5 Tips to Start Your Day in a Pleasant Way

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Saturday, October 17, 2020

Most of us start our day in a predictably routine manner—by snoozing the alarm a couple of times, rolling out of bed to have a cup of coffee and then getting dressed for work. If we work at an office, then some time invariably goes in commuting there, by car or by public transportation. And…

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Nurturing Personal and Professional Relationships for Greater Happiness

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, October 9, 2020

Most employers will tell you that the one thing they look for in new employees is the ability to get along with people. This can also be referred to as the ability to communicate well or to be a team player. There are certain things that we associate with someone who gets along with people—a…

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Change Your Life in the Long Run by Listening to Your Inner Voice

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, October 2, 2020

We live in a world where we are pushed to do one thing above all others. As children, maybe we were pushed to do well academically or in sports. As grown ups, we’re pushed to do well in our careers and in our personal lives. Although we live in the 21st century, it may still…

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Saying “Yes” to Opportunities

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, September 25, 2020

A number of people feel dissatisfied with the things they have achieved in life and think that they could have done a lot more. However, when they are given opportunities, they often say “no” because of one reason or the other. Maybe the job isn’t exactly what they had in mind or maybe they feel…

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Increase Motivation Levels by Putting Yourself First

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, September 17, 2020

If you read any self-help literature at all, then you may have already tried various ways of motivating yourself—from affirmations and visualizations to taking naps and exercising. Obviously, leading a healthy lifestyle can help a person to increase their productivity. It can also help with mood. But sometimes, you get to a point where you…

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The Importance of Having Employees You Trust

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, September 10, 2020

There are a lot of things to consider when running your business, and it can be a little overwhelming.  Sometimes it feels like all the work falls on you, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is to employ people you…

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3 Considerations to Recruit Better Candidates

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, September 3, 2020

Some issues in human resources arise because we are…human. Other issues may arise because our recruiting process isn’t up to par. Perhaps it’s been a while since it was updated. When not enough attention is paid to the recruiting process, the humans in the positions may not be well qualified for the job. The good…

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Time-Based vs. Task-Based Models of Productivity

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, August 27, 2020

The one thing that we are all very concerned with, when it comes to work, is productivity. We all want to do more in less time; we want to achieve more with less effort; we want to work what one author calls “the 4-hour workweek” and become millionaires. But when we are handed the opportunity…

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Challenges of Building a Post-COVID Company Culture

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, August 20, 2020

COVID-19 is creating permanent change in workforce policies and corporate culture. Leadership teams face numerous challenges as they manage employees in a post-COVID environment. At this point, only one thing is certain: the workplace will never operate the same way it did before COVID. Here are some of the issues that organizations will need to…

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How to Develop Levels of Trust and Stop Micromanaging Employees

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Wednesday, August 5, 2020

What does it mean to trust your employees? Many business owners might think that trusting employees refers to trusting them with financial information or sensitive documents. This is a certain type of trust. And obviously, you need to hire employees whom you can trust in this way. But there are also other types of trust…

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