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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.)…

2016 Best Tech Gifts $100 or Less

2016 Best Tech Gifts $100 or Less

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner for holiday shopping. Are you in search of some techie gift ideas? Here’s a short list of 2016 best tech gifts $100 or less to consider for this year. Nine of 2016 Best Tech Gifts $100 or Less iPhone Nomad Key ($20) – A simple lightning cable replacement to carry with your keys. Never worry about not having a lightening cable with you. Tile Slim Tracker (from $30) – We all know that person who is constantly misplacing their phone. This is a practical gift they can appreciate. As long as…

Workplace by Facebook – Newest Platform for Work Collaboration

Workspace by Facebook

Facebook has just announced this month about unrolling its newest brainchild, Workplace. Workplace by Facebook offers a familiar platform for new users not unlike the Facebook social media platform, except built with business productivity in mind. Workplace by Facebook is completely separate from the popular social media core and build specifically for business for project collaboration. Workplace is contending for a share in the market where Slack, another collaborative platform for businesses, currently rules. New Workplace by Facebook – Project Collaboration Made Easy Workplace looks and feels just like Facebook, including a wall and messaging, but it also offers some…

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 –…

3 Ways to Set Boundaries in the Workplace

boundaries in the workplace

Just like with friendships and marriages, setting boundaries in the workplace is important for a successful businessperson. Communicating clear boundaries up front can go a long way to preventing potential conflicts and also promote a positive environment of mutual respect among clients and colleagues. 3 Ways to Set Boundaries in the Workplace. Set Boundaries with Time. Communicating time-related boundaries up-front will help prevent a confrontation with a supervisor about working overtime or during a time when you have other previous commitments Keep Your Work at Work. The nature of some jobs may prevent this but in many cases, keeping your…

8 Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

Reduce Stress at Work

According to an article on Forbes.com which addresses workplace stress, the typical business professional takes on between 30 to 100 projects at any given time. That’s a lot to keep tabs on! The article also states that about 40% of adults have trouble sleeping at night due to feeling stressed. In this fast-paced and demanding day and age, it’s more important than ever to reduce stress at work. Here are 8 Tips to Help Reduce Stress at Work Take Care of Your Health – When we take care our health, we are better equipped to deal with stressful situations, boost…

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…