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5 Ways to Re-energize and Refocus When You Feel Adrift

    5 Ways to Re-energize and Refocus When You Feel Adrift

So the Fall routine has set in, leaves are turning yellow and drifting off the trees in my backyard, and I feel like I haven’t quite settled into an optimum

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3 Things I Learned from My Subordinates

    3 Things I Learned from My Subordinates

Some days I feel like I’m on walking upward on a down escalator — my 25 years of supervising and managing experience isn’t getting me the results I want.  

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Attention to Detail: 4 Tips to Increase Your Income

    Attention to Detail: 4 Tips to Increase Your Income

Details are the finishing touch that bring back your customers for future business.  A colleague of mine manages nearly forty commission sales people.  The “best of the best” make huge

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9 Ways Leadership in Business Parallels Life!

    9 Ways Leadership in Business Parallels Life!

Leadership in business often uses the same principles we apply in everyday life.   Consider the following life situations: Puppy training: Our family has just acquired a puppy, and our

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Resume Screening – 5 Easy Tips to Speed Your Selection

    Resume Screening – 5 Easy Tips to Speed Your Selection

There have been several times when I was swamped with hundreds of resumes for a single job posting – how does one screen down to the best applicants without taking

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How to Assess Problem Employees: Will vs. Skill

    How to Assess Problem Employees: Will vs. Skill

Do you have a marginally performing employee?  Not sure exactly what to do?  Should you keep supporting them? When (in what circumstances) should you terminate their employment? A friend of

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How to Build Great Teams to Get the Job Done

    How to Build Great Teams to Get the Job Done

Do you have a complex, large project that simply must not fail?  How do you set up the right team

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Tap into your Team’s Natural Leadership: Here's How

    Tap into your Team’s Natural Leadership: Here's How

Have you ever watched a highly functioning department accomplish a goal or objective?   The secret ingredient I have noticed

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Accelerate your Career: 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 4)

    Accelerate your Career: 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 4)

What strategies will make YOU successful in business? A group of C-suite executives agreed that the key to a rising

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Accelerate your Career: 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 3)

    Accelerate your Career: 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 3)

What strategies will make YOU successful in business? A group of C-suite executives agreed that the key to a rising

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Accelerate your Career – 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 2)

    Accelerate your Career – 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 2)

What strategies will make YOU successful in business? A group of C-suite executives agreed that the key to a rising

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Accelerate your Career: 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 1)

    Accelerate your Career: 4-Eye’d Employee (pt 1)

What strategies will make YOU successful in business?   A group of C-suite executives agreed that the key to a rising business career

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Worklife Balance: 6 Tips to Ease the Workload

    Worklife Balance: 6 Tips to Ease the Workload

If you are one of those type “A” personalities that always has a dozen projects on the go, your spouse

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Funny Office Stories: Embarrassing Email Moments

    Funny Office Stories: Embarrassing Email Moments

We have all been there – sent an email you regret. How do you handle the aftermath? This happened about

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Pay me more, please: Effort vs. Results

    Pay me more, please: Effort vs. Results

Over the years, many employees have expressed unhappiness when they receive an “average” pay increase. My first question to them is, “Why should you receive a higher increase than the

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