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Peak Performer’s Life: Are You Dominating Your Life?

02/25/2015 10:00:20 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses why so many of us often struggle to dominate our lives. He believes a lot of the challenge comes down to consistency. According to Walter: “Here’s the mistake we all make. Many of us wan > read more

Leading With Your Heart and Your Head

02/24/2015 10:00:20 AM

Try to envision for a moment two different hiring scenarios. First, you’re looking to hire a new CEO for a company that needs to quickly see growth, productivity, and profits in order to stay in business. What kind of leader would you automatically > read more

Quick Tips for Workplace Heart Health

02/20/2015 10:29:04 AM

In North America, February is Heart Month and a time to build awareness for heart health and cardiovascular issues affecting millions in the U.S. and Canada. Regardless of your stage in life, heart disease is a real threat to the overall health of yo > read more

And the Award for Best Leader Goes to…

02/19/2015 10:00:25 AM

Just as company leaders are responsible for the direction of their teams, goals, and business strategies, film directors are responsible for providing leadership to their production crews and actors to ensure the vision and creative development of th > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: How to Prosper

02/18/2015 10:00:32 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses how to prosper and be successful in your life and career. According to Walter: “I want you to answer this question to yourself and for yourself—how bad do you want to prosper? I’m here > read more

Studies Show Volunteering is Good for Your Health

02/17/2015 10:00:06 AM

According to a study by United Healthcare, 94% of people who volunteered in the past 12 months say it improved their mood. It’s often easy to see the results of how volunteer work helps others, but how often do you think about the impact it has on > read more

5 Quick Tips for Navigating a Workplace Romance

02/12/2015 10:00:50 AM

The average person will spend more than 90,000 hours at work over the course of a lifetime, so it shouldn’t be surprising that many people wind up meeting their significant others at the office. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 38% of peopl > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Master Something

02/11/2015 10:00:52 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond explains why you must be a master to be successful. According to Walter: “If you want to be a peak performer, you must master some skills. You must master something. And when I say master, I mean MA > read more

Results Are In: Factors That Contribute to Job Satisfaction

02/10/2015 10:00:21 AM

In January, we asked our readers which factors most contributed to job satisfaction. And with 1,291 people responding, we gathered that this is a significant matter for many in the professional world. According to the results, 26% of respondents said > read more

Changing Ourselves

02/05/2015 10:00:24 AM

We have all heard the wise saying, “The only constant in the world is change.” Change is, indeed, inevitable and has always been a part of human existence, but the pace of change seems to be accelerating. Change is uncomfortable for us all. If w > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: The Power of Consistency

02/04/2015 10:00:08 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses the importance of being consistent and how it can be a powerful tool for leading your team, building your business, and living a Peak Performer’s Life. According to Walter: “Excellence i > read more

Igniting Passion: Inspiring Employees to Love Their Jobs

02/02/2015 10:00:50 AM

Passion is a somewhat unexplainable phenomenon attributed to being all in on an idea or belief. A passionate person sees the big picture and has bought in to the importance of every step that leads to achieving a goal. Passionate people are engaging > read more

Question of the Month: What is the biggest cause of workplace communication breakdown?

01/30/2015 10:00:50 AM

George Bernard Shaw said “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” In the workplace, clear and concise communication is essential for success, and when the lines get crossed, it can easily send a destr > read more

Survey Reveals Which Sectors are Hiring in Q1

01/29/2015 10:00:52 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released survey results that reveal which sectors plan to hire in the first quarter of 2015. According to the survey of more than 400 businesses, commercial and light industrial will see the most hiring. Resp > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Your Brand on the Line

01/28/2015 10:00:55 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues the discussion on the importance of committing to excellence by focusing on brand management. He explains that every day you’re in the office and dealing with customers, your brand is > read more

5 Quick Tips for Building Employee Trust

01/27/2015 10:00:56 AM

Difficult to earn and easily lost, trust is one of the most important principles of great leadership. A team’s productivity and success is due in large part to the amount of trust they have for their leaders. So, it’s important to ensure you’re > read more

Benjamin Franklin on Mentorship

01/23/2015 10:00:03 AM

In a study by the American Society of Training and Development, 75% of executives said mentoring was directly related to their success, and inversely, 35% of employees who don’t receive mentoring search for new jobs within the next year. Employers > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: How to Build Self Confidence

01/21/2015 10:00:31 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues the discussion on the importance of committing to excellence by building commitment in other people. He explains that if you want to build a successful business, you have to work on building > read more

