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How to be a Rock Star Leader

How to be a Rock Star Leader

The “War for Talent,” a term coined by Steve Hankin of McKinsey & Company in 1997, refers to an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting and retaining the best employees. With U.S. unemployment rates at the lowest levels since the late 1960’s, the drive to keep good employees on board and attract new ones has escalated…

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Five Ways Busy Executives Can Be More Mindful

Feel like you are working more hours than ever before? Turns out that’s not your imagination. According to this 2014 Gallup Poll, adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, and nearly four in 10 say they work at least 50 hours. Yikes! If that’s the average…

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Four Reasons Why Exercise Helps You Thrive at Work

I’ve seen a lot of smart people become “career activists,” networking like crazy, volunteering for extra assignments and diligently plotting their next move like a Grandmaster chess player about to checkmate their opponent’s king. However, even the people who never miss a professional association networking event and gobble up self-improvement audio books like the really…

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Four Ways “Stranger Things” Teaches Us How to Crush It at Work

I’m obsessed with the Netflix show Stranger Things. A cross between Stand by Me, Aliens and Firestarter topped with a huge dollop of early 80’s nostalgia, this compelling ode to the power of friendship is more than just great entertainment. It also contains life lessons for thriving in your career. Here are four ways Stranger…

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Good Times: Are you prepared for the best to happen?

From Stephen King to Maya Angelou, numerous cultural icons have been quoted on the concept of hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. Many organizations certainly operate with that mindset, creating contingency plans galore for handling crisis situations. But if everything goes right, how well-equipped are you to accept good times? It takes…

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What Wonder Woman can teach us about employee engagement

It might seem like Wonder Woman doesn’t have much to do with employee engagement. After all, the beloved icon uses bullet proof bracelets, the lasso of truth and super human strength to protect humanity (and rack up box office gold) while companies focus on employee engagement to improve productivity, reduce turnover and enhance results. However,…

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Five Ways to Get What You Want (Sorry Mick Jagger)

There is no doubt Mick Jagger rocks it out; his poster graced my bedroom wall growing up while peers were drawn to the comelier visages of Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez or John Stamos. But unlike his refrain from the enduring Rolling Stones hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” believing that you can achieve…

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