How Becoming a Better Listener Can Improve Your Career

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We all like to think we are good listeners, but we’re not. Think about it: When was the last time you zoned out on someone talking about their workday? It was probably recently. Being a good listener is a social skill that is very useful in a professional setting. Paying attention to what your boss… Read more »

7 Innovative Leadership Approaches to Try

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Some people don’t give much thought to their leadership style. They feel that what they do works, and that’s okay. However, other business leaders are always trying to get better at what they do and experiment with different approaches. There are a lot of leadership approaches out there and if you’re looking to refine your… Read more »

If You Can’t Find Quality Talent, You’re Not Looking in the Right Places

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With the current U.S. unemployment level near record lows, companies are having a harder time than ever sourcing quality talent. To make matters worse, many industries are seeing a higher-than-average turnover rate. The combination of high turnover and a scarcity of talent is putting immense pressure on hiring personnel to locate quality talent. Many hiring… Read more »

How to React When You’re Passed Over for a Promotion

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So, you’ve put in a lot of hard work and played by the rules only to get passed over for a promotion. What now? It’s perfectly normal to feel angry and hurt; however, you don’t want to let bad feelings get the better of you. Don’t lash out at supervisors, your co-workers or the company…. Read more »

What to Do When Your Employees Are Always Sick Before and After the Weekend

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When an employee calls in sick, it can’t be disruptive to workflows, affect productivity and cause resentment among employees. As if this isn’t a difficult enough situation, an employee who always calls in sick before or after the weekend can cause suspicion and resentment. If you do start to notice this pattern in one of… Read more »

How to Keep Going When Your Career is Stuck in a Rut

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The thing about a career rut is: It can sneak up on you, but you know it when you’re in one. While most of us anticipate a bit of turmoil in our career, setbacks can quickly stack up, causing you to lose momentum. It’s crucial to shake off any bad feelings when you start to… Read more »

Should You Create Accountability Partners on Your Team?

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Aspiring entrepreneurs, when left to their own devices, often fall short of their ambitions, perhaps because they squandered capital or impulsively took the business in a bad direction. One study by The American Society of Training and Development discovered the power of commitment when it comes to entrepreneurs: People are 65 percent likely to attain… Read more »

How to Create Better Accountability on Your Team

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How to Create Better Accountability on Your Team

Almost every company could use more accountability in its ranks. The difference between companies that have a high degree of accountability, and those that don’t, comes down to the way accountability is approached. Companies that focus on holding people accountable are less effective than companies that concentrate on cultivating personal responsibility. The first approach essentially… Read more »

5 Interview Questions that Look for Strong Work Ethic

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Of all the qualities that employers look for in applicants, work ethic is probably the most important. The smartest, most charismatic and most honest worker is pretty much useless if he or she doesn’t have a strong work ethic. Therefore, it’s essential for interviewers to gauge the work ethic of each applicant by asking questions… Read more »

Resolve to Get Along Better with Your Co-Workers Next Year!

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You most likely spend more time with people at work than with anyone else, including your spouse and your friends. When you have a solid relationship with your coworkers, it makes the workday. If you’re looking to get along better with your coworkers to improve your daily life at work, consider these suggestions. Empathize with… Read more »