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How to Make and Keep Work Friends

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Studies show some people believe making friends with co-workers contributes to job satisfaction and can also be good for a career boost. For example, one third of millennials said socializing with colleagues helped them move up the career ladder, In your first job out of college, consider some of these do’s and don’ts for making and keeping friends in the workplace.

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1 week ago

The best answer I’ve ever heard to “sell me this pen”

Article written by Dailius R Wilson

Sell me this pen. Possibly the best sales one liner in history. Haven’t heard it before?

Coined by Jordan Belfort a.ka. Wolf of Wall Street – I suggest you block out 2 hours of your day to watch one of the best sales movies of all time. Don’t like movies? Read his book.

In the last ten years, I have seen more sales leaders use this question as part of their interview process to whittle out the can-dos from the can-nots.

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3 weeks ago

Breaking into the Men’s Club

WOMEN FACES

First of all I am not a Feminist (Most of the Time), or maybe I should rephrase it to be I am not a diehard Feminist ……..scratch that, that sounded worse than the first few lines so I will say categorically that I am a career woman who identifies with gender issues (amongst other issues) and I try to be a realist above anything. Breaks into a sigh of relief all this labels though, who is a feminist, who isn’t a feminist the bottom line is that I am a woman trying to soar above the rest in this Climate.
So why this topic you may ask?, it’s 2016 not 1986, The female in the work place is not limited to the receptionist or the secretary, we now have Female Presidents, Prime Ministers, The Current IMF President,
Women are now equally as powerful and successful as men , the Beijing Conference worked!

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3 weeks ago

Sage Foundation Launches US$1 Million Enterprise Fund for African Non-Profits

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Sage Foundation has announced the launch of a US$1 million Enterprise Fund, which will see non-profits in Africa receive grants between US$5,000 and US$35,000.

The Fund is aimed at non-profits in Africa that are helping to improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. It will help them generate further income, create new initiatives or enhance existing and proven activity.
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4 weeks ago

How to handle a Crush on a coworker.

Crushing on a co worker

We just finished celebrating February 14th,  Valentine’s Day …A day set aside by card makers and florists to rip us off of our hard earned cash,…… sorry scratch that I was joking, a day set aside to celebrate LOVE.

It’s a beautiful thing to love and be loved in return but in Life it’s not always as simple as that, for some Valentine’s Day reminded them of a day to celebrate their partners, showering them with gifts and attention whilst trying to re-create the early days when the relationship was hot and steamy.

For others February 14th  falling on a work day was another day to remind them that the Coworker they were crushing on is unavailable, or to be more direct “was not theirs”. They were forced to fake smiles as they watched the exchange of gifts between that person and their significant other.

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4 weeks ago

LET YOUR WORKERS REBEL

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Throughout our careers, we are taught to conform  to the status quo, to the opinions and behaviors of others, and to information that supports our views. The pressure only grows as we climb the organizational ladder. By the time we reach high-level positions, conformity has been so hammered into us that we perpetuate it in our enterprises. Workers and their organizations both pay a price: decreased engagement, productivity, and innovation

Francesca Gino describes three reasons for our conformity on the job, This article which was written for the Harvard Business Review, discusses why this behavior is costly for organizations, and suggests ways to combat it.

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1 month ago

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