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Coping with criticism

Coping with criticism

Do you enjoy having your work scrutinized, analyzed and evaluated by your boss or others in authority? Well, you should—using criticism as a springboard to excellence is a surefire way to become indispensable to your organization. Here are eight ways to benefit from constructive criticism: 1. Don’t expect perfection the first time. Like a seasoned [...]

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Failure—the secret to success

Failure—the secret to success

There’s no such thing as failure. Ask Winston Churchill, who said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Here are six reasons why you should embrace failure to realize achievement: 1. No risk, no reward. Risk-taking is unavoidable in any quest to grow and innovate, and [...]

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Talkmasters: 10 Tips for Public Speakers

Talkmasters: 10 Tips for Public Speakers

It’s been described as one of the most terrifying and stressful events in life, including moving, changing jobs or losing a spouse. But public speaking doesn’t have to be all that scary, if you prepare and keep some of the following suggestions in mind:  1. Don’t wing it. Take the time to outline and organize [...]

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The Dynamic Group: 7 ways to inspire teamwork

The Dynamic Group: 7 ways to inspire teamwork

Do you lead a team? Enhance efficiency, output and harmony within your workgroup by adhering to the following commonsense advice:   1. Give everyone a voice. Each member of a team longs to be heard and acknowledged. When group decisions are made, it’s important that each and every viewpoint is represented in the discussion. Embrace the [...]

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Executive Super Powers: 5 Ways to Be a Better Manager

Executive Super Powers: 5 Ways to Be a Better Manager

Striving for accomplishment and success in the group dynamic of the workplace requires strong, smart leadership. The following commonsense ideas can help make a good manager into a great one. Here are five simple things supervisors can do to increase their effectiveness: 1. Share your vision. An inspired staff, guided by a leader who charts [...]

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10 Reasons to Use Social Media in Your Business

10 Reasons to Use Social Media in Your Business

Do you Tweet? Is your company on Facebook? If your answer is no, why not? A social media presence can enhance your business in so many ways. Here are just a few: 1. It’s an additional storefront and showcase. Experts say that a potential customer has to see or hear of your business at least [...]

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Are You in Your Right Mind? (or Your Left?)

Are You in Your Right Mind? (or Your Left?)

The psychological aspects of left- and right-brain orientation are fascinating because they give us clues to the mysteries of personality and our different affinities. According to the theory, which developed from the work of Nobel Prize scientist Roger Sperry, the way we see the world and operate within it is vastly different for the left-brain [...]

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10 Ways To Reduce Stress and Improve Productivity

10 Ways To Reduce Stress and Improve Productivity

We live in a fast-paced world, and trying to keep in step can be stressful. We think we need to push ourselves harder in order to produce and be of value. Unfortunately, too much stress is not only debilitating and dangerous, but ultimately unproductive. Finding ways to reduce stress makes you healthier, happier and infinitely [...]

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6 Workplace Archetypes

6 Workplace Archetypes

Personality is the spice of group dynamics, especially in workplace situations. Do any of the following 6 personality types describe you? Hint: You may have characteristics of more than just one of our Workplace Archetypes. 1. The Expert You’re the go-to guy or gal for in-depth information on your area of concentration. People depend upon [...]

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Prepare for travel success

Prepare for travel success

Traveling for work doesn’t have to be a grind when you’re well organized—in fact, it can (and should) be fun. Make business travel more pleasurable by keeping the following tips and suggestions in mind. Bon voyage! • Organize your paperwork. Planning ahead paves your way to a more pleasant journey. Map out your itinerary, and [...]

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