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Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

May 22, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

The formula for building successful teams was previously predicated on each member’s work experience and technical expertise in order to collectively execute a defined plan. Today, policy experts, trade groups, business coalitions and academics are citing soft skills as critical to both team and individual performance. In fact, a University of Michigan study revealed that soft skills...
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Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

May 14, 2018
Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

Considering the costs of traditional onboarding, many organizations are opting first for phone interviews. Here are five questions candidates can count on. How does this position align with your long-term career goals? This question is frequently asked not only so that the candidate can explain how the role fits into career goals, but also to...
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Turn Off Notifications to Turn On Your Ultimate Potential

May 8, 2018
Turn Off Notifications to Turn On Your Ultimate Potential

Warning—by the time you’re done reading this article, you will have been presented with the option to resist, or respond to, your smartphone. In fact, Americans check their phones on average once every twelve minutes according to a study performed by global tech protection and support company Asurion. This means that they’re checking 80 times...
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Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

May 1, 2018
Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

Soft skills are represented by a cluster of productive personality traits including leadership, self-awareness, communication skills and emotional intelligence. While all are important ingredients for professional success, EQ, or emotional intelligence is the focus of this article. Essentially, while IQ or a person’s intellectual ability to manage ideas, knowledge and thoughts may get their foot in the door,...
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Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

April 24, 2018
Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

Both successful and unsuccessful people have 24 hours each day, however how those hours are optimized is the key differentiator. Here are three ways to accomplish more in less time. Set daily and startup activities. As author Charles Duhigg explains in his book, The Power of Habit, following routines increases productivity levels. Regardless of your role or rank,...
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Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

April 17, 2018
Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22nd and an ideal time to engage employees in a teambuilding activity. If your organization doesn’t have anything formal planned, don’t fret. Even simple activities can connect and energize employees. Celebrating Earth Day not only benefits the planet, it’s good for employees too. Here are five ways to engage employees...
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Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

April 9, 2018
Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

Multiple studies have shown that employees are more likely to jump ship when they lack a strong, positive relationship with their managers. Here are four common ways leaders often fail which can cause employees to jump ship. Micromanaging employees. Employees are initially hired based on their work experience and skills, yet many managers micromanage their...
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Deadline Approaching to Register for Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures List

April 3, 2018
Deadline Approaching to Register for Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures List

Entrepreneur and Energage are searching the nation for high-performance cultures to be part of their third-annual Top Company Cultures list. Winners will be featured on Entrepreneur.com and in Entrepreneur magazine. To qualify, candidate companies must be headquartered in the U.S.; employ at least 35 people; have been founded before February 2016 and be currently led by a founder who...
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Four Game-Changing Workplace Perks Worth Considering

March 20, 2018
Four Game-Changing Workplace Perks Worth Considering

Given the high-cost of employee turnover, many companies struggle to retain top talent, especially for highly-skilled roles.  An SHRM study predicts that each time a company replaces a salaried employee, it costs six to nine months’ salary on average. For a manager earning $50,000 per year, that could equate to a cost of between...
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Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

March 13, 2018
Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

The old adage, ‘Nice guys finish last,’ isn’t always true. If we could classify every single ‘giver’ and ‘taker,’ and study their career paths over time, we would witness that nice, compassionate people really do finish first. Here are three reasons why. ‘Givers’ tend to be more influential. As opposed to ‘takers,’ ‘givers’ in leadership...
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