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The most effective leaders across all industries tend to have one major trait in common: they are great communicators. They can easily get their points across so their teams understand exactly what is expected from them and how to proceed to be successful. While some people are naturals who can communicate with ease, for most… Read more »

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When you have mounting To Do list, tidying up your desk may be a low priority. But those piles of papers or unorganized emails in your inbox could actually be preventing you from managing your time effectively and accomplishing more. Get some motivation to get organized – learn more about why a cluttered desk makes… Read more »

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When your hard work has paid off and you receive a job offer, you’re likely to be understandably excited. However, it’s important to step back and treat the offer with the same type of consideration you displayed throughout the hiring process. Remember: in a way, you are still being evaluated on your actions since you’re… Read more »

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The holiday season may be full of cheer, but it often makes employees wish they could be anywhere but at work. While they’re physically present, their minds may be so distracted by holiday plans that their performance declines. Being a total Scrooge and using too tough of an approach may cause morale to plummet, while… Read more »

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As a manager, the amount of effort you put forth doesn’t matter unless you have the results to show for it. If you’re busy all day long, but your accomplishments at the end of the day don’t reflect your hard work, it’s a sign that you could improve your time management in order to ensure… Read more »

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How you start your day often sets the tone for the rest of your day, which is why the most successful professionals tend to have a go-to morning routine. If you struggle with reacting to issues that arise throughout the workday and leave you unable to focus on your top priorities, tweaking your morning routine… Read more »

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Predicting how successful a candidate will be long-term hinges more on the factors that resumes simply don’t show – research shows that 89 percent of failed hires are because of attitude and not skills. While the required job duties and proficiencies for a particular position will be basically the same across most companies, what sets… Read more »

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As a manager, choosing which employees to promote can have a major impact not only on your department’s performance, but also on how your colleagues and subordinates view your judgment and leadership ability. Promoting employees solely based on the duration of their employment at the company or their technical skills or accomplishments may not be… Read more »

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One of the fundamental, yet most uncomfortable aspects of being a manager is guiding employees and correcting unacceptable behavior. These difficult conversations are necessary in order to both educate and give employees a fair chance to improve, but they can backfire and make things worse if not approached correctly. Follow these best practices for having… Read more »

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A savvy candidate who has answers prepared for all the standard interview questions may not necessarily be the best one for the job. Unfortunately, job interviews as a whole can be unreliable sources of determining the true top performers because candidates are likely to be telling the interviewer what they think they want to hear…. Read more »

 

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