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5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch

5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch

Work invariably ebbs and flows, cycling between steady states, where we feel more in control of the pace and workload, and peak periods, where the work crunch hits us hard. Unexpected setbacks, project sprints, or even vacations and holidays can create mayhem and tension. Maintaining focus and managing energy levels become critical as tasks pile […]

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business. Your relative power in a negotiation is your capacity to use resources to influence another’s circumstances; […]

5 Mindset Changes You Must Make When Going From Employee to Entrepreneur

5 Mindset Changes You Must Make When Going From Employee to Entrepreneur

Thousands of people dream of the day they can quit their jobs and escape the 9-to-5 life. In fact, Gallup found that 87 percent of the employees it surveyed worldwide did not see themselves as engaged. But quitting your job and starting your own business is only half the battle. You need to prepare to […]