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How to leverage failure to claim even more success

By Shira Miller | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to a business environment, the real F-word is Failure. Like trans fats, Joan Jett or gas-guzzling cars, the term has gained a bad reputation in our society. As a result, the fear of failure causes people to avoid taking risks, curbs innovation and limits creativity when those very ingredients are needed to…

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How Corporate Social Responsibility Can Make or Break Your Business

By Shira Miller | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just like flossing your teeth, voting or giving your seat on mass transit up to a senior citizen, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the right thing to do. Today it has also become a must-have for employees demanding socially conscious employers, and consumers who increasingly base their buying decisions on social good. And the price…

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Five Ways to Make Exercise a Top Priority

By Shira Miller | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Five Ways to Make Exercise a Top Priority

Once a week, I unleash my inner Beyoncé. The setting isn’t a stadium tour, awards show or the red carpet at the Met Gala – my venue is a high intensity indoor cycling class called AMP. It’s like a dance party on a spin bike, complete with killer music, strobe lights and coordinated upper body…

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Four Ways to Gain Clarity About Your Career “Why”

By Shira Miller | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Four Ways to Gain Clarity About Your Career “Why”

During this time of year, people start to really reflect on their “why” – their reason for being, core beliefs, purpose and more. Whether you are happy as a clam in your current position or itching to do something else, pausing to get clear about the motivating factors driving your profession and life overall can…

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Engage employees by making celebration part of your culture

By Shira Miller | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Engage employees by making celebration part of your culture

Ever work in a place where December was jam-packed with festivities – home-baked goodies in the breakroom, pot-luck lunches, nice group dinners and perhaps a blow-out party if this has been an especially good year. But then when January comes around, it’s all business, all the time again? If you truly want to engage employees,…

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Five Ways to De-Stress Holiday Togetherness

By Shira Miller | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Five Ways to De-Stress Holiday Togetherness

This year, AAA predicts that 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home via the roads, skies, rails and waterways during Thanksgiving, the highest number since 2005. They also reported that driving times in the most congested cities could increase as much as four times longer than normal. Once you finally…

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Choose Kindness: Four Ways to Create a Kinder Workplace

By Shira Miller | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Choose Kindness: Four Ways to Create a Kinder Workplace

Today is World Kindness Day. Considering the rise in civil discourse for all sides of the political spectrum, and escalating incidents of violence in offices, schools and public spaces, we need a huge dose of kindness more now than ever before. Being kind is defined as having a sympathetic, helpful nature by Merriam-Webster (as opposed…

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Improve employee engagement by bringing more meaning to the workplace

By Shira Miller | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Improve employee engagement by bringing more meaning to the workplace

Business Guru Jim Collins once said, “It is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.” His words ring even more true today, with a growing amount of research indicating employees at all levels require meaning in their career to thrive. As this Harvard Business Review article details, a new study shows that…

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Getting enough sleep makes you a better leader – and here’s how to do it

By Shira Miller | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

While he’s widely known as a cutting-edge, visionary leader, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos credits a time-tested habit for bolstering his success – getting enough sleep. As Chief Executive Magazine notes, Bezos insists on eight hours of sleep each night and doesn’t take meetings before 10:00 am to ensure that happens. He’s not alone in praising…

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Crush work by taking more effective vacations

By Shira Miller | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Crush work by taking more effective vacations

I have a confession to make – taking vacations used to make me feel guilty. Particularly as I was climbing the corporate ladder in my twenties and early thirties, and then running my own PR agency in the mid aughts. I hated the thought of missing important developments despite email and text connectivity, worried about…

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