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Communication Breakdown

Question of the Month: What is the biggest cause of communication breakdown?

George Bernard Shaw said “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” In the workplace, clear and concise communication is essential for success, and when the lines get crossed, it can easily send a destructive ripple through an entire team and derail important projects. For our February question of […]

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New Survey Reveals What Business Owners Wish They�d Done Differently

Infographic: What Business Owners Wish They’d Done Differently

Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor, but it isn’t easy. For many enterprising professionals, the hardest part is not knowing what they don’t know. Check out this infographic from The Alternative Board, a business coaching and advisory company, for some insight into what many business owners wish they would have […]

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Question of the Month: What Factors Most Contribute to Your Job Satisfaction?

During the past few years, we’ve seen an upward shift in job-to-job workforce movement. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. With the willingness to seek new opportunities, we at Refresh Leadership have found it interesting that the overwhelming majority of workers […]

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Out in the Open: The Pros and Cons of Open Office Plans

[Infographic] The Pros and Cons of Open-Office Plans

Open-office plans are a growing trend in the workplace. Rather than workers being confined to an individual office or cubicle, many companies are experimenting with tearing down the walls in favor of a more free-flowing work environment. Check out this infographic from SurePayroll, an online payroll service, for some great insight into the pros and the […]

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Holiday Bonuses: A Poll of What Employees Want – and What Employers Give

Forget the Party and the Gift Cards, Cash Tops the Wish List Express recently released the results of two polls on holiday bonuses revealing that what employees want and what employers are willing to give are often different things. In an online poll, employees and job seekers were asked, “How do you wish your company […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2015?

With 2014 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year and look forward to 2015. In our December 2013 poll, we asked our readers what they expect for 2014, and 50% said they expect to see exponential growth, followed by 43% saying their business performance would remain steady, but unchanged. Only 7% […]

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Mobile Dependence: A Growing Trend in Business Travel

Infographic: Mobile Dependence – A Growing Trend in Business Travel

Would you be lost without your mobile device? We’ve become a constantly connected society, never more than a click or a swipe away from the world around us. This is especially true for business travelers whose smartphones, tablets, and laptops essentially become a mobile office. Check out this infographic from PC Housing, a business and […]

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A Safety Net … or a Trap?

Express Employment Professionals recently released a white paper exploring government benefit programs and their impact on employment. The paper seeks to answer four pressing questions: Are people abusing the disability insurance program? Are unemployment benefits prolonging unemployment? Are welfare benefits creating a “low-wage trap?” Have other programs become inefficient and counterproductive? These questions have taken […]

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