Diversity in the Workplace Leads to Success

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As our society continues to grow and change, the workplace also evolves to be representative of a diverse population. Successful, forward-thinking leaders understand that it is essential to be able to work with people who have different backgrounds, beliefs, attitudes or traditions than themselves. Diversity in the workplace has the potential to create a strong… Read more »

5 Tips for Improved Work-Life Balance

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If you are like many working people, it can seem like a constant juggling act to balance the demands of your work life and your home life. Your career is important to you, and you want to give your job 100 percent every day, but your personal life — family, friends, free time — is… Read more »

How to Hire for Both Job Skills and Company Culture

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Traditionally, hiring a new employee was a thorough but straightforward process of screening applicants through their resumes, cover letters, interviews and references. Hiring managers placed a strong emphasis on relevant education, job experience, skills and aptitude, and the most qualified candidate received the job offer. Today, however, the hiring process has become more complex for… Read more »

Take Action to Boost Employee Engagement

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If employees in your organization are invested in the work they do and personally satisfied with their performance, they are more likely to be engaged in their jobs and therefore more apt to stay instead of looking for other career opportunities. Though engagement levels stayed relatively constant between 2008 and 2010, the percentage of employees… Read more »

Conflict Resolution for Non-Confrontational People

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There are some people who genuinely enjoy a spirited debate or a dash of controversy, but there are many others who dislike conflict and try to avoid confrontation at all costs. Unfortunately, disagreements occur in even the most peaceful workplace, and it is an essential leadership skill to be able to address and resolve them… Read more »

Redesign Your Workspaces to Increase Collaboration & Productivity

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Over the last few years, there has been much debate over what is the most effective design for office workspaces. Some organizations advocate more traditional, individualized spaces: cubicles or private offices, with separate conference rooms for meetings. Others, including Google, have moved toward a more open layout– shared workspaces, fewer walls and more places designed… Read more »

How to Avoid the Blame Game & Foster Personal Accountability

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When problems arise at work, an unpleasant situation can quickly escalate into a serious conflict if colleagues start to blame one another. Tempers flare, fingers point and in the end, nothing is resolved. As a leader in your organization, it is important for you to create a culture of personal accountability through your own actions,… Read more »