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Is Your Work Ethic Better than Average? Find Out in 5 Questions

How does your work ethic compare to the average person?

It’s a key determining factor in whether you will achieve goals, pull ahead of the pack and distinguish yourself. So go ahead, check out these five questions that will help you gauge how your work ethic compares to the average person.Discipline is ...

by Carolyn Sun  | October 22, 2017 08:00:00
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Studies Show Working Overtime Is Basically Pointless

Opportunity does sleep, and it also takes needed breaks

For how many hours per week do you work? If you run a business, there’s a good chance you’re putting in more than 40 hours.Related: Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Despite the recent ...

by Mike Taylor  | February 06, 2017 06:00:00
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Want that promotion? Do the small things right

Because consistently doing the small things matter overtime.

High-achieving professionals are always working towards a goal—whether it is to complete an assignment before deadline, land a huge account or figure out a way to save the company money. While not necessarily the primary motivator for everyone, getting a pay raise ...

by Marty Fukuda  | April 27, 2016 11:00:00
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What women want from the workplace: An end to sexism

Going an extra mile to make your co-workers feel comfortable is a huge step to ending sexism.

Comedian Demetri Martin does a comedy bit about how, if you want to sound like a creep, you should just add “. . . ladies” to the end of everything you say: “Thanks for coming to the show . . . ladies.” “Help, I’ve fallen into a well ...

by Cord Himelstein  | April 01, 2016 09:00:00
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Faith works at work. So why can't we talk about it?

Faith plays a huge role not only in our personal lives, but in businesses as well.

I was talking to someone who is a prominent leader at his company. In a senior position, he is responsible not only to his team members but also for them. We began to discuss how the whole topic of faith at work ...

by Sandi Krakowski  | March 24, 2016 03:00:00
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Faith at work is about practicing, not preaching it

Faith at work means you're living out what you believe with your whole heart.

When we use the words “faith at work,” some people get so hot under the collar and very defensive. I can understand why.For years many people who claimed to bring their faith to work had only one goal: to convert their peers ...

by Sandi Krakowski  | March 24, 2016 09:00:00
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Money lessons I learned delivering newspapers to rich people

Lessons no. 1: Money greases the wheels.

Being a paperboy taught me a lot of the habits of rich people. They always tipped me more than anyone else. Their monetary generosity then led me to give them better service than everyone else. I've found that it's very similar in life ...

by John Rampton  | January 29, 2016 10:00:00
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7 ways to work fewer hours but get more business traction

Improve your work and business productivity with these tips.

In a startup, or any business with limited resources, the last thing you need is people who put in lots of time and effort, but never seem to move the ball. Successful entrepreneurs must never stop looking for ways to improve their ...

by Martin Zwilling  | September 17, 2015 09:00:00
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12 ways to spot a potentially violent person in the workplace

Here's a psychological profile of people who could possibly be violent in the workplace.

How many times have you read about a workplace shooting, and the employees said something like, “I’m not surprised he did this,” or, “He always gave me the creeps, but I never thought he’d actually kill anybody”?Related: 7 steps to keep employees safe ...

by Robert Siciliano  | September 01, 2015 07:00:00
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The qualities employers most desire in employees (Infographic)

Find out what personal qualities you should look for when hiring employees.

What do you need to succeed in business? According to a new study, it's all about your personality.Seventy-eight percent of respondents gave "personality" a top rating compared to "skill set," at only 39%, according to a survey by digital education provider Hyper ...

by Kate Taylor  | August 09, 2015 02:00:00
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3 qualities every successful entrepreneur must have

Entrepreneurs wouldn't reach success without these qualities.

There are three qualities inherent in all successful entrepreneurs.1. Adaptability In most cases, what you start out to do will not be exactly what you’re doing when you are ultimately successful. As you roll out your enterprise, you’ll discover that things you expected to ...

by Doug and Polly White  | June 30, 2015 01:00:00
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6 ways workaholism can make you a winner in love

Being a workaholic can sometimes help build lasting relationships.

Being a hard worker is a good thing, but sometimes that valuable quality has an evil twin—and its name is Workaholic.When you start giving up sleep and food for more meetings and projects, it’s been proven that your productivity and sometimes even ...

by Hayley Matthews  | June 13, 2015 09:00:00
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The 9 worst mistakes you can ever make at work

Don't commit these mistakes if you aim for a good working relationship with your office mates.

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work.Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.No matter ...

by Travis Bradberry  | June 04, 2015 02:00:00