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Infographic: 6 Best Ways Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams

There’s a great quote from author and leadership expert John Maxwell: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Essentially, to be an effective leader, you not only have to be technically proficient for the job, but you also need to be able to inspire your team to […]

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Set an Example of Work-Life Balance for Your Employees to Follow

In January, we polled our readers about their top professional goals for 2018 and with 23% of the votes “focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Unfortunately, for many workers, that’s much easier said than done. From fear of falling behind or missing deadline to worrying about how they will be perceived if […]

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Make a Lasting Impression—Present like a Storyteller

Studies show that as much as 75-80% of the population has some degree of fear of public speaking, or “glossophobia.” However, it’s an important skill that may have major implications for your future success. In fact, according to a Harris survey conducted on behalf of Prezi, 70% of employed people say “presentation skills are critical […]

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Infographic: The Perfect Pitch

Nervous about your next big business pitch? For many people, it’s a stressful process that takes plenty of practice to perfect. One way to help ensure your pitch goes off without a hitch is to create an effective PowerPoint presentation. Checkout this infographic created by Logo Coast, a San Diego-based design studio, for some great insight […]

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Infographic: LinkedIn Etiquette and Best Practices

LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can be used for both finding a new career or your next all-star employee. However, there are some unwritten etiquette rules and best practices that can help you utilize the social platform more effectively. Check out this infographic from Melonie Dodaro, CEO of Top Dog Social Media, for some […]

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Focus on Safety: Stay Active at Work

June is National Safety Month!   Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to productivity. For employees, it impacts work environment, health, and morale. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, […]

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Five Steps for Crafting a Quick and Effective Elevator Pitch

According to the late author and motivational speaker Zig Zigler, “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” You never know when you might cross paths with someone who could impact your career or become your next big client. So, it’s important to have a well-crafted “elevator pitch” ready to go when you need to introduce yourself […]

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Five Questions to Have on Hand at Your Next Networking Event

As you advance in your career, it’s very likely the next step up the corporate ladder won’t come through an online application, but rather through your professional networks. According to research from Interview Success Formula, an online interview preparation program, 80% of available jobs are never advertised. And, if you’re solely relying on applying online, […]

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Is Work-Related Stress Wearing You Down?

April is Stress Awareness Month. Here are a few facts about work-related stress and five quick tips on how to address it.

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The Results Are In: Most Effective Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress

In honor of April being National Stress Awareness month in the U.S. and Canada, we asked our readers about the most effective ways they deal with work-related stress. More than 1,800 people participated in the poll and with 14% of the total vote, “set boundaries/leave work at the office” was the top choice, followed closely […]

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