When you are faced with a problem, how do you go about solving it? Do you let it overwhelm you, or do you flex your problem-solving muscles and figure out the best solution?
People who allow themselves to be overwhelmed or ignore complex problems often become frantic and confused. They usually end up taking a haphazard approach to thinking, and then they are dismayed when they find themselves floundering and making no progress.
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As a job seeker, you may or may not get an opportunity to negotiate your salary before accepting a new job. But once you’ve been working for a year or so, it’s usually time for a pay increase.
Salary negotiations can seem intimidating unless you are prepared.… Read more
As the end of the year approaches, most sales professionals like you are in a rush to close as many deals as possible and meet their annual or quarterly sales goals.
While your clients are equally busy and getting ready for or are in the midst of the holiday season, you can benefit from the activity and intensity of this time of year to get more end-of-year sales.… Read more
Writing a book, a blog post, or a short story is a great way to get your name out there as a leader in your field.
But before you can get started writing, you need one important thing—a topic to write about.
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Effective communication is the key to building better relationships.
Your professional and personal relationships with others rely on your ability to express yourself so you’re understood. Developing the skill of active listening allows you to understand others too.
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Do you have a speech coming up soon, but don’t know where to start when it comes to writing it?
The best way to start writing your speech is to first write an outline.
While to some, an outline may seem like an unnecessary extra step — after giving hundreds of speeches in my own career, I can assure you that first creating a speech outline is truly the best way to design a strong presentation that your audience will remember.… Read more
Every one of us is gifted the same twenty-four hours every day. It’s how you use those hours, though, that makes all the difference in your own productivity.
Work productivity is not the same as being busy or doing as much as possible in a short period of time. In fact, experts define productivity as being actively engaged in meaningful work, whereas the quality of output is equal to or greater than the amount of time spent on it.… Read more
The most successful people all have certain habits in their daily routines. These habits help contribute to their success and can be considered good habits to form for yourself.
As you read about the following daily habits of successful people, think about which habits you can incorporate into your daily routines and thought patterns.… Read more