People Skills and Emotional Intelligence

Do You Like Your Work Space? Plus Results of Pets in the Office, July Freebies, and More

Do you enjoy the space in which you work? Maybe it’s a cubicle, or a home office,  or a co-work spot.  Perhaps you carry your “desk” essentials with you or have a fairly permanent set up at your employer’s location.  Wherever you work, it’s important to have a set-up for comfort (ergonomically, too), motivation and …

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How and When to Apologize: Questions and Tips to Help You Decide

Earlier this month, I sent out an apology to my Breath of Hope members. I had recently discovered that some of my website/post links were not working for mobile users. One responded, “Thanks … I thought it was my phone!”  For months, it was possible my readers were inconvenienced so I re-sent the links with …

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Learning to Take Breaks that Work: Seven Things You Should Do for Yourself Regularly

Let’s face it. Life and work can be stressful. Whether you are trying to wear all-the-hats running a small business (like me), have a pressure-filled position in corporate America, have to travel a lot for work or are under or unemployed, your professional life can be challenging. And when you add in personal pursuits and …

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April Freebies, Features and Fun: Discussion Cards and Productivity

2019 is certainly flying by, isn’t it? The first quarter of the year is done, and Spring is occurring in many locales. What form of growth are you looking forward to in the second quarter?  How about making adding some new life into your relationships at work? This month’s freebie is a downloadable set of …

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How to Handle Bad Drivers on Your Commute

Ever feel stressed on your commute to/from work – because of the other drivers on the road?  From drivers who refuse to use their blinker to passengers that like to play backseat driver, you’ll recognize each of these personalities. Here are some tips, compliments of CarRentals.com,  for how to deal with them and drive safely …

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Stressful Situation: How Different Behavioral Types would Respond

Hope stared at the computer screen.  She’d received bad news from IT that an app the entire team relied on was not functioning, and would probably not be for at least 24 hours. Von, holding his characteristic large mug of coffee (no creamer, no sugar) strolled by Hope’s desk and noticed her blank expression. “What’s …

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7 Ways to Relate to Your Customer (Guest Post)

Finding new and innovative ways to connect with your customer is a challenge every business owner faces. With so many moving parts and the ups and downs that come along with business, maintaining a consistently positive customer experiences takes time and effort. One way to relate to your customer, despite the size of your business …

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The 10 Most Common Rideshare Driver Personalities and How to Deal with Them (Guest Infographic)

The Zebra has analyzed the funniest, quirkiest, and most annoying types of rideshare drivers and broken down easy tips on how to handle them. Uber topped the second place AirBnB by over $30 billion last year in valuation, making it the most valuable tech startup. Young professionals and business travelers are increasingly using rideshare apps …

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