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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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Finally: End Procrastination on the Job

Procrastination by managers and team members costs your company money. We know that. What we also need to recognize is that with procrastination comes reduced motivation and increased stress. Negativity begins to reign in the office and working relationships falter. Here are the three key methods to dealing with this issue that actually work. Identification: Almost everyone fails to accomplish every task

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How to Handle Political Discussions at Work

Discussing Politics at Work Conventional wisdom says that discussing religion, sex, or politics is usually a bad idea, especially at work. It’s obvious to see why you shouldn’t discuss sex at work, and most people seem to find it easy to avoid discussing religion. But for some reason, politics can be hard to avoid even at the workplace, especially near election time.

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4 Ways to Maintain a Learning Culture for your Company

Creating a learning culture in your organization is one thing, but maintaining it may be even more difficult. Keeping people excited about learning takes time, thoughtfulness, and energy.  It’s an investment, but it will yield huge returns.  Learners are leaders, and who would not love another strong leader or two in their organization? Ok so you are sold on the important, but

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5 ways to Support Your Staff Through Crisis

Success is not based on what happens, but on how we respond to what happens. Crisis situations are a good opportunity to show our teams what our real priorities are, and that we care. Here are 5 ways to support your staff through a time of crisis.  1.  Check in with individual team members to see what they need. Take notes. Respond

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5 Ways You Can Show Your Motivation at Work

You are juggling a lot of responsibilities right now. Trying to give everything your best effort; working full-time, furthering your education, taking care of family and so much more. When you are feeling pulled in too many directions you can often feel that you aren’t presenting your best effort. So let’s take a look at some ways that you can show your

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