Alumni Feature | Chiedo John (’13) – WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

Fall 2009 I started my first semester at JMU as a Computer Science student. And when I say, I got lucky, I got really lucky. I didn’t visit JMU’s campus beforehand or do much research. I just picked JMU for a handful of superficial reasons and got lucky because JMU turned out to be amazing… Read More Alumni Feature | Chiedo John (’13) – WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? STOP SAYING “I FEEL LIKE…”

It would make life so much easier if clear communication was easy in the workplace! Everything from emailing, giving and receiving feedback and holding productive meetings rely on clear communication. But there is a huge roadblock to this and it comes in three little words according to author, Stephanie Nieves, “I feel like..” Nieves, goes… Read More WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? STOP SAYING “I FEEL LIKE…”

6 TIPS FOR BRINGING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUR COMPANY

Giving back through time is so important and companies are making sure they are creating opportunity for this. As author, Jennifer Magliano notes: ” In fact, younger hires, often veteran volunteers who grew up organizing social media campaigns, thrive in a workplace where they can serve. ” Magliano goes on to provide some tips that… Read More 6 TIPS FOR BRINGING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUR COMPANY

NEW RULE: YOU HAVE TO START ADDING “YET” TO EVERY SENTENCE THAT STARTS WITH “I CAN’T”

We’re never going to be good at something until we at least try, right? Author Kat Boogaard agrees and suggests that we need to take one simple little word out of our vocabulary “can’t.” Furthermore, Boogaard notes:   It’s amazing how much that one three-letter word can shift your mindset, isn’t it? That’s exactly why… Read More NEW RULE: YOU HAVE TO START ADDING “YET” TO EVERY SENTENCE THAT STARTS WITH “I CAN’T”

HOW TO KEEP YOUR STAR EMPLOYEE MOTIVATED WHEN YOU CAN’T OFFER A RAISE OR PROMOTION

It’s basically like new year’s in the office, ready to wrap up one quarter or year, and excited to begin a new one! But before we can move onto the fresh and new, it’s important to reflect on the past. It’s performance review time and as a Manager it can be a lot more complicated… Read More HOW TO KEEP YOUR STAR EMPLOYEE MOTIVATED WHEN YOU CAN’T OFFER A RAISE OR PROMOTION