Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle


Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

October 27, 2016
Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

If you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview, you’re not alone.  A recent study by Harris Interactive and Everest College reveals that 92% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-54 are anxious about job interviews.  Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.”  An effective way to combat our human...
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Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

October 27, 2016
Ask These Three Questions to Make Interviews Less Intimidating

If you’re nervous about an upcoming job interview, you’re not alone.  A recent study by Harris Interactive and Everest College reveals that 92% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18-54 are anxious about job interviews.  Dale Carnegie said, “Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.”  An effective way to combat our human...
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Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

October 20, 2016
Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

Encountering awkward situations in the workplace is inevitable, however fortunately we have control over how we respond to them.  We can gain the skills required to handle uncomfortable situations adeptly or continue feeling awkward indefinitely.  Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest...
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Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

October 13, 2016
Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

A recent Gallup Business Journal article reveals that many employees are not currently engaged in their jobs because they don’t know what is expected of them.  Employee engagement is the degree to which employees are involved in and enthusiastic about their role and working environment.  Today, only one third of all U.S. employees are...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

October 6, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are turning...
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Four Ways to Master Your Next Job Interview

September 29, 2016
Four Ways to Master Your Next Job Interview

If one of your goals for this year was to land a new job and you haven’t yet, the clock is ticking.  The consensus among top recruiters is that hiring peaks when most people are in the office.  With summer vacations behind and the hustle and bustle of holidays ahead, late September and the...
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Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

September 22, 2016
Three Reasons and Ways to Stop Overworking

Although technology has enabled employees’ efficiency to excel in many ways, being constantly plugged-in can equate to never officially clocking out.  Here are three reasons and ways to stop overworking. Overworking makes mistakes more likely.  If you tend to work through lunch, stay late most evenings and/or work from home during ‘off’ hours, the...
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Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

September 15, 2016
Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

Break these four bad habits to pump up your productivity.  Waking up without a morning routine.  Rushing through the morning can have negative consequences on your sense of emotional well-being and overall productivity.  Without a morning routine, it’s easy to skip important activities such as meditating, working out, and worse yet—skipping breakfast.  Starting your...
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The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

September 8, 2016
The Right Way to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss

Are you comfortable saying, “no” to your boss?  It’s important to be a team player, however if your boss continuously piles new projects on your plate, inevitably you will have to delay other work or worse yet, not complete the request at all—which will reflect poorly on you. The ability to say “no” is...
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Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

September 1, 2016
Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

As leaders and organizations seek strategies to attract and retain top talent, many overlook one of the most basic and easily executed strategies—employee recognition.  Shockingly, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days according to a recentGallup...
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