Being a good communicator is essential to be successful in business today. Good communications, however, involves more than just being able to speak eloquently. It means being able to read others and evaluate situations in the moment. Here are 5 essential strategies for being an effective communicator:
- Really Listen to What is... Read More
In today’s society, expressing negative emotions – especially anger – is not encouraged. We normally associate anger with aggressiveness…but the truth is that only about 10% of the time does anger result in aggressive behavior.
Most of the time, we tend to suppress our anger. And while that may seem like... Read More
It is always a sad day for me when I open the door in the early morning and it’s chilly enough to require wearing a sweatshirt.
Even before the leaves start to turn those first cooler days are Mother Nature’s warning bell that our beloved summer at the Jersey Shore is in its annual swan song.
Of course, as a “Local”... Read More
Do you remember having weeks (or months!) to write a book report in school, only to wait until the night before to actually write it? Then you, my friend, at some point in your life have been a procrastinator. Whether you are a habitual procrastinator or just find it happening every... Read More
Are you feeling stressed at work? Can’t stop your mind from racing about all those projects and to do lists that aren’t getting done? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. According to the recent Attitudes in the American Workplace poll, about 80% of American workers feel some sort of stress at... Read More
We all want to succeed at work. In most cases, work is a team sport so it’s important to understand what it takes to work together as a team. Supporting each other so in the end, the team shines. Here are 5 essential components of a highly successful team.
- Communicates... Read More
It’s summer, the weather is beautiful, and you and your coworkers are stuck in the office. You find your mind drifting to summer barbeques, days at the beach – all while staring at that spreadsheet on your screen. This scenario is starting to play out in offices across the country. So,... Read More
Happy Independence Day! As we spend time with friends and family celebrating our nation, I thought I would share just a few fun facts surrounding July 4th:
- The Declaration of Independence wasn’t actually signed on July 4th. In fact, July 4th is only the date on the document. ... Read More
Did you know that the average American adult spends over 11 hours a day in front of a screen? That includes, computers, TVs, smart phones and other electronic devices. In fact, I’ll bet you are at a loss if you leave your smart phone at home by mistake. The diagnosis? ... Read More
If you are a solopreneur or a small business owner, you know how difficult it is to pull yourself away from the office for any length of time, let alone for a vacation. Here are five tips to help you plan that much-needed time away from the office:
- Choose a time when... Read More