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Tips for Starting Your Week off Right

Tips for Starting Your Week off Right

There are some weeks you start off energized and ready to take on anything that comes your way… and there are others when it feels like the exact opposite. On those Mondays, it can feel like you’re dragging, struggling to tackle your to-do list, and each task can feel like a chore. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. Having a bit of an attitude adjustment and doing things slightly different, can make a huge difference. Here are…

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The Great Talent Migration of 2021

The Great Talent Migration of 2021

With our current tight job market, increased job flexibility, and technical advances, we are going through what has been phrased as the “Great Talent Migration”. What is the reason for the current talent migration and what does it mean for companies looking to hire and retain their employees? In today’s blog, we discuss further. What’s Causing the Migration? A Microsoft study found that “41 percent of employees were considering…

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Improving Your Work Meetings

Improving Your Work Meetings

Meetings bring people together for a purpose with a defined beginning, middle, and end. Whether in-person, or remote, most work environments hold at least one meeting each week, and many have them daily. They may consist of all-hands meetings, team meetings, and 1-on-1 meetings. Each type offers its own benefits and the structure for each varies. So how can you make the most out of your work meetings? Here are some suggestions. Be clear on your…

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Importance of Strategic Thinking

Importance of Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is a key component to successful leadership, and yet is something those in leadership roles tend not to make time for. A study shows that a strategic approach to leadership is about 10 times more important than other behaviors in the perception of effectiveness, and it’s twice as important as communication. In today’s blog, we’ll dive deeper into why its important organizations prioritize and encourage time for…

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Answering Interview Questions about Your Remote Working Skills

Answering Interview Questions about Your Remote Working Skills

As more companies look to hire remote employees, common interview questions have expanded to also include questions about how employees work remotely. Certain characteristics and habits make some people more qualified than others to work remotely, and employers want to feel confident that they are hiring those capable, disciplined, and organized enough to handle the unique challenges that remote work presents. When interviewing for a remote…

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Why We Procrastinate and What to Do About It

Why We Procrastinate and What to Do About It

Procrastination is intentionally delaying a task that needs to be done, even if you know it will come at a cost. The truth is a lot of us procrastinate. Even if we manage to get our projects/assignments in on time, we may have waited until the 11th hour to begin and feel frantic and rushed to get it completed. So, why do we continually do this to ourselves and what can we do about it? Let’s take a look… The Why According to an article on…

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Networking (for when you hate to network)

Networking (for when you hate to network)

For a lot of people, the idea of networking causes instant anxiety and dread because if not done properly, it can feel forced and uncomfortable. However, making professional connections is key to furthering your career and expanding your network. The cliché, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” does in fact ring partially true. Networking is important because it opens doors for you, so in today’s blog, we will look at some ways…

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Know your Limit and Avoid Work Burnout

Know your Limit and Avoid Work Burnout

Since the start of the pandemic, many people have experienced higher levels of stress and exhaustion. When these periods of fatigue last longer than normal, and even short breaks don’t provide relief, this can be a sign of burnout. In today’s blog, we’ll dive deeper into work burnout and provide some solutions and ways to turn your stress into an opportunity for personal growth. What is Burnout? Prolonged exposure to increased stress…

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Appropriate Instances to Say No at Work

Appropriate Instances to Say No at Work

Speaking up and saying “no” at work can feel uncomfortable. However, there are some times when that is absolutely the appropriate response. Here are several instances when it’s a good idea to say “no”. An unreasonable deadline If you’ve been tasked with a project, and the deadline to complete it would be an impossible feat, let your manager know. You don’t want to be working on the project at the 11th hour only then to realize…

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How to Be a Better Communicator

How to Be a Better Communicator

Some people are born great communicators. They can walk into a room (or a board meeting) and instantly command the room with their words. They are engaging, present, and purposeful when communicating with others. For some of us though, this doesn’t come easily. The good news is it just takes some preparation and practice to develop those skills. Here are some tips, for those of us for whom it doesn’t come naturally, on how to be a…

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