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How’s Your Career EQ?

I’m certain you’ve heard of Emotional Intelligence. “We are no longer only judged by intellectual abilities and work competencies alone but by personal qualities. IQ takes second position to EQ.” While emotional intelligence is integral in all aspects of our lives, it’s prudent to develop it for our careers. Understanding how to cultivate it is […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Be Happy

I want to be happy. Don’t you? I wonder why we often do things to make ourselves, or others, unhappy. Sure, we don’t intend to (most of the time), but imagine if all of our intents were to be happy and make others happy? What do we need to do inside to change our genetic […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Commit to Quit

What bad habits would you like to shed? I’ve got plenty and they are tough to quit. So why can’t I? Why can’t you? What if we worked as a team to commit to quit these bad behaviors, be it tardiness, rudeness, indulgence or spitefulness? Then again, how do we know that we have bad […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Kiss the Earth

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” –Thich Nhat Hanh When the founder of Mindfulness says to “kiss the Earth,” somehow it conjures up appreciation of a peaceful relationship with our surroundings. Just imagining this process seems somehow calming and uplifting. But what about at work? Do you feel like kissing […]

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Two Ways Exit Interviews Can Foster Employee Retention

Perhaps you’ve experienced an exit interview when leaving a past job. Or maybe you conduct them or are part of them in your current organization. Exit interviews can foster employee retention if they’re managed right and the results are taken under advisement. Here are two ways that exit interviews can foster employee retention.   Transparency. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: The Guest House

The Guest House By Rumi (Translation by Coleman Barks) This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.   Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of […]

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