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  • Five Ways to Transform Work Gossip Into Positive Communication

    By jennifer jennifer on April 11, 2017
    Redirecting the very traits that make gossip so enticing can help build trust among team members and foster productive, meaningful relationships.   Work gossip: We’ve all heard it, and some of us have spread it — whether that action took place around the water cooler, via text or through email.   There are mixed views about gossip: Some say that […]
  • Five Steps to Building on the Strengths of Your Sales Team

    By jennifer jennifer on April 5, 2017
    Reward your prospectors and make sure individuals play for the team.   Conventional wisdom has long held that the most successful salespeople are born, not made. However, recent research shows there’s no shared salesperson gene. Instead, the right mix of tools, training and self-awareness can be effectively combined with a wide range of personality traits to create sales success.   […]
  • Here Are The Skills That Make American Cities Unique

    By jennifer jennifer on April 4, 2017
    If you’ve ever wondered what makes your city unique, perhaps architecture, cuisine and lifestyle came to mind. With today’s proliferation of data, we can also understand the skill sets that make cities unique, and it provides a fascinating view into local economies. Professional networking platform LinkedIn looked at its users’ profiles in the top 10 U.S. metro areas, and for […]
  • How Do Terrible Managers Keep Their Jobs?

    By jennifer jennifer on April 4, 2017
    I graduated from college in May 2015. I worked at my first job for 20 months. It would have been a good job, but my manager was horrible.   “Laura” yelled at us and criticized us constantly. During my third week on the job Laura got mad at me about something that was not my fault in any way, and […]
  • How Managers Can Get Results Without Losing Their Soul

    By jennifer jennifer on April 4, 2017
    How can you manage wholeheartedly? How can you do the toughest things at work, and still be tenderhearted?   That’s what I recently asked two distinguished leadership thought leaders, Karin Hurt and David Dye. Karin is a former Verizon executive who’s now a leadership consultant, author and speaker. David is a former non-profit executive, who now works as a leadership […]
  • How To Find Out If You’re Underpaid

    By jennifer jennifer on April 4, 2017
    It’s Equal Pay Day, that oh-so-unpleasant symbolic “holiday” that reminds us all just how long the average American woman has had to work into 2017 to earn what the average man already took home last year.   While this frustrating, seemingly intractable gender wage gap has many underlying causes, the fact remains that you can do all you can to […]
  • Why Building Relationships with Your Employees Is Better Than Just Managing Them

    By jennifer jennifer on April 3, 2017
    By creating strong relationships with your staff members, you’ll build a better workforce and develop bonds that will help you and your business be a success.   The wealth created through authentic business relationships stimulates growth and innovation, advances commerce, and benefits all. Relationships sustain more than momentum—they create and sustain relevancy. But these high-level relationships take time to cultivate. […]
  • How artificial intelligence will affect your job

    By jennifer jennifer on March 31, 2017
    It could push the boundaries of workers’ privacy   Move over, managers, there’s a new boss in the office: artificial intelligence.   The same technology that enables a navigation app to find the most efficient route to your destination or lets an online store recommend products based on past purchases is on the verge of transforming the office — promising […]
  • Five unexpected ways you can screw up a job offer

    By jennifer jennifer on March 31, 2017
    An offer of employment isn’t always a done deal — these mistakes can leave applicants empty-handed   Wowing the hiring manager may lead to a job offer — but certain things you do (or don’t do) could endanger it.   A Cincinnati woman learned that the hard way. After signing a petition, an offer she received to return to her […]
  • Why Most Leaders Are Not Qualified to Lead

    By jennifer jennifer on March 31, 2017
    Instead of promoting those who excel inside the box, look for the employees with the courage, the drive, and the influence necessary to lead your team.   I’ll never forget my confusion the first time I saw someone promoted to a senior management position who most people would never want to work for. I asked my manager why, and he […]


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