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Smart Leaders Seek and Listen to These 3 Voices

The higher up you get in an organization, the harder it is to get authentic feedback. My experience suggests that this is a very true statement and that the problem isn’t isolated to senior executives. In fact, it appears when you take your very first leadership role. To mitigate this challenge, I suggest that you…

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3 Things to Know About Millennials

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to support a learning and development initiative for Federal senior executives.  I serve as an instructional designer for this program, largely coordinating subject matter experts to speak on everything from civilian-military relations to negotiations and the role of the media in federal initiatives. I learn immensely from…

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4 Ideas to Create a More Productive Workspace

Like it or not, there will be many days where you spend more time in the office than you do at home. And if your work space is in your home, it is imperative that you carve out a space that is just for work. Read below for 4 quick tips to create a more…

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How Do You Define Loyalty in the Gig Economy?

Compared to regular season play, the NFL pre-season is typically filled with far less drama and intrigue. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rules and on August 24, 2019, the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback, Andrew Luck, was the catalyst for an exception. Luck decided to bring his football career to an end. His decision,…

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Baby Boomers Should Retire Already…

In 2017, Pew Research explained that, “still sizable, the Baby Boom generation’s sway in the workforce is waning. In the early and mid-1980s, Boomers made up a majority of the nation’s labor force. The youngest Boomer was 53 years old in 2017, while the oldest Boomers were older than 70. With more Boomers retiring every year…

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How to be a Leader People Choose to Lead

Regardless of the type of work you do and who is (or isn’t) on your team, the job of being a leader starts with you. This is why you should invest time to evaluate how well you are doing at the job of leading yourself and leading others. And, of equal importance, evaluating why you…

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Set Up an Uninterruptible Period of Time Each Day

Between our smartphones, laptops, and tablets, we have more than enough distractions at our fingertips at any given moment. When you enter the workplace and add the interruptions of your co-workers, vendors, and managers, your ability to complete tasks is seriously diminished. A study at the University of California Irvine found that each time a worker was…

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5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

In the era of remote workers and overly full calendars, many of our workplace interactions are reduced to email threads. Regardless of the recipient, keep these 5 tips in mind next time you compose an email: 1. Only send emails when necessary According to a 2017 study by the Radicati Group, the average office worker…

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