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Do you dream of being the world’s most awesome coworker? You might have your sights set on climbing the career ladder, earning promotions and becoming a leader or department director someday, but few people recognize that the path to greater advancement starts right here and now: by being the best peer and the most reliable… read the rest »

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If you’re like most of us, you don’t look over your calendar and identify the time blocked out for “meetings” as the most productive hours of your day. Meetings often mean exchanging information the participants already have, confirming details they already know, wandering off topic, rehashing old business, starting new threads of ideas and conversation… read the rest »

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Confidence helps us find success in our endeavors and it helps us enjoy life a little bit more, no matter what we’re doing at any given moment. But while it may help us become better skiers, stand-up comedians or party hosts, there’s one key arena where just a little bit of confidence brings big returns:… read the rest »

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Employees who feel appreciated typically stay longer with the company and engage with their tasks instead of leaning out the door; that’s no surprise. And it’s no surprise that high engagement and long tenures boost the company bottom line. But appreciation brings a host of additional benefits as well, some more subtle than others. And… read the rest »

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The job search process can be inspiring and even fun…under the right circumstances. If you already have a great job and you’re looking for an even better one that will bring exciting new challenges, that’s great. But for most people, the job search doesn’t happen under “great” circumstances at all. It happens when we’ve lost… read the rest »

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You’ve worked hard to build—and retain—a diverse team. When you look around the table, you see faces, ages, genders, backgrounds and personality types that cover a wide spectrum. You’re proud of each member and their diverse contributions to group goals. But as with any diverse group of people, their interests and motivations vary. For this… read the rest »

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You have an interview coming up, and you really want this job. This isn’t just a trial run or a practice, and this isn’t an opportunity you have mixed feelings about, or one you might consider if nothing better comes along. This is a dream job, and when your moment in spotlight arrives, you intend… read the rest »

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Can healthy, happy employees translate directly into benefits for a company’s bottom line? It turns out they can, and not only is the correlation clear, it’s getting clearer all the time as new research sheds light on the subject. “Well” employees can mean a host of different things: Wellness means fewer colds and flus, so… read the rest »

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Just a few short years ago, resume keywords meant EVERYTHING. If you didn’t have a host of well-chosen keywords embedded in your resume text, recruiters and hiring managers weren’t likely to conduct keyword searches that would pull your document out of an overfilled database. In those ancient days of 2009, jobs were scarce, resumes flowed… read the rest »

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When we meet someone, we tend to form strong feelings about their “likability,” or lack thereof, based on very little evidence. Sometimes these snap judgements happen within seconds, and sometimes we don’t even notice we’re feeling them, especially when the stakes are low, and we don’t expect to see the person again. In a job… read the rest »