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How to Survive a Crisis

by Ann Connor

In a moment of crisis—be it one of physical or (more frequently) financial danger—handling the situation takes great skill and even better tact to come out still standing. And while crisis management may not have been in your job description as a leader or small business owner, it is certainly a crucial skill set to have when (and it most certainly will, though we hope infrequently!) misfortune strikes. Here is some sound and savvy advice to help lead your company out of crisis:

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How Old Habits CAN Die Hard (in 3 Easy Steps)

by Ann Connor

We all know the old adage “old habits die hard.” And if you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit—from nail biting to desert cravings—un-conditioning your body can be a seriously difficult task. So much so that, even the science community didn’t think it was all that possible…until now. Turns out there is hope after all!

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What NOT to do to Make Friends and Motivate People—Backed by Science

by Ann Connor

In a world where we’ve become ingrained to expect rewards for good behavior and punishment for poor results, it may seem counterintuitive to tell you to abandon it all. But, after recent studies and years of research, that may be just the thing your company needs to boost creativity and progress within your business. Read on for the three things not to do in order to gain respect and motivate your employees.

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Top Three Things Taking Risks Can Teach You (and How Those Lessons Can Pay Off!)

by Ann Connor

We all know networking is a non-negotiable as far as a successful career goes. But for some, it can be an incredibly painful and awkward experience—leaving many to never willingly attempt it again. But thanks to one Fast Company contributor’s month-long journey in “settling in” to networking, we were able to gather up her words of wisdom and turn them into four steps to help you kick your networking anxieties to the curb and get connected!

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Top Three Things Taking Risks Can Teach You (and How Those Lessons Can Pay Off!)

by Ann Connor

You’ve heard it before—take risks, shoot for the stars, be bold!—and even with all that gutsy, go-getter advice, very little do we stop to think about how taking risks can teach us something instead of get us something. All too often we think only of the tangible reward (read: bigger salary, better title, etc.) than the intrinsic ones. So we’ve gathered together the top three lessons taking risks can teach you and how those lessons provide you with the skills necessary for success.

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