Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

When you think “jobs,” do you think “arts and humanities”? No? Well, maybe you should. You see, as the world gets bigger and the world’s problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the arts and humanities provide just that. Let me set the scene for you: A 2012 survey …
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Defining Success

We all define success differently.  The cynic in me acknowledges that some measure their success by their bank account, their job title, or their perceived superiority over their friends, neighbors, and coworkers.  The people I enjoy most are those who recognize that success is better measured by assessing happiness, realizing potential, and having reason to …
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7 Things You Need to Have in Your Head for Success

1) “It’s here. It’s here. It’s here.” Your success is already here. You just need to open your eyes, look around and accept it. In a sense, sure, you’re faking it till you make it, but this at least allows you to start to believe that you’re capable of success. Also, this allows you to …
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Success Lesson: The Power of Pessimism

For several decades, through these weekly columns that appear in newspapers, magazines, and online publications around the world as well as my books, movies, and speeches, I have endeavored to convince people that having a positive attitude, focusing their energy, and acting upon their motivations can bring positive results in their lives and the people …
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Motivation for Smart People (Sans Chest Pounding)

Do you ever feel there’s a greater being inside of you just bursting to get out?  You can feel its presence sometimes, can’t you?  It’s the voice that encourages you to really make something of your life.  When you act congruently with that voice, it’s like you’re a whole new person.  You feel like a …
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Examples of Business Goal-Setting Theory

Business owners will often set individual goals to motivate employees and reach company objectives. Goals that are hard to reach are often more intriguing, as more work is required to fulfill them. Edwin A. Locke introduced the theoretical approach to setting goals and building motivation, which can be directly applied to a professional setting. In …
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The Importance of Goal Setting As a Time Management Tool

In any small business, setting goals and practicing time management techniques are two necessary elements for success. Annually, at a minimum, small business owners and managers should meet to determine the business goals for the upcoming period. The business goals that are set should be SMART–specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Time management comes into …
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Importance of Motivation and Goal Setting for Businesses

The importance of motivation and goal setting in business cannot be overstated. The setting of goals is important to guide the company and employees toward defined objectives. Motivation is important because it is the psychological catalyst employees and owners require to reach the goal. Without goal setting and the necessary motivation for goal attainment, businesses …
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