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Are You Creating a Culture of Unwanted Employees?
December 2015

Jacqueline remembers her first day at her last job almost as if it were yesterday. She had on a new outfit, left her apartment early, and was excited to get to work and learn everything she could about her new company.

By: Kate Zabriskie

Building a Sales Culture in Your Business
November 2015

If you’re reading this, then you are in sales. Everyone is part of a sales culture, whether you are in the “C” suite, or a member of the legal or administrative department; whether you own your business or are the receptionist in a Fortune 500 company.

By: Todd Cohen

Four Insidious Impacts of a Mis-Hire
October 2015

The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments.

By: Magi Graziano

The Six Principles of Successful Workplace Negotiation
September 2015

No matter what your job title, chances are you engage in workplace negotiations every day.

By: Dr. Robert Cialdini

Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness
August 2015

Since 2000, according to numerous national surveys, less than one-third of workers in the United States are engaged in their work as measured by their involvement, enthusiasm, and commitment to their work.

By: David Waits

Playing it Forward: The Benefits of Fun in the Workplace
July 2015

To have fun or not to have fun? That is the question.

By: Nat Measley

4 Secrets to Communicating with Clarity
June 2015

After learning to create and present a clear and succinct value proposition, Gerry, the owner of a small company, was overheard lamenting: “I had no idea how important it was to get rid of all those extra words and slow down.

By Mark A. Vickers, Speaking Is Selling

Hunting in a Farmer’s World
May 2015

Everyone in business is either a Hunter or a Farmer. The working style that fits you best isn’t really a matter of choice, nor is it determined by your job description. It is ingrained by eons of cultural evolution.

By John F. Dini

Indispensable, Irreplaceable You
April 2015

6 Tips to Creating Peerless Value at Work

By DeEtta Jones

The Most Desired Skills of the Future
March 2015

“Three Practices to Communicate, Engage and Influence People”

By Nathan Jamail

Medium vs. Low Voltage Technology For Multi-Megawatt Electric Heating Systems
February 2015

Medium voltage technology greatly reduces installation, operating, and maintenance cost for a multitude of thermal processes throughout an entire facility.

By Mark Wheeler and Christopher Molnar

Rethink Employee Retention
January 2015

7 Guidelines for Engaging and Accommodating Your Older Staff

By Ruth Crocker

GPS Your Career: Tools and Tips to Get You Where You Want to Go
December 2014

Over 300 women scientists, engineers, educators, and other professionals attended the second annual Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Conference in October. Talent management consultant Mary Schaefer offered a speech…

By Mary Schaefer

Are You A Reluctant Leader?
November 2014

Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you just know they will thrive as a leader?

By Walt Grassl

Be an Authentic Rock Star Communicator: Four Tips
October 2014

Investors in a hotel meeting room wait to hear presentations from two utility CEOs, a widely-followed financial analyst and a respected portfolio manager. The CEOs start. Each one shows PowerPoint slides that illustrate their large companies’ “bright futures.” As they speak, people in the audience read Blackberries and Wall Street Journals.

By L.J. Rittenhouse, CEO Rittenhouse Rankings

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