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Three Steps to Rebuild Trust after You’ve Lost It

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, scandals involving industry titans make big headlines. And, if you’ve noticed an increase in stories about unethical leaders, you’re not alone. According to research from professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): “Boards of directors, institutional investors, governments and the media are holding chief executive officers to a far higher level of […]

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3 Ways Social Media Has Redefined Workplace Communication

Today, more and more of our lives are chronicled online, a trend that will only become more prevalent in the years to come as social media continues to infiltrate every aspect of daily life. In many ways, we’re only beginning to understand the impact of our increasingly connected existence and the effects social media will […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Entry-Level and the C-Suite

It takes many years of hard work and dedication to climb the corporate ladder, but once you reach the top, it’s important to not become a stranger to those just stepping on the first rung. Often, entry-level employees peer down the hallway, feeling disconnected from the C-suite, especially in larger organizations. Making an effort to […]

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Make Employee Wellness a T.E.A.M. Objective

The benefits of building a work environment that emphasizes a healthy lifestyle far outweighs the investment. Results from the Aflac WorkForces Report showed that 66% of employees said their companies’ health and wellness programs have a positive impact on their loyalty and 63% said the programs positively affected their productivity. So, whether you’re struggling with […]

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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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CareerBuilder Survey: Political Talk Heats Up the Workplace

The upcoming presidential election has been an incendiary topic for debate throughout 2016. And as Nov. 8 draws closer, the rhetoric and fighting will only intensify. Because the average workplace is made up of a broad range of personalities and beliefs, it’s not surprising that conflict over the election is becoming increasingly common occurrence for […]

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How Volunteering Improves Your Employees’ Performance

Whether you send a team of employees to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity or sort canned goods at an area food bank, your employee volunteer program makes a difference in your community and underlines your commitment to corporate social responsibility. The strongest return, however, might be in your workplace. Research shows that […]

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Guiding Your Employees Through a Halftime Review

With June coming to a close, we are officially entering the second half of 2016. As we look back at the past six months, it’s important to review the accomplishments you achieved and how your annual goals are shaping out. Just as a basketball team goes into the locker room at the halfway point of […]

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Maintaining Employee Loyalty During Times of Change

It’s been proposed that employee loyalty is a thing of the past. Gone are the days when employees started and ended their careers with the same employer. And often the blame for this is placed on the employees themselves. Some say it’s a generational difference; others attribute it to the pipe dream of work-life balance. […]

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