Category Archives: Skills

Succeed with the Boss

With the pressures and constraints the boss is working with in our ‘get done more with less’ workplace, workers need to work together with their boss, not simply for their boss.

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Battle Better

Unless you work with people who were raised exactly as you were raised, went to your school, and had the same financial advantages or disadvantages you did – there are going to be areas where you think differently and have different perspectives and ideas. That can lead to friction.

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LOL: An Essential Skill

Do you have a good sense of humor? Most people think they do. But if you are feeling more stressed than usual these days, you may have to reexamine your answer.

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Energy and Focus: Where It Went and How to Get it Back

I’ve noticed that folks are having a challenging time keeping a focus on work. Not only has the workplace become a more demanding and complex place, there has been an increase in consumer/client expectations. The results are that the workplace is more multifaceted, changing, and faster paced than ever before. […]

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Need Talent? Ask the Right Best Questions

The New Year brings with it resolutions to make this year better in some meaningful way than last year. You many have exciting goals, challenging objectives, and positions to fill with new employees. What should you be on the lookout for?

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Are You Resolved?

I’ve read that while 50% of us actually make resolutions for the New Year, 88% of us fail at keeping them. Not encouraging data, but I know how we can do better at the kept-resolution rate.

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Will You Fight of Take Flight?

We all have an internal sense that there is a binary choice when confronted with a threat or an uncomfortable situation. This is known as the fight or flight response. When feeling threatened by people or things that create a sense of danger, we choose to fight and take on the threat or depart – to live another day.

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What Do Stress Hardy People Do?

There are ways to make yourself more ‘stress-hardy’ so that you develop the resiliency to manage stress more effectively. While the following strategies may not be intuitive, these are approaches that can help alleviate feelings of pressure and tension and can be learned and practiced until you become a Master.

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Maintaining Focus

How can you maintain and foster a healthy workplace for your employees in today’s world of a two second focus?

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Are They Laughing?

The use of humor is especially tricky. Humor can unlock an audience’s receptivity. It grabs people’s attention. Touching the heart, the funny bone and the brain improves the likelihood that your message will be more effectively delivered. But if you have to point out that you were ‘just kidding” or ‘being sarcastic’ – then your joke has missed the mark.

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