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Ten Ways to Get Motivated During the Pandemic

The COVID pandemic is a jolt to every aspect of our existence — and that can seem numbing at times. But now is a good time to take proactive steps that will help you regain motivation in your personal and professional life. It’s been several weeks now, but this is not the new normal yet. […]

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Change Your Perspective to Create More Happiness

With the arrival of a new decade, many people are thinking about making changes toward creating greater happiness in their lives. But how many people truly make sweeping transformations in a year? One way to overcome this trap, especially for overachievers, is to set smaller, more attainable goals. Change of any kind is a challenge, […]

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Your Inner Circle: Advocates or Subtle Adversaries?

Life changes are a critical time for supportive relationships. Maybe you’re engaged in a new job search, pending promotion, or raise. Perhaps you’re taking a leap of faith into entrepreneurship, a new career, or even a new relationship. Regardless of the shift, surrounding yourself with those who truly want to tip the scales in your favor is critical. Conversely, […]

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Things you should never say to a pregnant coworker

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for expectant mothers — and sometimes nosy coworkers (and bosses) can add to the misery. Aside from the physical changes, mothers-in-waiting have a host of hurdles to overcome at work, like figuring out a plan for maternity leave and keeping the news under wraps. The US outlaws pregnancy discrimination at work outright, […]

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Let Go of Fear in the New Year: Add Risk-Taking to Your 2017 Resolutions

The New Year has arrived and with it comes new hurdles, excitement and opportunities, and . . . if you let it, a time for a new, empowered you! A primary directive to feeling empowered is letting go of fear. The fear of taking risks could be the single most critical barrier between you and […]

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The Employee Vacation: Your Help Is Needed

In our minds, a future vacation is often like a quiet oasis at the end of the rough desert of a busy year, beckoning from afar with visions of worry-free … (insert some activity here – beach-lounging, mountain-climbing, etc.) – till it’s actually vacation time. Then the oasis often turns to be not so quiet. […]

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The Great Morale Dampener

All work, no recognition makes Jack a dull boy This variation on the old proverb should be made a workplace motto. My recent Psychology Today article deals with a bad boss trait that at first glance seems relatively innocuous, more a nuisance that a threat – bragging. Well, if one just self-promotes by exaggerating one’s […]

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Don’t Want To Be A Bad Boss?

Your employees can help When under stress or frustrated, most bosses aren’t on their best behavior – just like most mortal beings. A virtual charmer in the morning can easily morph into a raging bull in the afternoon. One can lose sight of his goals in the midst of emotional turmoil – sometimes behaving like […]

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A Graduate’s Biggest Challenge

And how you, the hiring manager, can help It’s that time of year again – a new batch of college graduates, their hopes high, spills out from the nation’s campuses. They are eager to join the workforce, but as they start interviewing for a position, many of them encounter a seemingly insurmountable obstacle – a […]

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Spotting The Best Candidate

Look for their unique selling proposition. Filling a position requires a lot of work on the hiring manager’s part – going through resumes, selecting those who appear to be a good fit, interviewing them, imagining each candidate in that job. Your choice will affect the company’s performance, so it’s a responsibility. Wouldn’t you want that […]

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