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Dana Manciagli

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Leadership and career
November 29, 2017

5 Ways to Combat Stress in the Workplace

We all know that work can be stressful at times. And stress at work comes from so many sources: leadership change, economic shifts, sometimes morale just feels low. I asked Jennifer Moss, cofounder of Plasticity Labs and author of Unlocking Happiness at Work, for advice and she shared five tactics to combat stress in…
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Leadership and career
October 18, 2017

3 Ways to “Fail Proof” Your Communications

Most business communication fails. Survey data consistently shows that about 75 percent of business presentations are rated as mediocre – or worse – by their audiences, and more seriously, companies on average rate their sales messaging at a mere 3.9 on a 1-to-10 scale.
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Leadership and career
September 20, 2017

3 Secrets to Inspire and Excite Impactful Employees

In developing and advancing a career – and a business – we often focus on just business success, but none of it is possible if you don’t have a team of employees that are passionate about the work and invested in the future of the company. Being surrounded by those…
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Hiring
August 23, 2017

The New Employee Life Cycle: 3 Small Tweaks to Affect Big Change

It’s a fact high turnover rates are not only costly to an organization’s bottom line, but also a gut punch to employee morale and company culture. Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a global managed services and staffing firm with 33 offices around the world, recently launched a new protocol designed to…
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Leadership and career
July 26, 2017

3 Workplace Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore

For the first time, there can be as many as five generations working together in the office, and each age group comes with its own preferences and perspectives on how and where work should be done. It’s important for employers to be in tune with what their workers want and…
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Leadership and career
June 21, 2017

3 Strategies for Retaining Top Talent, Starting with Letting Them Breathe

What's the fastest way to lose your star talent? Drive your employees into the ground. Sure, "weekends at the office" persist in the corporate world. But in an age of always-connected-communication, is that the best strategy for attracting and keeping your stars while grooming a company's future leaders? Corporate leaders…
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Leadership and career
May 24, 2017

How Companies Can Survive the Baby Boomer Brain Drain

The most senior engineer/accountant/practitioner in the department is retiring today. Co-workers wish her well, buy her lunch, sign her humorous greeting card… and jot down her phone number for the moments in the near future they will need her help. They hope she’ll answer when they call because if she…
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Leadership and career
April 26, 2017

3 Ways Leaders of Color Can Support C-Suite Diversity Through Mentoring

The benefits of having a mentor have been widely studied and discussed. Professionals who have been mentored enjoy higher salaries, more opportunity for promotions and greater career satisfaction as a result of their mentor's influence, experience and protection. Mentors also provide emotional support, helping their protégés find confidence in their…
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Leadership and career
March 29, 2017

How to Manage a Virtual Workforce (or How to Herd Cats)

Business leaders and employers interested in building a virtual workforce are in good company. According to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, virtual team management is a skill among the top workplace trends for 2016. And Global Workplace Analytics, a research company devoted to helping organizations understand emerging workplace strategies, finds…
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Engaged Employee
Leadership and career
March 3, 2017

5 Pillars of Successful Employee Engagement

As the job market continues to gradually improve, employers are being held by their staff to new standards for positive and engaging workplace experiences. Gone are the days where workers held on to their jobs for dear life. Instead, employees are constantly on the lookout for better opportunities, better perks…
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