Author Archive | Ashlie Turley


4 Ways to Hone Your Presentation Skills

The ability to give a great presentation is worth more than gold to business leaders or anyone who wants to progress in their career. In the Inc. article “7 Traits of Highly Effective Leaders,” three of the traits were closely linked with being a good speaker – communication, confidence, and the ability to inspire. Those […]

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The Big Reason You Should Encourage Smart Risk-Taking

When was the last time you exhorted your staff to “go take some risks today?” How would you react if you heard a supervisor chiding an employee for “playing it too safe?” The truth is that risk-taking has become a bit of a hypocritical subject. Taking calculated risks is part of business and part of […]

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Respect Goes Both Ways: Why Your Employees Have to Like You

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a skills gap happening out there. And, chances are, you have already felt, or soon will feel, its effects. According to education site, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) defines a skills gap as “a significant gap between an organization’s current capabilities and the skills it […]

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Setting Goals Your Employees Can and Want to Achieve in 2014

There are two parts to being a successful business leader. One is having the ability to dream, imagine, and think ahead. The other is ensuring those dreams become reality by making a plan, setting goals, and consistently achieving those goals. Unfortunately, the second part seems to be the more difficult of the two. According to […]

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The One Thing You Have to Know Before Hiring an Intern

Adding an intern to your team, whether for the summer or a semester, can be a great experience for both you and the person interning. However, before you make a hiring decision, or even post the opportunity, there is one question you need to ask. Is the intern position paid? The answer to that question […]

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Employee Development Is More Important Than Ever

Keeping employees happy and engaged is no easy task – just ask an HR professional or business leader. The amount of information on employee retention alone is enough to testify to the complexities of employee satisfaction. Of course, turnover and retention are hot topics right now, and for good reason. According to a Jan. 2013 […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Professional Organization

The life of a leader is usually packed full of meetings, deadlines, and responsibilities – and those are just in your professional life. It’s easy to stay chained to your desk or be hyper-focused on internal matters. But, it’s important to your company, and yourself, that you get out of the office every once in […]

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Beyond Disengaged: The Employees You Should Be Worried About

Since the Great Recession, employee engagement has become a hot topic in the business world. Over the last five years, research has shown that everyone is struggling with their engagement levels, and even top executives aren’t immune. A Fortune 500 executive told a Forbes reporter, “I am burned out and tired of the nonsense… I am not […]

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The Results Are In: What Is the Driving Force Behind Your Company’s Retention Issues?

As a business leader, you already know that employee retention and turnover are hot topics. Every week, it seems like there’s a new survey out highlighting how many employees are planning on leaving their jobs this year. And leaders across the country are growing more and more concerned. Deloitte’s Talent Edge 2020 survey revealed that […]

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5 Tips To Keep Your Resignation Classy

Handing in your resignation is rarely an easy task. But, whether it’s just time to move on or you’re fed up with your employer – it’s never helpful to depart on bad terms. So in the interest of keeping it classy, try following these five tips to ensure you resign with grace! Give At Least […]

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