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You strive every day to maintain a positive environment for all your employees. But even among the most cohesive teams, occasional conflict is inevitable. A tight deadline looms, an unexpected glitch in a project occurs, or someone is emotionally charged, possibly by something not even related to their job. Whatever the circumstances, conflict will rear… Read more »

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“I have to work” is no excuse not to exercise. In fact, unless your doctor or other healthcare provider says otherwise, there’s really no excuse at all – though it’s always advisable to check with them before beginning any new fitness regime. Our lives today are so engineered that we tend to spend a lot… Read more »

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A DevOps engineer works with software developers, systems operators and other production IT staff members to oversee code releases. The role requires a combination of hard and soft skills to overcome traditional barriers that may exist between development and ops teams. It’s a highly challenging and rewarding career course to follow, for the right person…. Read more »

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Does your career plan include reaching a senior leadership position in your field? If you aspire for a seat in the coveted C suite, you need to be a big-picture thinker who can participate in strategic decisions at the highest level. Required skills vary according to position, industry and organization, but there are a number… Read more »

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A successful job interview isn’t just about having the right answers. It’s also about asking the right questions. Your interview is your window to not only sell yourself, but also gather as much information as possible so you can make the right decision about how the job would fit you and your lifestyle. Asking thoughtful… Read more »

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As a business leader, you’ve probably said it on more than one occasion: “We need to hold people accountable.” And it’s true, of course. It’s essential to your business success that every employee steps up to their job duties and responsibilities. But, it’s all for naught unless you hold yourself accountable first. Accountability is at… Read more »

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To optimize your success when job searching, remember these three P’s: patience, persistence and being proactive. Your goal is to do whatever it takes to make yourself stand out from your competition. Here are some tips to help you up your game: Make your resume outstanding. Your resume is your professional calling card and the… Read more »

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Have you heard the terms “soft skills, transferable skills” and “emotional intelligence” during your job search? They aren’t just buzzwords. Research by Harvard University and other leading institutions shows that 75 percent of long-term job success is related to the mastery of soft skills and only 25 percent is attributed to technical strengths. LinkedIn lists… Read more »

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When you’re looking for a job, it’s no time to be modest. Even if it feels a bit uncomfortable at first, learning to sell yourself is essential to your success. So, how do you become your own salesperson? Start by thinking like one. Develop a marketing campaign. Envision selling yourself the same way a sales… Read more »

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Autonomy is freedom – the ability to think and act independently. In a nutshell, it means achieving results by doing things your own way. In the workplace, autonomy is a key motivator identified by psychologists. When people’s talents and intelligence are acknowledged and acted upon, motivation increases. A Culture of Trust To ignite innovation at… Read more »