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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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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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