Infographic: What Business Owners Wish They’d Done Differently

01/20/2015 10:00:46 AM

Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor, but it isn’t easy. For many enterprising professionals, the hardest part is not knowing what they don’t know. Check out this infographic from The Alternative Board, a busin > read more

The Results Are In: Business Performance Predictions for 2015

01/15/2015 10:00:04 AM

In December, we asked about your business performance predictions for the new year, and according to the results of our poll, there’s a lot of optimism surrounding 2015. Of those who participated in the poll, 46% expect to see exponential business > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: People Will Pay a Lot for Excellence

01/14/2015 10:00:55 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues the discussion on the importance of committing to excellence. He explains that though everyone has a different definition of excellence, one doesn’t truly understand what it means until on > read more

Great Mentor Relationships Throughout History

01/13/2015 10:00:13 AM

From the beginning of time, men and women alike have had the insight to learn from those who came before them. Passing down knowledge of a skill or trade from one generation to the next is a time-honored tradition. The relationship between the master > read more

Going to the Well

01/08/2015 10:00:18 AM

It’s been said that leaders are readers, and readers are leaders. This is true as the most common characteristic among top executives and millionaire entrepreneurs is the fact that they consistently read instructional, inspirational, or motivation > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Are You Committed?

01/07/2015 10:00:20 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses the importance of committing to excellence. He explains that when you commit to a goal, and give it “your mind, body, soul, and emotions,” you will innovate and create. According to Walt > read more

4 Big Mistakes Mentors Make and a Few Tips on How to Address Them

01/05/2015 08:29:54 AM

The passing of knowledge from the old guard to the next generation of professionals is a time-honored, workplace tradition. From the earliest examples of apprenticeship to more structured leadership development programs, mentorships can come in all s > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: 8 Keys for Success in 2015

12/31/2014 10:00:27 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond lays out his eight keys for success in 2015. According to Walter: “What I want to do right now is be your friend and I want to give you some great information to make sure your new year is awesome. > read more

Question of the Month: What Factors Most Contribute to Your Job Satisfaction?

12/30/2014 10:00:05 AM

During the past few years, we’ve seen an upward shift in job-to-job workforce movement. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. With the willingness to se > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: How to Break Free

12/24/2014 10:00:25 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond talks about how you can’t get your “break through” until you deal with your problems and “put the moose on the table.” Check out Walter’s inspirational message below: What is your “moose > read more

4 Quick Tips to Make a Memorable Introduction in 30 Seconds or Less

12/23/2014 10:00:11 AM

From networking events to elevators, sometimes you only have a few seconds to make a lasting impression, so it’s important to have a polished, 30-second pitch locked and loaded. When you need to impart a lot of information in a little bit of time, > read more

Didn’t Achieve Your Goals? What’s Next?

12/19/2014 10:00:17 AM

At the beginning of every year, millions of people create New Year’s resolutions. Whether their goal is to get a promotion, be more organized, eat healthy, or even travel more, the results are still the same. According to University of Scranton res > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: What Do You Desire?

12/17/2014 10:00:20 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond talks about successful people and the driving force behind the actions that led to their success. According to Walter: “I’ve been around all types of successful people, and I’ve experien > read more

[Infographic] The Pros and Cons of Open-Office Plans

12/16/2014 10:00:10 AM

Open-office plans are a growing trend in the workplace. Rather than workers being confined to an individual office or cubicle, many companies are experimenting with tearing down the walls in favor of a more free-flowing work environment. Check out t > read more

Holiday Bonuses: A Poll of What Employees Want – and What Employers Give

12/11/2014 10:00:42 AM

Forget the Party and the Gift Cards, Cash Tops the Wish List Express recently released the results of two polls on holiday bonuses revealing that what employees want and what employers are willing to give are often different things. In an online poll > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Emotional Detox

12/10/2014 07:25:10 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues his message on making the most of your “off-season” and how important it is to becoming “bigger, stronger, and faster” in both your personal and professional life. According to Walte > read more

Back to Basics: Be a More Effective Leader in 2015

12/09/2014 10:00:04 AM

Improvement is crucial in staying competitive in an ever-changing business environment. However, sometimes improving is easier said than done. To become a more effective leader in 2015, it may be time you go back to basics. Focus on Yourself Before y > read more

