Team Member Engagement

Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

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November 13, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective.  What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

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November 5, 2015
6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

A recent Inc. article reveals 17 things successful people never stop doing.  Every single action featured in the article echoed one of Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles.  Here are six actions to take immediately to grow your level of success. Listening is necessary to learn, yet many people struggle to master active listening.  The...
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Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

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October 28, 2015
Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

When most people land a new job, they are full of excitement and begin contemplating how they can be successful.  After a while, responsibilities become routine and the balloon of motivation that was once ready to burst is now almost completely deflated.  Before we dive into ways to maximize your motivation, consider the three...
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Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

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October 14, 2015
Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be.  To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and soon...
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The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

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September 16, 2015
The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

The US is the most overworked developed nation in the world given1: In the U.S., 86% of males and two-thirds of females work more than 40 hours per week. 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week, while the U.S. does not. In every country included except Canada and Japan (and...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

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September 9, 2015
Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

Just like starting a new school, beginning a new job can be both stressful and exciting.  Many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ are great tools to help give new-hires a warm welcome and set them up for success in their new workplace.  ...
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Remote Control-Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

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September 2, 2015
Remote Control-Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

The remote work debate continues despite evidence proving that—when managed correctly, it can increase productivity, worker engagement and morale.  According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted1, which is slightly higher than 30% cited for...
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Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

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August 28, 2015
Positive or Negative Attitude — Your Choice

School will soon be back in full swing. If you have children, you know first-hand how the hustle and bustle of fall activities can be stressful. Even if you are not a parent, you may become frustrated by traffic exacerbated by school buses. Life’s obstacles are limitless, however we can limit our stress levels...
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Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

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August 14, 2015
Three Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

Today’s workplaces appear much different than those of just a few years ago—all in an effort to foster creativity, collaboration, innovation and teambuilding.  Former cubicle farms have been transformed into open collaborative work spaces.  Neutral decor hues have been replaced with bright colors that pop.  Vacant seats are common due to flexible working schedules. Incandescent and punchy pendant...
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Four Tips to Revealing Your Best Self This Summer

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July 17, 2015
Four Tips to Revealing Your Best Self This Summer

Most people are in their best physical shape during the summer vs. winter months. Warm, sunny days make it easier to stay active and maintain a positive attitude. Many set a goal of losing weight to look their best in anticipation of attendance at major milestone celebrations like graduations and weddings. Consider working your...
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