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How to Get Your Team to Work Together

By Elizabeth Paul on Nov 6, 2017 11:05:00 AM

We all know that people don’t always get along. It’s a fact of life. And if you have ever worked on a project or with a group of other people, you know that problems can arise because of it. But if you are the leader of team or group that doesn’t get along, is there anything you can do? Sure, you can encourage and promote teamwork, but unfortunately that message rarely gets through to the parties who cause the problem.

But all hope is not lost. There are plenty of methods and strategies that you can implement to ease the tension and get your team back on track, whether there are idea differences or personal differences. If you are struggling to get your team to work together, try these methods.

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A Professional Development Plan For the Modern Workforce

By Constance Du on Oct 27, 2017 12:47:52 PM

The digital revolution has changed everything, from the way we talk, work, and even purchase products. To fuel the consumer’s insatiable demand for newer and better, companies have begun to take advantage of every actionable insight available, and they are willing to pay top dollar for talented individuals that can create value through digital assets.

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Create an Effective Meeting Agenda

By Elizabeth Paul on Oct 4, 2017 11:52:00 AM

We’ve all been in meetings where we have to fight the urge to fall asleep when it becomes unproductive and unnecessarily long. They leave you questioning why you showed up and if you learned anything about the project, team, or whatever the meeting was about.

But if you didn’t learn anything else, you probably learned how not to run effective meetings. Namely, if people are tuned into their phones, not paying much attention, and dozing off, it’s probably time to change up the basics.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your SWOT Analysis

By Elizabeth Paul on Sep 28, 2017 3:52:00 PM

The world is full of uncertainties. From plane delays to sick days, you can never know exactly what will happen, and there are no exceptions for business and organizations.

If you are the leader of a team or organization, you know exactly how threatening it can be when dealing with the unknown. It is important that company leaders are prepared to handle unexpected situations, but how can you prepare yourself if you are unsure of what’s going to happen?

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3 Ways to Make Your Internship a Success

By Elizabeth Paul on Sep 19, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Internships are becoming ever-more important in the career-search, especially for college students and people entering new careers. For the intern, they provide on-the-job experience, an opportunity to explore different career paths, and network connections for future jobs. Even more, they may be the golden ticket for a job offer with the company or organization offering the internship.

But how do you ensure that you are getting the most out of your experience? And what can you do to make your internship a successful step in your career development? Here are three ways to make your internship worth more than taking coffee orders and copying papers.

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Want to Communicate Your Company Values? Do These 4 Things.

By Elizabeth Paul on Sep 12, 2017 11:40:00 AM

A company’s values are arguably some of the most important parts of the organization. After all, the values tend to be the reason behind the organization itself and the driving force behind why you do what you do. Even more, your company values tend to form first before everything else about the company is figured out.

Because the values can be the backbone of the company, it’s important to communicate them to external partners and the general public. Values give meaning to the work and can help get people on board with your company. Not only do values attract workers who would be a good fit with your organization, but they also attract potential customers, partners, and recognition.

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5 Ways to Be a Better Project Manager

By Elizabeth Paul on Aug 30, 2017 11:15:00 AM

 
When you are managing a big project, your nice, clean desktop is replaced with an overwhelming amount of sticky notes, reminders, and spilled coffee. Balancing everything that goes into a project is tricky, so it’s helpful to have some tips and tricks in your pocket to help you out along the way (and get rid of all those extra sticky notes).
 
Here are five ways to be a better project manager.

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7 Ways to Be More Organized at Work

By Constance Du on Aug 11, 2017 2:18:00 PM

If you’ve ever struggled to locate paperwork or find a place on your desk to work, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, promising ourselves to organize our workspace once the work slows down.

In the chaos of a busy week and overwhelming workloads, keeping your workspace tidy is usually the last thing on your mind. And while it takes time to organize your space, it saves you time in the long run. An organized space can be helpful in staying productive, focused, and on schedule. Keep your workspace organized with these simple tricks.

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How to Incorporate Positive Psychology in Your Company Culture

By Constance Du on Aug 4, 2017 3:07:32 PM

Companies strive for success. Whether it’s to make more profits, decrease turnover rates, or raise awareness of issues, companies and organizations work hard to beat out their competitors.

But how can companies get a competitive edge to reach higher levels of success? You might be surprised to hear that the answer is not always more training or intelligence. The answer may lie in positive psychology, or what is otherwise known as the science of happiness.

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5 Motivational Habits That Lead To Success

By Constance Du on Jul 28, 2017 4:33:29 PM

Have you ever been completely astounded by someone’s motivation? Whether it’s a good friend, colleague, role model, or a renowned business leader, certain individuals possess a drive and determination that the rest of us can’t help but envy. 

The good news is that by following these five habits, anyone and everyone can become more motivated.

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