Business Skills Articles

The Science of Compassion

Do you know that 70% of all people who seek medical attention for headaches find they have nothing to do with any organic reason? It is simply stress! Are you aware that 40% of the workforce is on some type of medication for anxiety or [...]

Comparing Excel’s VLOOKUP and XLOOKUP Functions

According to Microsoft, VLOOKUP is the third most used worksheet function, behind the SUM and AVERAGE functions, respectively. VLOOKUP is used to look up information in a spreadsheet based on criteria that you provide. VLOOKUP has four argu [...]

Hey First Time Supervisor! Are You On the Struggle Bus?

Are you new to a supervisor, team lead, or even manager role? Do you feel like you’ve been given little to no training or time to adjust? Are you experiencing some anxiety or sleepless nights because you are finding yourself in challenging [...]

Taking a SIMPLE Approach to Accountability

“Can you hold me accountable?” “He/She needs to be more accountable.” We hear phrases like this in the workplace often, but how well do we understand accountability, and how it can enhance our work? Today, I am going to argue that accountab [...]

Exhaustion and the Remote Worker

I was having a conversation with a friend on a recent Sunday afternoon. He, like many, has transitioned from being an on-site leader with a large on-site team to a remote leader with the same size team, most of whom also now work remotely. [...]

3 Things You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

High EQ has been positively correlated with things like leadership, job performance, and job satisfaction as well as physical and emotional well-being. So, it is no surprise emotional intelligence, often referred to as EQ (Emotional Quotien [...]

Thriving During Change

I will never forget the first time I stumbled upon the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus and his famous notion that “there is nothing permanent except for change.”  I was a freshman in college and while I recognized the wisdom of the words [...]

What To Do When You Don't Like Someone at Work

It’s not reasonable to like everyone all the time. Sometimes we just don’t like people, and we don’t always know why. Sometimes we know exactly what we don’t like about them. With some people, it doesn’t matter what you do; that dislike is [...]
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