Measuring Workplace Social Collaboration

By Geoff Ables

Enabling our teams to work together better – to collaborate and engage – might be the competitive differentiator of the 21st century.  The days of the production-line worker, the inbox/outbox process and any other repetitive task for humans to perform – are vanishing quickly.  With automation, apps and robotics replacing humans at an unprecedented rate (see this infogra

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The Secret to Employee Engagement

By Geoff Ables

A man walked up to a construction site where a number of people were working diligently. He walked up to one worker and asked what he was doing."I'm laying bricks," was the response.He walked up to a second and asked the same question."I'm building a wall," came the matter-of-fact reply.When he asked a third man what he was doing, the man paused, looked

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The Failure Myth

By Geoff Ables

Failure. Oddly enough, it's an incredibly popular subject.So popular, in fact, that for many it has made the leap from healthy to unhealthy. A healthy attitude towards failure spurs you on to be bold, take risks, and learn from mistakes. An unhealthy failure attitude can result in over-reaching, making excuses, failing to understand a need to change, or flat out laziness.We all know th

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Medicine through the media

By Cynthia Shelby-Lane

March 29, 2015 Updated 3 days agoHow metro Detroit doctors bring health messages to TV, radio, stage audiencesDoctors spread health message on TV, radio, stageBy Jay GreeneDr. Partha Nandi might be a medical doctor, but he also is a journalist, an explainer, a purveyor of stories about medicine, health care, public health and life. So are Detroit-area physicians like Joel Kahn, Jim

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Public Speaking For Beginners - 5 Tips to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

By Jean Robor

How often have you sat through a presentation where the presenter used PowerPoint as his visual aid? Microsoft PowerPoint can be used as an effective tool to enhance a presentation. However, used incorrectly, it may break a presentation.Have you ever seen a presenter do little more than click and read? He reads one slide, clicks for the next one, reads it. You get the picture. A presentation

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Extreme Success Tips for the Professional Speaker: Creating Your Program Proposal

By Jean Robor

When creating a proposal for a speaking gig, remember that this is often what a meeting planner sees before meeting you. In fact, they may see it when they're searching your website. Therefore, you want to make a good first impression before taking the stage. Crafting a winning proposal is a great opportunity. It can make you shine like a professional or keep you from making the sale if it a

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Embrace Your Inner Critic

By Shari Strong

~~Embrace Your Inner CriticA Simple, 5-Step Guide to Embracing Your Inner Critic and Getting Unstuck – This Week!________________________________________  Copyright * Strong Organization, LLC.All rights reserved.  No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, mechanical, electronic,

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Strengths + Talents= Endless Opportunities

By Shari Strong

~~PREFACEI decided to write this ebook because, as a success coach, I run across so many who are simply existing; they’re not living fulfilled lives. But, they have no idea how to break free.And, even those who do know how to unshackle themselves often find that it’s easy to get sidetracked by outside forces. These can range from non-supportive (but well-meaning) friends and fami

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A Familiar Face on the Silver Screen You

By Albert Goldson

Often the scariest moment in a film noir or thriller isn’t the surprising double cross, the hideous betrayal, gruesome violence or shocking denouement. Rather it grows subtly early in the film like a demon seed when you recognize someone quite familiar in one of the emotionally damaged characters – yourself. As the plot moves along the fear that develops for the character goes beyond b

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How to Become the Second Most Interesting Person in the World

By Albert Goldson

There are those who have no intention of participating in something new and different yet revel in hearing stories of those who do, particularly people they know as friends or acquaintances. For them these fanciful tales are better than reading a book or watching an action movie because your adventurous tale is real and the protagonist celebrity is you, someone they know personally. Social media d

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