Escape from Meeting Hell by Libby Gill

February 22nd, 2018

Although meetings may be a necessary evil, you can make them more efficient, productive, and even fun! Did you know that the average worker spends 8.7 hours per week in meetings? When we read Libby Gill’s article on how to make your meetings more meaningful, productive, and fun, we wanted to share her timely tips […]

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8 Ways For Leaders to Provide Awesome Employee Feedback by Mary Kelly

February 21st, 2018

Mary Kelly recommends that employees receive helpful feedback on a regular basis instead of a yearly review. The performance feedback should be delivered in a positive manner that will encourage an employee’s behavioral change and increase productivity. Here are 8 ways that leaders can provide better feedback to their employees.

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Decision Fatigue-A Few Secrets You Need to Know~Michael Veltri

February 5th, 2018

Did you eat that bowl of ice-cream before going to bed last night that you’re now regretting?  Or send a text to that certain someone late at night that, oh well, you really should NOT have sent?  What about firing off a scathing email to a business associate, friend, or family member that you wish […]

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7 Funny Mistakes Sales People Make by Meridith Elliott Powell

January 22nd, 2018

7 Funny Mistakes Sales People Make & The Strategies You Need To Stop Making Them Ever realize how much you can learn from watching other people screw up? Sometimes I think that watching the missteps and wrong moves people make can be even more helpful than watching them do it right. This holds true in […]

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Stress Management: How About a Massage? by Kit Welchlin

January 22nd, 2018

Massage may be a good strategy for reducing the negative impact of stress. Virtually every symptom of stress can benefit from massage, from lowering the heart rate, to relaxing the muscles, to the releasing of endorphins. In addition to stress relief, a massage may help to reduce pain, increase energy, and may have a positive […]

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Get Your Employees to Care by Meridith Elliott Powell

January 9th, 2018

Last week I was having breakfast with my nephew who is 23 and just entering the job market. After graduating college, doing the obligatory “goof off” year, he buckled down to find a “real” job. As most graduates experience it is not that easy to find the job of your dreams, so my nephew settled […]

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Why Is Gender Communication So Complex? by Kit Welchlin

January 9th, 2018
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How Do We Approach Relationships? by Kit Welchlin

December 18th, 2017

Gender Communication: How Do We Approach Relationships? Some people like to be independent and self-reliant. Some people like doing things themselves and don’t like asking for assistance. It could be a difference in personality traits or it could be a difference in gender communication styles. Often relationships for males are based on autonomy and are […]

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The Leadership Lessons From Failures by Mary Kelly

December 14th, 2017

I get knocked down. But I get up again. You are never gonna keep me down. – Chumbawamba Many leaders fail. It is what you do after a failure that matters. There are many examples of failed leadership, failed projects, and failed organizations. Consider founder and CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes. She was listed as […]

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ALL OF US ARE CALLED TO LEAD by Antarctic Mike

December 12th, 2017

I recently read an article by Mike Pierce, otherwise known as “Antarctic Mike.” In it,  he said that not all of us are called to lead. …although not all of us are called to be leaders.  Think about this for a minute.  Every single person every day is in situations where they have to think […]

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How Do We Build Cohesiveness? by Kit Welchlin

December 12th, 2017

Team Building: How Do We Build Cohesiveness?   Sometimes we wonder why certain people were selected to be on our team.  Are they qualified?  You may like them personally, but they are somewhat strangers professionally.  You may have good attendance at your team meetings, (because attendance is required) however, you may not be cohesive. Cohesiveness […]

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It’s not too late to book your holiday entertainment!

November 13th, 2017

Rex Havens takes the very heart of the world around each of us, applies his own gentle combination of logic, bemusement and insanity, and offers it back to his audience in a way that is engaging, thoughtful and hilarious. A former college professor who made the unusual transition to the standup comedy stage in the […]

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4 Business Growth Strategies To Jump Start 2018

Meridith Elliott Powell
October 23rd, 2017

4 Business Growth Strategies To Jump Start 2018 by Meridith Elliott Powell Yes believe it or not, depending on when you are reading this, we are just about to start or are already in fourth quarter. In my opinion, the fourth quarter is the most important business growth quarter of the year. However, it can […]

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What About Nonverbal Communication? by Kit Welchlin

October 23rd, 2017

Gender Communication: What About Nonverbal Communication? Sometimes when people are in a face to face conversations with someone of the opposite sex, they become self-conscious about their facial expressions, body posture, hand gestures, and eye contact. Nonverbal communication can seem a little awkward when it involves communication between women and men. There are some noticeable […]

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