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Lisa Swan writes for a variety of websites regarding life, career and executive coaching issues. She also writes for companies in the sports and technology industries.

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Get SMART About Your New Year’s Resolutions

Get SMART About Your New Year’s Resolutions

Strategy

Now is the time of year people work on setting their New Year’s resolutions, deciding to quit smoking, lose weight, get out of debt, find a husband, or any number... read more

Common Mistakes That Executives Make Managing People

Common Mistakes That Executives Make Managing People

Human Resources

Being an executive is not as easy as it may look from the outside, and you cannot be successful in the long term unless you can manage people. And while... read more

Tips for Dealing With a Difficult Boss

Tips for Dealing With a Difficult Boss

Strategy

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Having a supervisor that you cannot stand could potentially make you miserable at your job. It’s no joke – studies have shown that one of the top factors as to... read more

Do These Two Things to Get More Time in Your Day

Do These Two Things to Get More Time in Your Day

Strategy

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Remember when you were a kid, and the school day seemed endless? These days, it seems like the clock is frenetically spinning, and you just don’t seem like you have... read more

4 Tips to Make Public Speaking Easier for You

4 Tips to Make Public Speaking Easier for You

Strategy

Public speaking is something most people dread. The fear of public speaking, also known as glossophobia, is something that could hold you back in your career and in your life.... read more

Should Bosses Publicly Criticize Their Employees?

Should Bosses Publicly Criticize Their Employees?

Leadership

It was the profanity heard ‘round the world. When New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recently told Alex Rodriguez, the $300 million man and controversial baseball player, to “Shut... read more

Why Companies Need to Consider Hiring a Health Care Advocate

Why Companies Need to Consider Hiring a Health Care Advocate

Human Resources

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If you own a business and offer health care to your employees, you may also want to consider also offering a health care advocate. Such an expert, also known as... read more

How to Find a More Meaningful Career

How to Find a More Meaningful Career

Human Resources

Do you look forward to getting out of bed and going to work, or do you want to pull the covers over your head and try to go back to... read more

Three Leadership Secrets to Get You to the Next Level

Three Leadership Secrets to Get You to the Next Level

Leadership

You may think that great leaders are born, not made, but the reality is that you can become a very good leader, even if you have to work at it.... read more

What Makes Employees Want To Stay -- Or Leave

What Makes Employees Want To Stay — Or Leave

Human Resources

You may think that money makes the world go round, but money is just one of the reasons employees want to stay at a company – or leave for greener... read more

Putting Yourself In Someone Else's Shoes By Using a Simple Personality Test

Putting Yourself In Someone Else’s Shoes By Using a Simple Personality Test

Strategy

If you want to get along with others, whether it be in work or your personal life, it is important to put yourself in their shoes, as the adage goes,... read more

You Must Do These Three Things to Have a Great Company Culture

You Must Do These Three Things to Have a Great Company Culture

Strategy

You may think that company culture is no big deal, thinking that paying your staff is enough. You may think, as Don Draper once yelled at Peggy on “Mad Men”... read more

How Do You Discover Your Natural Talents?

How Do You Discover Your Natural Talents?

Human Resources

You may have a gnawing, nagging feeling that you are in the wrong career. But what can you do about it? A good start is to discover what your natural... read more

Should You Be a Good Reference for a Bad Person?

Should You Be a Good Reference for a Bad Person?

Human Resources

The next time you are asked to write a letter of recommendation, or give a reference,think about what the person who wrote this one did for somebody entering a graduate... read more

What Do LinkedIn Skill Endorsements Really Mean?

What Do LinkedIn Skill Endorsements Really Mean?

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If you have logged into LinkedIn, the popular business networking site, over the past few months, you may have been asked to endorse some of your connections’ skills. Or perhaps... read more