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  • Managing Multiple Generations – Part II

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    Encouraging Unity While some may argue for letting each generation “do their own thing” the way they want to, undisturbed by the ways and thought processes of their older or younger co-workers, this path of least resistance will also be the path of least accomplishment. A culture that both embraces generational difference and mingles the…

  • Managing Multiple Generations –  Part I

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    One of the most challenging issues facing leadership today is the quandary of how to manage a workforce that could potentially span in age from 18 to 80. With five generations soon to be working side-by-side, the significance of effectively managing a multi-generational workforce takes on new meaning. Grappling with generational differences is quickly rising…

  • 5 Strategies that Minimize Stress

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    (Beating Workplace Anxiety – Part II) Anxiety can affect your work productivity and damage relationships with your co-workers. Fortunately, there are ways to cope with anxiety so that you can reduce or even eliminate the effect it has on your life and your career. * Breathe – Take a deeeeeep breath Anxiety sabotages your ability…

  • Kudos to the Well-Organized Office

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    The benefits of a well-organized office are many: higher levels of productivity, a feeling of competence and control, and fewer distractions to name but a few. Order creates a sense of professionalism and generates an atmosphere where team spirit thrives. Each of these components contributes to the customer’s perception that this company can be trusted.…

  • Beating Workplace Anxiety – Part I

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    Place two fingers on the inside edge of your wrist. That slight throbbing you feel is your pulse. Having a pulse means you’re alive. That’s the good news. But the bad news is that living comes with some level of stress. UC Berkeley stress researcher Daniella Kaufer says, “We’re learning that moderate amounts of stress…

  • Strategies for Moving to a Better Position

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    If you’re happy in your current job, satisfied with the position and all that goes with it, bravo. Stay put and excel. But if you have a hankering to move onward and upward soon, or even down the road, then here’s some tips—centered around goals, building a reputation, and networking—that will head you in that…

  • Safety in the Workplace

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    Each year an average of 3 million people face a work related injury.  Costly to both the employee and the employer, these injuries remind us of the never ending need for attention to safety in the workplace. These “safety first” strategies can help you maintain a safe working environment. Require breaks One of the best…

  • Common Management Mistakes

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    Part 2 –  While the 3 “Cs” of effective management discussed in last week’s post will establish a good foundation for your managerial endeavors, the leadership field is rife with potential pitfalls that can sideline even the best management strategy. Be mindful of avoiding these “nots” as you add layers of “bricks” to that good…

  • Common Management Mistakes

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    Part 1 – The Three “Cs” Communications. Connections. Command. A lack of attention to any one of these critical components of management will spell trouble. A deficiency in all three? Can you say failure of epic proportions? Don’t neglect these three “Cs” if you want to lay a foundation for successful management. Communication If questions…

  • Your Habits and Productivity

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    Habits have the power to shape our lives, in both positive and negative ways. It seems we often think of habits as adverse, such as nail biting, smoking, or gambling. But habits can also be a powerful tool in making or maintaining constructive changes in our lives. We all know people who are known for…