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A Guide to Handling Failure

A Guide to Handling Failure

Every single person in the world, from internationally known individuals to those who're just getting started in life, makes occasional mistakes. And while these mistakes and failures almost always seem devastating, a little bit of thought, planning, and initiative...

Why Remote Workers Report Being Happier than Office Employees

Why Remote Workers Report Being Happier than Office Employees

It is no secret that remote working has gained popularity in the past few years. After those years of collecting data about remote work, study after study shows that remote workers are happier, work more hours and stay with their respective companies longer. Owl Labs...

Small Business Trends to Monitor in 2019

Small Business Trends to Monitor in 2019

Small businesses in 2019 are making a rapid shift towards orienting themselves for better competition and better performance. Such businesses are implementing various measures in line with key trends that are expected to define 2019. Workplace changes and emphasis on...

How to Encourage Workplace Friendships

How to Encourage Workplace Friendships

Even when you create a team environment in your workplace, your employees may not get along as well as you intended. To improve morale in your business, it may be necessary to encourage your employees to bond on a more personal level. These tips can help you promote...

What is Authentic Leadership?

What is Authentic Leadership?

Authentic leadership is a buzz phrase in 2019. What exactly is it? The idea of authentic leadership came about recently and it entails a few key components. Read on to find out what those components of authentic leadership are: Authentic Leaders lead with their Heart...

Common Mistakes Made when Launching a New Project

Common Mistakes Made when Launching a New Project

Are you launching a new project at work? Read on for common mistakes made when launching a new project: Duplicating effort in another department Before you begin any project you must ask if the same problem is being taken under by a different department within your...

How Every Entrepreneur Should Start Their Morning

How Every Entrepreneur Should Start Their Morning

With proper planning, greatness can begin to take place. As an entrepreneur, it is key to plan your activities in order to approach the day in an efficient manner. Plan, prepare, and execute is the mantra of the successful entrepreneur. Psychologist Roy F. Baumeister,...

Tips for Dealing with Negativity

Tips for Dealing with Negativity

One of the downsides of being an entrepreneur is that sometimes the people around you get negative. Sometimes family and friends just don't understand how or why you would choose to work for yourself. From the fitness realm to the business world, this negativity from...

Performance Review Tips

Performance Review Tips

The following are steps to prepare for a one on one meeting with your manager. They are particularly helpful if you are hoping for a salary increase! When it comes to a performance meeting with your boss or manager, there are several things to be aware of before,...

How to Reduce Turnover at your Company

How to Reduce Turnover at your Company

Is your company facing an onslaught of turnover? What are some actionable ways you can reduce to amount of turnover within your company? Define Milestones As the leader of the company, you know what a typical pathway to leadership looks like. Employees want to know...