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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 »

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Team dynamics is something most of us have to consider in our work place. The dynamics shift as the goal of the team changes. The intended outcome of why the team has been put together is what drives the roles and behaviors of each member. How these roles and behaviors manifest in the group dynamic… Read more »

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Phrases such as “workplace wellness” and “work/life balance” are often used, but what do they really mean to us in our day to day lives? Although, the process and outcome will look different for each individual there are main principles that can help us create small spaces in our work day to help achieve employee… Read more »

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No matter where you are at in your career path learning is key to growth. The consistent drive to add more knowledge to your arsenal helps you to understand what other possibilities are available to you. Maybe you are happy in your position and don’t see yourself anywhere else; however, it is still important to… Read more »

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Many of us place a lot of importance on networking but don’t necessarily give ourselves the time and space to develop the skillset. Whether it be in our personal or professional lives going outside of our typical, convenient circles will help us create more dynamic networks for future career development opportunities.  So how we make… Read more »

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The name “Jeff Bezos” is probably familiar to most people. You may already know that he quit his Wall Street software engineering job in 1994 to start Amazon.com in his garage and, since then, his little enterprise has sky rocketed to annual revenues in the billions. I mean, what DOESN’T Amazon touch? What you may… Read more »