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…”

THE FREE MEETING AGENDA TEMPLATE THAT’LL SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME

Meetings, meetings, meetings! It seems like our calendars are sprinkled with them throughout the workweek and our time can waste away if not held productively. As author, Alyse Kalish points out: Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself in one of the following situations at work: A meeting that runs over and forces you to either show… Read More THE FREE MEETING AGENDA TEMPLATE THAT’LL SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME

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