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Avoiding Decisions

Our daily lives are made up of literally thousands of individual decisions. Many of these decisions we make automatically, while others we ignore resulting in our decisions being made for us. One of the human traits that invariably results in failure is the habit of avoiding decisions. The concept of avoiding decisions is absurd. It […]

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Why Thankful Companies are Successful Companies

With the holidays fast approaching, most companies have already planned to thank their employees with monetary bonuses or gifts, but a successful business must remember to thank another key player—the customer. So how important is customer appreciation? As it turns out, it’s vital. According to a study by the Rockefeller Group, 82 percent of customers […]

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Leadership Lessons from the Dojo

For centuries, martial arts practitioners have looked to the various disciplines of Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, and countless other forms of self-defense, as a way to build confidence, strength, and discipline. Many people unfamiliar with martial arts see the sport as an aggressive endeavor that focuses solely on the physical domination of an opponent. But […]

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Employees This Holiday Season

Recognition and appreciation are the lifeblood of successful, well-led teams. When businesses focus on their most valuable assets—their employees—they build a culture of loyalty, respect, and high morale. As we enter the holiday season, now is the best time of the year to live that culture. Check out these creative ways to thank your employees […]

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The Results Are In: Are Employee Reviews Still Relevant?

We’re heading into the final stretch of 2016, and for many workplaces, that means it’s time for annual employee reviews. In October, we asked our readers if they believe annual reviews are still relevant, and according to the results, 53% say reviews are relevant—but they should be ongoing throughout the year. Another 17% believe formal, […]

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3 Tips for Writing the Perfect Employee Appreciation Note

Behind every great organization is a team of hardworking, loyal employees. But with continued success, comes strain and burnout. To avoid turnover or loss in growth, an organization needs to focus on what matters most—their employees. One proven way to do that is to recognize the importance of your team through acknowledgment and appreciation. In […]

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Change Your Mind and Your Life

Behavioral scientists have long debated whether we are most impacted by nature or nurture. The argument is made up of professionals who believe we are a product of our genetic makeup and those who believe we are molded by our environment. As a student of behavioral science, it’s impossible for me to imagine we are not impacted […]

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