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7 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Commitment to Goals

How to build your dream team and lead them to victory How do great leaders inspire others to commit themselves to their goals? It’s not just that they have charismatic personalities, or that they give a lot of high-energy motivational

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Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Given that I’m a happiness researcher, you might think I’d strive to help people eliminate unhappiness in their careers. But unhappiness actually serves a crucial function, signaling the need for change, prompting us to switch companies or fields, or even just motivating

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Interview with Howard Putnam: Thought Leader in Aviation

This interview with Howard Putnam was posted on the JDA Aviation Technology Solutions blog on October 2013. The Airliner Deregulation Act was passed in 1978, but the freedoms of an unfettered market took years to create real changes in airline

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Platinum Rule® Strategies for Achieving Elephant Sized Goals

Goals are an endless occurrence. Get this done, get that done, be here, go there. But it’s the elephant sized goals that are the most intimidating. They’re big — sometimes REALLY big. However in truth, the size of the task

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Strategy vs Brand: Which is Most Powerful in Business?

When it comes to strategy vs brand in business, it is critical that two things are in complete alignment: 1. What you want your brand to represent. 2. What your customers perceive your brand to represent. Get it wrong and

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The Biggest Judgment Error You Don’t Know You’re Making

As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological

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How to Make Your Brand Fascinating – Sally Hogshead

The Marketing Nerds Podcast, How to Make Your Brand Fascinating with NYT Best-Selling Author Sally Hogshead was first published on SearchEngine Journal. Joining them just after the release of her revised book, FASCINATE: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist (affiliate link), Sally Hogshead

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Scott Klososky: IT Leaders and Tech Trends of the Future

“NASCIO 2016: CIOs Must Spün-Feed Culture Change,” by David Stegon was published on StateTech Magazine on May 4, 2016. Author and keynote speaker, Scott Klososky encourages government leaders to make their organizations fertile ground where IT can flourish. The audience admittedly

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Positivity in the Workplace: Q&A with Happiness Expert Shawn Achor

This article was originally published on Wrike, by Brianna Hansen, May 9, 2016.  How do you define happiness? How do you think it relates to the productivity of your team? Are your employees and coworkers happy? These answers affect more

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Marketing for #EventProfs – Your Logo is Not Your Brand

You are your brand.  But how do you brand yourself as a meetings professional?   Identify what you do better than anyone else.  It should be a singular thing, although you can support it with multiple examples. Examples of possible branding

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HPU President Nido Qubein Announces Major Expansion

This article was published on April 27, 2016 by High Point University. The time is now for High Point to ignite change that will lead it to become one of the premier cities in North Carolina for business, tourism and education.

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“Use It or Lose It” – Why We Should Train Our Brains

Today, people are living AND working longer. Our ability to quickly learn and nimbly process new information beyond middle-age is no longer an advantage– it’s a necessity. But what can be done to encourage mental acuity as we age? Can

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3 Things You Think Will Make You Happier at Work (But Won’t)

This article by Charlotte Seager was first published on The Guardian and was featured on GoodThink, Inc.’s blog.  For many of us, work’s not working out. Mundane tasks, too much to do and the nagging feeling that your job may be, well,

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4 Steps to Forgiveness at Work and in Life

Recently, I was lucky enough to see the mega-smash Broadway musical Hamilton, the powerful tale of Alexander Hamilton’s short and controversial life. As one of the largest musical theater geeks of all time, the excitement I felt for this absolutely cannot be overstated — and in case

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How to Take Control of Any Conversation

Your opening line makes all the difference. This article by Ashley Hamilton of OWN was first published on Huffington Post. The next time you walk into an important meeting, think carefully about your first few words. According to positive psychology

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Can Using Your Feet Improve Brainpower?

Is it really possible to improve one’s brainpower? Science is telling us yes. As “life hacks” continue to permeate business culture, people’s experiences and subsequent research are uncovering a treasure trove of these self-improvement tips. One of the best ways

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Make Your Call Center Relevant

There has been much debate on whether call centers will survive. Since customers are armed with many options and channels to access help with issue resolution, the question seems timely and appropriate. However the best leaders of call centers know

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The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work

In The Happiness Advantage, I describe an experience with a leader at a Fortune 100 company who told me, “We don’t need a happiness program; we pay people to be engaged.” This is a surprisingly common refrain from unenlightened leaders, an assumption based

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Winning and Losing with Social Technology at Your Office

This article by Sara Tsoodle was originally published on the blog of  Future Point of View, Scott Klososky’s consulting firm.   As professional technologists, here at FPOV we are both well informed and highly opinionated on the positives and negatives

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Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You

It doesn’t matter where you live or work:  Wherever your home is, your community today does not look anything like it looked ten years ago.  And ten years from now, it won’t look anything like it looks today. The Census

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