Why Being a Team Player is the Best Move for your Career

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Picture in your mind the most collaborative individual at your company. This employee is likely to always contribute to meetings, and is then anxious to hear the contributions of their peers. They probably crave feedback. This individual you’re thinking of is also probably in leadership, or some cultural role. They are likely to be successful…. Read more »

Using One-on-Ones as a Coaching Tool

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  When working in a business, setting clear expectations between an individual team member and his/her leader is foundational to effective performance. However, continued and regular follow-up, and supportive coaching, is critical to sustained success. The strongest approach to effective follow-up is a consistent cadence of one-on-one discussions between the employee and her/his leader. These… Read more »

3 Things COVID-19 Has Taught Us 

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Yes, there were earthquakes. And yes, the pandemic of 2020 is more far-reaching than most could have anticipated. But there are also window-posters, and community outreaches, and charity drives, and optimism, and perhaps most prominently, there is unity as individuals came together for the good of their communities. Many have correctly observed that, holistically, the… Read more »

3 Ways Optimism Breeds Success

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Company executives have universally expended an endless stream of monetary, intellectual, and human resources in response to this ongoing dilemma: How do you inspire an entire workforce to productivity? The issue is staggering when the personality, cultural background, and even work ethic of a company is so diverse. In man’s quest for unity, each corporate… Read more »

One Factor that Helped Our Team Thrive through a Crisis

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One Factor That Helped Our Team Thrive Through A Crisis | Culture of Optimism

2020 was supposed to be a year that only opticians remembered for being the holy grail of marketing, but as circumstances continued to evolve, textbooks and business journals had already begun to immortalize its events. In terms of economic, social, and even psychological impact, COVID-19 has influenced the global homeostasis more prominently than any other… Read more »

A Special Message from Jason

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Special Message from Jason Beardall Concerning Workplace Diversity Unrest Tolerance

Jason Beardall, president of England Logistics, shared his heartfelt thoughts concerning the unrest of the nation with the EL team. His words, shared below, offer a powerful reminder of the importance of empathy and tolerance.   —   You often hear from me, especially when impassioned about a topic that I feel morally connected to… Read more »

4 Tips for Processing Tough Feedback

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Everybody knows the feeling: the word “feedback” enters the conversation, and instantly you can recall every error you’ve ever made since the third grade. While this reaction to feedback is standard, a staple of successful individuals is the capacity to process negative feedback positively and objectively. Consider these four tips in making the very best… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Accountability is a Staple of a Successful Person

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Accountability can be an intimidating term. Unfortunately, the word can often carry a negative connotation of justice, as in being accountable to one’s mistakes. Individuals that perceive accountability in this light may never reap the career-changing benefits of accountability. Just as an individual must responsibly own-up to their missteps, they are equally obligated to take… Read more »

The 3 Reasons Why Integrity in the Workplace will Always be in Demand

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I once worked closely with an individual that battled some enormous demons: depression, social anxiety, and insecurity were a few difficulties they battled daily, all culminating in debilitating episodes of isolation. Regardless of this person’s struggles, they were renowned in their work environment for one rare, remarkable talent: integrity. This individual never wavered from their… Read more »

Employee Spotlight – Chad

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Chad is a creator. Undoubtedly his ad campaigns, cultural contributions and endless stream of graphics have, in a way, shaped the company; however, this is not Chad’s greatest or most enduring work. Chad builds things, but more importantly, he builds people. Consciously or not, his exhaustive example of hard work, not uncommonly characterized by staying… Read more »