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10 Ways To Express Employee Appreciation

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Lots of organizations claim to value every employee’s contribution. They’ll often express that employee appreciation or the act of being appreciative is a core value. As a consultant, trainer, and coach I hear a lot of good stories, some of the most common underlying themes of workplace dissatisfaction seem to develop from a lack of

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Are Your Decisions Based On Instinct Or Gut Feel?

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Have you ever asked your family what they would like to eat for dinner and no one can decide? We make a lot of decisions every day, but sometimes we have to consult something inside ourselves to feel like we’re making the best choice. Do you believe that those decisions are based on instinct or

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Becoming A Smart Investment

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Many employees hope for an annual raise, or dream of obtaining a job promotion, but sometimes you have to ask yourself, “Am I a smart investment?” Recently I wrote about the concept of deserving a raise and one of the ideas I offered was related to being a smart investment for the organization. Later a

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Do You Deserve A Raise?

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Ask five people if they would like a raise and chances are pretty good all five will say yes. It’s a good bet, but should you ask for one? Before doing anything, have you considered all aspects of what makes investing in you a smart choice for your organization? Most strong organizations are managing from

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Does Appreciation Really Matter?

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Ask ten people what motivates them to come to work every day and you might be surprised with the differences in their responses. Some will quickly state that it is money or that they need a paycheck. Of course nearly everyone active in the workforce probably needs or has some use for the money they

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Are You Hungry For Change?

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Recently I was driving to a local sandwich shop contemplating what I would order. While driving I was asking myself, “A half or a whole sub, how hungry am I?” I’m one of those breakfast, lunch, and dinner people who eat at very close to the same time every day. I insist on it, I

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Are Millennials More Productive?

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Recently I wrote about the subject of information overload which sparked online and offline conversations about various workforce generations and productivity. Are the more recent generations such as the millennials and generation Z more productive? Let’s start by considering a few key points. The first is that what separates the generations is not so much

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Are You Suffering From Information Overload?

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Many people insist we are now a society which operates on information overload, too much information and too little time. Some might argue that writers, bloggers, and social media fanatics add to the problem of overload. Many of the top social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn rely heavily on carefully constructed sharing

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What Makes You Resilient?

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Adverse conditions aren’t something that most people look forward to, but resilient people dig deep to find ways to overcome them. Resiliency is a leadership quality, and of course, leadership qualities are appropriate for everyone. While many quickly recognize that resiliency means having an ability to bounce back, bounce back quickly, or return to original

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Is There Anything Worse Than No Feedback?

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You’ve been waiting far too long, why haven’t you heard anything? In the scope of your workplace life some might believe that the subject of feedback is relatively unimportant, but others strongly disagree. Have you ever been given a new job task or duty and waited for some feedback from your supervisor? Have you applied

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