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If You Want to Grow Your Team, Build Connections

When you’re ready to bring on a new team member, it’s usually a good sign that business is doing well and you’re ready to expand your success. It’s going from that realization to actually bringing on the new hire that can be a bit of a winding road. How will you reach the candidates you’re…

Top 5 Time-Management Reads

There are so many ways to look at how we manage our time and how we can manage it better. Whether you’re driven by the desire to accomplish more at work, spend more time with your family, or grow your social life — or all three, and then some — so many of us are…

The Secret Time-Sucks That May Be Sabotaging You

Most of us are probably all too familiar with the common time-sucks. You log into LinkedIn to share a work-related article, and twenty minutes later you realize you’re deep into your newsfeed, clicking on content you weren’t looking for. That kind of time-suck is easy to spot which makes a little easier to avoid. What…

Tune In: Podcasts to Help You Build Your Team

This week, I thought I’d share a handful of my favorite podcasts. When you’re working to build a strong team, knowledge is everything. Podcasts are an easy and convenient way to stay informed and inspired. From learning what attracts top talent to strengthening your skills as a leader, podcasts can offer a wealth of tips,…

Beat Procrastination, Once and For All

You’ve probably heard the proverb, ‘‘tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week”. And if you’re a busy professional, perhaps it rings true. It’s not typically due to a lack of motivation or drive. Instead, it’s because our lives are demanding, and there are only so many hours in the day. Without strong time-management…

Often-Overlooked Qualities Worth Considering in Your New Hires

Especially when you’re interviewing a number of candidates, it’s easy to focus in on experience and achievements. As a manager, you want someone who has something to offer your team and who’s going to contribute to its success. While those specific qualifications are important, there are several qualities that are often undervalued when it comes…

Creating a To-Do List that Actually Works

I want my to-do list to feel like a useful tool, not a stressful weight. I’m sure most busy professionals can relate — sometimes my to-do list feels out of control. Sitting down to look at a disorganized, poorly-planned to-do list is probably one of the least-inspiring ways to start your day. When I’m not…

Hiring? How to Find the Right Fit

If you’re committed to building a strong team, you probably already know that qualifications and experience, while important, aren’t everything. I think of them as a foundation, sometimes even an adaptable one. If qualifications and experience are the foundation, what makes up the building? I like to think of it as synergy. If my goal…

Keeping the Balance

The work-life balance, that is. I know the phrase gets a lot of buzz, but as a busy professional (and a busy human), I think it deserves attention. I think this idea resonates with so many of us because we know what a delicate and sometimes difficult balance it can be to maintain. We want…