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  • Chart Your Path to Getting Away From Work

    There is the wisdom of ensuring the use of time allotted for relaxation and fun. Everyone needs time to decompress. According to research firm Harris Interactive, employees only use 51 percent of their eligible paid vacation.…

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  • Live by Mission Statement

    Company leaders usually spend a great deal of time and energy developing their mission statement, which is intended to articulate why an organization exists and to who it provides value. When completed, the statement is placed in the front of all strategic planning documents, meeting room walls, on the back of access badges, business cards and even in quarterly reports to the public. After all that work, we want to put the statement to full use.…

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  • Keeping Talent is a Job

    Good sales people report they must believe in what they are selling and who they are selling for. The sales rep had selected his employer, whose values identified with his.…

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  • Professional Image Yields Big Benefits

    People are constantly observing your behavior, including how you dress and forming theories about your competence, character and commitment based on the image you send out to the world. So it’s only wise to add your voice in framing other’s theories about who you are and what you accomplish. Basically you want to strategically present yourself in a way that communicates your desired professional image.…

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  • When Long-term Employees Become the Problem

    So what happens when an employee who has been with the company since the beginning turns out to the individuals who are road-blocking the growth? The employer may be either totally unaware or is filled with dread of what will surely be an awkward and painful conversation.…

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