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9 Ways to Ensure Your Clients Actually Pay You


Laura

There is nothing more mind-numbingly frustrating than not getting paid what you’re owed. It can be a mistake in payroll or just not getting paid for services rendered. I actually got a direct deposit slip once (right here in Central Indiana) that said “NO PAY DUE,” as well as getting stiffed for a job completed. I’ve been there.

I’ve dabbled in freelance work this year, got incorporated, and am working on a website. I like to gather information by those who have gone before me — pretty quick professional development! — and I asked my self-employed colleagues: “What is the one thing you would change this year to make your business better?” Nearly all of them mentioned cash flow. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 30 2014 » Ethics and Fraud » No Comments

Are Your Corporate Values Adrift?


Allen

Many organizations are adrift around corporate values.  We used to have a social contract between workers and companies. You dedicate your life to the company and the company takes care of you. Today that contract has been shattered.  It has left corporate cultures adrift without a road map and employees who thought they had a social contract feeling betrayed and bitter. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 23 2014 » Corporate Culture » No Comments

Need a Job Immediately? Here’s What You Do First.


Robby

There are three steps you should take if you need a job right now. First: Breathe. Second: Decide how broke you really are. And third, start talking to people who can help you find jobs. Who those people are depends on your answer to #2 and #3. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 16 2014 » Career Planning and Goal Setting, Success Consciousness » No Comments

How to Cope with Emotions in the Workplace


Felicia

During a job interview, you’re taught over and over again to do certain things: Wear professional clothes, don’t wear too much make up, don’t slouch, make direct eye contact, enunciate, have a firm handshake, etc.

Work behavior, however, appears to be more relationship-based. You’ve likely heard professional advice like: don’t talk back to a superior, don’t gossip about other co-workers, listen to constructive criticism, be presentable, be sociable and let us not forget, smile – but what happens when you just can’t smile? (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 9 2014 » Self Development, Stress and Mindfullness, Success Consciousness » 1 Comment

Clean Your Desk, Change Your Future


Robby

You wouldn’t think that a clean desk would really matter much. If you know what you’re doing, why does it matter whether your workspace is pristine or dirty? It turns out that there are two critical changes that happen when you have a clean desk. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 2 2014 » Success Consciousness, Time Management » No Comments

Here’s How You Might Seem Insincere Completely By Accident


Robby

Here in Indiana, we’re known for being friendly. That’s what people say about midwesterners in general. It’s been my experience, as a transplant to Indianapolis, that most Hoosiers are a pleasant and kind people. But sometimes, we appear insincere completely by accident. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, August 26 2014 » Corporate Culture, Self Development, Success Consciousness, Uncategorized » No Comments