Conquering the Fear of Moving Forward

Many individuals have a fear of moving forward, and a fear that they will fail. However, the main reason people fail is that they do not know where to begin. They lack a process for starting on the road to change. Studies have shown that many fail for similar reasons. They do not plan properly,…

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Your First 30 Days at a New Job

So, you’ve just been hired on at the job of your dreams and you’re dying to make a good impression. Who could blame you? The importance of a good first impression cannot be overstated. Even beyond the critical first day, studies have shown that opinions formed within the first thirty days on a new job…

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Good Information vs Bad Gossip

It’s no secret that the workplace is full of office politics and gossip. This is the natural result of human interaction taking place. The bottom line is: There are so many other ways to communicate, so why would you participate in gossip? Most people would answer no. With that said, don’t spread gossip. Realize that…

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How to Deal With Difficult Employees

At some point or another, difficulties always arise in the workplace. When the difficulties stem from tricky negotiations with clients or troublesome mechanical failures, they’re simply a matter of patience. But when the troubles come from the employees themselves, it’s an entirely different story. Dealing with disruptive employees is one of the most difficult but…

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Asking for a Raise or Promotion

Maybe you’ve been in the same position for several years now. While you’re happy with your job, the compensation just isn’t cutting it as well as it did when you started. Or maybe you’ve done some research and discovered that what you’re being paid is well under the average for other people in your same…

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Cell Phone Etiquette

These days, connectivity is often seen as the highest virtue and as an extremely desirable quality in a person. Being available and feeling “connected” to your group 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether it’s through the use of electronic organizers, laptops with wireless connections, or cell phones, has become an essential part…

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Bridging the generational gap

The modern workforce is anything but a homogeneous place. Employees are represented by a broad range of social backgrounds, philosophies and value systems. This can make managing a diverse group of people a unique challenge. In particular, the differences between the various generations are immense. They must be addressed if a company is to avoid…

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Noble Intent by Hellen Davis, The Basis for Noble Intent

Today we will look at the concept of Noble Intent and how it can positively affect your personal and professional relationships. Together Indaba CEO and founder Hellen Davis and Fran Landolf published a book on the subject. Noble Intent, simply put, is a systemic way of approaching personal and professional relations from the view of…

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