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How to Encourage Philanthropy in the Workplace

How to Encourage Philanthropy in the Workplace

One of the buzzwords circulating in the business world today is “culture.” Employees, especially Millennials, are attracted to businesses with great culture. One of the best ways to create a positive culture is through philanthropic work. This is just one of the...
How to Create the Next Generation of Leaders

How to Create the Next Generation of Leaders

Anyone who is in a position of authority at their company most likely feels as if the world is on their shoulders. Decisions, responsibility, and ultimately the results stop with them, which makes it vital for them to make the right call. One of the best ways to...
How to Prove Yourself after a Promotion

How to Prove Yourself after a Promotion

Everyone has heard of “Impostor Syndrome.” It is a pattern of thought wherein the individual second guesses their success and feels as if they don’t belong. Hopefully that’s never the case for anyone, but those who find themselves in such a position may...
Tips for Writing a Business Plan

Tips for Writing a Business Plan

A business plan is a valuable tool that can help you secure the capital you need to fund your small business. If you plan to approach several banks for a small-business loan, they will require a business plan. A well thought out plan outlines your company’s...
Powerful Ways to Thank your Employees

Powerful Ways to Thank your Employees

With today’s fast-paced marketplace and high rate of turnover in some industries, it’s common for employees to feel unappreciated and taken for granted. That’s why it’s important for employers to take the time to express a message of thanks to...
Sleep Strategies that Assist in Employee Productivity

Sleep Strategies that Assist in Employee Productivity

Catch some Z’s….if you can. Workforces are experiencing epidemic sleep deprivation. Emails, tight deadlines and after-hours communication can void employees’ pursuit of rejuvenating sleep. If an employee loses two hours of sleep four nights in a row, the...
Tips for Public Speaking with Confidence

Tips for Public Speaking with Confidence

Public speaking is many people’s worst nightmare. Fortunately, this fear and anxiety can be overcome with practice and a few simple tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident in front of an audience:   AVOID TOO MUCH TECHNICAL JARGON  ...
How to Start your Mornings on the Right Foot

How to Start your Mornings on the Right Foot

The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so it’s time to start planning accordingly. What are some steps you can take to ensure a positive start to your day? Hydrate The benefits of drinking water are plenty, but the benefits of drinking water...
How Reading Affects Your Work

How Reading Affects Your Work

In the past year, about a quarter of American adults did not read even a part of one book. This is an alarming statistic! Why? Reading has so many benefits including many directly related to your job performance. What are those benefits? Fiction Leads to More...