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Opportunity Favors those with Vision in the Era of Automation

The era of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. And it’s impacting every segment of society and every career field, from journalism to food service, the transportation industry to medical fields. Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are one of the most widely publicized and closely watched developments in automation. Google, Uber, and most […]

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TED Talk: Why it’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work

What drives the most high-achieving teams? Is it a star performer who sets the bar for others? Or is it more of a cohesive group dynamic? In the TED Talk below, business Leader Margaret Heffernan explains her analysis of the “superchicken model” and why it may not produce the most effective results. Have you experienced […]

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Infographic: 15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

There are only so many hours in a day, are you making the most of yours? Checkout these 15 tips for taking back your time and more effectively managing your daily routine. And, be sure to share your own time-saving tips in the comments section below! Infographic by Jack Milgram Custom-Writing.Org

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5 Quick Steps for S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting Success

Whether you’re setting a short-term project goal at work or your own personal New Year’s resolutions, the S.M.A.R.T. method of goal setting can help you stay on track and give you a better chance at achieving success. Are you setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound goals? Here is a quick review of the five […]

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The Home Stretch: Six Quick Tips to Finish Strong in 2017

With more than three-quarters of the year behind us, we’ve officially entered the final stretch of 2017. With 2018 just around the corner, many companies are feeling the pressure to finish strong. So, it’s important to take an assessment of where you are and what you need to do to meet—and exceed—your end-of-the-year goals. Whether […]

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TEDTalks: Don’t Let Rejection Define You

Do you have a fear of rejection? Has it affected the way you perform at work? It’s not an uncommon feeling for many workers and overcoming that fear often comes down to forcing yourself to experience it … over and over again. Check out this recent TEDTalk featuring entrepreneur and author Jia Jiang for insight […]

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4 Important Statistics about Employee Wellness Programs

In a 2011 study of occupation-related physical activity, researchers discovered that overall energy expenditure in the workplace has dramatically decreased during the last five decades. According to the study:  “In the early 1960s, almost half the jobs in private industry required at least moderate intensity physical activity, whereas now less than 20% demand this level […]

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Reboot Your Morning Routine for a Better Day

Are you a morning person? If you’re in the majority of the population whose workday begins between 7 and 9 a.m., you really don’t have a choice. How your day begins is usually a good indicator of your mindset for the remainder of the day. If morning finds you feeling tired, rushing to pick up […]

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Will a Robot Do Your Job in the Future?

As machines and computers become more advanced, many more jobs will be replaced by automation. From fast food to retail, there are major implications for the future workforce, but could we ever become so technologically advanced that we ourselves become obsolete? According to the this TED Talk by Anthony Goldbloom, CEO of Silicon Valley start-up […]

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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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