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Are You Sabatoging Your Career? 4 Things To Never Do At Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It's an inevitable part of life as an imperfect human being: you will make mistakes in your career. Most of the time, these mistakes are fixed by making some revisions or offering a sincere apology. Not all workplace mistakes are easily correctable, however. There are some workplace blunders that are irreversible and can result in long-term damage to your career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Management Nightmare - The Employee Who Does More Harm Than Good

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s Management's least favorite thing to be faced with - the possibility you have a difficult staff member on your team. Your staff represents your organization, and to a large degree, the leadership of the organization.  His or her words and actions as an employee are no different from the results of paid advertising. Your clients and customers form opinions based on their impressions and experiences with your staff. You, therefore, have no choice but to face the realization you may have an employee who is doing more harm than good for your team.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management

5 Ways to Grow Your Influence Through LinkedIn

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are you in Sales and wondering how you’re going to meet your next production goal?  Or, are you not in sales, but still want to contribute to your company's growth?   Whatever your role in an organization, finding new customers is a fundamental challenge for every business. If you’re looking to attract new business or service new clients, here are five ways to cultivate prospects through business focused social network.  

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, LinkedIn Resources

How Micromanagers Impact Your Career - Spotting Them & Curing Them

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We've all encountered them at least once in our careers -- the managers who involve themselves in every miniscule detail of your work day, often hovering over your desk to make sure the report you're working on is exactly the way they want it. They delegate work, but then end up handling most of it themselves. They need control at all times. Unfortunately, this often results in a miserable work atmosphere for their employees, who feel that they have little room for creativity or autonomy in their work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations

Top Three Managers' Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Not everyone is cut out to be a great manager. You will come across some amazing managers who go above and beyond to bring employees together as a team. On the other hand, you will also have to work with managers who do not possess leadership skills, make bad decisions, waste their time on micro-managing the most insignificant tasks or create conflicts within the team they are supposed to manage.  Here are three common mistakes made by managers that could impact your career and some tips to help you deal with these difficult situations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement: Tips for Confidence Building

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 26, 2014 8:00:00 AM

With the prevalence of bullying these days, we often wonder what we can do to avoid having our children or someone we love fall victim to bullies who dominate through intimidation. The key, it seems, is relatively simple: confidence. The truth is, people who are confident are rarely the victims of bullying-- because they don't allow themselves to be.  So, what if your child isn't confident? What if you aren't? Luckily, confidence isn't one of those things that you either have or you don't. Thankfully, with a lot of determination and dedication, confidence can be built.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

The Most Exceptional Leaders of Your Career: What Sets Them Apart?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

If you're lucky, at some point in your career, you'll have the opportunity to work under the direction of a truly exceptional leader. Perhaps one day you'll even become one of those leaders yourself. What exactly distinguishes an exceptional leader from the pack of good, effective leaders?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

5 Traits of the Best Boss - An Employee's Perspective

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that October 16th is Bosses Day? Woo hoo, a day to celebrate those without whom a company would struggle! A Boss is a crucial part of a company, particularly in the health care industry.

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Topics: Management & Leadership

Workplace Productivity: Create the Extraordinary Out of the Ordinary

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Extraordinary employees usually don't waltz into your office. If they do, they are often the product of great leadership and hard work. Many of those employees may be in your midst even now. You and your colleagues can achieve greatness by implementing a few new perspectives within your workplace:

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Productivity

Improving Company Culture and Image Through Human Resources

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Culture, HR, Human Resources, Staffing Services The Human Resources department of a company is often viewed as dispensable. Since it’s their job to hire new employees and keep current employees happy, they’re not actually creating a product or providing a service to customers. But does this mean that their role is any less important? On the contrary, the employees are the backbone of any company. So hiring and retaining practices are of the utmost importance.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Employee Relations

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