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Infographic: New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Each year, millions of people around the world create goals for the new year to focus on growth and personal-development. But according to U.S. News and Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Developed by creative services company Pennington Creative, the infographic “New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep” explains the biggest obstacles […]

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Holiday Hustle: How to Maintain Focus at Year End

The holiday season is a time of family, friends, generosity, and thankfulness. The yuletide offers a chance for us to be full of cheer and embrace the magic of the season. But for so many of us, this time of year coincides with a Santa-sized mixed bag full of everything from year-end deadlines to project […]

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Leading by the Numbers: What Your Enneagram Says About You as a Leader (Type 3: The Achiever)

Leading by the Numbers is a nine-part series. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a leader is imperative to not only leading others, but also leading yourself effectively. But the make-up of great leaders doesn’t just lay in the balance on the pros and cons scale, it is the amalgamation of intricate character traits and […]

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Survey: ‘Tis the Season for Workplace Stress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year-but it can also be the most stressful. While 16% of business leaders and 30% of workers say they “love the holiday season at work,” the rest report a range of seasonal stressors in a new survey released by Express Employment Professionals. Express asked both business leaders and […]

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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. During this holiday season, now is the best time of the year to live that culture. Check out these creative ways to thank your employees during the […]

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Reevaluating Success When Annual Goals Aren’t Met

As the year comes to a close, businesses will take time to review the goals set the previous year and analyze how they fared. They will have the opportunity to look back on the past 12 months to celebrate their greatest achievements. And while taking an inventory of what went right this year is important […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2020?

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2020?

With record-low unemployment and strong business activity, 2019 has shaped out to be a banner year for businesses in North America. In December 2018, we asked readers about their business predictions for 2019. The vast majority (59%) of respondents said they expected to see “moderate growth,” while 25% said they will “remain steady, but unchanged.” […]

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America Employed: How Welfare Still Discourages Work—And Why That Must Change

Experts in the Field See Need for Reform; One Problem a Strong Economy Hasn’t Solved After nine straight months of an unemployment rate below 4%, many assume that everyone who wants a job has one. But as Express Employment Professionals sees on a regular basis, there are still many Americans who would like to work but […]

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It’s Okay to Quit Your Job—But You Need to Have a Plan

Nearly half (49%) of employees are unsatisfied with their jobs. It could be due to a bad boss, lack of work/life balance, or simply that they don’t enjoy the work they do. If any of that sounds familiar, it might be time to quit your job. But that means the uncertainty of a new job, […]

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The Critical Question

A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall This column is for people who are attempting to achieve something extraordinary. The principles are designed to help you realize world class results within a limited scope. This advice should not be applied to creating lifelong balance and stability in your personal, professional, family, financial, fitness, faith, or […]

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