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Mommy, the teacher just told me I have a show and tell project due!!!!

Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to class to tell his/her fellow students about something that was important to them. The presentation was made and that was the end of the process. On rare occasions, another students got excited about the presentation and began to investigate the topic, themselves. Other than that there was no seeing a problem and feeling the problem.  The student’s lives were not changed.

The business world is no different. We have our show and tell assignments. They are called process improvement teams. Consider this scenario for a moment. You have thrown together a cross-functional team and have begun the process of resolving a problem facing the organization. You do everything you are supposed to do. However when everything is said and done, the report ends up on a shelf somewhere and never visited again. The team then returns to their old responsibilities and nothing has changed. It ...

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Goal Achievement is All Up To You, Dude or Dudette

Do you talk to yourself? I don’t mean out loud having conversations with yourself, which I have to say is harder and harder to tell who is crazy and who is talking on a headset today. The question is, what type of self-talk do you have when you talk to yourself in your head? The […]
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How to Be Strategic: The Discipline of Three

In this video, I’m sharing one BIG question and one essential tool to help you get more strategic. Along the way, I’ll introduce you to the best biscuits ever, use the “straight jacket” approach to help you get the focus …
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5 SEO Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

 
Author: Vijay Gaikwad







If you’re an entrepreneur relying on a strong online presence to connect with customers, you’re right to pay attention. For instance, Google is taking a hard line approach. Shady link-building tactics poor quality content and bad design are just a few of the factors causing websites to get penalized. So what’s worked for your business in the past may no longer work, and in fact, could actually hurt your business now?
Today, successful SEO strategies have to incorporate diverse components including brand building, mobile optimization, content marketing and social media integration. It’s time to adapt your strategy to address these realities. Here’s a closer look at five trends that will shape your SEO success in the year ahead.
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Unpaid internships are common, but are they legal?

Katie Loehrke is a human resources subject matter expert and editor with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized compliance resource firm. The company offers a diverse line of products and services to address the broad range of responsibilities held by HR and corporate professionals. Loehrke specializes in employment law topics such as [...]

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How did we lose our way?

On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done. A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow HR blogger at HR Schoolhouse, stated she had asked a group of HR ladies how to increase employee engagement and their unanimous response was to hold a picnic. When we went to school many of us were taught to learn by the rote method. ...
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Where Will You Be One Year From Today?

One year from today, where will you and your career be? Where will you, your health and significant others be? More importantly, do you have a plan of how you are going to get there? Do you have goals established and written down? 

If you want to develop the direction and drive to accomplish your goals here are a couple of ideas to get you in motion:


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How to recruit a more diverse talent pool

In addition to profits, innovation and corporate culture, companies are now starting to brag about their employee diversity, and rightly so. Hiring from a limited pool of candidates, whether determined by age, race, alma mater or another limiting factor, will in turn limit the ideas and creativity that comes into an organization. If your organization [...]

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How Leaders Can Successfully Champion Change

When it comes to seeking insights on the best leadership practices, the natural inclination is to look towards successful organizations like Southwest Airlines and Zappos for inspiration and guidance. Not surprisingly, in most countries, one area we often disregard for leadership guidance is the political arena, as most politicians tend to represent examples of what […]
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Attitude Audit Day

As I wrote on Friday your positive attitude is affected by your attitude attributes. Just like the IRS might, I am going to give you an attitude audit. This audit isn’t going to give you anything but a great, fat, positive return. To get your big, fat, positive return on your attitude audit, you have […]

Evaluate yourself honestly on these eight attitude attributes: