How to Get Things Done

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We never seem to have enough time. We have our work, things we need to get done at home, taking care of the kids, and various other tasks that need to be done. With all that we have to do, it seems that we can never catch up. We feel like we are running on… Read more »

Beliefs About Success

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What is it that determines how people fare in life? It’s the great nature versus nurture debate that has continued for some time. For some, nature is the prime determinant of how people do in life. For the nature crowd, your abilities are pretty much set at birth. And it is these innate abilities that… Read more »

How to Organize for Efficiency

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Companies and employees are always trying to increase their efficiency at work, and even at home. There are many strategies that have been put forth to help people increase their efficiency. But there is one simple way to increase efficiency that you may have overlooked. That is through better organization. Here are a few ways… Read more »

How to Handle Anxiety at Work

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Everyone knows that work can produce a lot of anxiety. There are deadlines, too much work to get done in too little time, demanding bosses, uncooperative coworkers. Since anxiety is an ever present companion at work, it is a good idea to know things you can do to cope with it, because if you don’t,… Read more »

How to Build Trust in the Workplace

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Trust among coworkers at their companies is at an all-time low. Trust is built into our natures. It’s part of how we function in society. But often we sabotage our own attempts at creating a bond of trust with others because we are unaware of the effect that our actions are having. If you want… Read more »

Focusing on Strengths Is the Key to Success

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Often in our jobs we are focused on our weaknesses – identifying what they are and trying various ways of overcoming them. Performance reviews reinforce this view because they often focus on a worker’s weaknesses and what they should be doing to work on them. But research is now showing that this may be putting… Read more »

Ways to Solve Problems

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When at work, we are constantly dealing with problems. They can be of various kinds – something doesn’t go as planned, or attempts to improve some process have hit a snag, or there is some type of conflict. And some problems can be more difficult to solve than others. The key to solving most problems,… Read more »

Why Only Silence After the Interview

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Many people have experienced this situation during a job search – they have interviewed with a company and, as far as they know, it went well. But afterward, nothing. There is no word at all from the company, even after several weeks have elapsed. This, in fact, is a fairly common experience, affecting about 60… Read more »

Ways to Improve Self-Discipline

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Self-discipline is something we all prize – and wish we had more of. Like many of our mental states and attitudes, it is hard to determine exactly where it comes from and what we can do to cultivate it. But psychologists who study willpower say that there are things you can do to improve it…. Read more »

Common Traits of Successful People

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What leads to success? Most people would probably come up with similar qualities that are necessary for success – determination, fortitude, courage, a willingness to keep learning. These are but a few of the more common ones. But research has also revealed that there are other traits that many successful people have in common, ones… Read more »