Making the Right Turn

12/04/2014 09:36:03 AM

Most change and improvement comes in small steps and minute increments. I grow tired of politicians, critics, and commentators who respond to good ideas by proclaiming, “That suggestion won’t solve the entire problem.” I have a friend and colle > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: The Off-Season Road to Success

12/03/2014 10:00:10 AM

This month on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond begins a new series of discussions on the desire to improve. During the next few weeks, he’ll share his unique insight on this topic each Wednesday in a new motivational video here on Refresh Leade > read more

5 Things to Do This Month: December 2014

12/01/2014 07:29:41 AM

Though winter doesn’t start until Sunday, Dec. 21, some of you have already been hit by Jack Frost! As you buckle down for a long winter, here are five things to do this month! Plan an Office Holiday Party December is a great time to spread hol > read more

Looking Back: The Top 10 Refresh Leadership Articles From 2014

12/01/2014 07:28:39 AM

Looking Back: The Top 10 Refresh Leadership Articles From 2014 We’re coming in to the final few weeks of 2014, and what a great year it has been! Are you on track to meet your goals? Are you prepared to start 2015 off with a bang? December is a gre > read more

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2015?

11/28/2014 10:00:30 AM

With 2014 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year and look forward to 2015. In our December 2013 poll, we asked our readers what they expect for 2014, and 50% said they expect to see exponential growth, followed by 43% saying their busi > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Desire Is Your Problem

11/26/2014 10:00:30 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses where the problem lies with achieving your goals. As Walter puts it, a lack of desire is only part of the equation. According to Walter: “Desire plus discipline equals results. If you stru > read more

Infographic: Mobile Dependence – A Growing Trend in Business Travel

11/25/2014 10:00:44 AM

Would you be lost without your mobile device? We’ve become a constantly connected society, never more than a click or a swipe away from the world around us. This is especially true for business travelers whose smartphones, tablets, and laptops > read more

Self-Sabotage: 3 Ways We Get in Our Own Way

11/20/2014 10:00:03 AM

There are plenty of things that make your role as leader difficult – troublesome employees, small budgets, technology problems, demanding customers. But, if you’re having problems within your company and you’re having trouble pin-pointing the c > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: I Have a Dream

11/19/2014 10:00:11 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses the famous “I have a dream” Martin Luther King Jr. speech and the importance of being committed to your dream. Dr. King’s actions lined up with his dreams, so in order to achieve succe > read more

A Safety Net … or a Trap?

11/18/2014 10:00:55 AM

Express Employment Professionals recently released a white paper exploring government benefit programs and their impact on employment. The paper seeks to answer four pressing questions: Are people abusing the disability insurance program? Are unemplo > read more

The Results Are In: Companies’ Biggest Roadblocks to Finishing Strong in 2014

11/13/2014 10:00:13 AM

In October, we asked what you anticipated to be your company’s biggest roadblocks to finishing strong in 2014. According to the results, with 19% of the votes, “outside influences (i.e. regulations, competition, economy, etc.)” is weighing heav > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Master Your Day

11/12/2014 10:00:12 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond reveals three simple things you can start doing today to help you get on your way to becoming  a peak performer. Simply put, before you can be an effective leader, you must first be able to “govern > read more

Are You Your Own Worst Boss?

11/11/2014 10:00:22 AM

Late nights. Hard deadlines. Stressful weekends. Negative reinforcement. These are all red flags that toxic leadership is at play; however, in many professionals’ instances, it’s not from their direct supervisor or boss—but themselves. Even the > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: 3 Things That Will Change Your Life

11/05/2014 10:00:45 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond reveals three simple things you can start doing today to help you get on your way to becoming  a peak performer. Simply put, before you can be an effective leader, you must first be able to “govern > read more

Leadership Lessons: 10 Inspirational Quotes from Will Rogers

11/04/2014 10:00:01 AM

On this day, 135 years ago, columnist, humorist, actor, and social commentator Will Rogers was born in Oologah, OK (then Indian Territory). Through his keen eye and quick wit, Rogers dissected the most important issues of the day and shared insightfu > read more

5 Things to Do This Month: November 2014

11/03/2014 10:00:11 AM

The iconic fall symbols are coming out of the woodwork, while people across North America begin to decorate their homes and offices with cornucopias, harvest moons, and warm colors. But to truly get in the autumn mood, try these five things to do thi > read more

5 Tips for Discovering Your Company’s Next Big Innovative Idea

11/03/2014 07:20:30 AM

If you’re not constantly innovating and staying on the cutting edge of your industry, the competition will very quickly pass you by. In today’s highly competitive business environment, staying ahead of consumers’ changing tastes is the key to b > read more

Question of the Month: What Type of Holiday Bonus Will You Give Your Employees This Year?

