How “Traditionalist” Organizations Can Succeed in the Generation Mix

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Many traditionalists are staying in the job market for longer than ever before. They may be 75 years old and are working with people 1/3 their age. Whether you are a traditionalist or you work with one, many of today’s biggest companies are based on the values of the “Traditionalist” generation. Traditionalists (born on or… Read more »

Multi-Gen Workplace: The Great Divide!

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We’ve got an amazing mix of generations in the workplace right now. In fact, the current workforce has a wider range of generations than ever before in US history. Traditionalists (born prior to 1946) are about 5 percent of the workforce Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) make up 45 percent of the workforce… Read more »

Ask these 5 Tough Questions to Improve Your Professional Presence

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The new workplace environment is increasingly sophisticated, economically uncertain, and focused on personal accountability for performance results. There is a strong correlation between exceptional performance and behaviors that are considered  created on a project-basis and that dissolve just as quickly, and succeed by agility of thought, problem solving, and turnkey skills application. Star players are… Read more »

5 Keys to Increased Professionalism in Your Workplace

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The term “professionalism” means many things, depending on the situation. So what does professionalism actually mean? Is it the number of degrees you hold, your job title, or certifications? How about your dress, or the way you present yourself and resolve conflicts? It can be all of these. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as “the… Read more »

Taking Key Communication Knowledge from the Medical Industry

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A recent study by the National Institute of Health found that good doctors communicate effectively with patients—they identify patients’ problems more accurately, and patients are more satisfied with the care they receive.  “Good” doctors are those whose patients adjust better psychologically and are more satisfied with their care, they have greater job satisfaction, and less… Read more »