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Jul

2019

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Has the #MeToo Movement Made us Overly Cautious?

Author: Mary Corrado

A new Korn Ferry survey found that 70% of professionals say they “generally feel more guarded at work than they did in the past.”  After reading this statistic, I wanted to look further into the cause.

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Jun

2019

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Do the People Around You Bring You Joy?

Author: Mary Corrado

Have you heard about the Marie Kondo method of clearing items from your home that do not bring joy to your life?  My closet has never been so clean! I just recently moved into a new home and have been organizing closets, pantries, and other parts of the house, utilizing the Marie Kondo method. I am an organized person by nature, so it comes naturally for me.  After reading an article recently on toxic people, I began to think about applying this method in other facets of life.

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Jun

2019

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Tips for Effective Notetaking

Author: Mary Corrado

Have you ever feverishly taken notes in a meeting, but when you look back at them to find the one thing you are trying to recall, you can’t find it?  I think this happens to most of us.  I recently read an article on inc.com that discussed how to take notes more effectively, and I thought I’d share some of the tips with you.

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May

2019

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Indicators of Low Emotional Intelligence

Author: Mary Corrado

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a key trait necessary to be successful.  I recently read an article on theladders.com that listed several signs that indicate when one lacks emotional intelligence.  I like this list, because most others I’ve read list traits that indicate high EQ, not that it’s lacking.

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May

2019

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6 Habits That Ensure You’ll be Successful

Author: Mary Corrado

While much hard work and dedication goes into any kind of success, there are habits that are found across the board when looking at highly successful people.  An article published recently on the CNBC Make it section of their website outlines six little things you can do every day to be successful:

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Apr

2019

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Sales and HR…A Cohesive Team?

Author: Mary Corrado

Sales teams tend to have some of the highest turnover, so it would make sense for HR and sales to collaborate and create a cohesive partnership.

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Apr

2019

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Workplace Culture – Myths vs. Reality

Author: Mary Corrado

Culture tends to be an often-misunderstood concept, yet it is one of the most crucial elements of organizational success. An article I read recently on entrepreneur.com outlines some common myths around culture.

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Mar

2019

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Key Takeaways from Some Powerful Thoughts

Author: Mary Corrado

At the Annual HR Conference almost two weeks ago now, the morning keynote speaker, Seth Mattison, had some very thought-provoking statements.  I would like to share a few of them with you, along with my thoughts on each one.

12

Mar

2019

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Productivity Tips We Can Learn From Benjamin Franklin

Author: Mary Corrado

I find it fascinating that we can still learn valuable lessons from those that lived hundreds of years ago.  I recently came across an article on theladders.com that talks about Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule and how even today, we can learn from it to be more productive.

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Feb

2019

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Weekend Restoration

Author: Mary Corrado

Weekends are a time when you can restore yourself and enjoy some down time.  Most leaders are extremely busy during the week, and it’s important to slow down on the weekends and recharge.

12

Feb

2019

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Working Remote – What I Have Found

Author: Mary Corrado

Employees working remotely is growing in popularity.  I have been keeping a close eye on how it’s affecting both employers and employees.  Most research I have found shows a positive impact on both the employer and employee.

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Jan

2019

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Dealing with Different Personality Traits in the Office

Author: Mary Corrado

The ASE team recently took part in a day-long customer service training.  Part of the training included a DiSC assessment, which is a behavior assessment tool.  It segments behavior types into four groups: D, I, S, or C.  So, when I came across an article recently that claims that all people fall into one of four personality categories, I found it interesting.

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Jan

2019

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Writing Can Make You a Better Leader

Author: Mary Corrado

I have always admired good writers. As an avid reader, I am inspired by those that can tell a good story through written communication.  I have to admit, writing does not come easy to me.  Since I started at ASE 29 years ago, I have had to write articles, blogs, memos, emails, and reports on a daily basis.  You would think I’d be used to it by now, but I still struggle.  When I came across an article on writing recently, I was intrigued to find out that writing...

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Dec

2018

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Management Tips for Introverts

Author: Mary Corrado

As many of you might already know, I’m a card-carrying introvert.  Traits associated with being an introvert, such as great listening skills, can be beneficial when in a leadership role.  Many of the most famous leaders in history are introverts including Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Steven Spielberg.

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Dec

2018

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Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Mary Corrado

According to a survey by the John Templeton Foundation, people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.  Yet, 81% of employees report they are motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work.

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