10/31/2014 10:00:37 AM

For many companies, the holiday season is the perfect time to show employees that their work is appreciated in the form of a special bonus. From cash to extra time off, there are a wide variety of ways to compensate your workforce for a year’s wort > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Are You a Leader?

10/29/2014 10:00:53 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues on the topic of “vision” and discusses his concept of “visionary leadership.” He also shares a personal anecdote about how a legendary business leader and motivational speaker once s > read more

3 Quick Tips to Help Boost Your Memory and Retain Important Information

10/28/2014 10:00:44 AM

From employee and business contact names to speaking points for your next big presentation, if you’re like many leaders, there’s probably a lot of activities vying for valuable real estate in your brain. So, here are some ways to help boost your > read more

Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay In First Jobs Very Long

10/23/2014 10:00:11 AM

Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released survey findings that reveal how long recent college graduates stay in their first job after graduation. More than three-quarters, 77% of franchises surveyed i > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Game Changer Vision

10/22/2014 10:00:05 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond continues on the theme of “vision” and discusses what it means to have game-changer vision and why it’s often good to be disruptive. According to Walter: “If you’re going to be a great visio > read more

Infographic: Color, Value, & Evolution of Logos

10/21/2014 10:00:31 AM

An easily identifiable logo is a valuable tool for any company. From swooshes to golden arches, many brands need little more than a simple graphic to represent themselves or evoke an emotional response from its customers. Have you ever wondered what > read more

The Results Are In: Companies Offer Employees Overtime/Incentives During Holiday Upswings

10/16/2014 10:00:51 AM

In September, we asked our readers how they plan to handle the extra workload during the holiday season and of those who are affected by seasonal upswings, 30% said they will manage with their current staff, but offer overtime/incentives. Another 10% > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Vision Takes Courage

10/15/2014 10:00:16 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond builds on last week’s message about “Vision” by discussing ways to help ensure your vision becomes reality. According to Walter: “Your vision is always going to be relative to who you are. So, > read more

Square Peg, Round Hole: Know When to Move On

10/14/2014 08:59:30 AM

We are creatures of habit. So much so, in fact, we sometimes find ourselves pursuing completion for completion’s sake. Whether in relationships, work endeavors, or leadership capacities, many of us try to make something work when it should be forfe > read more

Identifying Success

10/09/2014 10:00:35 AM

We live in a consumer society. We are judged and measured based on what we buy, how often we buy, and everything we have. There are countless promotional and advertising images thrust upon us daily designed to make us feel inadequate so that an imagi > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: “Creating a Vision is Free”

10/08/2014 10:00:05 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses “Vision.” According to Walter: “When you have a vision and you’re going somewhere, it gets people excited. They get optimistic. And they can’t wait to arrive at the destination. So > read more

Only One-Third of Workers Aspire to Reach Leadership Positions

10/07/2014 10:00:43 AM

The results of a recent CareerBuilder survey showed a surprising trend among people seeking to climb the corporate ladder – there’s not as many of them as you may think. According to the survey, “Most American workers are not aiming for the cor > read more

5 Things to Do This Month: October 2014

10/02/2014 08:34:46 AM

With September in the books, October marks the first full month of autumn and the start of the final quarter of 2014. So between enjoying the cooler weather and watching the leaves turn, here are five things to do this month! Raise Awareness for a Cu > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Transformation is Based on Small Decisions

10/01/2014 10:00:59 AM

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond discusses transformation. In previous episodes, he’s discussed the important principles of thinking, executing, and dominating. Now he wants you to put them all together to create a positive transfo > read more

Question of the Month: What is Your Company’s Biggest Roadblock to Finishing Strong in 2014?

