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Leading People: Facilitation

The best leaders don’t just tell their employees what to do. Instead, they help employees agree on objectives and goals in a way that encourages participation and inspires ownership. This process is known as facilitation, and it can help teams...

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Financial Literacy: Investment Strategies

When Amazon had its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 1997, it was an online book retailer with around 250 employees and 80,000 website visits per day, and buying one share of the company cost $18. At the time of this writing, those shares are...

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Wellness: Nutrition Essentials

Nutrition can be confusing—particularly since experts frequently hold differing opinions, which explains the sheer quantity of diets out there. From the paleo diet, which makes lean meats, fish, and nuts the centerpoint, to the Keto diet which...

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Financial Literacy: Borrowing and Debt

According to a 2018 survey from Northwestern Mutual, less than a quarter of Americans are debt-free. Under the right circumstances, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. When used responsibly, debt can be a productive financial tool that allows you...

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Workplace Skills: Record Keeping

Record keeping is an important part of small business ownership, and it can be costly if it isn’t done properly. There are lots of tax deductions out there for small business owners, but the IRS requires business owners to keep detailed records....

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Workplace Skills: Persistence

In 1995, Elon Musk was passed over for a job at Netscape. A year later, he was ousted from his position as CEO of Zip2, a company he co-founded. In 2000, he was ousted from PayPal while on his honeymoon, and in 2006 the first SpaceX rocket...

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Workplace Skills: Staying on Task

We live in the age of distractions, where advertisements, apps, and notifications are constantly clamoring for our attention. According to research from Udemy, smartphones alone are costing Millennial and Gen Z employees at least two hours in...

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Financial Literacy: Long-Term Financial Planning

According to a 2019 survey from Northwestern Mutual, just 10% of Americans are confident that they’ll be financially ready to retire some day. It’s a somber statistic, but one that bears mentioning. After all, no one wants to have to put in long...

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Workplace Skills: Strategic Planning

When Steve Jobs was reinstated as the CEO of Apple after being ousted 12 years earlier, the company was in dire straits. By some accounts, it was just weeks from bankruptcy, but Jobs managed to turn it into the most valuable company in the world....

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Workplace Skills: Meeting Deadlines

Have you ever met someone who treated deadlines as if they were casual suggestions? They aren’t bad people, but they sure can be difficult to work with. Almost every project in the business world is a collaboration of some sort, with individuals...

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