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It’s the Most Wonderful Time—to Grow Your Network

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December 11, 2017
It’s the Most Wonderful Time—to Grow Your Network

Tweet If you’ve never seen the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning best musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, I highly recommend it. The hysterical Broadway hit centers on a former window- cleaner’s rise from the mail room to Vice President of Advertising thanks to some quick, key connections he makes on his very...
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Maintain Relationships by Disagreeing Agreeably this Holiday Season

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December 4, 2017
Maintain Relationships by Disagreeing Agreeably this Holiday Season

Tweet Think back to the last major conflict you encountered whether with a colleague, friend or family member. Were you able to handle differences of opinion effectively and maintain a peaceful environment? This can be extremely challenging, especially when “hot buttons” are pushed. Worse yet, when left unresolved, disagreements can waste enormous amounts of...
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Three Steps to Summon Your Self-Confidence

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November 20, 2017
Three Steps to Summon Your Self-Confidence

Tweet   Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” This quote is famous because it highlights the psychological impacts of our thoughts and beliefs. Essentially, we may have the abilities necessary to attain a goal, but if we don’t actually believe that we have them, we won’t be able...
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Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

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October 31, 2017
Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

Tweet Networking effectively is important to succeed in any line of business, yet many people fear putting themselves into uncharted waters and meeting unfamiliar faces.  Think back to the last networking event you attended, perhaps it was a conference or new product launch party. Did you look new faces in the eyes as you...
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Three Questions to Ask When Developing a Personal Brand Statement

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October 23, 2017
Three Questions to Ask When Developing a Personal Brand Statement

Tweet   Dale Carnegie was a pioneer of personal branding long before a ‘personal brand statement’ was officially coined. Since everyone can be recognized by their unique strengths, abilities and passions, these attributes comprise a personal brand statement. Having a strong personal brand statement is vital to staying competitive whether you use it to...
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Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

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October 17, 2017
Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

Tweet We all have ‘off’ days from time to time. Whether you didn’t get enough sleep or aren’t excited about what you need to accomplish on any given day, here are five steps to staying motivated so you can get the job done. First visualize your goal and document the reasons for attaining it. Sometimes...
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Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

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September 4, 2017
Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

Tweet It’s tempting to start the day focusing on easy tasks before addressing more challenging ones.  Procrastination is the bane of human existence, but you can overcome it by tackling difficult to-do’s earlier on in the day.  Dale Carnegie said, “You can get ahead in the world. But you will have to work, you...
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Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

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August 28, 2017
Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

Tweet Do you ever struggle to control your negative emotions when encountering conflict with a co-worker, friend or even your boss?  Often times, people lash out or engage in an unproductive round of sparring which proves fruitless and may even destroy the relationship.  Effectively managing conflict requires emotional intelligence and the following steps to...
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Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

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August 20, 2017
Six Steps to Standing Out in Busy People’s Inbox

Tweet Regardless of your role and rank within an organization, garnering the attention of busy people can be extremely challenging, especially via email.  Here are six steps to increasing the likelihood that an email recipient will not only open your email, but read your entire message and respond. Start with a simple subject line. ...
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Four Ways to Get More Done

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August 10, 2017
Four Ways to Get More Done

Tweet Dale Carnegie said, “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”  At times, it feels nearly impossible to get everything done!  We...
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