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How to Encourage Employees to Pursue Professional Development
By Tami Kamin Meyer | February 10, 2021

Professional development shouldn't stop just because someone lands a good job at your company. Here's how to encourage it in the workplace.

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How to Find a Mentor
By Matt D'Angelo | December 23, 2020

Learn what a mentor is and how you can find the best one to help you reach your professional goals.

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How to Create an Employee Development and Training Program
By Max Freedman | October 21, 2020

An employee training and development program has many benefits for both your staff and your company. Here's how to build a successful program.

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Can Microlearning Help Your Business With Career Development?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 26, 2020

Employees crave career and leadership development. Here's how to use microlearning opportunities to help your team grow.

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Why You Should Offer an Employee Health and Wellness Plan
By Business News Daily Editor | May 14, 2020

Does your business offer an employee health and wellness plan? Here's why you should, and how best to do it.

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The Worst Performance Reviews Ever
By Business News Daily Editor | May 14, 2020

You think your performance review was cringeworthy? These five reviews will make you feel better.

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12 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Business Travel
By Business News Daily Editor | May 13, 2020

A survey by On Call International found that many American professionals suffer from high stress and unhealthy habits during business travel. Plan smart and stay productive during your trip.

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Productivity
By Matt D'Angelo | April 09, 2020

It can be hard to improve your productivity. These easy tips can help make you more productive without a herculean effort.

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Success is Holding Tight to Your Passions Throughout Your Career
By Business News Daily Editor | March 23, 2020

When you find something you're passionate about or skilled in, don't take it for granted. Find a way to fit it into your career.

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Best Podcasts for Learning a Language
By Business News Daily Editor | February 29, 2020

Being able to speak another language opens doors for you in business and travel. These podcasts give you a flexible and manageable way to learn.

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5 Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid
By Business News Daily Editor | February 25, 2020

Negotiating is difficult and stressful. To get what you want the right way, avoid these mistakes.

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Recognizing and Harnessing the 7 Levels of 'Energy Leadership'
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2020

Energy Leadership™ is a discipline and process that helps professionals develop an effective leadership style. Here's how to use it for positive workplace change.

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5 Highly Effective Words for Business Meetings
By Business News Daily Editor | November 24, 2019

New research has found that workers who use certain words can gain more acceptance in a meeting.

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What Is Emotional Intelligence, and Why Does It Matter?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | October 24, 2019

Emotional intelligence is key to becoming a strong leader. Here's why it matters.

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What Is Thought Leadership, and Why Does It Matter?
By Skye Schooley | June 12, 2019

Become an influencer for your peers by providing valuable insight.

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Survey Shows Disconnect When It Comes to Employee Development
By Andrew Martins | June 03, 2019

Employers say their employee development plans are effective, but employees disagree.

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Raising Awareness About Hearing Loss: Shark Tank Star's Method
By Matt D'Angelo | May 02, 2019

How one business professional is helping erase hearing loss stigma and making money.

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5 TED Talks to Make You a Better Leader
By Adam Uzialko | March 20, 2019

Leadership is a concept in constant evolution, but many of our preconceived notions about what it means to be a leader are wrong. These TED Talks help illuminate the concept of leadership in business.

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How Successful Leaders Recover from Failure
By Andrew Martins | March 13, 2019

It may be difficult to accept, but failure is a part of running a small business. While it's important to try to avoid mistakes from happening, we've gathered some tips to help you navigate your way...

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How Does Multitasking Impact Productivity?
By Matt D'Angelo | February 06, 2019

Multitasking is usually not a good idea in the workplace, but that doesn't mean you should never do it.

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Habits of Highly Productive Small Business Owners
By Katharine Paljug | February 01, 2019

Learn the big-picture strategies and habits that small business sole proprietors depend on to stay productive, no matter what challenges come their way.

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What Small Businesses Can Learn from Apple's iPhone Woes
By Andrew Martins | January 24, 2019

Declining iPhone sales are being blamed on a number of factors. Whatever the issue may be, there are lessons that any small business can learn from Apple's rough start to 2019.

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How to Set Achievable Business Goals
By Katharine Paljug | January 14, 2019

When it comes to goal-setting, being specific and challenging yourself is a great first step.

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How This Nonprofit Leader Brought Business Acumen to a New Career
By Matt D'Angelo | December 12, 2018

If you're considering switching careers, Oyauma Garrison says to stop thinking and act.

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Entrepreneurs Reveal Their 10 Favorite Business Books
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 01, 2018

Business owners and professionals told Business News Daily what their favorite business books of the last few years are.

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Tips for Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking
By Adam Uzialko | October 16, 2018

Public speaking is a nerve-wracking endeavor for many people. These tips will help you conquer your fear of public speaking and head into that presentation with confidence.

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Microsoft Office 2019: Best Features for Your Business
By Matt D'Angelo | September 25, 2018

Microsoft Office 2019 is still in preview, but signing up could be a good way for businesses to decide what Microsoft plan they want to enroll in.

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Feel Like an Impostor? Here's How to Fix It
By Adam Uzialko | August 28, 2018

If you suffer from impostor syndrome, these tips could help you get over it.

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3 Tips to Prevent Emotional Decision-Making in the Workplace
By Sammi Caramela | August 03, 2018

Don't let your emotions cloud your judgement. Here's how to avoid emotional decision-making at work.