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Surviving and Thriving When Working From Home

Surviving and Thriving When Working From Home

Mar 23, 2020

If you're new to working from home, I get it. Even though I've worked from home for years, I have to say I liked it better when it was my idea. We'll get through this. To help you stay healthy, hopeful, productive and energized, I wrote down this...

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How Smart Managers Deal With Office Gossip

How Smart Managers Deal With Office Gossip

Mar 16, 2020

If you want to grow your team, attract the best talent and improve office morale -- preferably by Friday -- you’re going to have to put an end to office gossip. Sound impossible? It isn’t. Here are five strategies and some practical tips to help you...

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Interview Red Flags No Manager Should Ignore

Interview Red Flags No Manager Should Ignore

Mar 09, 2020

Have you ever been so eager to fill a job that you overlooked some things--or ignored your own instincts?  The key to avoiding bad hiring decisions: Arm yourself ahead of time by knowing the most common (and revealing) interview red flags. Here's a...

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When You (Badly) Need a Bereavement Day

When You (Badly) Need a Bereavement Day

Mar 02, 2020

No matter how bright, capable and motivated you are, you're going to have those moments when you just can't get unstuck. That's where I found myself last Tuesday afternoon. Then I realized why.

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How HR Leaders Can Attract Top Talent

How HR Leaders Can Attract Top Talent

Feb 24, 2020

Do you find it difficult to attract and keep great employees?  You can make noticeable improvements in your recruiting and hiring without spending a fortune—and engage your existing employees in the process. Here are five strategies to help you...

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What Every CEO Needs to Understand About Company Culture

What Every CEO Needs to Understand About Company Culture

Feb 10, 2020

You don't have to be a CEO to improve your company culture or enjoy this post—but if you are the CEO, here's a framework to help you maximize your impact.

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Necessary Endings, Exciting Beginnings

Necessary Endings, Exciting Beginnings

Feb 03, 2020

If you want to succeed at business or life, you've got to be willing to shake things up—to change course when necessary, no matter how hard it seems or how it looks to the outside world. In that spirit, I've decided to take Monday-Morning Pep...

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9 Signs Your Company Culture Is Too Nice

9 Signs Your Company Culture Is Too Nice

Jan 25, 2020

I never realized a company culture could be too nice—until several years ago when one of my peers said something about being "too blessed to be stressed." No you're not. And cut that out.  A happy workplace is wonderful—but a culture of nice spells...

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How to Be More Productive Without Turning into a Robot

How to Be More Productive Without Turning into a Robot

Jan 20, 2020

I decided this year instead of making resolutions, I would start by building (even) better habits. Somehow habit-building seemed more doable. I had also read recently that if you want great results, habits are the building blocks.   So for $24.95 I...

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The Company Culture Trait Most Managers Miss

The Company Culture Trait Most Managers Miss

Jan 13, 2020

If you want to know how to change company culture, set aside the usual office morale boosters—yes, even the good ones—and start here instead. Hint: Unless you nail this trait, all your other workplace-culture efforts will fall flat. But if you pick...

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