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National Safety Month: Tips for Observing Workplace Safety

The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate and provides a variety of tools and resources that organizations and leaders can use to create safer workplaces.  The organization celebrates June as National Safety Month, making it an appropriate time to pause and take stock of safety practices at work, at home and on the road.

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How to Lock Cells in Excel to Protect Your Work from Changes

We’ve all done it.  Mis-clicked. Mis-typed. Hit enter when we meant to hit tab. And while it’s frustrating to make mistakes in a spreadsheet of our own data, when managing important company assets those mistakes can have expensive consequences.

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month: Tips for Leaders

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month sets aside a specific month of the year to help organizations focus on physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.  Encouraging active living, quality physical education and health programs can have long term benefits for individuals, teams and organizations.

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month: The Employer’s Guide

At the start of the year, many people set ambitious and optimistic health and fitness goals as part of their New Year's resolutions. And, too many people also find that those goals tend to fade away as the year unfolds.

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How to Password Protect an Excel File

Information in today’s corporate environment is as important as raw materials are to a manufacturer or labor is to the service industry. Organizations collect data from consumers, vendors, employees and even competitors every day.

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How to Diffuse Difficult Situations

Effective communication is an essential skill for life and work – and diffusing difficult situations is an activity that we should all generally work to excel at.  Difficult situations can happen for many different reasons:   

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Dealing With a Rude or Aggressive Customer

Many people have struggled over the past two years.  Lives have become increasingly unpredictable – with uncertainty about jobs, the economy, health and school. 

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Clean Out Your Computer Day! How to Organize Email

Many people spend hours on email each day.  It is a key tool for communication, and to connect people within and between organizations. From an organization perspective, it is also used to record critical decisions, help people remember timelines and save critical files.

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Five Email Organization Strategies to Use Right Away

Email is a wonderful tool for both individuals and organizations, but when it becomes more of a burden and hassle than an asset, then it is time to pause and create a new email organization strategy.  Email should advance your personal goals and organization mission - not detract from or further complicate it. 

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New Goals Is the New Normal!

When the world locked down, those who transitioned to working from home assumed it would be work as normal, just not in the usual workplace. Many also thought their work would return to the office – once the pandemic had waned.

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