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5 Reasons Attitude Will Improve Your Career

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Attitude might be more important than talent. Talent alone might be the car without wheels, or the train without a track, you can see the potential but they’re not going anywhere. Most experts will agree that having a great attitude will improve your career. Elements and Reasons Attitude might consist of many elements. Each element

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5 Reasons Over-Commitment Might Be Hurting Your Career

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Most people in the workforce want to give their job and career the best they have to give. They work hard, smart, and are committed. Can trying to do too much be hurting your career? During my career I’ve run into a lot of interesting things in the workplace. At first glance, situations which are

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Build Relationships through Positive Self-Talk

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You want to build stronger business relationships but you’re not always sure if it’s working. It’s common for many business professionals to wonder if they have formed a connection. Do you build relationships or watch opportunities slip away? Lack of progress towards your goals is often not rooted specifically in your actions. That’s not the

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Productivity Habits – The Tools, Addictions, and Information Overload

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Many people believe that they must find ways to accomplish more in the same amount of time. Some blame too much information and too many distractions. Could it all be related to productivity habits? Tools When you stop to think about all of the tools available today in the office arsenal it seems counterintuitive to

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Millennials and Gen Z Believe in Making a Difference

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If you work in a multigenerational workplace you’ve probably stumbled upon some different perspectives on life. Do millennials and gen Z (Gen 9/11, iGen) believe in making a difference? Nearly everyone has heard the idea (value) of treating others the way you would like to be treated. It is a decent value to carry. It

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The Difference Between Lucky or Smart

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You’ll often hear someone say, “They got lucky.” Sometimes you’ll hear someone say, “They are very smart.” Is there a difference between being lucky or smart? Good Luck We sometimes assume that luck simply happens. You get lucky if you win the lottery against very big odds. Luck might be with you when you pick

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Ultimatum: The Poorest Form of Workplace Motivation

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Many organizations try very hard to engage their workforce. Often frustrated, organizations believe the path to performance improvement might be inspired by delivering an ultimatum. That’s unfortunate. You might give your dog a treat for good performance or when they demonstrate a desired behavior. This might sometimes work for people too. At least it seems

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Millennial Feedback, Do They Need Something Different?

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Most employers today recognize the need and value of feedback systems. Should millennial feedback have additional considerations? When you ask employers about feedback most will tell you that they give an annual performance review. Other smaller but growing operations might suggest that although they haven’t developed an official process, they are working towards it. Is

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Employee Loyalty and the Search for Retention

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The organization you work for probably cares about employee loyalty. When you agree with the work, accept the compensation, and start the job there is an expected commitment, right? Loyalty is important for most people. It is important for businesses with their employees as well as with their clients and customers. The trouble spot for

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Winning Team, Pick One or Build One?

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Are you on the winning team? Should you pick one or build one? Our technology and industrialized society has suggested that there is a price for admission. The price to pay is a combination of experience and education. Neither of those represent bad, they’re mostly good. Many people qualify, but only a few seem to

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