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Beating Burnout: Ways to Get Back on Top of Your Game

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

So, you're burnt out. It happens to most of us at one point or another. Long hours, strenuous projects, it all piles up and suddenly it's hard to get out of bed in the morning and feel excited to head into work. While sometimes burnout and being overworked can feel like a never-ending cycle, there are ways to get back on the top of your game.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Why Kindness is the Most Important Trait in a Managerial Role

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

In a leadership position, following the Golden Rule could go a long way in maintaining good relationships with your employees. Being in charge means you're responsible for training employees, conducting performance reviews, and setting reasonable goals. Of course, this is easier to accomplish if you keep employee morale from slipping, by treating them with kindness and respect. Scientific studies have shown that managers who are considerate towards their employees' well-being, tend to be perceived as more trustworthy when they make decisions that affect the workplace structure.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

What's Your Management Style?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Management is the process of getting people to work together to accomplish a desired goal or objective using available resources efficiently and effectively. How the desired goal or objective is achieved is left up to the managers within an organization. A leader's management style can impact how productive employees are. Management styles have been categorized in numerous ways; but no matter the approach, the focus is on either the project or the people.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Shape Your Future With the Best Career Plan

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Coming up with a career plan is essential since it drives you in the right direction, and it clearly defines your future. With a good career plan, you'll be able to know your weaknesses and strengths, and the expertise needed to meet your future goals.

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Topics: Career Advice

Find Real Happiness at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you happy with your job? A recent study indicates that 88% of people leave their jobs, not because they want more money, but because they're unhappy. Does that mean employees are doomed to struggle through each day just for the sake of a check? Definitely not. In fact, you are the one who is in control of your happiness at work. Check out the following tips on how to maximize your happiness without minimizing your paycheck.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Help! My Boss is a Natural Disaster!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We've all had them. Bosses who are so self centered, so overbearing, so loud that we cringe when they say our names. You spend your entire workday hoping to dodge their attention. Calling them a "disruptive leader" is putting it mildly. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) calls them Tornado Bosses.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

New Managers: Gain Trust & Respect From Staff

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you've recently been hired, promoted or transferred as a manager you've got a big job in front of you. It might feel like an uphill battle at first. Not only do you have new responsibilities, you need to make the right impression on staff. It can be a delicate balance between competency and an overbearing personality.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Create a "How-to-Work With Me" Management Guide for Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Most managers strive to make a positive connection with their direct reports. Sometimes, they don't succeed. Even caring, competent managers may fail to relate well with their employees. Personality conflicts or different job-related expectations can cause these issues.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Career Advice: Learn It's Okay to Say No

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Embracing "it's okay to say no" can be difficult at any stage in your career. Learning to say no keeps what doesn't belong in your career and life from crowding out what should be there. Make room for the career you want by learning to say no.

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Topics: Career Advice

Finding a Mentor for Career Growth

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A mentor is a very valuable person you can have in your life. Many people don't see education as a life-long process but it really is. If you're not learning, you're not growing, and after receiving a formal education, a lot of people think that they're set in life and won't need another teacher to show them the way. But a mentor does more than what a teacher would do. A mentor guides you, advises you, and supports you in not only your personal life, but also in your career. Think of a mentor as a friend who've done what you've done and can show you how to do it better than what you're doing now.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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