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  • Business Processes: Pitfalls that Could Be Hurting Your Business

    Written by: Nick Candito | November 30, 2016

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    The impact for businesses using antiquated business process solutions or worse, no solution at all, can be multi-faceted and, ultimately, damaging to the bottom line. What are some of the specific pitfalls that inefficient or siloed business processes can cause? Here are a few that plague companies across nearly every industry…. Read More»


  • The Nuanced Truth about True Happiness at Work

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | November 29, 2016

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    We all want to feel good and true happiness is the answer, right? Well, according to Harvard Medical School psychologist, Dr. Susan David, it’s more nuanced than “happiness equals goodness.” In Dr. David’s book Emotional Agility, she writes, “The paradox of happiness is that deliberately striving for it is fundamentally incompatible with the nature of happiness itself.” … Read More»


  • How To Sabotage Your Ideas and Influence (Part Two)

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | November 28, 2016

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    You have a great idea which you know will be successful. Now you need to get buy-in from others to bring it to reality. While everyone possesses the ability to influence others to some degree, if you aren’t careful, you just may sabotage your own idea before it even gets off the ground. We started this list of influence sabotage traps in part one of this article…. Read More»


  • Why Are You Recognizing Employees in the First Place?

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | November 22, 2016

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    Many companies and organizations set themselves up with recognition and reward programs aimed at recognizing employees without putting thought behind why they do so. To quote Simon Sinek from his thought-provoking book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate […] Read moreRead More»


  • Don’t Be a Turkey About Showing Appreciation This Thanksgiving

    Written by: Paul White | November 21, 2016

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    Team leaders are often encouraged to communicate appreciation to colleagues during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Expressing thanks for a job well done is sure to be received well, right? Not necessarily. At times, clueless managers are at risk for saying “thanks” in ways that won’t be received well…. Read More»


  • Weekend Disconnect: The Science Behind Working Less [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | November 18, 2016

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    Studies show that Americans have a bad habit of taking their work with them when they have time off. If you’re one of these people, it may be time for a weekend disconnect. The Opposite Effect We all want to be successful. We want to impress the boss. Maybe we want to earn a few extra […] Read moreRead More»


  • Office Drama: Putting an End to a Poisonous Climate

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | November 17, 2016

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    None of us is immune to the effects of office drama at work. It doesn’t matter if it’s self-created or a colleague’s drama that sucks you into its vortex; it’s damaging to the work climate and culture. It also undermines your own morale and work satisfaction. The bottom line is office drama sucks…. Read More»


  • Change Management: Resistance to Change is a Myth!

    Written by: Chip Bell | November 16, 2016

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    The CEO was clearly exasperated. The HR director was reporting on the slowness of integrating two cultures from a recent acquisition. The change management consultant was pleading for leader patience. “Hell, I can’t afford to be patient,” barked the CEO. “I know people resist change, but they better get on board fast or we won’t […] Read moreRead More»


  • No Woman Left Behind: The Importance of Being a Female Leader

    Written by: Sandra Rayner | November 15, 2016

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    Over the last 18 years, I have been a leader in various organizations. As my roles became more senior, I began to feel more acutely aware of not only my role as a leader, but the importance of being a senior leader who was also a female leader and generally in the minority…. Read More»


  • 12 Entrepreneurial Culture Elements That Should Be Integrated Into Corporate Culture

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | November 14, 2016

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    Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Twelve entrepreneurs share which elements of their entrepreneurial culture they would insist on taking with them to a corporate job if they were to give up their position…. Read More»


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