What Factors Trigger Motivation for You?

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Motivation is powerful and puzzling. It is defined simply as the desire to do things. Why can something so simple make life so complicated? At times, it can be a fleeting desire – difficult to recapture once it is lost. This is particularly true after a major setback or working toward a long-term goal. It happens to the best of … Read More

Water Cooler Talk: Be a Trusted Source for Your Employees

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Did you know employers rank as the most credible source of information on political and public policy issues – more than political parties, labor unions and the news media? Polling from the nonpartisan group Business-Industry Political Action Committee, or BIPAC, indicates a 2-to-1 margin of employees want their employer to share important policy information with them. Perhaps most importantly, 65 … Read More

Intentional Corporate Community Engagement: How Reaching Out Brings Success

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What’s your equation for the success of your business or organization? For Junior Achievement, money for operations and materials plus volunteers to deliver our programs equals more students served. Easy, right? Well, not so easy. I liken it to a perpetual treasure hunt. As a result, I put a lot of time and thought into the motivations behind community engagement … Read More

It Is 2017, Women Have Options!

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The hustle and bustle from the holiday season is finally over and we all survived yet another year of turkey, presents, and awkward family questions that feel more like interrogations and passive aggressive statements about whether or not you have hit life’s benchmarks. The constant questions about “real” jobs, kids, marriage and “settling down” seem to be the topics of … Read More

Leaders, Experts and Innovators Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored

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How do young college graduates entering the workforce, professionals in transition or retirees looking for their “encore” career get a leg up on the competition?  It takes experience, foresight and confidence —and you don’t get any of these on your own until you have gone through the development process and have become a proven commodity. Mentors could be the answer.  … Read More

The Emotional Impact of Uncertainty in Business

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By Kristin Woodling Anxiety is the number one mental health issue for American women. The uncertainty faced by women in business can ignite this issue, even in the most experienced professionals. Our personality, genetics, past experiences, and current circumstances are factors that influence the degree of anxiety we feel when faced with uncertainty. Next time you feel heightened anxiety, find … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Helping Others, Helping the Community

As a single mother of three daughters, I have to admit my energy and enthusiasm for taking on any more responsibilities is at absolute zero. But, there’s a core of nonprofits in Brevard County doing important work who are dependent on overworked people like yourselves to pitch in every once in awhile. I know this, because I run one of … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Education VS Inequality

I raise up my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” -Malala Yousafzai It has been said that in the fight against inequality your greatest weapon is an education. I find this saying to hold true no matter the form that inequality takes; from socioeconomic, to civil rights, to women’s … Read More