6 Ways to Show Accountability in the Workplace

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Admit wrongdoings: Perhaps the most obvious way to hold yourself accountable is to admit when you’re wrong or have made a mistake; there is much to be said for someone who is willing to do so. It’s memorable when people will accept responsibility, but it’s equally memorable when someone seems to seldom apologize. Take pride in your work: Since you are responsible for the work that you complete, it’s important to give it your all. Even if a task seems simple or mundane, you want to show that you are responsible for the effort put into your assignments and you hold yourself to a high standard. Don’t make excuses: There’s a difference between an excuse and a valid reason. Generally, the difference between the two  Read the full article…

The Way that Your Attitude Influences Those Around You

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Our moods and attitudes impact the people around us, and we probably don’t even fully recognize the extent of it.Have you ever found yourself feeling slightly grumpy, only to realize that the person you’re with is being a downer? Can seeing certain cheerful people automatically make your day feel a little brighter? We are deeply affected by the attitudes of those whom we’re surrounded by, which is why it’s so important to surround ourselves with people who uplift us. If you’ve ever worked in an environment with a boss who exhibits cold behaviors and negative outlooks, you may have noticed that this tends to affect the whole team or office. As a leader, it’s absolutely imperative to put out an attitude that you want to  Read the full article…

Why Having a Positive Attitude at Work Benefits You

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We know that having a positive attitude impacts those around us, including our spouses, partners, children, friends, roommates, and coworkers, but have you considered how having a positive attitude impacts your own wellbeing? It’s easy to pinpoint things to blame for our mood–the traffic on the way to work, the oatmeal that exploded in the microwave this morning, being late because you had to stop for gas, but the reality is that only we are in charge of our moods. We can get upset at various circumstances and people, but we don’t have any control over these things. The best that we can do is to take ownership of our attitude. If we only really have control over our own attitudes, shouldn’t we do our  Read the full article…

3 Major Ways to Give Your Attitude a Boost at Work

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1.Take a break: A break could be anything from taking a deep breath for several seconds, to walking around for fifteen minutes, to taking a personal day off. (Of course, make sure that your version of a break is acceptable at your workplace. Leaving in the middle of a workday without warning for long periods of time might not be kosher, so use your judgment and the established guidelines.) Other ways to take a break: Make some tea. Get a snack. Grab a coffee. Drink a glass of water. Stretch- maybe you’re tense from sitting at your desk and could use a little bit of movement. Talk to a coworker for a few minutes. Find something that works for you; sometimes you need to take  Read the full article…

What Makes a Winning Team?

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When we hear the word “team,” our mind quickly jumps to sports. In the current midst of winter sports (think: basketball, hockey), the post-Super Bowl buzz, and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, it’s no wonder why. A team, however doesn’t have to be limited to groups performing physical activities. As defined by Merriam Webster, a team is “a number of persons associated together in work or activity.” By this definition, a team could be your group of friends, your family, and/or your coworkers.   In regards to sports, we know what it means to win. One team scores more points or goals than the other. What does winning look like for our other teams, though? How would we recognize a winning team at work, if  Read the full article…

New Year’s Resolutions We Can Help You With

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The New Year often inspires us to draft a set resolutions to better ourselves and our relationships. Maybe we want to lose that pesky ten pounds, wake up ten minutes earlier, fix a broken or damaged relationship, or reach ten specific goals. We wish you luck with all of your resolutions, but luckily, there are some that may align with services we provide, and we would gladly help you out on your 2018 journey! Reflect on your professional lives for a moment. What about your situation could use some improvement? Do you want your voice to be heard more often? What about coworkers you don’t always jive with? Is dealing with resistance a daily challenge? Based on your answers, are there certain management or leadership  Read the full article…

Is it YOU? Is Holiday STRESS interfering With Your INFLUENCE SUCCESS?

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EMOTIONAL ENERGY Emotions are a great alarm system, as they tell you that you need to pay attention and alert you to what is happening. On the other hand, they are counter-productive when you get lost in your emotions and start blaming your perceived aggressor, or lament what has been done to you. You blame your reactions on the other person. As long as you stay in a blaming mindset, it is difficult to think clearly. If you are feeling that way, the essential thing to do is to stop feeling powerless and like a victim. How do you do that? Licking your wounds: First, acknowledge that you feel hurt and focus your attention into the hurt feeling. All emotions are made up of energy.  Read the full article…

The Fine Line Between Over-communicating and Under-communicating

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We are all too familiar with under-communicating. There’s probably at least one person who comes to mind when we think of someone we struggle to communicate with. It’s difficult to meet up with a friend if they haven’t told you what time they will be at the restaurant. It’s frustrating when you constantly need information from a coworker who is resistant to providing you with it. People sometimes end relationships due to “poor communication,” which isn’t so surprising when we consider that our relationships with people are largely built upon our conversations with them. Over-communicating, though not as common, can be equally as frustrating. Sometimes people give more details than they need to and can actually complicate things, even when their intentions are to be  Read the full article…

How to Show Respect on Social Media

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In today’s day and age, social media is everywhere. We go to the store and we see QR codes to add our favorite brands on Snapchat. We apply for jobs, but first update our LinkedIn profiles. We repost cooking videos on Facebook to share with our friends, and we post the recipes that we end up making on Instagram. Being constantly plugged in has many benefits; we are more connected and aware because of our social media use. On the other hand, social networks can get us into sticky situations. People have been fired from jobs because of inappropriate pictures that have cropped up from their Facebook profile and tasteless remarks made on Twitter. We’ve compiled some tips to ensure that your social media use  Read the full article…

Things To Be Thankful For At Work

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Now that it’s November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we’re salivating at the thought of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Since Thanksgiving is about recognizing what we are thankful for, we did a work-related roundup of some things you might be thankful for. The most obvious thing to be thankful for is an income, which we did include on this list, but you probably have several other things to appreciate this season, even if you haven’t thought of them yet. Flexibility- Flexibility in terms of our occupations has a broad meaning. Maybe you have every other Friday off or you work from home one day a week. Maybe you get more paid vacation time than the average person. Every job has  Read the full article…