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Self-Improvement for Business Leaders: Acknowledging a Fatal Flaw

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

Fortune 500 executives believe they accurately know their true strengths and faults. These leaders also think they can identify areas where they need self-improvement, but two Harvard Business Review columnists learned that the administrators' insights were incorrect.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Showing Up or Missing Out in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Getting ahead, making progress and becoming successful doesn't happen magically. You may look at great achievers and think they have been given everything, or their rise to the top was easy because they were talented, or good looking or that they just stumbled upon the formula for success. You might think those things, but you would be wrong.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Value vs. Volume - Networking Smarter for Career Success

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

An often repeated truth says, "it's not what you know, it's who you know". Putting a modern twist on that advice might be, "When networking, it's not how many you connect with,it's who you choose to get to know."

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Topics: Career Advice

Can You Ever Have Enough Productivity Tips?

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

There are many reasons to increase productivity at work. A raise, commission, promotion, or even just staying busy are all great reasons for upping your output. But raising it from an equilibrium is much more challenging than it seems.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

How Adequate Sleep Boosts Job Performance

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

Many people have suffered sleep deprivation from staying up all night to complete that project or from battling insomnia. One benefit of getting adequate sleep is less emotionally volatile reactions and remaining calm in stressful situations. This can certainly be beneficial at work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Asking the Best Questions During a Job Interview

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Job interviews can be an exciting and yet intimidating experience. You answer an assortment of questions, which hopefully allow you to demonstrate that you are the best candidate. Then comes the final question, "Do you have any questions for me?" Your mind might go blank at this point if you have not adequately prepared for this question.

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Topics: Career Advice

Productivity Through Emails And Other Ideas, Rather Than Meetings

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

Productivity, Career AdviceIn most companies, meetings are likely a regular occurrence. While meetings are sometimes essential to the success of your company, unfortunately, they can also cut back on your company's productivity and profit. According to a "The Muse" article, a reoccurring meeting of mid-level managers at one company cost the company $15 million a year. While not every company is going to lose that much money annually because of meetings, they can still harm productivity and profit. Luckily, there are at least three things you can do to reduce the amount of time people within your company spend in meetings.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

5 Simple Ways You Can Keep Productivity at Its Highest Level

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

Productivity, Career AdviceProductivity is one of those words that makes you want to sit down and procrastinate. It can even make you tired just thinking about it. The good news is there are 5 simple ways you can be productive and succeed at anything. The bad news? Procrastinating is not one of the 5.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Career Suicide: Are You That Annoying Co-Worker?

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

Career, Career AdviceOne hundred percent of people who work have an annoying co-worker. The reasons for the annoyance range from personality to hygiene and the number of annoyances varies as well.

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Topics: Career Advice

Can You Overcome a Bad First Impression in Your Career?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

CareerFirst impressions are intense, powerful, and memorable. It literally takes seconds to form a flashbulb first impression of someone else. Snap judgments can be good, bad, or unfair. They often impact how you treat others. These gut feelings help you discern whether a political candidate is trustworthy. Initial judgments also determine how others treat you and are critical to success. Hiring managers use them to decide whether you are right for a job. These intense feelings can even cause you to fall in love at first sight.

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Topics: Career Advice

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