How to Counter Zoom Fatigue

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We all know now that Zoom fatigue is real. With the continued every day full of zoom meetings week after week 5 days a week is exhausting. You are not able to have the usual eye to eye contact; the person speaking is looking into the camera while everyone else is looking lower at their…

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Is a Hybrid Workforce Here to Stay?

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The short answer is yes for most companies in some form. We all know how difficult the last year has been. Rapid shifts in how and where we work was forced on all of us. We also learned that this brought opportunities on many levels. One is no commute time. On the other hand, it…

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Top Traits of Successful People

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Even though successful people all share certain traits, they’re not super-human traits. You can identify and develop these traits in yourself if you truly want to succeed. Yes, with hard work and determination, you can become a successful person! In your journey to achieve your goals, you will have setbacks and challenges. We all face…

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5 Tips on Reducing Stress and Anxiety

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A year plus into this pandemic, I still most days wake up and think about the movie “Groundhog Day.” Here we go again, wash, rinse, repeat. Ok, that has definitely increased one’s stress and anxiety. I continue to remind myself; I have never lived through such a time like this in my life. So, it’s…

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5 Essential Strategies to Lead Others

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When teams have an effective leader, they are more productive, with higher job satisfaction, and lower turnover. There are many ways to be an effective leader. Different situations require different skills. Use these 5 essential strategies to lead others: Avoid micromanaging. Micromanaging is the least effective way to lead others and is a waste of…

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Tips to Shake Up Your Next Zoom Meeting

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We are coming up on the 1-year anniversary of the pandemic which launched our way of working today, the ubiquitous video/zoom meetings. If you’re like me, I’m bored with the zoom meetings I attend. Use these tips to shake up your next zoom meeting. Have a background contest. Use the virtual background video option in…

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Top 5 Strategies to Empower Your Team

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Top-down style of leadership is not an effective way of leading people. The mistake many leaders make, whether consciously or not, is to believe that they need to “command” or “shape” their team members. Which can lead to resistance, and, more importantly, unhappy team members. Fortunately, there’s a powerful way of thinking that can help…

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Corporate America Is at a Crossroads

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Which side of history is your company going to be on? Flexibility or rigid structure? As leaders, we have ample evidence that remote working is achievable on a large scale over the last year. With COVID-19 forcing us all to shelter in place, that left no alternative but to work from home. That, for the…

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