January 2012 Posts

Gamify It: The Power Of Competition

The drive to compete is hardwired into the human brain. In the most primal sense, we are driven to compete for food and for mates. Once those two are squared away, that competitive urge seeks other ways to be satisfied. […]

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The Zen Of Not Multi-Tasking

Try doing just one thing at a time. For most of us, multitasking is so ingrained in the way we work and live that it feels like we’re wasting time to focus on only one activity. The irony is that […]

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The Quantum Wellness Cleanse aka “Why I Ate Dinner by Myself for 18 Days”

I will no longer roll my eyes when a friend is on a new diet or doing a cleanse while I savor each bite of my bacon cheeseburger. Doing a cleanse was not my idea, it was Elizabeth’s, the CEO […]

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The Right Words at the Right Time During Change

Change happens. For any company that wants to continue to remain relevant in their given industry, it’s essential that they’re prepared to develop new ways to reach their customers. Change may be a necessary ingredient of success when it comes […]

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New Generation Non-negotiables

It’s no secret that the new generations think differently about what they want in a job. Companies are adapting in order to be more attractive to these young workers. Recession or not, top tier talent is always hard to find […]

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The Nice Way To Be Less Stressed At Work

Be nice. When we’re stressed, that quality of niceness is often the first thing to go. When you’re frustrated by a project gone awry, it’s temping to blurt out what you think someone else did wrong. And in a time […]

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The Evolution of the Textbook

Apple never ceases to amaze me. They constantly prove that the possibilities are endless. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, a newer and even faster version is introduced. Whether it is a new phone, app, or other […]

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The Internal Brand Message Must Match the External Brand

Mixed messages cause disconnect between brand perception and reality. Historically, companies have had different messages for their internal team while other messages for their consumers take on a completely different perception of the brand altogether.  We know that brand perception […]

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Recognizing Hidden Talents

As a manager, your greatest tool is the collection of people working around you.  Behind any successful manager is a staff of talented and driven employees working towards a common goal: providing value to the company. While these employees have […]

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How Silence Can Improve Your Career and Reduce Your Stress

Are you afraid of silence? Our culture certainly encourages us to fill our days with noise, whether it’s by having the TV on all the time or keeping ourselves so busy we never have time to stop and spend a […]

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