Things To Learn From The Office Dog

Things To Learn From The Office Dog

He’s everyone’s favorite coworker and there’s no doubt why this lovable giant brings so much joy to our office. Having a dog-friendly office is another way that millennials are diversifying work environments and redefining the modern workspace. Not only are daily dog pets releasing feel-good hormones all around the office, but there is actually a lot we can learn from our four-legged friends. There’s a science behind why people love puppies so much and dogs actually have a lot to teach us about how to be a good teammate.

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Gifting Back

Gifting Back

Tis the season for gifting….and gifting back. Why not treat yourself (or family and friends) to something that you know, in return, helps someone else. Receiving gifts is enjoyed by many and knowing that your purchases are making a difference only strengthens that happiness. Subscriptions boxes are all the rage right now and more and more people are signing up for these monthly or quarterly gifts. With so many different interests, there’s surely a box to peak yours!

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Imagine More Recap with Suzanne and Kris Reinhard

Imagine More Recap with Suzanne and Kris Reinhard

Kris and I and our lifestyle is pretty unique compared to probably most typical families. We're very much similar to entrepreneurs that we don't get Friday and Saturday nights off. We work a seven day work week. We have moments that we have down time, but so much of our work between I work at home with my job… It's not an eight-hour day. We don't, unfortunately, get to play tennis Saturdays or Golf on Saturdays. But we do find great joy in the work that we do” - Suzanne Reinhard

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How To Prepare for A Panel Event

How To Prepare for A Panel Event

So you’ve been asked to speak on a panel… To some that may feel daunting or to others it may feel invigorating and flattering, but no matter how you feel, your participation will be directly influenced by how prepared you are. Speaking on a panel requires a different skill set than simply presenting to an audience solo, and putting in a bit of time will make you feel more confident when you walk onto the platform. Our team has some experience both participating in panels and moderating them, so we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks on how to put your best foot forward for your first panel speaking event.

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Imagine More Recap with Jonathan Baker

Imagine More Recap with Jonathan Baker

“I think there's something really powerful about just letting your mind do its thing. I read every day, but I don't read business books. I can't stand them. No offense if you've written one. Inspiration comes from the oddest places sometimes. Just seeing how other people are doing it in other industries, and ... getting ideas from fictional characters, even. I think those are the things that are going to transform your business. The challenge is you never ... It doesn't feel like productive time, right? Because you never know when inspiration is going to strike. I think it's important to put yourself in a place where it could.” - Jonathan Baker

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New Algorithm For LinkedIn

New Algorithm For LinkedIn

LinkedIn has announced a new update that includes an essential algorithm change for users. Recently, they noticed less engagement on feeds which has led to fewer people posting updates. This caused bigger companies to consume user’s feeds which is not the end goal. Users tend to want to see posts from people they know on their feeds rather than top competitors.

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What Your Social Media Says About You

What Your Social Media Says About You

Standing out against the hundreds of applications that a company receives is a challenge. You want to put your best foot forward with both your resume and cover letter, but it’s important to keep in mind that your potential employer will be looking at more than what you provide them with. A candidate’s social media platforms are one of the next places a company might look to learn more about the person. A quick glance at your Instagram could make your break their decision to move you forward in the application process. So how can you present yourself appropriately on social media? We’ve gathered some recommendations that will ensure your social channels can help, not hurt your chances of getting hired.

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Beating the Sunday Scaries

Beating the Sunday Scaries

If you’ve never heard of them, the Sunday Scaries refers to the anxiety or dread that builds up on a Sunday afternoon and strengthens into the evening. A survey on Monster discovered that 67% of Americans reported experiencing these Sunday night blues. So while there’s not really a scientific reason for these Sunday fears, if you experience them you’re definitely not alone.

We did some research on how is best to combat the Sunday Scaries, but first and foremost it would be a good practice to question why you’re experiencing them in the first place. If you’re dreading work because you’re in a role that is no longer fulfilling you, or taking too much from you, then it may be time to have a bigger conversation with yourself about your job. If you’re simply experiencing average Sunday Scaries, however, we’ve got some good tips on how to avoid them and set yourself up for an amazing week ahead.

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What To Bring to An Interview

What To Bring to An Interview

Before an interview, lots of candidates focus on preparation, such as researching the company, the team & their mission. This is a great way to walk in the door with confidence, but there is one more step that can be a total game changer. Believe it or not, there are things you can bring to an interview other than yourself that can put you at an advantage. We’ve rounded up a list of the most impressive ways you can go above and beyond at an interview.

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ImagiNation with Elizabeth Hague

ImagiNation with Elizabeth Hague

“I started my career as a degree holding fine artist turned freelance photographer in the downturn economy. I worked my way up through the corporate and commercial ranks, eventually shooting Harley clothing catalogs and producing content design full time for massive dotcoms, (MLB, Target, Wal-mart, etc). I transitioned to a Creative Director position for a company whose sole purpose was to be recognized and purchased. They eventually sold to a VC Fund in Silicon Valley, in part due to my growth marketing work. After, I opened my own business. I’ve been there ever since.”

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What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

As an entrepreneur or person in a leadership role, it’s inevitable that some days you’ll have to play the “bad cop.” If a teammate is underperforming or made a critical error, it’s your job to correct these issues to protect your company culture. One way to balance these more challenging moments is by practicing kindness at every opportunity and demonstrating empathy when outside circumstances might be a factor. I’ve worked under a variety of leaders and the one quality that I have valued most is kindness. It sounds so simple, but from an employee’s perspective, to know that you’re cared for can go such a long way. Whether it’s going out of your way to make an employee feel valued, offering a water bottle to the mailman, or paying to fix a member of the janitorial staff’s car tire, small gestures add up and do not go unnoticed by a team.

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Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Assuming a client-facing role can lead to some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in your professional career. If you’re committed to fostering relationships with your clients that lead to long-term partnerships and achieving their company goals, we’ve rounded up some of the most essential skills that will contribute to that success.

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