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Why Is A Positive Attitude Important?

By Debra Benton
Why Is A Positive Attitude Important?

For all the talk about positivity, you may wonder on a bad day, “Why is a positive attitude important?” Maintaining a good attitude when life isn’t going your way doesn’t come naturally – so why bother? I’ll share more, but the main reason is this: your positive attitude positively affects YOU. It’s human nature to … Read more

How to Respond To A Headhunter’s Call

By Debra Benton
Learn how to respond to a headhunter's call to increase your career opportunities

You know your career is on track when you start receiving calls from headhunters. You are wanted (and that’s a good thing), but do you know how to respond to a headhunter’s call? Especially if your initial reaction is that you do not want the job they’re offering.  Whether or not you take the position, … Read more

Learn How to Network Effectively: 7 Rules for Building Professional Relationships

By Debra Benton
Learn How to Network Effectively and See Your Network Grow

Networking rarely makes its way onto a to-do list. You don’t reap immediate, tangible rewards when interacting with people so it’s easy to delay the hard work of connecting with people in your company and industry. The discomfort of meeting strangers may not seem worth the effort it takes to learn how to network effectively. … Read more

Physical Contact at Work: A Powerful Tool for More Effective Communication

By Debra Benton
Five Colleagues Bump Fists While Working

Physical contact at work is a communication tool few people take advantage of. It can help you bond and connect with people way beyond the “dispensing data” form of communication. After all, who doesn’t appreciate the positive recognition of a “pat on the back,” literally or figuratively? And, yes, you can touch strangers as well … Read more

Dealing with Bully Coworkers: 14 Ways to Spot a Business Bully

By Debra Benton
Woman Surrounded by Bullying Coworkers

If you aren’t dealing with bully coworkers currently, you probably will be very soon. Four out of five of us will experience one or more coworkers who bully or backstab (or at least attempt it). In all walks of life, there are people who pull time away in political maneuvering, grabbing resources, and creating distractions. … Read more