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Quote of the Day: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style

Each day is an opportunity to thrive while you are at work and not just to survive the challenges faced. Such difficulties represent opportunities that can be met and overcome...

Tip 6 for Being a Better Leader: Finding Mentors

All leaders have something to improve and can do so by working on the tips outlined in this series on ‘being a better leader,’ including this, our 6th tip to find mentors.  A...

Quote of the Day: “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.”

Some days at work can be like the weather in New England, ranging from bright to gloomy and rather unpleasant. For days of the latter variety just remember what the great Mark...

Tip 5 for Being a Better Leader: Know and Communicate Expectations

Leaders are responsible for establishing and maintaining the conditions for the success of their team and this includes making their requirements and expectations are...

Quote of the Day: The perfect is the enemy of good

It is easy to get stuck trying to deliver a 'perfect' product, but often being really good at your job requires delivering the 'right' product instead. The right product has...

Quote of the Day: Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so

The first step toward improvement is believing that improvement is possible. Optimism of this kind can help us progress in our professional lives and better the environment in...

Tip 4 for Being a Better Leader: Chair Productive Meetings

The next tip for being a better leader is to keep meetings productive. Team meetings are a great place to brainstorm and ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to...

Quote of the Day: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take

When you take a shot at something new at work there is always the chance that you'll miss the mark, but as the hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, reflects:   You miss 100 percent of...

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Quote of the Day: Don’t find fault, find a remedy

There are different styles of leadership and it shows when problems occur. Some leaders will first seek to ascribe fault while others respond by finding for remedies. In revealing his leadership style, the famed American business leader Henry Ford once advised:   ...

Tip 8 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Speak-Up

If you are looking to elevate your notice at work, then it is important to speak up. In her article on becoming more respected, productive, and impressive at work, Shana Lebowitz's highlights the importance of letting your opinions be heard, especially during...

Tip 7 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Get Feedback

There are the things you know that you need to work on to improve and then there are the things others know you need to work on to improve.  Tip 7 is to learn the latter and to do so by getting feedback from your colleagues.  In her article discussing this tip, Shana...

Quote of the Day: It is never too late to be what you might have been

Consider the employee and person you would like to be and then list the actions you would need to take to get there. After that, it's a matter of starting and sticking with it through all the ups and downs. For as George Eliot observes:   It is never too late to be...

Tip 6 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Find a Mentor

Mid-to-large size companies often have a mentoring program for pairing established employees that are interested in helping a driven colleague that is newer to the company. Tip six is to find a mentor to help you navigate the company and prepare you for possible...

Tip 5 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Lunch with Coworkers

The fifth tip for achieving greater repect, productivitiy and notice at work is to take some of your weekly lunches with coworkers.  In explaining the rational for this  Shana Lebowitz references a study which finds that 80% of office workers take their lunch at their...

Quote of the Day: Make mistakes, but learn from them

Think new tasks through at work before you start them and check if there are resources available to prevent mistakes.  When a mistake does happen, learn from it and apply that knowledge. As the Nobel Prize winner Niels Henrik David Bohr observes, "make mistakes but...

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