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31 Essential Email Etiquette Tips

October 19, 2014
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In today’s fast paced world, the information we need is often right at the touch of a smart phone button. The convenience of tapping or typing out quick emails and responses makes it tempting to hit send without giving much thought to what we have written. The tricky part is that unlike with personal messages,…

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11 Tips for Brand New Senior Managers

March 19, 2013
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You’ve finally gotten the promotion you’ve dreamed of. You’re finally in charge. Being the new corporate head, division chief or general manager will be harder than you could have imagined. Here are ten tips to help you negotiate this unknown territory and remain grounded, while achieving the results you can be proud of. 1. Check Your Ego at…

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7 Ways to Get A Job With No Experience

March 18, 2013
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It’s the age-old dilemma for job-seekers. You can’t get a job because you don’t have experience, and you can’t get experience if you don’t have a job. This is not an impossible situation, if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and apply some effort. Here are seven tips to get you on your way…

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The Battle of The Bulge: Why Carbohydrates Matter

September 2, 2012
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My Story In early 2003, I was in my late twenties. I gained six pounds as a result of the increased appetite that had accompanied a course of medication. At 140 pounds, I was heavier than I had ever been. While I was not officially overweight for my 5’6″ frame, I felt sluggish, had trouble…

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Does This Chart Make Me Look Fat?

September 1, 2012
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Above is a BMI Chart. BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a height to weight ratio, and is the most accepted screening tool used to assess weight categories that may lead to health problems. Knowing your BMI can give you an important indication of your risk of developing a range of obesity-related health issues…

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7 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Hired

August 26, 2012
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As the General Manager of a growing company, I am always on the lookout for good people. Hiring application emails go not only to HR, but get delivered directly to my inbox, as well. I am regularly appalled at the low quality of application submissions and the ill-preparedness of candidates during interviews. If you’ve ever been turned…

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Today I’m Inspired by: Alice Herz-Sommer

April 15, 2012
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The oldest living Holocaust survivor At 108 years old, Alice Herz-Sommer is both the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor and the world’s oldest concert pianist. She was eight years old when the Titanic sank, saw the start and end of the first world war, survived the atrocities of the Nazi prison camps, outlived her mother, husband…

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14 Leadership Principles from Steve Jobs

March 26, 2012
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© Richard Davies

  Like hundreds of thousands of Apple fans, I am fascinated by the incendiary brilliance of Steve Jobs and by the revolutionary products he created. I have no fewer than four Steve Jobs biographies in my library. I’ve read the unpleasant stories, and there are many: from Steve’s lack of basic hygiene in his youth,…

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21 Inspiring Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 25, 2012
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was born the son of a minister in Boston, Massachusetts in 1803. After attending the prestigious Harvard College, Emerson initially followed in his father’s footsteps and became an ordained minister. While still a young man, however, he left the clergy to pursue a career as an essayist and public speaker. Over the…

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Today I’m Inspired by: Bob Marley

March 5, 2012
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Growing up in the seventies and eighties on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean, Bob Marley’s music was everywhere. From the soul-stirring “No Woman, No Cry” to the doleful “Redemption Song”, to the militant “War”, to the upbeat “Jammin”, his music will forever be part of the fiber of my being. As Jann Wanner…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Want A Tough Boss

March 4, 2012
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Charmaine and me in 2008, 15 years after we first worked together.

Whenever I encounter a staff member struggling under the weight of new demands, I share the story of my very first job. I was 18 years old and straight out of A-Levels. After re-sitting Chemistry, I took a job for a few months at a boutique before starting University in the fall. My attitude going…

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Choose Your Thoughts Wisely

February 13, 2012
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                              “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” -Siddartha Guatama Buddha   About Joya MartinI am an award-winning business leader and experienced accounting professional living in the gorgeous Caribbean. I'm inspired by books, photography, art, ……

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