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Four Steps to Set Goals with Future Based Thinking

Are too many of your days starting with roadblocks and problems rather than suggestions for improvement?  You may benefit from learning how to shift your paradigm to a concept called Future Based Thinking.  Most people spend all of their time thinking about the past or the present. Simply put, Future Based thinking allows you to pull out of those thought patterns to

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Proactivity: Analyzing Your Complaints and Coming Up with Solutions

In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey says that the first habit to be highly effective is being proactive. We’ve all heard about the benefits of proactivity, but we don’t always put it into action. This might be because we often don’t have any idea how to be proactive. We think that proactivity merely means anticipating

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Interviewing tips for assessing problem solving skills

A candidate interview often falls into the pattern of asking about his or her experience, the question of, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and so on. However, a more unusual method of candidate interviews involves delving into how the person would address certain problems. One example of this approach involves presenting a candidate with a drawing of a grid

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Investigations tips to keep you out of trouble

When it comes to employee complaints and the need to investigate them, it may be tempting to brush it all aside. But making light of negative talk around the office could lead to serious legal trouble. So what can you do to handle this in a way that both calms the storm and avoids future legal battles? Here are some tips to

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