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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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Slaying the Energy Vampires

By Shira Miller | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Slaying the Energy Vampires

Garlic, wooden stakes, fire, beheadings and sunlight…pop culture has taught us that those are the ways to kill vampires. But what happens if you meet the metaphorical kind – “energy vampires,” those toxic people who are sucking out your energy (instead of blood), taking you away from claiming the career and personal life you deserve?…

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Five Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk & Claim More Success

By Shira Miller | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Five Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk & Claim More Success

Chances are good you’ve heard trash talk from an opponent at some point, whether it’s on a sports field, during a negotiation, a Board meeting or in a classroom. (The best ones growing up in South Carolina typically involved a “your momma is so ugly” introduction to a burning personal insult.) However, no matter what…

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How to be a Rock Star Leader

By Shira Miller | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
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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Harness Gratitude to Stop Career Burnout & Activate Your Full Potential

By Shira Miller | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Want to stop career burnout? Try a dose of gratitude. Recent research has shown that gratitude makes you happier and healthier. One of the world’s leading experts on the science of gratitude, Psychology Professor Dr. Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, found that gratitude is related to 23 percent lower levels of stress…

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Five Ways Busy Executives Can Be More Mindful

By Shira Miller | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By Shira Miller | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Why using people’s names can jumpstart employee engagement & business results

By Shira Miller | March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, I was approaching the last sprint in an intense spin class when my energy started flagging. Some women might glow, but I was a sweaty, endorphin-happy mess from the previous 43 minutes of climbs, jumps and all-out high heart rate hijinks. Was ready to start winding down when the instructor, Bejay, name-checked me and…

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

By Shira Miller | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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?

By Shira Miller | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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