email before you send it? When will you have that report to me? Did you call the client, […]

Ignore the Overhype — Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything

July 28, 2017

We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m totally over words like “ninja” and “guru.” But there are several words that are common in today’s management vernacular that really do describe great leaders. If you’re a […]

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Ditch the Ropes Course: 5 Team-Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

July 21, 2017

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“Oh, awesome! We’re heading to a ropes course!” said no one ever. Unfortunately, team-building activities have gotten a really bad rap over the years, largely because they are often perceived as “forced fun” that is anything but. If you are planning to host an activity for your team this summer, why not shake it up […]

5 Surprising Sources of Summer Work Stress — and How to Fix Them

July 14, 2017

When you think of summer — sun! Smoothies! vacation! Fridays off! — you may assume that work stress is packed away with your winter coat and gloves. But summer can bring its own workplace challenges. Here are five scenarios that can cause unexpected summer work stress and tips on how to handle them. You’re Not […]

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Generation Z: What Every Employer Needs to Know

June 30, 2017

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While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z. Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees. The good news is that […]

Weird in a World That’s Not: A Q&A With Author Jennifer Romolini

June 20, 2017

She had me at “weird.” I couldn’t wait to dig into Jennifer Romolini’s brand new book, Weird In a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures. After all, who among us hasn’t at some point felt totally out of place, especially in a work setting? I recently had the opportunity to […]

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