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Write lists: Have you ever had so much going on at once that you forgot to do certain things? Most of us have been guilty of this, at one time or another. Keeping track of everything you need to accomplish ensures that tasks don’t slip your mind. There are countless ways to keep lists. Maybe you need a daily, weekly, or monthly list, or all three. Some people like to make their lists in the morning, but you might find that making them the night before works for you. Keep a calendar: It can be incredibly helpful to look at the broad picture of your tasks. If you’re working on an assignment that’s due on Friday, but you don’t look at your upcoming deadlines, you  Read the full article…

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Some of us make several lists each day, and some of us find lists a nuisance. If you love lists, we have some tips for fine-tuning them; if you don’t, here’s why, and how, you should start making them. The first step in making lists is to find a place to put them. A journal or small notebook work very well for list-making because you can keep all of your lists in one place and easily bring them with you so you don’t forget a list at home. Using post-it notes might work better for you if you like to put reminders in places where you need them, i.e. if you have things to order online and want a post-it on your computer, or you  Read the full article…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…