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Skills Employers Want – #1 Communication

Communication is a critical skill in the workplace. It is not surprising that it is number one on the list of skills that employers want. It is a complex skill that is just as important in our personal relationships as it

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Top 10 Skills and Qualities Employers Want

The results of a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers show that these are the top 10 skills and qualities employers want: Communication Teamwork Decision making & Problem solving Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work (Planning) Ability

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Develop Work Skills

Career – Activity: Develop Work SkillsTop 10 Skills and Qualities Employers Want There are many skills that are important for work. A good starting place for developing work skills is the Skills Guide at Illinoisworknet. Job skills are specific to

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Set Work Goals

Career –  Activity: Set Work Goals Planning goals for work adds meaning to an important part of our lives. To set work goals: 1. Review organization mission statement/goals 2. Review job description/duties 3. Generate ideas for goals that will add

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Your Unique Selling Proposition

Purpose –  Activity: Define a Clear Promise in a value statement Your value statement is a power tool for focus. Focus is your superpower, and a value statement is the power tool that can help you achieve it. A value

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Work Ethic

Dr. Paul White describes the characteristics of a “good worker” in “What is a “Good Work Ethic” Really?” In “Teaching Young People to Work,” he says that business owners are looking for someone who will: (a) show up (that is,

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Development Plan

Are you engaged at work? Keys to Engagement at Work: Purpose Feedback Recognition Purpose, Feedback, and a Balance of challenge and skill are essential for flow. Purpose, Autonomy, and Mastery are key to motivation. Relevance, Results, Recognition are the antidote to

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Discovery of the Day

Most Popular Articles of 2006 at Harvard Business School Working Knowledge.

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Quiet Leadership

Booknotes on “Quiet Leadership” by David Rock. (Affiliate link: I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you click through and make a purchase with an affiliate link. Thank you for your support!) Pathways in our brains are formed as

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Unforgettable Customer Service

When our three-hole punch at work stopped punching effectively (meaning it took super-human strength applied to a single sheet of paper for it to make a few holes) I took it for a trip to our local office supply store.

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