10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

February 17, 2014
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I’ll bet there’s plenty of conversation in your workplace — about today’s tasks, about that rush order, about that sudden snag, about the project that should have been done yesterday. But do you and your colleagues ever step off the task treadmill and talk about the workplace itself? If you work full time until retirement [...]

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How to Overcome Stage Fright

January 25, 2014
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Along with the science behind stage fright. Do you get sweaty palms, weak knees, or heavy arms  when speaking in front of an audience? You’re not alone. Overcoming stage fright can be a difficult task, but you can deal with it. This animated lesson from Ted-ed looks at stage fright not as an emotional response, but [...]

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

January 15, 2014
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Working at a regional head office, we see a lot of paper. We were recently involved in a capital project to build a new program facility. When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet, [...]

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Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Realistc? [Infographic]

January 6, 2014
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New Years Resolutions – By The Numbers [Infographic] by the team at Farfetch.com  

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

January 1, 2014
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By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore At the beginning of each year so many of us commit to changes and worthy goals to be accomplished in the next twelve months only to be disappointed come next December 31 when we discover we are no closer to achieving thoseresolutions than we were on January 1. The noble resolutions we made [...]

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2013
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Just choose one word. This is an interesting idea. Instead of setting a list of resolutions you hope to keep over the next twelve months, pick one word that will define the way you live during that period. From the One Word 365 Home Page: Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals [...]

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10 Simple Communication Resolutions for 2014

December 30, 2013
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Here are some things you can resolve to improve the way you communicate with others. These are simple changes, easy to keep all year. I will talk less. I will listen carefully. I will always tell the truth. I will encourage someone every day. I will treat all people with respect. I will make more [...]

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How to Change Your Life

December 27, 2013
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Tips for Life Changes Can people really change?  We tend to assume that circumstances change easily and often, but that people change rarely, slowly, and with great difficulty.  But these assumptions are wrong. We can, at any time, choose to change those parts of our lives that constrain us; we resolve to improve ourselves. However, [...]

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5 Ways To Build Better Workplace Relationships

December 19, 2013
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Building good workplace relationships requires the same approach and commitment as building any other relationship. Just because work throws people together, it doesn’t follow that they will instantly connect and become the best team. It takes effort to build workplace relationships: Here are 5 tips that can help: Take time to try to understand others. [...]

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3 “Needs” of Time Management

December 16, 2013
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Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks. Once you have a fair representation of your regular time usage, ask yourself the following three questions for each of the items in your log. Does it need to be done? Just [...]

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