5 Reasons Why People Quit Their Job

By Billy Arcement, MEd.

Most business owners will admit that one of the more costly portions of managing a business is training new employees. Turnover causes disruptions in the workflow, increased workloads for those who stay on the job and uses huge blocks of time screening and hiring replacements. When people leave an organization, it is a costly enterprise to replace them. What makes one leave a job? Here ar

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Delegation: The Art of Letting Go

By Billy Arcement, MEd.

Smart managers look for ways to free time in order to get more done each day. Sometimes managers forget one of the best ways is to delegate. Letting others do what we feel only we have the ability to do is sometimes difficult. But to function at your greatest capacity, learn to let go.Start the process by creating a list of all your responsibilities. Break major responsibilities into as many s

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6 Leadership Ideas to Grow Employee Performance

By Billy Arcement, MEd.

When organizations hire an individual to join their management team, their intent is to bring someone on board that can improve productivity and the bottom line. There are a myriad of traits one could list that can accomplish those results but here are six I’ve come to realize make a real difference in creating the right organizational culture of success.Truthfulness: Leadership cannot s

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10 ways the most successful leaders prepare for each day

By Sylvia Kaufman

Early bird or night owl? Find the best ways to conserve your energy and keep a balance through your day. There's lots of research to prove that morning is a vital time to "prime your pump" for the day ahead.Meditate? Journal? Read? Exercise? You choose. The key is to do something every morning that ignites your day. The best is to do what makes you feel ready to meet the ch

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Use these 'power sentences' to advance in your career

By Sylvia Kaufman

After years of listening, responding and experimenting with ways to get a point across, I’ve put together powerful sentences that you can make your own — and be sure that others will respond in a positive way.A single word can change your mood for better or worse. A single sentence will give you a reason to move toward or away from someone who is speaking.You can’t lead

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The 13 Most Common Destructive Patterns in the Workplace

By Sylvia Kaufman

Becoming aware of your personality behavior patterns and finding ways to change the ones that get in the way of your business leadership puts you in a strong position for success. Pattern awareness is the next step up for emotionally and socially intelligent entrepreneurs who need to find the short cuts to resolving conflict and gaining fans and new customers.Here is the bottom line: all rel

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8 Characteristics of Genuine and Remarkable Leaders

By Sylvia Kaufman

Watching and listening to the candidates as they apply for the highest office in the United States is a great educational exercise. Think about who leads you at work, think about how you lead. Where would you rate yourself?Who speaks from an authentic place? Who has a great vision for the future? Is it really possible to implement? Who is willing to speak about what is uncomfor

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The Art of Refinement

By Brian Haggerty

When we hear the word refinement, we think of notable figures like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, F Scott Fitzgerald and Benjamin Netanyahu. Perhaps we think of people we know personally. But what does it mean to be refined? Is wealth or fame a prerequisite? Does one have to have attended a finishing school? Let's start by looking at the definition of refinement. Refinement is define

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Get to know your Mirror Neurons

By Brian Haggerty

Have you ever jumped out of your seat, cheering, when your favorite football team scores a touchdown? Or how about sitting at the edge of your seat, watching a horror movie, yelling at the person in the movie not to open the door because the monster awaits them on the other side? If you have experienced either of these - along with yawning when someone around you yawns - then you have experienced

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Think before sharing on social media

By Brian Haggerty

Depending upon how it is used, social media can be a wonderfully enriching vehicle for humanity, or a reminder of its worst elements. It is a reflection of who we are; an establishment of a personal brand. It is an extension of what we are. It allows us to extend our reach into the minds and worlds of everyone and anyone. But a disturbing aspect — very much overlooked by many — is its

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