6 Strategies to Leave Work Stress Behind

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April is Stress Awareness Month. The definition of stress: “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation.” The part of that definition that we want to pay attention to is “may be a factor in disease causation.” It is important to remember that…

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Top 6 Ways to Ensure You Reach Your Goals

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The New Year is the perfect time to start fresh. If there’s any aspect of your life that you’d like to improve, set clear and realistic goals for yourself that will help you get there. Try using these top 6 ways to ensure you reach your 2022 goals. Take It Slow – Work towards your…

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How Coronavirus Is Humanizing Corporate America

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Since coronavirus hit and started our adapting to working from home, it has had a very unusual side effect. It has humanized corporate America. When we were all going into the office, we would leave our personal life at home, for the most part, and put on our professional life and go to work. Put…

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Who’s the Boss? Switch Your Mindset: You Are

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That’s right. Even if you are employed full-time, you are the boss of your career. Shifting your mindset to you are the boss, allows you to view yourself through a different lens to empower yourself, take control of your career, even your life. Thinking of yourself as the CEO of your own company allows you…

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Strategies for Managing Up

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Managing up sometimes gets a bad rap. You’re not in elementary school anymore where you might have been made fun of, called a “suck up” or the “Teacher’s Pet.” This is a critical skill set in the corporate world and important to your career and job satisfaction. Whether you have the best manager in the…

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Summer Brain – How to Shake It Off

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Unofficially, when we pass the Labor Day holiday, summer is in the rear-view mirror and fall is ahead. During these COVID-19 times, the workload seems to only get bigger and the days longer. Yet, our attitude shifts a little during summer. We are outdoors more enjoying the weather, vacations/stay-vacations happen, if you have kids, they’re…

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Ready to Get Promoted? Tips to Help

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Ready to get promoted? You have decided you want a promotion and are ready for a change and more responsibly. How do you go about getting promoted? Some questions to ask yourself first. Do you think you want to manage people? Are you more of a contributor and don’t want to manage people? Really think…

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You Are Your Own Competition

You Are Your Own Competition

It always has been you against yourself in this world. In fact, you hold yourself to such a high standard, that you may become exhausted trying to live up to this ideal. We think we can guess what others are thinking or worse worry about what they are thinking, setting us up with assumptions and…

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How to Handle a Bossy Co-worker

Handle a Bossy Co-worker

Do you have a co-worker who acts like they’re your boss or micromanage what you are doing? Perhaps they give you advice you didn’t ask for or insist on having things done their way? A bossy co-worker can cause conflicts, frustrate, make things difficult, or even interfere with your productivity. Before you lose your cool,…

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What to Do When Your Boss Rejects Your Ideas

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Ever have a boss who says they want new ideas and then isn’t open to them? This can be frustrating, and in some cases, defeating. What to do when your boss rejects your ideas can actually be a chance to improve your communications style and preparation. Try these suggestions for preparing and presenting business ideas…

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