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Attitude of Gratitude: Why Thankful People Are Successful People

Legendary author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said “gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” We all know people who are eternally positive. They relish the opportunity to start a new day and […]

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It’s All In Your Head: 4 of the Biggest Self-Inflicted Obstacles

When working toward achieving a lofty goal, you’re bound to run into a roadblock or two. However, the most difficult challenges to overcome are often the ones we create for ourselves. Have you ever fallen victim to any of these self-inflicted obstacles? Procrastination In a survey conducted by Salary.com, 64% of employees said they visit […]

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Clearing the Path: The 4 Biggest Obstacles to Teamwork Success

Great teams can accomplish amazing feats—assuming they’re adequately equipped to handle the occasional obstacle along the way. There are many reasons why even the closest-knit teams can fall apart, but if you’re informed about the potential pitfalls from the beginning, you’ll be better prepared to address these four obstacles to teamwork success. Communication barriers The […]

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Breaking the Status Quo: What’s Holding You Back?

Have you ever felt the need to break free from the same old routine and shake things up a bit? Author and leadership expert Warren Bennis once said, “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader changes it.” In any job, it’s easy to find yourself stuck on repeat from time to time, but you […]

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Creating a Positive Competitive Workplace Culture

In a recent Refresh Leadership poll, we asked our readers how friendly competition among co-workers affects their productivity. More than 52% of respondents said competition was a big motivator, followed by 22% who said it stresses them out more than it motivates. From two teams competing against each other to be the first to solve […]

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The Results Are In: Only 7% Say Career Path Led Where They Envisioned

In July, we asked our readers how different their career path has been from what they envisioned,and only 7% say they are exactly where they thought they’d be. In stark contrast, the vast majority of respondents said their career path has led them somewhere completely different than what they envisioned. The rest of the results […]

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4 Ways Your Competition is Spying on You

Companies will go to great lengths to get the upper hand on their competition. And, in our always connected world, it is becoming easier than ever to gather information about other companies’ business practices and strategies. The first step in combating corporate espionage is to understand its methods. Here are four ways your competition may […]

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The Results Are In: How Companies Give Back to the Community

In June, we asked our readers how their companies give back to the community, and with 26% of the votes, the most popular way to give back is through “donations to charitable organizations.” “Food/blood/clothing drives” and  “sponsoring local charitable events” came in second with 17% each. The other results were as follows: Organized, company-wide volunteer […]

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Keep Your Head in the Clouds: The Benefits of Lofty Thinking

We’ve all been in a brainstorming session or strategy meeting when someone presents an idea so crazy that you instantly dismiss it and move on with other more realistic ideas. But have you ever found yourself thinking about it later and starting to wonder if that idea that didn’t even seem to be based in […]

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Research Is the Key to Picking the Right Charity for Your Business

Picking the right charity to align your business with is a big decision. From finding the right cause to rallying your employees to commit their time and effort to support it, there are a lot of variables to consider. To help ensure a positive relationship for everyone involved, it’s important to put in the legwork […]

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