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Career Boost - Finding Motivation in Mundane Tasks

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 23, 2020 11:52:18 AM

Since most people spend the majority of their lifetime employed in some way or another, they want to experience personal satisfaction while "on the job". The fact that many people want to find meaning in their employment is actually a good thing. It shows a deeper level of character and integrity, making these types of people more sought after by employers because in general, they make better employees. However, both parties (employers and employees) understand that at least some mundane tasks are innately part of almost every job. In this article, we'll look at mundane tasks from both the employer and the employee perspectives, as well as offer some tips on how to handle the more routine aspects of employment.

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Topics: Career Advice

Lead Like a Rockstar With These First-Time Management Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You've made it to management. Congratulations! With new responsibilities, there may also be challenges. Below are important tips to avoid the most common challenges of first-time management.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Get Proactive About Your Career, Even if You Don't Get That Promotion

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Asking for a promotion is tough to do. Most people wait until they're offered the chance to apply for one. Or they just wait until their supervisor decides that they're ready for more responsibility. But you might get tired of waiting for a promotion that never comes. And you might feel like everyone else is getting promotions while you're being left behind. So if you truly feel that you are ready for a promotion, it's fine to go ahead and ask for one. Just remember that you are taking a risk; there's no guarantee that you're going to get a promotion just because you asked.

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4 Ways Volunteering Boosts your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Volunteering doesn't just make you feel good; it also greatly helps your career. Some people may look down upon unpaid work, but it's one of the most effective ways to improve your resume and success.

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Navy SEAL Style Leadership: Applying in the Professional World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Proper leadership skills are extremely important if you want your team to follow your vision with the same passion that you have. It can be hard to convey your ideas to others without being confident in what you're doing. If you find yourself struggling with the leadership of others, look no further than the book written by Navy Seal veterans Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Lead With Your Heart and Your Head

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder how a good leader learned to lead? It's less about learning how and more about listening to your heart! But leadership is complicated, which is why a good leader looks to their heart and their head.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Benefits of Personal Development to Career Growth

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You are guaranteed to face several challenges as you progress in life. Having a personal development plan will help you come up with solutions to the pressures and challenges that arise in your career life.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

How to Better Manage Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With one of the lowest unemployment rates we have seen in recent history, the availability of jobs is quite high. Those who put their heart and soul into their jobs are at a premium and should be treated as such. Why do we still have employees who do not like their jobs? Well, for one, not every employee's work is recognized regularly. A research done by Mercer, pointed out that 2 out of 5 employees are making plans to leave their jobs within the next year.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

The Most Unprofessional Email Phrase and How to Avoid Using It

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 13, 2019 9:55:28 AM

In the world of office email, there are certain words and phrases that are no brainers not to mention or discuss; office gossip, religious views, and political chatter are obvious topics that should be off-limits. However, what most employees don't realize is that there are other phrases that should also be avoided.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Recognizing and Dealing with a Subtly Controlling Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've worked at a few different places, then chances are you've come across a boss who has tried to dominate you in some way. This type of domination may be overt or covert. There are bosses who will scream and yell at you or criticize you openly at staff meetings. They may tear down all your ideas and never let you work independently. In this case, it's obvious that the boss is a controlling boss.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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