09/30/2014 10:00:18 AM

It’s the fourth quarter, and we’re entering the home stretch of 2014. With 2015 just around the corner, many companies are feeling the pressure to finish strong. For our October question of the month, we want to know what you anticipate being the > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: It’s Time to Dominate

09/24/2014 10:00:08 AM

In episodes one and two of Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond explained the importance of thinking and executing. In this week’s episode, he discusses how to put those terms into action and how they will help you “dominate.” According to Walt > read more

The Power of Team Building

09/23/2014 08:35:29 AM

The age-old mantra “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team’” is just as true in sports as it is in the business world. So building a team built on positivity and empowerment is crucial to maintaining a competitive advantage and remaining innovative in > read more

The Mentor Checklist: 11 Must-Have Qualities

09/18/2014 08:15:44 AM

Research has shown over and over that people involved with a quality mentor do better in their careers – and personal lives – than those who go it alone, and that applies to everyone from school-age children to top business executives. Bottom lin > read more

Peak Performer’s Life with Walter Bond: Learn to Execute

09/17/2014 10:00:28 AM

Last week, Walter Bond challenged you to “Think.” This week he shares the next step – Execute. According to Walter, this means “putting in a plan of action – and actually doing it.” He believes “everyone has great ideas, but in many cas > read more

Is Social Media Rewiring Our Brains?

09/16/2014 10:00:16 AM

Social media sites are used by one-third of the world’s population. More and more of our lives are being lived out and displayed online, a trend that will likely only become more prevalent in the years to come. So, what are the side effects of livi > read more

The Results Are In: Mixed Opinions on the Value of Education in Defining Career Paths

09/11/2014 10:00:52 AM

In August, we asked readers how their education affected their career paths, and the results show mixed opinions about the influence education has on future success. According to the results, 42% of respondents said they wouldn’t be where they > read more

This week on Peak Performer’s Life, Walter Bond Challenges You to Think

09/10/2014 08:19:26 AM

According to former professional basketball player and motivational speaker Walter Bond, “We work so hard that we don’t have time to think. We don’t have time to use innovation and creativity. We don’t have time to think about our position an > read more

Seed of Leadership

09/09/2014 10:00:12 AM

Once upon a time, there was an elderly, benevolent king who had served and led his people well for many years.  As all good leaders do, the king was aware of his own mortality and was planning for the day he stepped down from the throne. As this ki > read more

Peak Performer’s Life: Featuring Walter Bond

09/08/2014 08:16:01 AM

Coming soon to Refresh Leadership! Walter Bond is a dynamic and entertaining speaker. We’re excited about this partnership and look forward to bringing you Bond’s motivational messages each week starting Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. About W > read more

Is Your Company Culture Affecting Your Employee Engagement?

09/03/2014 08:33:19 AM

Maintaining a highly productive and innovative team is imperative to the success of your business. And, the most effective team is one that is fully engaged in the organization’s overall goals. In fact, a Gallup study found that organizations with > read more

5 Things to Do This Month: September 2014

09/01/2014 10:00:34 AM

The summer months are winding down, kids are back in school, and before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Luckily, there’s still plenty of time left in 2014 to position your business for a strong finish. Here are five things you can d > read more

Question of the Month: How Do You Handle the Extra Workload During the Holiday Season?

08/29/2014 10:00:52 AM

While we’re not quite in the holiday season, it’s close enough that many businesses are already starting to hire seasonal help. The retail sector in particular will be ramping up to prepare for the holiday shopping rush that has historically acco > read more

Employers and Employees Must Adapt to a New Economy

08/27/2014 10:00:42 AM

The number of temporary workers, independent contingent workers, and freelacers is increasing to record highs, defying previous economic trends. Looking for greater flexibility and new opportunities, Americans are turning away from the traditional em > read more

Being the Boss: Leadership Lessons from Bruce Springsteen

08/26/2014 10:14:52 AM

Throughout the past four decades, few have embodied the blue-collar plight and the American dream as much as Bruce Springsteen. With his gritty voice and down-to-earth lyrics, Springsteen has sold more than 64 million records in the U.S. alone, makin > read more

4 Tips to Jumpstart Your Morning Routine and Prepare for a Productive Day

08/21/2014 10:00:16 AM

Are you a little sluggish in the mornings? If so, you’re not alone. For many of us the strength to summon enough energy to take on another busy day can be a monumental task. Luckily, getting a better start to your day may be as easy as adding a few > read more

Infographic: 7 Signs Your Rock Star Employee is Looking for a New Job

08/19/2014 10:00:13 AM

Top talent is becoming harder to find. There’s an ever-widening skills gap in the workforce, so competition for the best and brightest workers is fierce. What would it mean for your business if you lost your rock star employees to a competitor? Che > read more

The Results Are In: 54% of Companies Fully Integrate Interns into Their Team

08/14/2014 14:23:43 PM

In July, we asked our readers how their companies use their summer interns and according to the results, more than half say they fully integrate them into their team for real hands-on experience. Another 21% said they don’t have summer interns; 10% > read more

