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5 Habits of Respected Leaders

5 habits of respected leaders

Managing a team of individuals can be challenging, and at times, downright frustrating. Being a leader is often a thankless job and sometimes can feel like you’re trying to reign in a crowd of kindergartners. Becoming a better leader almost always creates a better team. Here are 5 habits of respected leaders in the workplace to help get you started.   5 Habits of Respected Leaders   Value Your Employees – This means to be real with your employees and make a focused effort to compliment them on their strengths and guide them in a direction which capitalizes on those…

Nine Things Successful Professionals Avoid Saying at Work

successful professionals

Working in an office environment, we tend to hear a lot of the same phrases day after day. These cliché phrases tend to elicit eye rolls and weaken relationships between associates and superiors. Successful professionals should avoid saying these common phrases Nine Things Successful Professionals Avoid Saying at Work “That’s Unfair” – This phrase is whiny and sounds immature. When you have a grievance, it’s important that you stick to the facts. “Sorry, but…” – If you have something to say, say it. You shouldn’t have to apologize for contributing to your career. “Not my fault” – Using this phrase…

9 New iOS 10 Features You Might Not Know About

New iOS 10 Features

Each time Apple comes out with new iOS updates, the biggest changes are noticed while the fun little features might get overlooked. Here are 9 new iOS features that you might not know about: 9 New iOS 10 Features Photos: In a matter of a second or two, you can click the home button to wake your phone and swipe left on your locked iPhone. Voila! Camera is ready for action! Lots of new photo featuresThe iOS 10 Photos app uses facial recognition to group people (after it analyzes your photos which can take a day or so, plugged in.)…

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Hacking and rumors of hacking have been scattered all over the news and social media since the election came to a conclusion. No matter who you voted for, hacking is a legitimate concern for every individual or business plugged into the internet or other network. To top it off, there’s been a new wave of fake Amazon delivery emails going out which can increase your risks of being hacked (or scammed!) Here are some basic tips to prevent hacking: Four Tips to Prevent Hacking Use advanced passwords and 2-step authentication-– This is a no-brainer but one that is commonly overlooked….

5 Ways to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

make your laptop battery last longer

As your laptop ages, so does your laptop battery’s capacity to hold a solid charge. Your laptop battery is only good for so many full charges so the more power you use on a regular basis, the quicker your laptop battery will die on you. If you’re looking to preserve your laptop battery beyond the typical lifespan, here are some ways to make your laptop battery last longer: 5 Ways to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer Settings – Take a look at some of your settings and make some changes. Do you actually need the backlight on the keyboard?…

New Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you’re one of the 350 million current users of Windows 10, chances are you’re going to love the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update or, “Windows 10 AU.” It will automatically download and update without your having to do a thing. So what can you expect from the new Windows Anniversary Update? Here’s a few of the changes: What Changes are in the New Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Lock Screen – Your email won’t appear here anymore. Start Menu – This will look a little different. All your programs will be listed on the left start popup. Edge Browser –…

Company Wellness Programs Increase Employee Productivity with Gym Membership Benefits

Increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits

Happy employees make happy customers, but how do you make happy employees? Sometimes the answer doesn’t have to cost the company a lot of dollars per employee. Some studies are finding that you can make a happier workforce and increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits under what’s being dubbed as “Company Wellness Programs”. Proven “ROI” is estimated to be around $3 for every $1 spent on company wellness programs, and according to this article, one study showed an average savings of $650 per employee! (Here’s another article about a company who used a company wellness program to increase employee…

Choosing a Good Managed Services Company for Business

choosing a good managed services company for business

Whether you’ve been in business for 2 weeks or 2 decades, choosing a good managed services company for business isn’t an easy task. Your business data is extremely valuable; trusting and choosing a good managed services company for business is something that should be thoroughly researched before signing any contract. Choosing a Good Managed Services Company for Business When you’re looking for a good managed services company for business, treat the process like a job interview. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; your business and livelihood are at stake if a data disaster hits. Here are a few important things…

Wireless Internet Connection Troubleshooting Tips

Wireless Internet Connection Troubleshooting

There are few exceptions to more frustrating events than to suddenly lose your wireless internet connection. Once you understand the basic wireless setup, wireless internet connection troubleshooting should only take you a few minutes before you’re up and running again (in most cases). Wireless Internet Connection Troubleshooting Tips For wireless internet connection troubleshooting, there are four areas you’re going to be checking. Here they are: Computer Device – Check your device to make sure you have wireless internet enabled. Some keyboards have a key that, when accidentally tapped, will disable your wireless connection. For older Windows platforms, settings can usually…

What You Need to Know about the New Windows 10 Release

Windows 10

Get ready for tomorrow, July 29, 2015, when Microsoft will release the new Windows 10 operating system to 190 countries across the world. Here are some of the highlights about the new Windows 10 that we know: The new Microsoft browser has been given its official name for the new Windows 10 release: the Microsoft Edge. It was formerly known as “Project Spartan”. A FREE upgrade will be available to those users who currently run Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. The catch? You have to upgrade your operating system within one year from the release of the…