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Good Intentions, Poor Leadership

By Dr. Suzanne Minarcine
Faculty Director, School of Business at American Public University

I’ve sometimes encountered people who I thought were really out to try to see how negative they could be, at least in the leadership category. However, bad leadership does not have to be the result of negative intentions; sometimes poor leadership is the result of a lack of forethought and understanding of the organization’s mission.

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How to Hold One-On-One Meetings With Your Team Members

By Liz Ryan
Forbes

One-on-one meetings are a fantastic idea. To start the ball rolling, meet with your teammates together at the same time in the same room. (That’s called a staff meeting, a team meeting or a department meeting). If you haven’t been doing meetings like that yet, start with an initial team meeting before you begin the one-one-one meetings, so that you don’t freak out your teammates.

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4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional

By Tiffany Young
Online Career Tips Contributor

For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. Here are four tips that are a result of my most recent life lessons while working on the job.

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Improve the View from Your Work Silo

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

We all know that having people work in silos isn’t the desirable way to operate a business. Yet, many of us do. Some of the sure signs are a limited range of work and minimal interactions with other teams. Like the storage silos found on farms, work silos are places with no view beyond the inside of one area of the operation.

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How Wreaths Brought Thousands Together

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Before most people go in search of their coffee cup on a Saturday morning I, along with numerous coworkers, was up way too early for a great cause. Wreaths Across America is a somber event that takes all over the United States, as well as more than 24 overseas cemeteries. The main event takes place in Arlington National Cemetery, where I was before the sun came up on December 13, 2014.

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Ways to Expand Your Collaboration Circle

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

For those that see themselves in a more independent role within their company finding collaboration partners is a necessity, and at times it can be difficult. It is important though to keep expanding your circle.

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Should You Put in Extra Hours?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Don’t compare yourself to other co-workers. While they’re working late doesn’t go unnoticed by their boss, they could very well be doing it because they slacked off on something early on in the day. Focus on your set of tasks and responsibilities, and if you’re not sure when to work late then ask your boss.

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Mentoring Millennial Teachers to Best Serve Their Students

By William M. Gillum, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education at American Public University

The once heated debate about the merit of technology in the classroom has switched from should we use technology to how do we best utilize technology in today’s rapidly changing classrooms. The good news is that the latest generation of teachers is poised to help with this change and, with the right support, can have a great impact on the nation’s classrooms.

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