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5 Essentials of Innovation

Innovation

How to Fine Tune Your Gratitude Practice

Around this time of year, we hear a lot of talk about gratitude. There are many well-established benefits to practicing gratitude; it’s been shown to …

Mindfulness

This Is The Overlooked Trait That We Need To Cultivate At Work

Being able to do this well is crucial in the “knowledge” economy.<p>The world of work is changing.<p>This statement has become a perennial mantra of sorts, blazoned across everything from trade show booths to billboards to websites for software companies. I don’t disagree with the statement. But, the …

8 Research-Backed Strategies to Make Stress Work for You

When you’re stressed, it seems like almost nothing is in control. But stress can help muster up strength and energy to take on challenges, and it can motivate you to take a step forward. Contrary to popular myth, stress can indeed be good for you. Use these 8 researched-backed tips to use stress to …

Energy

BetterUp on LinkedIn: “Good knowledge work is about…

Good knowledge work is about how you think, not just what you do. And, how you think isn’t Outer Work. It’s Inner Work: https://lnkd.in/d9HrWBp

3 Research-Backed Ways to Build Trust

Trust is the foundation of any successful organization. When team members feel trusted, they’re better able to bring their whole selves to work, and …

Team Building

Weekly Round-Up: Top 3 Communication Mistakes That Kill Results, Curiosity, Effective Leadership, 3 Ways to Build Trust, & Leadership in Innovation

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. • The Top 3 Communication Mistakes That Kill …

Leadership

Respondent Satisfaction: Our Secret to a Better Experience

The Ultimate Guide To Central Iowa Farmers Markets

Adel Farmers Market<p>511 Nile Kinnick Drive<p>June through August<p>Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm<p>Altoona Farmers Market<p>Civic Plaza: 360 Center Place S.W., Altoona<p>June …

Farming

5 Easy Ways To Drive More Referral Traffic From Social Media

All business owners and marketers have the same goal: they want more traffic. There are a variety of ways to get traffic to your site: PPC, SEO, …

Marketing

Starting Your Own Business: 10 Tips For Launching in the UK

In 2016, UK professionals founded 80 startups an hour, setting a new record for the country.<p>These small businesses range from retail shops to …

Small Business

Free Printable Weekly Work Schedule Template For Employee Scheduling

If you’re still making the work schedule by hand using a pencil and a piece of paper, you’re wasting valuable time and energy that could be spent …

Adobe Acrobat

Employee Relations: How To Stop Workplace Drama

Workplace drama is awful. It feels like grammar school: there are cliques, whispers, and sometimes blatant bullying. It seems like there’s no end to …

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect your Business

Cybersecurity may sound like something that only healthcare and fortune 500 companies need to think about, but as all levels of business become more …

Cybersecurity

12 New Apps In 2017 To Help Your Business Management’s Productivity

A productive staff is the backbone of any successful business. Productivity ensures that employees run each aspect of a company effectively and …

Small Business

16 Soothing Soups In Des Moines

Soups can be enjoyed really any time of the year but there is no better time to enjoy a warm soup during the cold winter months in Iowa. If you’re …

Cooking

Motivating Employees: A New Guide for Managers

Get to work.<p>Do your job.<p>Sell more.<p>These might be what you want employees to do, but brusque commands aren’t exactly the world’s greatest motivator. …

Employee Engagement

How to Make Temporary Employment Work For Your Small Business

Have you ever had an employee quit at the worst possible time? It leaves you in a tizzy, unsure of whether or not your business can manage?<p>Even the …

Small Business

How To Gather And Refine Your Business’s Core Values

The core values of a small business are the characteristics that make it stand out from its competitors. These attributes are essential to uniting …

How To Schedule and Manage Hourly Working Parents

No matter how hard an hourly job is for workers, being a parent is even harder.<p>For a lot of employees, striking a balance between these two …

The Workplace

How to Build Confidence In Your Waitstaff For Holiday Rushes

The holidays can be the most challenging time of the year for waitstaff — this crazy-busy time means more customers, and more opportunities to …

Employee Engagement

A Quick Guide For Managing Your Business and Employees During Black Friday

Have you heard of Black Friday?<p>This American shopping tradition takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This year, it’s on the 25th of …

Employee Engagement

How to Manage Stress At Work: An Epic Guide

It’s not the job, but the worker.<p>You might appreciate lists of which jobs are most stressful so you know what to avoid, but it isn’t really about the …

Self-help

Free Written Warning Template For Managing Employee Performance

As difficult as it is to share negative feedback, it’s the only way to give your team members the opportunity to improve.<p>Your employees need to know …

The Workplace

7 Reasons Why Your Receptionist Job Description Isn’t Producing The Right Talent

Do you find that you’re not recruiting the right talent? As hard as you work to find the best receptionists, the job candidates you meet lack the …

Employment

The Exit Interview Questions Your Managers Should Be Asking When An Employee Leaves

A study from Investors in People suggests that 49% of UK workers want to quit their job in 2016. These employees cited bad leadership, poor pay, and …

Employee Engagement

Small Businesses Are Snapping Their Way to Success

Snapchat this, Snapchat that. We hear about Snapchat's rise to social media dominance surpassing Instagram and Twitter on users and going head to head with Facebook on daily video views. Snapchat has also claimed the throne as the #1 app in the Appstore.<p>The numbers reflect it:<br>• 10 billion daily video …

49 Facebook Ad Targeting Tips To Hunt For More Conversions

If I had a dollar every time someone asked me if I go hunting with my dog, <i>then I’d have like</i>, 73 dollars.<p>But while I didn’t get a German Shorthaired …

What Effective Management is All About: A Guide for Managers of Hourly Employees

Hourly employees sometimes feel as if they’re invisible.<p>They aren’t salaried. They don’t have the “serious” benefits. They might not be full-time. …

Employee Engagement