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  • Do I Have Your Attention? Why Focus is the New I.Q.

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | May 25, 2017

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    Trying to stay focused in the Age of Distraction requires a considerable amount of effort, but that doesn’t mean we stop trying. “Focus is the new I.Q.,” Dr. Newport writes, and we can get better at it with practice. While I close out the fifty tabs I have open in my browser and check out the chatter on our Twitter page, enjoy these tips from nine YEC members who use planning, prioritization, and technology to help focus on the tasks that will drive their business forward…. Read More»


  • Your Mission Statement Holds the Key to Boosting Team Accountability

    Written by: Michael Manning | May 24, 2017

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    You spent a lot of time constructing an eloquent mission statement — one full of promises and overflowing with trendy jargon. Top management applauds it, and clients appreciate it. But do your employees see it merely as rambling, meaningless verbiage? Less than 50 percent of the nation’s workers feel motivated by their employers’ core value statements. And that disconnect between what workers need and what they get is causing a catastrophic drop in team accountability. The people who are most important to your business’s success deserve a mission statement that’s more than a snappy sound bite. Your core values must resonate at every level, providing dependable anchors on which personnel can rely.
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  • The Keys to Overcoming the Negative Work Experience

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | May 22, 2017

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    Conservative estimates claim we spend a third of our lives at work. The unfortunate reality, for many workers, is that the experience of work is marred by negativity. Stress, poor management, distrust of leaders, and the unrelenting pace of change, are just few of the reasons for this. One of the most significant contributing factors to a negative work experience is a mismatch of management practices to employees’ expectations…. Read More»


  • The Silent Struggle: Mental Health and Employee Well-Being [Infographic]

    Written by: Jennypher Doan | May 17, 2017

    Many people feel uncomfortable admitting they struggle with managing emotions or living with mental health issues. Therefore, a lack of understanding of these common disorders causes them to feel unsure of how to talk about their feelings in a sensitive, productive way. Mental Health America’s 2017 survey found one in five adults has a mental health condition. So chances are at least one your employees is struggling silently…. Read More»


  • How To Prepare Employees For Their Dream Careers

    Written by: Karyn Mullins | May 16, 2017

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    Strategies from successful companies like the Stryker Corporation should not only be listened to, but implemented immediately. For the sake of engagement and employee retention, your team needs similar opportunities within their own organization to grow and reach their dream careers. Company leaders should understand this deep desire to climb the ladder and fight for those dreams – after all, that’s how most of them got to their positions. It’s when we stop empathizing with team members that we start losing the employee retention battle to careers they were striving to reach.
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  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders, Part 5

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | May 15, 2017

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    In our series, Raising Up Leaders, we discussed that 51% of any great leader’s job is to develop new leaders. This process of raising up leaders is vital to any organization’s long-term success. In the previous article, we looked at the importance of charisma as a key to relating to people in order to influence them. While character is ultimately the bedrock upon which all good leadership is built, without charisma, people will not join the vision. Today, we will discuss leadership competencies…. Read More»


  • Psychological Consulting: A Partnership for Emotional Fitness

    Written by: Dr. Emily Anhalt | May 11, 2017

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    We sought out the expertise of Dr. Emily Anhalt, who referenced Dr. Freeman’s research study in her 4-part series on “The Emotionally Fit Founder.” She describes emotional fitness as “an ongoing commitment to looking inward, processing through difficult emotions, and working toward self-awareness and self-improvement.” … Read More»


  • Strengths-Based Approach to Better Productivity and Workplace Culture

    Written by: Blake Beus | May 10, 2017

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    A common job interview question we’ve all either had to answer or ask is, “What are your weaknesses?” Prospective employees spend time agonizing over how to answer this question in a way that turns their weaknesses into strengths. Let’s flip the question around: “What are your strengths?” Their answers might be more confident and spirited. Companies that use a strengths-based approach to hiring and keeping current talent can enhance strengths, innovation, and productivity…. Read More»


  • Proactive Measures: Critical Success factors for the Future of Work

    Written by: Sophie Wade | May 9, 2017

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    Proactive, personal involvement is becoming essential for your team’s advancement, workforce, and business, as well as your own work and career. As a result, self-awareness and emotional intelligence are becoming critical success factors to facilitate individually-sensitive, informed decision-making in the emerging, talent-focused, Future-of-Work environment…. Read More»


  • Engaging New Hires: A Step-by-Step Recipe for a Structured Onboarding Experience

    Written by: Cord Himelstein | May 3, 2017

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    The average job tenure has shrunk to two years in some industries, and it continues to shrink. Younger millennial and post-millennial workers (the largest cohort in the workforce) aren’t staying as long at their jobs and want more immediate feedback from management. So many companies blend their recognition/engagement programs with their hiring efforts to create a structured onboarding experience…. Read More»


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