• Training Dollar$ and Sen$e

    [riddle id="77740"]Let's face it, an up and down economy is a concern to all. My human resource friends tell me their company's decisions to lay off and downsize their workforce while trying to retain the best people is nothing short of pulling a rabbit out of one's hat! It's a pretty daunting task to assure one person that their job is not in jeopardy as he or she watches co-workers pack up their personal belongings because of a pink slip. Yeah, right! Now more than ever, companies have to [...]

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    Six Cs to Self-Esteem Success

    Imagine a water pitcher filled to almost overflowing. Now, see yourself pouring a glass of water from that pitcher. Make sure the glass, like the pitcher, is full. The water pitcher represents what I like to call the fountain of self-esteem. The glass of water represents you. From the time you were born you came here full of self-esteem. The problem, however, is that you probably didn't stay that way. What happened? Life! And with each life-defining event such as graduating from high school and[...]

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    How to Motivate Your Staff

    Clearly, the best way to motivate employees is to respect them for the service they provide. Respect their opinions, their ideas, and acknowledge their voice. Verbal praise is great, money is great; however, if you really want to motivate your employees, remember the three A's: Allow them to create Acknowledge their contributions Affirm their value Back in 2006, according to the results of a national Maritz® Poll, over one thousand full-time employees were asked to compare companies’ reward[...]

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  • How to Deal With Workplace Conflict

    Lately, I've been training on how to deal with workplace conflict. Conflict, be it in the workplace or at home, is inevitable. However, most of the people I met want to avoid conflict like the plague! Well, that’s not healthy! You have to face it, deal with it, and learn from it. This blog will give you a few strategies to accomplish those goals. Learn to improve the outcome of almost any argument or conflict by using phrases that communicate empathy and understanding with the other party's [...]

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    Four Easy Ways to Become More Effective in Less Time

    Many believe that if they put more effort into their work they will automatically get more accomplished. It sounds good, but it's not true! In fact, the wealthiest among us are far more effective while spending less time "working." How? Try these four steps the next time you're looking to be effective and efficient in less time. Learn to use your on-board computer. I'm not talking about your laptop, your Smartphone, or the like; instead, I'm referring to your innate ability to program your [...]

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    Anger Management Tips to Use in Stressful Situations

    Who in the world needs anger management tips? We all do! My personal belief is that anger is neither good nor bad, it’s neutral. Telling you how to manage your anger presupposes that you’re using it in a negative way. Anger—often called righteous indignation—has helped to create legislation and laws that protect us and our loved ones, for example, Megan’s Law. So let’s not automatically decide that anger is a bad thing! If it were, we wouldn’t be encouraged to “not let the sun go[...]

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