How I Negotiated an $88k Increase in a Salary Offer

How I Negotiated an $88k Increase in a Salary Offer

You read that right. I started a negotiation being offered $80,000 for a job, and mutually agreed upon $168,000 by the time we were done. In the non-profit sector, to boot. Let me tell you how.  This post discusses salary negotiation strategies, how to discuss salary, and how to confidently negotiate your salary.

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How to Overcome Challenges to Achieving Your Goals

How to Overcome Challenges to Achieving Your Goals

Think about a goal you set for yourself recently. What do you know about that goal? Too often, we set goals without knowing enough about what we need to really make it work. This post explores the importance of SMART Goals and how to set them, common obstacles you might face when trying to meet your goals, and a collaborative opportunity to receive resources and support in your goal setting and achievement!

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When Demotivation Strikes - Why Your 10 Best Employees Are Quitting This Year

When Demotivation Strikes - Why Your 10 Best Employees Are Quitting This Year

Employee motivation is a key indicator of long-term organizational success. Managers can strategically use a deeper understanding of motivation to ensure their company is a place that employees love to stay. This post looks at five employee identities—Achievers, Activators, Accommodators, Believers, and Dreamers—and what makes them leave a job they would otherwise love.

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How to Harness Employee Motivation for Management Success

How to Harness Employee Motivation for Management Success

Employee motivation is a key indicator of long-term organizational success. Managers can strategically use a deeper understanding of motivation to ensure their company is a place that employees love to stay. This post explores the foundation behind how and why companies should explore employee motivation to understand how to effectively engage and retain their employees.

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Problem Solving Hacks I Learned from My 3-Year-Old

Problem Solving Hacks I Learned from My 3-Year-Old

It’s commonly said that children are the best teachers. One of my therapists (I have two!) frequently reminds me that my daughter, Frankie, is my ‘little guru.’ She’s got all the wisdom she needs, and it’s not tainted by other people’s opinions, an inner critic, or a bend toward ‘reality’ or pessimism that develops over time. Instead, she’s entirely living in the mindset of what’s possible -- anything(!) is possible, and there’s a palpable joy in simply being curious. This post explores how Frankie tackled a playground problem in a way that helped her meet her goal within minutes…and how you can apply these lessons to your own challenges.

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