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Be a Good Listener

Effective communication and active listening are two mandatory skills for developing and maintaining positive relationships. While communicating verbally and in writing (through conversation and presentations) seem to be where we spend most of our time honing our skills, we can’t neglect the power of active listening. To be clear, active listening is not thinking about […]

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Understand How Employee Engagement and Performance Go Hand In Hand

Employee engagement isn’t all about fun and exciting promotions to get employees vested in the organization and its bottom line. It’s about understanding what motivates employees to feel vested in the organization and then helping to support that ongoing motivation. I don’t want to simplify the definition of employee engagement, nor am I claiming to […]

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Know What Professionalism Is and How It Can Impact Your Career Success

What is professionalism anyway? Talk about a subjective question. Just like resumes, high impact professionalism is viewed in many different ways. For the most part, it is defined as bringing your best to any situation, being respectful, timely and engaged and always treating others as you would like to be treated. Sounds a bit like […]

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Mentoring For Career Advancement

A mentoring relationship is imperative for successful career development. It is the foundation for professional insight, opens doors for novice professionals and creates unique and mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities. It’s also a personal relationship built on trust. There’s a lot of power within this relationship and that’s what makes it so important. When the mentoring relationship works, the […]

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