Personal Effectiveness

Six Sources of Stress and How to Squash Them

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August 20, 2018
Six Sources of Stress and How to Squash Them

I once assumed that an ER doctor faces much more stress than my mailman, however this isn’t always necessarily true. According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), the root causes of stress are highly subjective, citing the following factors as stress contributors: Personality: Different things impact people differently. You may thrive under pressure while...
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Overcome Obstacles in Three Steps

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August 14, 2018
Overcome Obstacles in Three Steps

Despite our best efforts, everyone encounters challenges that seem insurmountable. Procrastinating, worrying or wishing the challenge never presented itself only wastes precious time. Instead, apply these three steps to overcome them. 1. Get out of your head. When presented with a challenge, the stress often feels all consuming which hinders your ability to think clearly...
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It’s Time to Re-Work Your Work-Life Balance Beliefs

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August 6, 2018
It’s Time to Re-Work Your Work-Life Balance Beliefs

  Do you ever feel that your life at work and at home, is all work? You may find yourself doing only the things you must do at work rather than spending time on something about which you are truly passionate—and then you get home and feel the same way. While this lifestyle may have...
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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

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July 24, 2018
How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Thanks to technology, opportunities to work remotely are now abundant as nearly 3.9 million full-time U.S. employees report doing so at least half of their work week. This total reflects the increase in telecommuting workers of a whopping 115% in a decade, according to a report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. If you commute to...
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Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

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July 9, 2018
Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

Many Americans believe they’ll be happy once they…earn that promotion; buy a new house; finally finish their graduate degree, etc. The truth is, money cannot buy happiness, however it can be attained with goal-setting and an attitude adjustment. Here are four reasons why. 1. Social comparisons skew happiness levels. Experts concur that it’s challenging to pinpoint...
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How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

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June 26, 2018
How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

What a difference a year can make.  A year ago, jobs were plentiful and recruiters swept America’s college campuses armed with entry-level positions for nearly everyone.  Today, the economic landscape is much different. Here are three challenges new graduates can anticipate, and more importantly, how to persevere. 1. Major lifestyle adjustments. The typical ‘go to college...
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Why and How to Exit a Job on Terrific Terms

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June 19, 2018
Why and How to Exit a Job on Terrific Terms

Whether the decision to leave your job is difficult or a dream come true, it’s critical that you leave on the best possible terms. Once you’ve decided to depart your employer, follow these steps for long-term career success. 1. Give proper notice. Regardless of how you may feel, do your best to give a minimum...
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Three Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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June 12, 2018
Three Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Have you ever witnessed someone’s stellar self-confidence level and wished you could be just as confident? Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is simply something they either have or don’t have, and those who lack it often think they’ll never be confident. Truth be told— no one is born with limitless self-confidence. It is a...
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Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

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June 5, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

Today’s business leaders concur that soft skills are critical to fostering employee retention and creating a meaningful workplace culture, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Unlike hard skills which are gained through education, certification, on-the-job training, etc., soft skills are interpersonal such as communication skills, adaptability and the ability to manage...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

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May 29, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

In today’s complex business environment, more and more companies are focusing on soft skills to meet the demands of being both interconnected and flexible. Whereas hard skills encompass skills gained through education, certification, on-the-job training and similar programs, soft skills are interpersonal—people skills. Soft skills include the ability to manage and control your emotions,...
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