Category: Skills & Performance

Posts related to Career Skills & Performance (security, income, bonus, promotion, mindset, employee-prenuership, etc.)

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Prepare For Promotion In 2015

In this uncertain economy and ever-changing job market, people are more concerned than ever about how to keep their jobs and move up in their careers in the new year. The rules of the game are changing, and now more than ever, it’s important to review your personal strategy for success, as well! Instead of fearing the next …

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Choose Honor In The Workplace

Are you a “lazy” worker? Maybe you don’t think you are because honestly, it’s become part of the cultural norm to answer personal emails, check on Facebook and watch YouTube throughout the day. You see other people doing it and you just accept it as part of the job. But the marketplace pays for value. And …

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To Get Yourself Promoted, Promote Your Employer!

How often have you wished for a promotion at work? Honestly, most everyone wants to get promoted, raises and big bonuses – even your employer! But, the bottom line for employees and employers alike, all comes down to the, hmmm… bottom line. The more your company makes, the more the business can afford; it’s simple math! But, …

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Invest In Your Work To Gain In Your Pay

Good morning! Have you been looking for a little inspiration in your career? Maybe it isn’t the job you’d planned on, you just aren’t growing professionally or you are hopelessly awaiting a raise or promotion that just keeps passing you by? There’s a line in my favorite book that says, “Lazy hands make a man …

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Ready To Climb The Corporate Ladder? Then Get Off The Treadmill!

Have you ever worked out on a treadmill…or even seen someone doing it? Usually they’ve got some sort of distraction, like headphones for their music or some places even have TVs for folks to watch while trudging away. And, that’s exactly what they’re doing – trudging, not really going anywhere! But, if you’ve seen someone marking time …

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Think Outside Your Dead-End Job

Are you unhappy with your current job? Maybe you feel stuck, with no hope of a promotion and no skill sets to find a better one. You’re not alone, apparently, 57% of people are unhappy with their jobs! CBS News reported the biggest factor in this statistic is because people feel underpaid and have no room …

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How To Move From A “Timeclock” To “Boss” Mindset

Admit it – you’ve seen those employees who look like they could be extras (or maybe even stars!) in a zombie movie. Dead expression, no smile, zero interest in their customers, slow-moving (unless it’s time to clock out), “questionable” personal appearance…a real shining star, representing their company well! Okay, not so much. And it might …


Skills Form The Rungs On Your Ladder To Success

I have a question for you today. Who makes more money – a general M.D. or a brain surgeon? The brain surgeon, of course. Why? Not because of his looks, personality, skin color, religion or family background. It’s because he has specialized skills. Even if the general M.D. has an amazing bedside manner and the …