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Staying Cool Under Pressure and Coming Through in the Clutch

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Author Robert Cerfolio uses what he learned in athletics and applies to staying calm in business situations. We all ask ourselves the same desperate question from time to time: How am I going to make this work?! No matter how well we’ve done laying the groundwork for everything to run smoothly – becoming educated, choosing the right spouse, treating others …

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Debits & Credits: Taking stock of your personal portfolio of finance skills

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In this series, Denny Taylor, Managing Consultant at YSC Ltd, will explore the four steps to financial leadership success By Denny Taylor In a popular credit card commercial, a Viking asks, “What’s in your wallet?” More thoughtful questions for a rising finance executive or even a budding corporate raider might be: what’s in my wheelhouse? What is my currency in …

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Dream Through the Glass Ceiling

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With an ever-decreasing percentage of workers who are willing to dream big, here is how companies are taking steps to minimize misconceptions about climbing the corporate ladder and combatting the glass ceiling. By Jaclyn Crawford When adults ask children, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Children usually respond with big, wild dreams like astronaut, doctor, or …

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Growing through Diversity

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How integrating a diversity and inclusion strategy has helped IR grow on a global level When Marcia Avedon, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Human Resources (HR), Communications and Corporate Affairs, joined Ingersol Rand (IR) in 2007, she wanted to make a broad impact on the organization. Avedon worked to fully integrate the HR function and create an efficient group that …

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The Fears and Facts of Public Speaking

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For some, the fear of public speaking in business settings—or any setting, for that matter—means sweaty palms and tied tongues. Here is how to deliver with confidence. By Ruth W. Crocker Larry’s boss was so pleased with his work performance that he asked Larry to give a fifteen-minute presentation to the entire department of twenty-five people. Larry felt confident about …

The Business of Culture

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 Michelle Joseph, Talent Acquisition Expert and CEO of PeopleFoundry, explains why culture is the best investment you’ll ever make. Any buzz you hear about company culture always seems to feature legendarily successful businesses like Google or Facebook. Their employees work on exercise balls, nerf guns in the office and draft beer on tap. Their work life seems like a college …

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Elephant in the Boardroom: How Depression and Stress in the Workplace Are Killing Productivity

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As companies strive to compete in a global economy, they become high-stress incubators for mental health problems. By Graeme Cowan In a hypercompetitive global economy, organizations must be “on” 24/7. Yet this scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. They relentlessly push to get ahead and stay ahead—working longer days, emailing after hours, taking fewer vacations—often …

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Spreading Acts of Kindness Through Workplace Introductions

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Here’s a new recipe for Random Acts of Kindness: giving much-needed workplace introductions for friends and colleagues. By Sunny K. Lurie We’ve heard about Random Acts of Kindness spreading around the world. Recently, I was the lucky recipient of a random act of kindness when a car in front of me at a drive-through paid for my coffee –wow, impressive! …

You Can Negotiate Anything: Part 2

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Everything is open for negotiation—even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. This is part one of two of 13 techniques that are taught at the Wharton School of Business. Editor’s Note: Yesterday, we explored Steven Blum’s first seven of 13 tips to negotiate anything. Read the first part here.  These are his last tips on how you …

You Can Negotiate Anything: Part 1

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Everything is open for negotiation—even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. This is part one of two of 13 techniques that are taught at the Wharton School of Business. Life is a series of negotiations. While we may realize this in theory, we probably don’t realize how often it applies in practice. Your work schedule, your …

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Professional Pointers From Your Kids: Deal With It

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Robert Vipperman, senior vice president of HR and Innovation at Alex Lee, Inc., shares two pieces of advice that he has put to use in the workplace. Here are two sayings have made a difference in my life, one from my parents and one from my son. Deal with it. Most families have some sort of motto or rallying cry. …