5 Ways to Build Strong Leadership Skills Even in Entry-Level Positions

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Just because you haven’t made your way to the corner office doesn’t mean that cultivating leadership skills shouldn’t be on your radar. Regardless of your current role, even if you’ve just gotten your foot through the door, working to develop leadership skills today will serve you well into the future.   Leaderships skills are important,… Read more »

How to Improve Your Career by Becoming More Coachable

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You’ll often hear many sports observers say some of the best athletes in the world are also the most coachable. In many ways, the same principle applies to the office. You could have an outstanding skillset or tremendous work ethic, but you will always need someone who can teach you to be better. Being coachable… Read more »

How to Manage an Unmanageable Employee

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While difficult employees often create misunderstandings, disrupt day-to-day work and affect team morale, it’s not always possible to fire them immediately. Whether it’s an employee who can’t get along with others, doesn’t respond well to authority or someone who displays insubordination, every manager inevitably deals with at least one difficult employee. Not only are bad… Read more »

The 5 Things You Need to Be Prepared for Your First Day on the Job

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Depending on how well you’re prepared, the first day on your job can be memorable – or stressful. Now that you’ve landed the job, get ready for your first day at work and reduce your anxiety levels. What’s more, since the first day at work can be an overwhelming one, prepare yourself as much as… Read more »

How to Speak and Listen Courteously on the Phone

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Poor telephone etiquette can – and often does – have serious consequences in terms of business or even personal losses. Unfortunately, for many people with busy schedules and a full workload, answering the phone graciously isn’t always the highest priority. Whether you’re speaking with a customer, boss or colleague, courteous phone skills help you make… Read more »

How to Survive the Office Holiday Party

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As 2018 draws to a close, most companies are gearing up to organize their annual holiday parties. However, while some people find it fun to associate outside of work, many others consider it as nothing less than an ordeal. Sometimes, office holiday parties are notorious for overindulgence and embarrassing behavior. That’s not all. While office… Read more »

Why Hands-On Managers are Masters at Productivity and Growth

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Few people find themselves in management positions without working their way through the trenches to arrive there. This means that on your way to a senior level position, you probably worked under at least one manger who just didn’t get it and was essentially ineffective in their position as a result. Your goal is to… Read more »

Improve Workplace Culture by Giving Your Employees a Voice

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Every business is expected to follow good management practices. One of the most important, yet underappreciated, practices involves listening to your employees and lending them a voice. But can you afford to take such a big risk? What if your employees damage your reputation, become angry, or refuse to focus on their work? These myths… Read more »

Connections, Connections! Sometimes It’s All About Who You Know

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Have you ever wondered why finding a job can be so difficult, even when you have all of the right qualifications? Sometimes, landing the perfect position is less about resume strength and more about connections. In fact, 70% of all people hired in 2016 were considered because they had a connection. When you are in… Read more »

These 3 Manufacturing Trends are Changing the Manufacturing Industry in 2018

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As we enter the halfway mark of 2018, it’s a good idea for manufacturing companies to look at what trends are shaping the year and how to take advantage of these changes. Does your company know about the Internet of Things? What about artificial intelligence? As new technologies drive trends and improvements, it’s important for… Read more »