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The Year of a Mindful Career: Build Your Leadership Muscles

When you exercise, you build muscles. It’s not always easy, lifting weights and doing cardio work, but there are huge benefits including survival. The same can be said about leadership. Whether you manage a team or are a leader in your own career, you need to exercise and build your leadership muscles. I have a […]

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Brush Up Your Negotiation Skills. They’re Good For More Than Your Career.

Are you ready? You better be. Most people think negotiation is reserved for salary increases or new positions. But we have the golden opportunity to negotiate each day. We can do so at the market, the retail store, at the coffee bar, with our colleagues and in team meetings. Many times we do negotiate but […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Space to Learn

Many top organizations are creating space and time to learn for their employees. They see the benefits in increased productivity and engagement. Even overall employee health improves. While many organizations are adopting this movement, not all have. You can still make the time and space to do so. Either approach your supervisor and ask for […]

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Interested In a Flexible Work Week?

Ahh, the flexible work arrangement. We want it but not all of us get it. Or so we think. Flexible work arrangements are becoming more commonplace and foster mutual benefits for the employer and employee. According to the Human Resources Council, flexible work arrangements have many benefits: Cuts down on rush-hour commutes; More control over […]

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Want a Shorter Work Week?

If you’re a leader, team member, manager, entrepreneur or business owner, here are some startling summer facts: During the summer, workplace productivity and engagement drops 20%; 53% of workers who get an early start to the weekend reported a dip in productivity; Overall team member attendance drops by 19%; Projects take 13% longer to complete; […]

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