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4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually

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For the past decade, I have been a part of the “gig economy,” working remotely with clients around the world, and teaching online for four different schools.

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How to Use e-Commerce Reviews to Engage Your Customers

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Customer engagement matters. When you’re running an online store, you want to make sure your potential customers get the treatment they deserve. That’s why you write brilliant product descriptions, use SEO, and add visuals to help them decide.

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How to Fight the Biggest Time Wasters at Work

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By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life Nothing comes more naturally to the human mind than procrastination. We all do it on a daily basis, and evidence indicates not only procrastination is widespread but also not that bad — unless you’re facing a deadline, that is.

Stress Quotient: How to Measure and Control Stress

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Jaime Faulkner You need to find out how to control your stress, or your stress will end up controlling you. Here’s all of the information you need to know about Stress Quotient. What is Stress Quotient?

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How to Avoid Failing as a Business Start-Up Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurial Responsibility To Prevent Massive Failure. According to recent studies, 90% of new startups will fail due to one reason or another, so it’s incredibly important as a new startup to understand how to take responsibility in certain areas to prevent that failure.

How to Encourage a Culture of Open Communication

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Positive employee sentiment has a significant influence on the productivity of your business. The first step to achieving this is to hire the right people for the job.

DS Hydraulics | Great Place to Work

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I always talk about the importance of employee retention. Retention starts by treating your employees with respect and dignity. Here is an example of one of those businesses. Greg Smith. I started working for D&S Hydraulics, a family owned company, almost 35-years ago.

3 Ways You Can Begin Extracting Your Small Business From Overwhelming Debt Today

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Almost half of all small business startups fail within the first five years due to poor capital arrangements or too much debt. Any business owner will attest to the fact that managing your debt well is key to preventing failure in your business start-up and maximizing its potential.

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DISC E-Book | A Comprehensive Guide

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FREE DISC E-BOOK. A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIORAL STYLES THROUGH DISC. Understanding HOW a person does what they do. DISC: The Universal Language of Behaviors. DISC measures behavioral styles.

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Foolproof Tricks for Boosting Your Ecommerce Sales

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96% of Americans have made a purchase online, with 44% of all sales claimed by Amazon. As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like your online retail store has no chance of competing in such a competitive market.

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Six Ways to be a Super Productive Remote Worker

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Do you believe, deep down, that if you had a better working environment, you could accomplish virtually anything? Are you the type of person who loathes a morning commute or a useless meeting because you know that it wastes time that you’ll never get back?

10 Careers For Introverts

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Finding a career that we love is an important step in our lives. If we don’t find a career we’re happy with, we might end up being stressed out or unsatisfied most of the time. As an introvert, you don’t like to spend too much time in direct contact with many people.

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Inclusivity and Progress: How Neurodiversity Unlocks Opportunities for Businesses

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An effective workplace is a harmonious blend of generations, personalities, and people. In today’s business environment, an effective workplace also needs to include room for neurodiversity.

Motivating and Rewarding Your Global Workforce

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Remote work has become more popular than ever. It’s not just domestic companies that are employing remote workers, either. A growing number of international companies are now hiring workers from anywhere, PayScale says.

List of Our Favorite TED Talks

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TED Talks (and More) TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks are engaging, informative, and inspiring. By request, I am compiling a list of talks that I have listened to and enjoyed, including some talks of a similar format that are not from TED.

Money Mistakes Do Not Preclude You From Finding Success In Business

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There has seldom been a better time to turn ideas into reality and found a business. As outlined by CNBC, small businesses are experiencing on average a 20% tax cut due to governmental fiscal policy, creating a wonderful environment in which to establish and grow a business.

Grow Your Business By Becoming Accessible to Your Consumers

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Modern business needs an internet presence, and the demographics of those using the internet is changing. According to BBC figures 3.2 billion people use the internet daily. Of those, internet freedom advocates estimate up to 700 million have accessibility requirements.

Blacks' high diabetes risk driven by obesity, not mystery

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In a surprising finding, blacks and whites have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, reports a study. The finding flips long-held beliefs that there is an unexplained reason why blacks have double the rate of diabetes compared to whites by midlife, which is considered early onset

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4 Aspects Job Seekers Are Looking for in 2019

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Business owners and those in the HR department may believe that if they offer great pay and a solid benefits package, employees will come flocking to their door looking for jobs.

Upcoming Webinars

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Using DISC to Build a Strong Culture and Engaged Workforce. Using DISC to Build a Strong Culture and Engaged Workforce. Wed, Feb 13, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Join us for a free webinar! You attended the DISC workshop, what’s next?

Four Reasons Sales People Fail

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Not everyone is a natural salesperson. Salespeople come and go in companies because they will either sink or swim. If you love sales, are able to stay organized, believe in your product and are urgent to make that sale happen, then you’ll do well.

