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Professional Development Blog

October 18, 2017

Many first-time managers throw themselves into their new role with enthusiasm, only to be dragged down by the realization that the job can be incredibly challenging. You can head off some common frustrations by starting off on the right foot, More…

October 11, 2017

A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that employers view writing skills is the 3rd most desirable quality in their employees, behind leadership skills and the ability to work as an effective team member. The More…

October 5, 2017

While it’s not a bad idea to follow some of the traditional recommendations for effective presentations (make eye contact, tailor your message to the audience, etc.), there is no one formula that works for everyone. Through years of practice, experienced More…

September 27, 2017

One recent study found that new managers are given an average of 20 weeks to show their organizations that they can succeed in a leadership role – yet most get no training to help them make the switch from team More…

September 19, 2017

At work, many of us communicate primarily through email because it’s convenient and can easily be retrieved and referenced later as needed. Phone calls and in-person conversations are increasingly rare. If you’ve ever sent an email that was misinterpreted by More…

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