Stop Sabotaging Your Career

Denise Cooper Career Success, Empathy and Communication 0 Comments

How often do you define yourself by your weaknesses? Actions matter. Every day, you are consciously and unconsciously teaching others how to treat each other in social interactions. The real question is what you are teaching. Are you teaching others to be self-reliant, altruistic and helpful, or are you teaching them to be selfish and dependent? Analyzing your own behavior …

10 Reasons Why Companies Get Employee Engagement Wrong!

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What is the single biggest thing that companies get wrong with employee engagement? This was a group posting on LinkedIn. As I read through the comments, I realized there were about 10 reasons listed why senior leadership and HR that can’t answer this question. Why does this matter? You might ask, especially given all the other priorities on your “to …

4 Toxic Personalities sure to make your life a living hell

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Andy and Lynne, two people who dream about having an amazing career and to be able to enjoy what having a great career brings. I’ve worked with a lot of leaders and leader want-a-be’s.  Whether they own their own business or work for a Fortune 100 company there are 4 ways about 50% of professionals sabotage their careers.  The following …

5 Reasons You’re Destine to Fail at Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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The numbers don’t bode well for most people.  By the time you read this post nearly one-third of you will have already failed at keeping your New Year’s Resolution.       45% of us will make New Year’s Resolutions or goals Only 8% will successfully achieve their New Years’ Resolutions or goals.  Of the 45% who will make a …

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

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Ever wonder what it would take to increase your chances of achieving your New Year’s Resolutions? The odds are certainly against you.  Psychology Today magazine reports nearly 50% will make at least one New Year’s Resolution but only 8% will actually achieve them.  If you’ve been around me for a while you know I study this question of what’s the …

Please Don’t Say “Happy Kwanzaa”

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This time of the year people can get a bit of off centered.  And in the midst of a huge celebration called Christmas and trying to figure out what to do to ring in the New Year many in the Black community are celebrating Kwanzaa which means first fruits. The problem is folks want to be “culturally or politically” correct. …