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18th century English theologian Joseph Priestly once said: The message of this quote is clear: when it comes to communicating…keep the method simple. This is especially true in the[...]
In today’s society, working more than 8 or 9 hours has become frequent. There are times when work has to be done from home. No matter what the position is, employees from entry lev[...]
  “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The holidays are now in full swing. People are thinking about being with their families and friends, wrapping gifts, and indulgin[...]
The conference call is a necessary evil, essential for communicating with colleagues across the globe. It is a tricky situation to navigate and can easily be a source of confusion,[...]
When I was in high school we had “Dress for Success” Fridays in my English class. If you chose to dress up you received 5 extra credit points. The qualifications to rec[...]
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom under encouragement. ~ Donald A. Laird This quote reinforces the value of constructive criticism. People don’t like to be told that the[...]
Much research has been conducted on employee recognition, and these studies consistently show that an organization that regularly thanks their employees will outperform an organiza[...]
In our last post, we explained the difference between open innovation and closed innovation. A cornerstone of both, but closed innovation in particular, is the idea that having acc[...]
  It’s not a good sign if you get bored with your own presentation, especially if you are just practicing. If you aren’t excited about what you have to say your audience will [...]
It is holiday season and the party invitations surely have begun to fill your mailbox. Nobody really loves the idea of networking, but every party provides opportunities to meet ne[...]