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Moving up in an organization can be easy if you develop a strong leadership mentality. Let’s talk about dealing with and rising above negativity in the workplace. In an ideal world, projects would run smoothly, deadlines would be easy to achieve and everyone would get along. This is not an ideal world causing circumstances beyond our… Read more »

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There are many factors that a company’s leadership team takes into consideration when deciding candidates for the next level in the company.  These factors can include the basics like performance, attendance, manageability and, most importantly, attitude.  We will explore some dos when it comes to working your way up the corporate ladder. Your strengths and… Read more »

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Emily Post said it best, “Manners are the sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.  If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use”.  Proper office etiquette and essential business tool.  It impacts your reputation with management, colleagues, and customers.  Unfortunately, there are no universal rules that govern all… Read more »

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Body language can speak volumes about a person. Learning to master your body language and effectively reading other’s body language is key to all social interactions. Let’s discuss in detail mirroring body language and avoiding negative body language. When talking with someone look for engagement actions such as head nods, forward leans and eye contact. These are… Read more »

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Networking is the backbone to nearly everything in life. It is how we meet new people on all levels…personal and professional. The first step in face to face networking, is approaching someone. You’ve exchanged introductions and engaged in small talk, now what? Many conversations die after the small talk. It is the job of the initiator of the… Read more »

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A great conversation can be the gateway to many opportunities, personally and professionally. Conversation is an art that many people struggle with for a variety of reasons. By honing your conversational skills, you can become a master of any social situation. The first step to networking is approaching a new person or group of people. This… Read more »

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The average job search is 18 weeks from start to finish. A well written resume can decrease that timeline, especially since in many cases the resume is your first impression to a prospective employer. Over the next three articles we will explore best practices in resume writing and take a look at how to write… Read more »

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Leadership skills are not learned in the classroom. These skills stem from following the dos and don’ts discussed earlier and possessing traits common to all great leaders. This time we define some traits common amongst great leaders. Integrity is the most important trait that all leaders possess. Everyone makes mistakes, leaders own up to their… Read more »

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Every living being communicates. Dogs bark, birds sing and primates use hand gestures and noises akin to speech. Effective communication is needed in all areas of life. Paul Meyer best described communication…”Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” While some communication skills are inherent, becoming a great communicator… Read more »

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When we talk about being our most authentic self, being true to who we really are it is rarely in the context of the workplace environment. At first glance it may seem like a dilemma you have never come across. It’s because it tends to be a subtler concept. What is authenticity in the workplace?… Read more »