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    • 01 Jan

      Resolve to Reexamine Your Goals in 2021

      It is a new year. Many people have begun the year with resolutions in mind and are attempting to follow through on them right now. They have entered 2021 with renewed determination and focus to achieve personal or business goals that they consider important. However, resolutions often fail when we don’t develop clear missions and goals for ourselves. Periodic introspection and reflection are vital to keeping any person or organization on a path to success because conditions are always changing and those who become static are likely to struggle. Part of the evaluation process should include reexamining goals and objectives to determine whether or not you or your company are really moving in the right direction. Let’s consider some tips for recalibrating your personal and business improvement plans to increase your potential for future success. ...Read More

    • 25 Nov

      How to Show Gratitude in the Workplace

      As positive COVID-19 cases increase throughout the nation, Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States may look a little different this year. Some people will carry on as they always have; others may eschew large gatherings and celebrate with smaller groups or only those with whom they live. Regardless, the holiday affords all of us an excellent opportunity to take stock of what we are thankful for and to express gratitude for our many blessings.  ...Read More

    • 03 Aug

      Dealing with Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace

      Work has always been one of the major stressors in most people’s lives. This has perhaps never been truer than it is today. The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and subsequent governmental lockdowns have sent economies reeling and cost millions of people their jobs or businesses. Many of those still working have had to adjust to new practices and oversight in the workplace in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 or have had to learn to adapt to working remotely.  ...Read More

    • 17 May

      Making the Most of Video Conferencing

      So many things have changed in recent months for people and industries throughout the world because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. One change that may have longer lasting impact than others is how members within organizations stay connected while being apart. Businesses, schools, agencies, churches, etc. have all started implementing video conferencing on a larger scale as a result of stay-at-home orders by governmental authorities. For many companies and institutions, this has been a fundamental shift in procedures that may result in permanent changes to the way meetings and conferences are held moving forward. Twitter, for example, just recently announced that they will allow their employees to work at home “forever” if they so choose after seeing how well the company has performed during the lockdowns.  ...Read More

    • 26 Apr

      How to Be More Productive While Sheltering in Place

      The United States of America (like much of the rest of the world) is currently experiencing a rather unique event in its history: the voluntary shutdown of most of society to combat an infectious disease. Businesses have closed, institutions have shut down, and millions of people have either voluntarily stopped going to work or lost their jobs as a result of the collective effort to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. As some states, localities, and organizations have begun the process of opening back up, a debate is raging about what should be done moving forward.  ...Read More

    • 05 Mar

      Essential Characteristics for Effective Personal Leadership

      The Super Tuesday presidential primaries are behind us now, and the news is abuzz with stories about the rising and falling fortunes of candidates and former candidates. As the remaining contenders continue advancing through the process of what could be described as the world’s most extensive and intense job interview—in which the American people are asked to hire their chief executive—it is a good time to reflect on the qualities of effective personal leadership. Great leaders share certain traits that allow them to invigorate their followers in pursuit of their shared goals while deftly navigating through obstacles until they have achieved success. The following is a list of personal characteristics commonly possessed by dynamic leaders: ...Read More