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Network after Work

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“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”. Armstrong Williams~. Liam didn’t drink, so when his coworkers went to the bar after work, he’d say goodbye and head home. Sure, he was missing out on the chance to socialize, but it wasn’t really his scene.

Is your Salary Negotiable?

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“The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn’t even thought of – and then meet it.”. Eli Broad~. Nora received a job offer for the position of her dreams. She was ecstatic. She wasn’t even focused on the salary.

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Employers Checking Social Media

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“There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.”. Brian Koslow~. Nasir asks: I’ve heard that employers are checking social media more and more, to find out how professional their people really are.

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Instill Confidence in Employees

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“Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic.

Take Credit for your Work

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“On great teams—the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions—team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.”. Patrick Lencioni~.

Celebrate Failure

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“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” ” ~Thomas Edison~. Trevor wanted his people to be pillars of innovation and creativity.

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Conduct your OWN performance Review

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“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.”. Billie Jean King~. Client Clara asks: I always get so nervous before my annual performance review. How can I calm my nerves and make sure it goes as well as possible?

Self-Defeating Behavior

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“Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side.”. Rasheed Ogunlaru~.

6 Tips for New Managers

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“Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything—for better or for worse.”. Simon Sinek~. Client Julie says: I’ve just accepted a job as manager of my department. I want to successfully navigate this new leadership role.

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Standing out at Work

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“Stars don’t beg the world for attention; their beauty forces us to look up.”. Matshona Dhliwayo~. Amelia asks: I’ve grown a lot more confident over the past year at my job. Now I need to learn how to stand out at work, because I’m looking toward a promotion.

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6 Tips to Balance Your Work & Life

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“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.”. Betsy Jacobson~. Kathy asks: My job keeps demanding more and more of me. I’m passionate about my career, but I don’t want it to be my entire life.

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Five Communication Hurdles to Leadership Effectiveness and Influence

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“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis~. Client Ethan asked: A lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings are cropping up in my organization. Crucial information often doesn’t get shared; people often feel their voices aren’t heard.

9 Tips to Effectively Manage your Online Reputation

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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”. Warren Buffett~. Blake was about to submit his resume for several open positions.

The 6 Biggest Reasons Why Unhappy Employees Quit Their New Jobs

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“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied. customers, which leads to profitability.” Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox~.

Unplug from Technology!

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“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.”. Gretchen Rubin~.

Stress Reduction Techniques

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“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”. Marilu Henner~.

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High Performing Employees

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“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”. Jim Collins~. Arthur, a manager at a mid-size firm, read a troubling statistic: According to Harvard Business Review, one in five high-performing employees plans to leave their job in the next six months.

Personal Branding at Work

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“An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.”. Daniel J. Boorstin~. Stella went out for drinks with a few coworkers after work.

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3 Major Factors Affecting Employee Productivity and Overall Impact

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Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. Peter Drucker ~. Kevin had been hired to turn the company around. He arrived to find a sluggish, apathetic staff. Most were warry of the change and unwilling to stick their neck out for anything.

Importance of Work Life Balance

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“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best… for yourself and for others.”. Cara Delevingne~.

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Four Motivational Phrases Used by Top Leaders Every Day

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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~. Caleb, a manager in his workplace, often found himself fumbling for words. He wanted to learn how to make the most of his daily interactions with employees, even the brief ones.

Toot Your Own Horn

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“If you don’t toot your own horn, don’t complain that there’s no music.”. Guy Kawasaki~. Janet Asks: I feel like my accomplishments go unnoticed at work and I’m not comfortable bringing them up.

Optimistic People

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“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”. Nicholas M. Butler~. Sandra sighed in annoyance when Carlos, her coworker, who bounced into the office humming an upbeat tune. Their team had just lost a major client, and he seemed clueless about how that might affect the company.

Six Team-Building Phrases Used by Great Leaders

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“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ” ~Andrew Carnegie~.

3 ways to self-promote without self-promoting

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“Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.”. Gore Vidal ~. Nathan felt it was time to raise his visibility. He knew he needed this just to keep his job in a tight market. He especially needed to get recognition if he hoped to advance. But no one likes a show-off or a know-it-all.

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6 Books Leaders Read to Become Stand-out Leaders

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“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”~Ralph ”~Ralph Waldo Emerson~. Damion’s goal was to become a great leader. He’d been under some mediocre leaders and wanted to do a better job than that.

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Professional Development Goals for Work

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“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.”. ~Bo Bo Bennett~. Gianna had achieved some big milestones over the past year.

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Professional Development Goals for Work

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“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” ~Bo Bo Bennett~. Gianna had achieved some big milestones over the past year.

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Employee & Manager Relationship

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Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal. Brian Tracy~. Sebastian asks: As a new manager, I see that building relationships with my employees is way different than with coworkers.

Four Solutions If You’re Feeling Overworked and Underappreciated at Work

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“Phrases like ‘overworked and underpaid’ perpetuate that feeling.” ~ Lena Bottos ~. Steven put in extra-long hours on the project at work. It was highly technical and exceptionally difficult. When he was done, his boss offered no praise and Steven found himself feeling totally underappreciated.

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How to Promote Yourself

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“Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.”. Bonnie Marcus~. Natalya couldn’t believe her company hired an outsider rather than promote her to the position she was vying for.

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Dealing with dissenters in the workforce—6 Ways to Encourage Dissent

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“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”. Dwight D. Eisenhower~. At a team meeting, Valerie pitched a marketing strategy she’d been thinking about for a while. A fellow team member vocally outlined a number of holes in the plan, leaving Valerie feeling shaken.

Four Roadblocks to Overcome for Effective Leadership Influence

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“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” ” ~Colin Powell~.

Four Effective Habits to Combat Demotivatiors at Work

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“There is no[thing] better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Malcolm X~. When Stacy started work, she found it exciting and rewarding. She felt she was moving up and making a difference.

Overcome speaker anxiety to become a fearless and engaging speaker

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Guest Post by Deborah Shames. I confess. To this day, I experience anxiety before delivering a keynote or leading my business group. I have trouble quieting my mind and sleeping the night before. I imagine everything that could go wrong, and question whether I’ve prepared enough.

Don’t Let Your Work Speak for Itself: 3 Ways to Increase Your Visibility

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“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”. Anthony Robbins~. Anne asks: The people I work with on a daily basis appreciate the work I produce. But I’m having trouble expanding my reputation for high-quality work beyond them.

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How to be Confident at Work

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“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe~. Grayson asks: I’m naturally a shy person , and I want to learn how to be confident at work.

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How to be Confident at Work

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“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe~. Grayson asks: I’m naturally a shy person , and I want to learn how to be confident at work.

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How to Increase Employee Engagement

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“It is easier to motivate people to do something difficult than something easy.” Sheri L. Lydia Asks: I don’t know how to make some of my people feel more invested in their work. I would have thought success alone would be the best motivation, but apparently not.

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Three Immediate Strategies to Increase Your Influence at Work

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“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” Robin S. Sharma~.

Six Ways to Improve Business Communication Skills for Greater Success

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“Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.” Mireille Guiliano~. At a performance review meeting, Sean’s boss told him he needed to improve his communication skills.

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Making a Good Impression at Work

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“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”. Henrik Ibsen~. Client Mary asks: Joel, I’ve just started my new job and it’s been only a few months. I feel like I could be making a better impression on my coworkers. I know there’s more I could be doing to really shine.

Making a Good Impression at Work

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“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”. Henrik Ibsen~. Client Mary asks: Joel, I’ve just started my new job and it’s been only a few months. I feel like I could be making a better impression on my coworkers. I know there’s more I could be doing to really shine.