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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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10 Steps to Giving Effective Feedback

By Constance Du on Jul 21, 2017 3:56:26 PM

Giving feedback can be an unbelievably tricky minefield; you risk offending or giving useless commentary if your points aren’t well communicated and focused. Whether your feedback is formal or informal, there are ten basic principles to always keep in mind.

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3 Ways to Optimize Your Online Brand Reputation

By Constance Du on Jul 7, 2017 3:44:37 PM

Social media and online presences have become increasingly essential to maintaining a competitive and effective brand reputation. Make sure your content and accounts are up to scratch.

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5 Strategies You Need for Successful Negotiation

By Elizabeth Paul on Oct 25, 2016 12:09:55 PM

Have you ever wanted something but not known how to ask? Whether you wanted higher pay, more vacation time, or even permission to go out with your friends when you were younger, asking a boss or parent for something can be intimidating. But negotiation is the best way to make it happen, and it’s a great skill to have for all aspects of your life.

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Is Professional School Necessary In Today’s Job Market?

By Andy Kistler on Sep 7, 2016 8:42:54 PM

 
You did it! You graduated college. Maybe it was yesterday. Maybe it was 5 years ago. Point is, you went to school for 22+ years of your life and now you are finally ready to cash in on that gargantuan investment in education.

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What Motivates Top Performers? The Answer Is Not Always Money

By Andy Kistler on Aug 18, 2016 9:11:29 PM

 
More money, more problems? Who knows if the old maxim is right. However, one thing is for certain: money is no longer the reigning champion of workplace motivation. Granted, money is still important. Compensation is a strong motivation for onboarding, and opportunity for financial advancement will keep employees in the building, at least temporarily. Truth is today’s workplace demands broader suite of incentives to retain top performers (or anyone for that matter). Here are some research-backed ways to motivate employees without a paycheck.

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10 Ways Successful People Spend Free Time

By Elizabeth Paul on Aug 16, 2016 10:17:42 AM

 
Successful people aren’t just made in the boardrooms and classrooms; they are also made in the evenings and the weekends. What you do outside of work impacts both your professional and personal successes, and if you want to reach your own definitions of success, you must take careful, intentional steps.
 
Your spare time is a chance for you to build habits that will enable you to reach your goals. The healthier your mind and body, the more enabled you are for success. Using your free time wisely can help you achieve a positive work-life balance and develop the career that you want.
 
Here are ten things that successful people do in their free time.

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5 Tips to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working

By Elizabeth Paul on Aug 9, 2016 9:54:19 AM

 
With big deadlines looming and stress accumulating, it can be easy to fall into the trap of procrastination. Instead of working, you spend time on social media or browse the internet for the latest recipes and cat videos. We've all been there.
 
But how can you fight the urge to procrastinate and get back to work? After all, even if you manage to get the work done, procrastination can cause extra stress or make you unable to turn in your best work, especially if you feel rushed and out of time. The good news is that there are simple steps that you can follow to eliminate procrastination from your life. Here are five ways to stop procrastinating and get back to your work.

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How to Make Group Decisions

By Elizabeth Paul on Jul 5, 2016 9:52:39 AM

 
Deciding where to eat dinner with your family usually takes hours, and that’s if you’re lucky and can actually come to a consensus. So, there’s no question that group decision-making is a difficult process in any setting, but the process can be even more difficult when you have to make the group decision in the workplace.

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