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The days of working for one company until you retire are just about behind us. Climbing the ladder of the corporate world used to rule the day. It was an era where company loyalty was often awarded by promotions and advancements through the ranks, leading employees to remain with the same company until the day they decide to hang up their coat up for the...

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You know you have some behavioral patterns that don’t really serve you, but you’re unsure exactly what you should do. You are curious to find out what these patterns are, but you don’t know how to start. This is an opportunity to start a conversation with an expert coach. The right coach might help you by identifying a useful starting point, a conversation starter.   All psychometric...

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Do you have any interest in team sports? What about professional team sports? If so, imagine your favorite team of the moment. Now, imagine them hitting the field, court, ice or whatever surface they'll play on, without a moment's practice. Even if that team is comprised of the sport's best players ever, without that practice it is unlikely they'll get the same results as if...

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In recent reports on the qualities of optimal leadership, it was noted that most individuals in leadership positions see themselves as tasked exclusively and strictly with: Planning Decision making Developing structure Identifying sustainable processes and practices The goal of leadership may vary slightly, most agreed, but those responsibilities seemed to be a universal set of clear obligations for those labeled as leaders and/or strategic managers. The...

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Sooner or later, no matter the job title or the company, people are going to experience stress at work. In fact, the American Psychological Association conducted surveys recently which indicated nearly two-thirds of Americans list work as a prime source for stress. Further studies showed about one-third of employees experiencing chronic work stress, while only 36 percent of those surveyed indicated that their place of...

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Have you ever put off doing something because you weren’t sure of how it might turn out? If so, you're not alone. So many of us are afraid of failing the neurosis has its own medical diagnosis (atychiphobia, the irrational fear of failing).   The thing is, it's almost impossible to go through life without experiencing some kind of failure. Most of us fail at the micro-level...

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Since the dawn of mankind, communication has been a necessary skill. Whether in grunts and groans or more formal sounds, the ability to communicate was needed for everyday survival. There was a means of expressing danger, anger, happiness, and sorrow in sounds that other people recognized and understood. Today language is sophisticated and precise in both verbal and written forms. With a vocabulary of over...

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For a business to grow and improve, managers must set stretching goals or objectives for their people. Scorecards and personal objectives are a common tool in the modern workplace, but many managers still don't really understand how to set the right goals. Make sure you set your team up for success with this simple guide to setting the best possible annual objectives. Align with the bigger...

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Nobody can succeed all the time. Failure goes right in hand with success. Warren Buffet is a great example of this. His Berkshire Hathaway fund took a $3.5 billion hit in 1993 when he invested in Dexter Shoes. Buffet claims that this was the worst investment he ever made. Explaining his failure to investors, he humorously quoted country singer Bobby Bare saying, "I've never gone...

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