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Millennials: The Trophy Generation

I’ve heard and read so many complaints about Millennials (or Gen Yers) being the “trophy generation,” meaning that anyone born in or after 1981 grew up receiving participation trophies just for showing up. If we believe the consensus, everyone currently aged 37 or younger has a houseful of trophies for no reason at all, and…

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13 Tips for Running Virtual Meetings

In my previous post I talked about How to Use Zoom for Virtual Meetings. If you’re new to running virtual meetings, it might help to review a short list of tips to make sure the meetings run as smoothly as any in-person meeting. Just as poorly run in-person meetings happen all the time, it’s very…

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How to Use Zoom for Virtual Meetings

If you communicate and collaborate with people in multiple locations, then you want to know how to use Zoom. Zoom is a web conferencing service that is free to use for group meetings up to 40 minutes. The Pro version features unlimited duration group meetings. I’ve used what seems to be every web conferencing tool…

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The Problem with Conferences

Conferences can be inspiring learning events. There’s an abundance of excitement, energy, and creativity from hundreds or thousands of attendees who are presenting, sharing, and developing innovative ideas. But there’s a big problem with conferences. To be honest, there are quite a lot of problems with conferences. But the biggest one that I see is…

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Networking When You Hate Networking

Networking comes with the solopreneur job description, and it’s bound to come up at some point in anyone’s professional career. In many contexts, I love meeting and talking to new people, but in truth, I hate traditional networking events. There are several parts that don’t appeal to me: Small talk It takes time away from doing…

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Employee Engagement and Feedback is Key to Retaining Talent

What would it take to keep your best talent? The answer is deceptively simple: Engage with your employees regularly. A survey from Clutch shows that 42% of the sampled employees in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) received no feedback, which is a key indicator of employee engagement. Ideal employee engagement is not something done once…

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Building a Thriving Business with Learning-Based Engagement

One of the ways that I use learning-based engagement on a daily basis is in building my business. I come from an academic background, so I’ve been learning what I need to know about business as I go. That certainly has its benefits, but after a lot of trial and error, I started applying the four-part…

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What’s Your Communication Style?

Do you know your communication style and how that affects interactions with other people? Take this quiz to determine your style and get access to a personalized ecourse on how to improve your communication skills. Powered by

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