Link Past Actions to Future Behavior with 8 Interview Questions

08/12/2014 10:00:36 AM

Hiring new employees isn’t cheap. In fact, a widely-held belief is that it costs six-to-nine months’ worth of salary every time an employer replaces an employee. If you multiply that cost by each time your business has experienced turnover, y > read more

Always Move Forward

08/07/2014 10:00:51 AM

If you remember anything from your geometry class in school, it’s probably the fact that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. Moving forward along that straight line always represents the most efficient, productive, and > read more

CareerBuilder: “One in Five Companies Have Replaced Workers with Technology”

08/06/2014 14:45:49 PM

According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 21% of companies say they have replaced employees with automation. The survey also points out that while an increased emphasis on technology has eli > read more

Building a Work Environment that Inspires Creativity

08/04/2014 07:35:27 AM

Sometimes it’s easy to think that only a select few employees or teams need to be creative. But creativity in the workplace should go far beyond the artists and writers in a business. Being creative – thinking of something entirely new or finding > read more

5 Things to Do This Month: August 2014

08/01/2014 10:00:45 AM

How is it already August? Do you realize we’re now closer to 2015 than we are to 2013? As unsettling as that fact may be for many people, don’t let it stress you out because there’s still plenty of time left to buckle down and meet your 2014 go > read more

Question of the Month: How has your education affected your career path?

07/31/2014 10:00:48 AM

Express recently released the results of a survey conducted in both the U.S. and Canada that indicated “education” was the least important factor when evaluating job candidates. Instead, “work ethic/integrity” and “attitude” were shown to > read more

New Study Reveals the Qualities Employers Look For in Candidates

07/24/2014 11:22:32 AM

Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring Recently, Express Employment Professionals, North America’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job. > read more

4 Ways to Hone Your Presentation Skills

07/22/2014 10:00:12 AM

The ability to give a great presentation is worth more than gold to business leaders or anyone who wants to progress in their career. In the Inc. article “7 Traits of Highly Effective Leaders,” three of the traits were closely linked with being a > read more

Halftime – Maintaining Your Goals

07/17/2014 10:00:53 AM

With July in full swing, we are officially halfway through 2014, and with it comes the realization that you only have six months to decide where you want to be when the crystal ball drops on New Year’s Eve. At the start of each year, millions of pe > read more

How to Impress in Meetings

07/15/2014 16:27:34 PM

Regardless of your title or tenure, it’s important to maintain a high level of professionalism in business meetings. However, standing out among a large group of people can be easier said than done. Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfor > read more

The Big Reason You Should Encourage Smart Risk-Taking

07/15/2014 10:00:46 AM

When was the last time you exhorted your staff to “go take some risks today?” How would you react if you heard a supervisor chiding an employee for “playing it too safe?” The truth is that risk-taking has become a bit of a hypocritical subjec > read more

The Results Are In: 52% Want to Own a Business, But Don’t Know Where to Start

07/10/2014 08:34:08 AM

For our June question of the month, we asked readers if they’ve ever considered starting their own business, and with 52% of the votes, “I’d like to start my own business, but I don’t know where to start” was the most popular answer, fo > read more

5 Tips for Building Stronger Networks

07/08/2014 10:00:36 AM

Crowded rooms, stuffy job fairs, shallow encounters, forced relationships – these are just a few of the thoughts that may come to mind when you think of business networking. With every day deadlines and commitments, how do you have the time and ene > read more

Learning What You Don’t Know

07/03/2014 10:00:56 AM

I believe that knowledge represents the most powerful and constructive force on the planet; therefore, you might assume that ignorance would be weak, counterproductive, and dangerous. While ignorance may not get you far in this world, there is somet > read more

5 Things to Do This Month: July 2014

06/30/2014 13:33:19 PM

With July upon us, 2014 is officially halfway over. Between company outings and summer cookouts, here are five things to do this month! Canada Day/Independence Day – July 1, 4 Two hundred eight years ago, a group of individuals finalized the Declar > read more

Sunny Side Up: How Optimism Can Be a Driver of Success

06/30/2014 08:13:51 AM

In 1980, professional tennis player Vitas Gerulaitis had already lost to rival Jimmy Connors 16 times in a row before facing him once again in January 1980. This time however, Gerulaitis would be the victor. And his response to his win over Connors w > read more

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