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setting achieveable goals
What is it that Only 8% of Us are Able to Achieve?

The not-so-surprising answer is keeping our New Year’s resolutions. Year after year, studies show that 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second week in February, and only 8% of people are able to keep their resolutions for an entire year. If you’d like this year to be the year…

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setting achieveable goals
Understanding the Key Components of Achievable Goals

As we step into the new year, it’s the perfect time to look back at past goals and make new goals for the months ahead. Whether you want to call them New Year’s Resolutions or personal targets, setting achievable goals can be a great way to get yourself out of your comfort zone, push for…

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workplace celebration
Top Companies that Create Success by Celebrating Success

Celebrating success at work isn’t an indulgence – it should be an integral part of your company’s work culture. Taking time to celebrate successes is helpful in a number of ways. It’s great for employee appreciation, which leads to higher morale and lower turnover. It reinforces an overall positive attitude, which makes people more resilient…

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celebrate success in the workplace
Celebrate Successes Big and Small

The holiday season is a perfect reminder to celebrate successes both big and small. It’s a great time to look back at the year that has come to pass and pay tribute to all the good that has been accomplished at home, with friends, and at work. But there’s no need to wait until your…

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gratitude in the workplace
Gratitude’s Role in Fostering Positive Work Relationships

Giving thanks to employees isn’t just a nice thing to do – it could be the thing that completely turns around your office culture and makes your company healthier, happier, and more lucrative. Robert Emmons is a professor of psychology at UC Davis, and he has been researching gratitude and its effects for a long…

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workplace appreciation
Extending Thanks to Employees in Meaningful Ways

Giving thanks is something that we like to talk about each November, but it should be something that we focus on all year long. Kindness may be the greatest virtue that any person can have, because it’s something that we’re all capable of. We can’t all be geniuses or exceptionally creative or great at sports,…

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Engaged Workforce and Employees
Cultivating an Engaged Workforce: Your Role as a Leader

Getting employees to be engaged in their work can feel a lot like herding cats if approached in the wrong way. Some executives make the mistake of putting the blame for disengagement on the employees. If they don’t give 110% at work and show loyalty to the company, they must just be lazy people who…

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employee disengagement
5 Top Causes of Employee Disengagement

In 2015, data from Gallup showed that 68% of US employees are unengaged at work, with 50% simply unengaged and another 17% actively disengaged.  However, recent findings from Gallup show that employee engagement is on the rise.  In fact, in March of 2018, Gallup released a new report indicating the percentage of engaged employees in…

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workplace conversations
Are You Having these Types of Conversations with Your Employees?

A study a few years back conducted by Harris Poll asked over six hundred managers how comfortable they were giving feedback to employees. Amazingly, 69% of the respondents said that they were uncomfortable communicating with their employees in general – not just while giving feedback. When it came to feedback or criticism that they didn’t…

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