Business

How to Keep Your Cool in an Overheating World

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 30, 2020

Times are tough. No one will argue that, but guess who is tougher? You are. All you need is a little boost in the right direction and some tools to keep your cool when others may not be. Take a look at these three steps that can change the way you look at your day…

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3 Management Tips to Help You Deal with Employees During Challenging Times

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Given that the world is in the throes of a pandemic, a lot of people are very scared to do the things which they normally do, such as going to work, going to the grocery store and even going for a walk. As a business owner, you may find that many of your employees are…

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Thinking, Overthinking and Processing Your Fears

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, July 17, 2020

Most of us don’t like it when people tell us, “You’re thinking too much” or “You’re overthinking.” What exactly do these phrases mean? What is it to think too much? And why is it bad? Hasn’t anyone who has achieved anything in life done so by thinking things through? Haven’t most scientific and creative breakthroughs…

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4 Job-Related Equations Which Show the Importance of Communication

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 9, 2020

Research shows that doctors who don’t have a good bedside manner get sued more often than doctors who do. It’s not the efficiency of the doctor which matters in this case; it’s the way they communicate with patients. Doctors who take the time to understand what their patients are going through, emotionally and physically, get…

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Avoiding Perfectionism and Looking at the Big Picture in Your Business

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 2, 2020

Many of us believe that it’s good to be a perfectionist. After all, the very word “perfection” has a positive ring to it. It sounds like something that’s better than anything else. But it’s also very easy to get bogged down in perfectionism. When you keep trying to get all the details right, you forget…

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How to Motivate Your Employees During Challenging Times

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, June 26, 2020

When you’re going through challenging times, it’s easy for people to become demotivated. We’re all used to going to our offices during the day and socializing with people in the evenings. So it’s hard to accept that we’re going to have to miss out on the things we take for granted such as going to…

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Relieve Stress During Critical Moments

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, June 18, 2020

New business ventures are exciting. Drive, energy and movement rise as managers and employees embrace a new project. Along with these wonderful benefits, also comes added stress that can sometimes explode into what becomes a “critical moment”. This is when something, anything, goes array. Patience is distant and tempers escalate. We need to prepare ourselves…

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Novel Ways to Manage Time

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, June 12, 2020

All business is governed by time. Managers and team members typically have an eight hour stretch of time to get the job done for a particular day. A routine schedule of progressing through the day likely devotes particular times to morning meetings, start-up procedures, amping up for the “busy” period, allocating breaks and lunches, and…

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How to Lead Without Force

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, June 5, 2020

Any boss can tell employees what to do. But they can’t make employees do it well, with a good attitude, or with enthusiasm. For that, you need a leader. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” But how do…

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How to Build a Strong Resume

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, May 28, 2020

A great resume is crucial to landing a new job, but building a strong resume can often feel difficult and overwhelming. When you’re looking for a job, the last thing you want is to be unsure if your resume hits the mark. Every application you put out relies on the quality of your resume, so…

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