New Year! New Things to Learn! Dare Yourself!

New Year! New Things to Learn! Dare Yourself!

Now that it is 2017, it is time for a clean slate.  New beginnings can often be scary, but moving forward will always benefit you in the end.  Take the risk to try something new. Something many people are doing to make a fresh start for themselves involves exploring...

Great Leaders Ask Questions

Great Leaders Ask Questions

Excerpted from “Great Leaders ASK Questions – A Fortune 100 List” “Leadership is not as much about knowing the right answers, as it is about knowing the right questions.” Are you familiar with T.A.? You are probably familiar with A.A. – Alcoholics Anonymous. Well,...

Coffee Shop Productivity Tips

Coffee Shop Productivity Tips

The smell of fresh grounds. The presence of other people quietly conversing or tapping at their laptops. The stimulating energy of a common gathering place. Coffee. What’s not to like about settling in to do some work at a coffee shop? Many people take advantage of a...

A New Year, but My Life Gets Older

A New Year, but My Life Gets Older

I went to a funeral last week. It was a sobering start to a new year. He was a young man, 53, leaving a wife and two young children behind him. I hadn’t met him, but his brother is a good friend of mine. There is something about funerals. They seem to be able to blow...

Increase Confidence by Improving Your Interview Look

Increase Confidence by Improving Your Interview Look

By Leia O’Connell, MSW Contributor, Career Coach Traditional interview advice should not be a surprise to any job seeker; wear professional clothes, show up on time, don’t finish the lunch you were just eating in the car while being asked about work experience. These...

Significant Service

Significant Service

Do you work in a productive, inspiring workplace? Or is your organization’s culture primarily frustrating and dull? Tiny HR’s  2015 Engagement and Culture Report revealed that only 31 percent of employees feel strongly valued at work. While that is better than the 21%...

Take a Walk down the Street with Me

Take a Walk down the Street with Me

Of the many paths I have had the privilege to walk upon in cities and towns across more than forty states, the most impressive seem to have been the simple and yet symmetrically-beautiful sidewalks created 80, 90 or a hundred years ago or more.  Even in these simple...

How to Deal with Insanely Impossible Co-workers?

How to Deal with Insanely Impossible Co-workers?

If you are done with your graduation recently and about to start your professional career so prior to it, you must develop the skills of dealing with difficult coworkers. Always remember that you are in the beginning of your career so make sure you take every step...

Pushing the Limits of Growth

Pushing the Limits of Growth

Adapted from Pacing for Growth; Why Intelligent Drives Long-Term Success, out in Feb. 2017 It’s difficult to know what the “right” amount of restraint is for a business. Sometimes, leaders lead with too little restraint, sometimes with too much. What’s clear is that...

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