Lessons in Failure: Does Struggle Make Us Stronger?

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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is an adage that’s been around for quite some time. But, if you really want to understand whether or not personal or professional struggles can make you stronger, then you need not look any further than Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. Nick… Read more »

Successfully Managing a Relocation Process

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A commitment to hiring the most qualified candidate possible means a candidate may have to relocate to take the position. For some companies, this is commonplace. While for others, a relocation may only be approved under extreme circumstances. In either case, a relocation process requires skillful management to ensure that a candidate shifts into the… Read more »

Turning the Grind Into the Goal – Part I

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A world-renowned athletic coach was asked once what the difference was between the best athletes and everyone else. In other words, what do really successful people do that most people don’t? Of course, there were the typical responses of genetics, luck, and talent. But there’s an added element that most don’t think of; it’s the… Read more »

How to Invest in Your Executives – and Increase Productivity and Retention

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Executives – and all employees – benefit from a solid career development program. Your company wins as well. It may be challenging to keep this initiative at the top of your priority list – but when all is said and done, you can’t afford not to. The smartest business leaders look at learning and development… Read more »

7 Motivational Factors Employees Look for in Executive Leaders

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Motivation is often defined as “getting something – or someone – moving.” One of the biggest hurdles for managers is how to effectively motivate their teams from day to day and over the long term. What factors will your employees relate to as you strive to build motivation? The answer lies in: Leadership Style Appropriate… Read more »

Employee Stressors and Their Role in Company Growth

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Job-related stress costs U.S. businesses hundreds of billions of dollars a year. It has a negative impact on attendance, retention, productivity and medical costs. People with high-stress jobs visit their physicians more than 25 percent more often – and more than half of 550 million working days lost annually from absenteeism are stress related. Unanticipated… Read more »