Personal Development

better work life balance
Achieving Better Work-Life Balance as a Leader

As a manager, executive, or the head of your own business, it can sometimes feel impossible to separate yourself from work and find time for you. If you’re a parent or caregiver, the challenge only gets worse, as time spent outside of the office is rarely time spent on yourself. If worklife balance is something…

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using vacation time
How Does Rest Improve Employee Productivity and Engagement?

Americans get fewer vacation days on average than many other countries, but even so, 55% of Americans did not use all of their vacation days in 2015. And amongst the people who did take vacation, 41% checked in on work while they were away. There are a lot of factors behind the American work ethic,…

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employee vacation time
Top 6 Reasons to Use Your Vacation Time

Americans are notorious for not only having less vacation time than other countries but also not using all of the vacation time we do get. We have a tendency to worship work, and that can have some very negative consequences. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with loving your job and wanting to give…

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The Mental and Emotional Health Benefits of Gratitude

The health benefits of gratitude are well documented by a wide variety of studies (as well as common sense). Negativity is bad for you. It actually hurts your health, discourages healing, and can isolate you emotionally. A positive outlook, on the other hand, can help you live a fuller life with more confidence and greater…

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5 Easy Tips for Expressing Gratitude at Work

Expressing gratitude at work has been shown to improve the outlook, productivity, and even the health of the person expressing the gratitude as well as the person receiving it. Turning daily gratitude into a practice is an easy way to help your team feel more cohesive, more energized, and more appreciated. Perhaps the best thing…

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Personal Development Self Awareness
Using Assessments to Improve Self Awareness

Personal development should be a part of our every-day lives. By continuing to grow and learn throughout our lives, we find greater meaning and satisfaction in our personal lives and in our work. The people who do best in the business world don’t sit back and wait for success to come to them. They create…

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