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Nine Keys to Success for Your Management Career  Congratulations! You’re a new manager!  You studied economics, medicine, manufacturing, politics, sales, etc. You worked your way up in your respective field. And then you became a manager and on top of all the experience you have in your specific industry, there’s now so much more! Whether you’re […]

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Your Career Plan B: Self-employment If you’re approaching (or over) age 50, it can be a tough job market out there. Maybe you’ve been laid off and can’t find jobs in your career fields with positions or pay commensurate with your experience. For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, the best option may be to launch your own solo or micro businesses. I asked Doug Freeman, who has studied and written about the transition by older workers to self-employment, for his advice. Freeman, founder of Ideascape, Inc., and author of Workarounds: […]

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How can you be more creative to compete and succeed in today’s modern world? Ironically, the answer is not to work more hours, but actually fewer. I discussed this surprising concept with Aaron Edelheit, noted entrepreneur and author of The Hard Break: The Case for a 24/6 Lifestyle. Edelheit says that to succeed today you should consider three things: 1 – Take a hard break from […]

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Networking Reluctance: 3 Keys to Overcoming It While experts may debate the exact percentage, almost everybody has heard by now that the majority of professional jobs today are filled not through published advertisements, but via personal networking. Not only do employers value the extra credibility involved when hiring through word-of-mouth referrals, but they also appreciate the lower recruitment cost and greater likelihood an individual will fit well with their organizational culture.  Despite this […]

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Today’s workplace – and workforce – emphasizes work-life balance. Company perks like extended parental leave, quarterly off-sites, and paid time off are top priorities for employers and employees alike. Yet, living a balanced lifestyle is no simple task. Men and women at all stages of their careers now manage both a family and a full-time job. In 2015, 60.6 percent of […]

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Taking Sides: Politics in the Office. What is TMI? With national politics constantly in the media and on the public’s mind, it can be difficult to keep political opinions to oneself in the professional setting. Colleagues who voice their political viewpoints – whether around the water cooler or via social media – could create discomfort or voice unintended biases against coworkers above, below, or beside them in the reporting structure. The New York Times recently reported the results of a Social Science […]

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The workplace is transforming at an unprecedented rate. We’ve now entered the cognitive era, where machines have the capacity to learn, reason, and interact with humans. This has resulted in blurred boundaries between humans and technology. But there’s nothing to fear. Humans can now work with and see firsthand benefits from new technologies to achieve more than ever before. In a way, the cognitive era is really the “human […]

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5 Tricks to Get Better, Faster Replies to Business Emails Inboxes are crowded places. With the constant flow of email marketing vying for our attention, it’s more important than ever to get strategic about business email. Emailing eats up a quarter of the working day. That means that on average, we spend 2 hours a day clearing […]

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Stressed or Not? Your Business Chemistry Might Be the Key In today’s corporate environment, workplace stress seems inevitable – but people can react to pressure differently. Faced with the same trigger, one person may remain cool as a cucumber while another melts down. A newly released study by the Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience asked more than 23,000 professionals about their stress levels at work and found their responses to stressors might have something to do with Business Chemistry®, a system for understanding individual workstyles. Deloitte identifies four Business Chemistry types:  Integrators seek […]

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Business owners and managers have enough on their plates without having to mediate employee disagreements. Simple differences in personality and approach to getting work done can cause friction between co-workers, but many workplace disagreements actually come from a far more controllable problem. According to Benoy Tamang, CEO of eFileCabinet, provider of document management tools, “a majority of the disagreements that arise in the workplace stem from the communication barriers imposed by outdated or inefficient technology.” Tamang has identified the five […]

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