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problem solving and creating solutions to your problems creatively

Problem Solving: Solve Problems with Ease

Life throws you a curve ball.  It happens.  Pretty much every day.  It is what you do with the curve-ball that helps define who you are and how you will succeed in life and work.  So how can you successfully approach problem solving?  Each personality type may react to problems in a slightly different way, and some […]

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power of positivity

The Power of Positivity and Thankfulness

In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I would write about being thankful.  I am a big proponent of the power of positivity. I think that making the best of a bad situation, finding the silver lining, and looking on the bright side are much more constructive paths than trying to find things to […]

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teamwork

Working Better Together: The Power of Good Teamwork

Working as a team can be the bane of some people’s existence but also the center of many success stories when it’s done right. Teamwork and collaboration is only as strong as the team’s weakest link. The person (or people) who don’t embrace effective teamwork and hinder the flow of progress can cause many road […]

tough conversation feedback

4 Things to Remember When Having the Tough Conversations

Part of managing other people and working in a team environment involves having the occasional uncomfortable or tough conversation about someone’s behavior or how they may be contributing (or not contributing) to the team. For many, this is the most difficult part of management. Everyone likes to be in charge, but few like to be […]

professionalism

Professionalism in Today’s Workplace

Professionalism.  It’s a powerful word with a powerful meaning to those who care about it and set standards for it in their lives.  To others, it may be a buzzword, something that doesn’t mean much because they don’t know how to apply the idea to their lives. What does Professionalism mean to you? I think there […]

setting goals

4 Steps to Successfully Setting Goals

How many of us have lost countless hours/days/years of productivity to a lack of direction and non-clearly defined goals?  Goal setting is both an art and a science, and the people that do it well follow certain practices.  First thing is first in goal setting.  Define what success looks like to you. Define your long term […]

resume objective or summary

The Great Debate: Resume Objective vs. Summary

There is often a debate about using either a resume “Objective” or “Summary” on a resume.  I am a big advocate of a “Summary” section.  I believe that objectives are outdated, and also they leave a lot to be desired.  Job seekers traditionally don’t take the extra step to customize their resume objectives based on […]

time management

Time Management – What you Need to Know

Have you ever looked up at the clock while working and said to yourself “How is it 4:30pm already?  I have so much to do!” If you have, you aren’t alone.  Mindlessly reacting to your day can put you in the mindset of constantly putting out fires and not proactively doing anything towards your real […]

constructive criticism

How to Take Feedback Constructively

We’ve all been there.  You think you are working your hardest, bringing your “A-game” and someone stops you in your tracks with some constructive criticism.  Except sometimes it doesn’t feel helpful.  It can feel critical, or micro-managing, or any number of negative words that you may choose to see it as.  However, the way you […]

deal with rejection

3 Productive Ways to Deal with Rejection

Rejection can come in many forms and can affect people in different ways.  The one piece of advice I try to give myself, and others, is to not take it personally.  This is easier said than done for many people though.  Putting yourself “out there”, whether it’s for a job, a relationship, a friendship, or […]