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A Bad Work Day is Not the End of the World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Having a bad day? Take a few pointers from this Muse article on what not to do today, and ways you can get through the things you absolutely must do.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

How Do You Become a Humble Leader?

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader can be great for your ego; you get your business working and you push new ideas forward into action. However, being a leader is also about leading real people, not just cogs in the wheel of your genius. How do you lead people without treating them like objects? The answer lies in the term "humble leadership."

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

Give Positive Career Direction to Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Making a positive difference in someone else's career might be easier than you think. Author, Stav Ziv, shares a story about a professor who listened to her career ambitions (deep dive reporting) and kindly pushed her in a different direction (leadership roles). Her professor believed in her abilities to be a good leader, and he foresaw this field being more successful for her than her own chosen path. Because he respected her enough to give her good advice, and she respected him enough to listen to his good advice, his wisdom positively affected her career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

5 Leadership Habits That Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. Some days are full of stress, and you collapse into your chair and wonder how you're going to make it through the week. Take heart! Gordon Tredgold offers 5 habits you can develop to make your leadership responsibilities easier.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Reaching Your Career Goals

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you have big career goals, you don't want to let anything stand in your way. Unfortunately, being employable isn't always as easy as walking into the job you've always dreamed of.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A positive work culture creates more productive workers. Business leaders have discovered this and Michelle Burke from the Huffington Post states that "Over the past few years, increased research shows positive environments produce positive benefits specifically to engagement, relationships, health and the bottom line". So what exactly is a 'positive work culture'?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Self-Improvement Tip: You Are Not Responsible for the Happiness of Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Is your goal to make everyone in your world as happy as possible? To be blunt, this is a pipe dream. No matter how thin you spread your time, your talents and your soul, it is never possible to please everyone. And, truthfully, to take on the responsibility does a disservice not only to you but to them. There is a better way to live your life and impact that of your community. Consider changes which will empower you and others.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Career Advice

One Shark's Career Advice on Networking and Mentorship

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to Shark Tank entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, one of the most important relationships in your professional and personal lives is a mentor-mentee relationship. He talks more about this and other networking advice distilled from an interview between Forbes and Herjavec.

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Topics: Career Advice

Learn How to be Yourself at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you feel like you have to act a certain way at work, and when you go home you can finally be your normal self? Career coach Sara Young Wang encourages you to be yourself at work, too! It is stressful and tiring to try to be someone you aren't.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

A Kind Word About Pessimism in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Look on the bright side. See the positive in every situation. We can do this. You've got it. Smile. Be happy. Keep going. Failure is not an option. This is doable. Have a can-do attitude.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

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