Leadership Development

Three Effective Ways to Reach Generations Y and Z

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May 29, 2015
Three Effective Ways to Reach Generations Y and Z

Corporations, retailers, and universities have been trying to understand Millennials for years. They were born in the early 1980s and their technological wizardry mystifies the world. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, there is, “an even more puzzling generation on the horizon — and they’re going to change everything.” This is the iGeneration,...
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Three Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

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May 5, 2015
Three Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

A recent Inc. article unveils the truth about people who appear to be over-worked; you know the ones—they work late almost every night and on the weekends whether in the office or at home. Author AJ Agrawal’s reveals that in all honesty, these people are more than likely working inefficiently and that, “to produce...
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Five Steps to Banish Burnout

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April 10, 2015
Five Steps to Banish Burnout

Stress and burnout rates continue to rise in the U.S. and their three major symptoms are emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced performance. According to a survey of the American Psychological Association, money, workplace and economy issues are the three major sources of stress among U.S. adults. Here are five tips to banish burnout: Follow the 80/20 rule which...
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Set Your Worries Sailing—Live in Day Tight Compartments

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February 25, 2015
Set Your Worries Sailing—Live in Day Tight Compartments

I write this post aboard a cruise ship merely minutes after disembarking and already the cruise director is imploring all guests to, “Leave their worries behind and have a FUN time!” This is easy to do while on vacation sailing the Caribbean seas, but challenging to do during our habitual professional and personal lives....
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The ABC’s of Dramatic and Effective Communication

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February 19, 2015
The ABC’s of Dramatic and Effective Communication

Think back to a recent important conversation you had or presentation you viewed. Can you recall at least 50% of the information? Were you focused on the person speaking and listening the entire time? If you answered ‘no,’ do not fret. You are not alone. Human memories are inherently complex because they are formed...
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Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

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February 13, 2015
Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

You’ve heard of the Dale Carnegie course, but should you take it? Many successful people—from Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Warren Buffet, attribute their success to the Effective Communications and Human Relations skills taught in this course. View more famous graduates. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if you should take the...
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Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

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February 4, 2015
Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

If life is a song, the lyrics are communication. Here are three steps to significantly improve workplace communication and ultimately empower employees. 1.     Ensure Internal Information Is Accessible and Inspirational Despite today’s technologically utopian environment, information is often times poorly organized and/or unavailable to employees. This can be particularly frustrating for newer employees. If your...
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Overcoming Worry of Olympic Proportions—An Olympian’s Story

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January 28, 2015
Overcoming Worry of Olympic Proportions—An Olympian’s Story

A recent Fortune article highlights one Olympian’s ability to turn stress into strength—and ultimate success. Emily Hughes was able to overcome obstacles of stress by following principles that exemplify Dale Carnegie’s formula for overcoming worry which is: Live in “day-tight compartments.” Growing up, Emily’s dad always emphasized that she was a “student-athlete” and that “student” came first....
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Four Steps to Revise and Conquer New Year’s Resolutions

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January 21, 2015
Four Steps to Revise and Conquer New Year’s Resolutions

Lose weight; spend less money and more time with family; don’t text while driving, etc. More than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only 8% actually achieve them. If you set resolutions and are unsatisfied with your January results, shake it off and read on… Brief is Better- Many people set overzealous goals. For...
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Lemons Into Lemonade

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December 23, 2014
Lemons Into Lemonade

It’s no secret that life can be challenging. Unexpected events, situations or challenges can arise that seem to put a stop to the ideas, plans or dreams you have, hence the infamous quote, “When life gives you lemons…” But outside forces don’t have to slow you down, let alone stop you. One thing we...
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