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As every new generation enters the workforce, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly their generation is labeled with "attributes" that are common to young people. These attributes tend to stick, and they quickly become inaccurate as the generation ages (assuming they were even accurate in the first place). Nowhere [...]
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These days, we’ve all been on the receiving end of a scathing email, as well as its mysterious, vaguely insulting cousins. You know the messages I'm referring to. They don’t need exclamation points or all caps to teem with anger and drip with sarcasm.Dressing someone down via email is tempting because it’s easy—you have plenty of time to dream up daggers that strike straight to the heart, and you lack the inhibition that's present when the recipi...
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Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.The good news is that just 50% of happiness is influenced by genetics—the rest is up to y...
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Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.Here are the 15 tricks of the trade that exceptionally persuas...
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Great read for caffeine lovers (and haters)
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Your daily cup of Joe is hurting your performance far more than it's helping it.
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Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon—and a cliché—in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. Whether it's the Donald from The Apprentice or Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock, ...
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It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.Some of life’s essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost.1. BEING BUSY DOES NOT EQUAL BEING PRODUCTIVELook at everyone around you. They all seem so busy—running from meeting to meeting and firing off emails. Yet how many of them are r...
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A new relationship -- whether personal or professional -- is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it's overwhelming....
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Managing your emotions is as much about what you won't do, as it is about what you will do.
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When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The...
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GREAT ARTICLE!
Bad bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success. Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating ...
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Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your ...
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    Director of Public Relations, 2005 - present
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