Workforce Trends for 2019

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The post Workforce Trends for 2019 appeared first on Chart Your Course International. Human Resource Management Millennials Recruitment Skill shortages Surveys and Statistics Talent Management Workplace Productivity work trends workplace trends

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6 Tips for Staying Productive While Your Business Grows

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One of the top challenges facing business leaders today is productivity. As your business grows, it can be increasingly hard to keep tabs of the staff’s overall productivity and maximize human resources.

4 Virtual Team Building Ideas for Remote Teams

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For many employees, working from home is a luxury that provides flexibility and cost savings, among many other benefits. Remote working doesn’t come without its drawbacks, though. Telecommuters may feel isolated by not personally interacting with their colleagues on a daily basis.

8 Key Steps on How to Become the Best Possible New Boss

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People don’t quit their company; they quit their boss. A Chart Your Course International survey found that 50 percent of employees left their last job because of their first-line supervisor. That’s a painful statistic.

16 Employee Recognition Ideas That Motivate Teamwork

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Employee recognition is an important element of good management. Here are several different recognition ideas that keep people fired up and motivated at work. Only A Fool Would Work Here This Long : Alaska Sealife Center has an Employee Anniversary recognition lunch on April Fool’s Day.

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How to Conduct a Behavioral Interview

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By Jennifer C. Zamecki. Have you ever wondered, while interviewing a candidate, how will you suspend your own personal biases during the interview? Well, if you have, you might want to read on and learn how to do just that. Behavioral interviewing is a relatively new mode of job interviewing.

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Hiring Tips That Will Increase Productivity in Your Business

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by Lucy Wyndham and Greg Smith. Are you hiring the best people to work in your business? Unfortunately, this process in many organizations leaves a lot to be desired and can result in high staff turnover in your business .

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Workplace for Gen Z Employees

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It’s no secret millennials have changed and impacted the workplace as we know it, most notably the layout and operation of our workspaces.

Developing Emotional Intelligence for Success

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Today’s hyper-paced, team-oriented and global work environments require strong and effective personal/soft skills. Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply emotions to be more collaborative and productive with others.

Power Enginners, Inc DISC Workshop

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This was an amazing and motivated group of people. Here are a few pictures from one of the teambuilding exercises I conduct in my DISC workshops called “ Building the Talest Tower.” ” They came up with some intersting variations.

How Conflicting Work Personalities Drive Team Success

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How Conflicting Work Personalities Drive Team Success. A successful team requires diverse personalities. 190,000 Deloitte employees were surveyed on their workplaces. The study, published by Harvard Business Review , determined four main personality types found in the workplace. Conflicting personalities can cause tension that even the most accommodating manager can’t deal with, and it isn’t always easy to create a cohesive work environment with a variety of characters.

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How to Prepare and Develop Future Leaders for Your Business

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Introduction. How a business is managed often decides if the company lives or dies. A good leader inspires the best work from employees, uses finite resources and time wisely, communicates well and shoulders their share of the responsibilities.

Employee Retention Survey 2018

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Comments (Other). Answer. Most employees remain in my organisation till the age of retirement. This has been going on for at least a year now. Horrible leadership main reason!

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The Culture of Business: How a Great Culture Can Grow Your Company

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A company is a culture. As a leader or owner of a company, you help create that culture. Huge businesses like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have brands that define a culture, and cultures that define their brands.

5 Ways to Manage Your Multigenerational Workforce

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This article was originally published by Vital Learning. Closeup portrait of a successful business team laughing together. Managing a multigenerational workforce can be quite the task for business leaders.

Generation Z: The Next Generation to Enter the Workforce

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The oldest members of Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) are now in college and beginning to enter the workforce. While they share some of the values and views of Millennials, they are also distinct in many ways. Gen Z grew up in a post-9/11 world and experienced an economic recession.

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Riverside Auto Group: A Roadmap to Improved Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Increased Profits

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Many chief executives and corporate boards recognize they need to alter or even drastically reshape their corporate culture, but few follow through and benefit from the successful transformation they envisioned.

Building the Tallest Tower Team Building Exercise

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The post Building the Tallest Tower Team Building Exercise appeared first on Leadership Speaker and Motivational Speaker for Businesses | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith - Chart Your Course International

Navigator Newsletter Archive

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The post Navigator Newsletter Archive appeared first on Chart Your Course International. Human Resource Management The Navigator Newsletter

How the Workplace Is Changing in 2018

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There’s an old saying: The only thing that’s certain is change, and that’s sometimes nowhere more apparent than in the workplace. Decades ago, women were prevented from even trying their hand at some jobs, and couldn’t work if they were married or pregnant.

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3 Tips to Designing a Startup Office Where People Want to Work

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If you want to make employees more productive and happier to be working for your startup, office design is key. Everything from the decorations to the desks not only affect employee satisfaction, but your bottom line.

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