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Effective Leadership Development [Infographic]

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Is your company ready for a change in leadership? When the old step down and the young step up, will they be ready? Companies are realizing the void between their current leadership and the next in line. Grooming the next generation has never been more important as finding and retaining talent presents a greater challange with job openings outnumbering the unemployment figure for the first time in 20 years. Check out this article to see how you can get ahead of the curve through leadership development planning.

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By |2020-02-10T20:42:49+00:00February 25th, 2020|

Top 10 Work Skills You’ll Need in 2020 (Infographic)

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The employee talent needed to succeed in today’s world continues to change. Not only are technological advances, new media, and the global market more influential than ever, but finding the right talent with the necessary skills to react to this evolving environment is paramount. Check out the top ten work skills to keep an eye out for in 2020.

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By |2020-01-27T18:10:56+00:00February 4th, 2020|

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding Your Brain: Connecting “The Golden Circle” (Simon Sinek) & “The Three Layers of Behavior Change” (James Clear)

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If you aren’t familiar with Simon Sinek and James Clear, you are in for a treat. These two highly acclaimed authors delve down to the core of human reasoning. If you don’t know how the human mind ticks, don’t bother marketing. Sinek and Clear dig deep into how and why people do what they do as well as why people change their behavior. You will want to be sure to check this out. Their books are worth adding to your library.

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Connecting The Golden Circle Simon Sinek and The Three Layers of Behavior Change James Clear Image
INFOGRAPHIC Understanding Your Brain: Connecting The Golden Circle Simon Sinek and The Three Layers of Behavior Change James Clear Image
By |2019-12-17T18:51:46+00:00January 28th, 2020|

INFOGRAPHIC: Leadership Qualities That Build Strong Teams

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65 percent of people would rather have a better boss than a salary increase. That is a statistic worth investigating. Hiring and developing effective leadership is the cornerstone to the success of any business. Don’t underestmate or undervalue this critical pillar of your company. It is well worth investing in, and know doubt you and your employess will reap the many rewards in well cultivated team leaders.

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By |2019-12-17T18:52:12+00:00January 21st, 2020|

Always Push Yourself

The other day, while on my run, I had a mental battle. I wanted to stop, but I know I needed to keep going. I needed to push myself to go further than I had the day before. This way, it would be easier the next day, and in return, I could push myself even further again.

After this, I began to think back over the past few months at the different scenarios where I pushed myself to do something, and in return, I grew from it.

Things like, working out, trying a project at work that was outside my experience zone, and replacing a part on my car that I had not done before by myself. All of these items pushed me outside my comfort zone. BUT, in return, I grew from it. I learned new things. I improved my physical and mental capacities.

It is important to continually push yourself. If something makes you nervous, that is not bad. In fact, you need those items.

Always keep learning. Always keep pushing yourself to take risks, to learn new things, and to go outside of your comfort zone.

The reward on the other side is amazing.

Don’t waste a second by staying stagnant. Life is too short.

By |2017-03-09T14:33:25+00:00March 9th, 2017|

Microsoft Teams vs. Slack [infographic]

I am a productivity junkie. I love exploring new ways to make better use of the limited time we are given.

Over the past ten years, I have tested every project management / chat / productivity tool I have come across.

There are currently two tools that have been making headlines everywhere – Slack and Microsoft Teams (set to launch this year). TechWyse came out with this cool infographic that is comparing these two products, and I thought you may enjoy it.

Slack vs Microsoft Teams

By |2017-03-08T17:35:29+00:00March 8th, 2017|

The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon [book review]

The Energy Bus by Jon GordonThe Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon is one of my favorite books right now. This book shares a fictional story woven with practical, real-life principles we each should integrate into our lives.

Life is not easy. There are bumps and bruises along the way. But how we handle those makes an incredible impact on our day to day lives.

Positive energy is real. And so is negative energy. We drive our own life every day, and the energy we reflect is the energy that drives our bus.

This book is an amazing book. It will change your thinking if you let it. It is a short and easy read.

I highly encourage you to grab your copy today!

Check out other books I have read recently over at my Book Club page.

By |2017-05-31T14:25:26+00:00March 6th, 2017|

Top 15 Heaviest Coffee Drinking Professions

Prior to starting my career in Marketing, I never drank coffee. I hated the taste of it. Not sure what changed once I started working, but now I cannot kickstart my day until I have made my pit-stop of coffee every morning!

I Love Coffee just posted a great infographic – Which Profession Drinks The Most Coffee. Not surprisingly, Marketing / PR Professional is #2!

How about you, do you enjoy coffee?

By |2017-03-02T21:14:02+00:00March 2nd, 2017|

The Crazy Way We Work [infographic]

We spend a good chunk of our life working. That is certainly not bad. We need it. We need it to gain value and provide for ourselves and our families.

But, we tend to take it too far – working 50+ hours every week and having so many items on our to-do lists that 41% of them never get completed. It is not just a personal issue, it is a cultural issue.

My virtual mentor, Michael Hyatt published the below infographic last week showing some unbelievable stats about the crazy way we work. Take a look at these stats and let me know what you think in the comments below!

The Crazy Way We Work Infographic

By |2017-02-27T15:03:06+00:00February 27th, 2017|

Sunday Quote To Ponder

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass

I love this quote from Frederick.

We LEARN from the struggles. We LEARN from our failures. We LEARN to seek the help and advice of others.

If life were easy, we would never grow.

Struggle helps push us forward and encourages progress.

This quote is a great reminder for everyone, every week. May this upcoming week challenge you and push you in progress.

By |2017-02-27T01:51:31+00:00February 27th, 2017|