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Why Setting Goals Matters

Why Setting Goals Matters

​How do you measure success? For many, the greatest sense of accomplishment comes from achieving a goal. Here’s the challenge – if you don’t establish goals, you won’t know when you reach them. Research shows that goal setting improves performance 20 to 25 percent....

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Why Setting Goals Matters

​How do you measure success? For many, the greatest sense of accomplishment comes from achieving a goal. Here’s the challenge – if you don’t establish goals, you won’t know when you reach them. Research shows that goal setting improves performance 20 to 25 percent....

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Lead, Don’t Manage

Lead, Don’t Manage

Everyone has room to improve. We all know that about ourselves -- and probably even know the areas of our leadership that need improvement -- but making the necessary changes is never as easy as it seems. If you really want to bring about positive change for yourself,...

e-Learning by the Numbers

e-Learning by the Numbers

​Business leaders used to ask, “Why should we implement e-Learning?” Now, with the explosion of e-Learning solutions taking over corporate training programs, the more important question is “Why wouldn’t we implement e-Learning?” If you’re not already using some form...

How to Prevent Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

How to Prevent Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

Exposure to harmful chemicals is the fifth leading cause of death in the workplace, and incidents are on the rise. Last year, a Buffalo Wild Wings manager died after trying to clear an accidental mix of bleach and acid from the floor. Thirteen other people, including...

What’s Your Focus for the New Year?

What’s Your Focus for the New Year?

It’s that time again – time to write your new year’s resolutions. Resolutions always seem like a good idea, don’t they? After all, studies show that about half of all Americans make resolutions. The downside is that less than 10 percent of those who make them,...

Exit Interviews that Enlighten

Exit Interviews that Enlighten

Your favorite employee is leaving (or maybe it’s your least favorite employee) and you’ve heard enough about exit interviews to know you should conduct one, but you can’t help thinking, “What’s the point?” After all, good employees on their way out don’t want to burn...

Cause & Effect

Cause & Effect

Most people who volunteer for a charitable cause agree, it feels good to do good. Charitable giving can have the same positive effect on businesses. Many large corporations sponsor public fundraising events and offer matching donation programs for both the good of the...

Is Industry Lingo Affecting Your Communication?

Is Industry Lingo Affecting Your Communication?

​​Every industry has its own lingo. These specialized words and expressions are spoken and understood freely among people who have been around for a while, but they may complicate communication for others. Here are a few examples: In retail and convenience stores, you...

Are You a Target?

Are You a Target?

Crime is costly. The financial losses from theft alone exceed over $50 billion per year. Add in what businesses spend to prevent loss, and that amount more than doubles. When you recognize how criminals might target your business, you can strategize ways to stop them....

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