5 Traits of Great Leaders

Leaders come in all shapes, sizes and styles. While there is no manual for what makes a great leader, certain traits of great leaders are easy to identify. Whether the leader is the gregarious promoter, the charismatic charmer, the tireless creator or the quiet perfectionist, possessing certain...

5 Signs That Your Stress May Actually Be Burnout

If a question on Family Feud were to be, “Name a word you hear most often around the water cooler at work,” stress would probably be the number-one answer. However, by no means is stress exclusive to the workplace. Stress is present, in some degree, just about everywhere. In small doses, stress can...

Workplace Stress: American Epidemic or Global Issue?

Workers have been under stress for years. The reasons may change but the presence of stress remains the same. While we know and accept the presence of stress, can stress be a reason for lower employee engagement? If so, what can be done? The second question we seek to answer is whether or not...

5 Tips For Eliminating Stress in the Workplace

Everybody encounters some form of stress daily, especially in the workplace. While low-to- moderate stress is normal and relatively unharmful, excessive stress can interfere with productivity and performance, impact health and have a negative effect on relationships. There are steps you can take to...

What FEAR Looks Like Through the Eyes of DISC

Do you live your life by what drives you or do you react to life through fear? The predominant fears of each of the four behavioral styles are very unique from each other.

Ghosting: The Latest Forgettable Workplace Trend

Maybe I’m old school, but I believe in two-way communication. I feel a moral obligation to respond if someone takes the time to call me or send me an email or text. While I don’t extend this obligation to telemarketers, I respond expeditiously to friends and acquaintances with a reply or at least a...

What Does It Take To Excel In Sales?

So many people explore the world of sales, yet only a select few can make a successful career out of it. What are some of the prerequisites needed to excel in this highly competitive field? We may be able to uncover hints about those who have the best chance for success by looking at...

Restraint - The Key to Improving Emotional Intelligence

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass. - Warren Buffett. I...

5 Ways to Avoid Making a Bad Hire

It seems like a very simple and basic concept, that people are the lifeblood of any business. Businesses will succeed or fail based depending on the quality of its workforce. Yet, how many business owners view their workforce as the resource they actually are, and take the time to ensure they have...

How Can I Get Rich? 6 Things Self-Made Millionaires Have Done to Find Success

Google “how can I get rich” and you’ll find 931,000,000 results. Apparently this question (and its potential answers) are top of mind for many. Becoming a millionaire, or at least being independently wealthy, is often at the heart of many entrepreneurs’ visions. The thought of financial freedom and...