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What New Team Leaders Should Know First

  Monday is going well, until your boss announces she wants you to head up a new project team.  Memories of college team assignments flood your brain: you did all of the work, one did all of the complaining, and the others got a free ‘A’.  Why me, you ask? Companies appoint teams because diverse skills and abilities produce synergies that individual tasking …

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When Fire Struck, It was all about EQ

IQ and EQ – intelligence and emotional intelligence – much has been written about these cognitive skills, but when disaster hits, leaders will know just how much of it both they and their employees have.  However, it is the power of emotional intelligence including self-control, adaptability, confidence, initiative, and optimism that will determine the future whenever any business faces a …

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High Impact Workspace Ideas for Productivity and Engagement

Not looking forward to Monday?  According to a 2017 Gallop study, neither are nearly 70% of workers, including 60% of Millennials, who make up 38% of the workforce.  Besides the obvious things: a perpetually cranky boss, low wages, long hours, and lack of opportunity, could the workplace environment deserve some of the blame? Aesthetics, functionality, and fun are important, especially …

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Summer’s Here – Get Your Team Out of the Office

Summer’s Here – Get Your Team Out of the Office A perfect summer corporate event might consist of staff leaving for an early Friday afternoon off, kicking back on a patio next to a local river or scenic area, with the boss picking up the tab for drinks and nibbles.  With everyone relaxed and having a great time, such informal …

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The Minimum Wage Conundrum

The Minimum Wage Conundrum Jon is excited to hit that $15.00 per hour wage increase at his next employee review.  At a starting wage of $12.50, he knew with time and a great work ethic, his salary would rise so he could stay at a job he loved.  However, word has come down that the company has to implement a …