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How to manage the 'office affair'

Given that we spend so much of our time in the office, it's no wonder so many relationships start while getting coffee in the office. Most companies have policies on how to conduct a relationship with an office colleague or client, but what they don't often cater for is the fact that there is a time frame where you are in no-man's-land. 
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The Millennial Connection...What's Your Story?

Yes, I am a Millennial...which means I’m likely lazy, entitled, and on my phone while writing this. Those are just a few of the generalizations made across my generation, most of which you and I know to be true. What you don’t know is that we are a more self-aware generation than has ever existed, and this is going to change your brand one way or the other.

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Be Inspired or Be the Inspiration: Office Design

The right environment is crucial for a productive workplace. Workers, especially those in stationary office settings, need to be exposed to a stimulating atmosphere that is both comfortable and encourages creativity. We commend these five companies for providing their employees with eye-catching architectural conceptions, charming private areas, inspiring décor, and overall unique workplace designs. Read on for inspiration or see how you can be the next office design influencer!

Google (Zurich, Switzerland)

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Do what you're good at and passionate about

Re-thinking how we do business and why we do business has been an exciting adventure. The fact that we realized that we have been a little laid back with a lot of things, has been an eye-opener. We all are committed as a team in Atlanta to build the business to heights that we never imagined possible and we are all going to do that by thinking differently - and often.
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Why Is Traveling Important?

Traveling the world, whether it is for business or pleasure, allows you to learn and discover the morals and ethics of people all around the world. In business, especially successful businesses, transactions, and interactions internationally are almost guaranteed to occur. Companies and businesses have made it a trend to place more value on the employees with multicultural backgrounds and talents. Having someone apart from the team gives an advantage to the business or company when they do decide to venture into the international field.
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Live With Passion: Remembering 1st LT Lee

There are times in one’s own life that stick out as defining moments that shape who we are, the same way a massive flood can change the Earth’s landscape by carving it into pieces and destroying what was once there.

On April 29th of this year, I received a call from an old Army friend of mine that no one was expecting. He called and told us that Weston Lee had been hit by an IED and passed away the night before.

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14 Podcasts To Listen to Every Week

Can you believe that we are halfway through 2017 already? Being in sales, I understand August can be a slower month. But I’m a glass half full kind of guy. So I think this month should be used to catch up on some things you’ve been pushing off for the last half of the year. Living in Atlanta definitely has its perks. But, one thing everyone is familiar with is the traffic. So instead of watching the guy in front of me pick his nose all the way from Peachtree to Lenox, I’m going to be learning about history, business, and geeking out on the best podcasts that are out now.

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Atlanta's Pink Trap House is Causing a Stir in the Community

Atlanta is known for things like Coca Cola, the Braves, the airport, and Southern cookin’. But did you know Atlanta is also known for Trap music?

Atlanta based rapper, 2 Chainz, has said in a recent Instagram post the he “Gave my city an unforgettable experience that the whole world took notice to… that will be carved down in history!!”

So can Atlanta add a new landmark to its books?

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This Pink Crane in Atlanta is Making a Stand Against Breast Cancer

I love to read stories about interesting ways businesses stand out among the competition. But for Phoenix Crane Rentals here in Atlanta, GA, their Pink Crane is more than just a marketing gimmick. For Sally and Dick Phillips, the 40 ton Pink Terex Crane has raised over $130,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness since 2013.

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How Present Are You?

Having the ability to communicate succinctly is crucial in all areas of life, and if a message can be said in one sentence rather than a paragraph, why not choose the former?

In reality, it is easier said than done. Maintaining professional communication requires constant practice and puts oneself in uncomfortable situation, just like everything else. One of the great ways to hone this skill is to avoid the usage of filler words, such as “uh”, “um”, and “like.” We all do it, yet it takes conscious efforts to exercise professionalism. Let’s take a closer look:

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Never, ever give up on your employees

I found myself recently in a situation where in any normal situation, you would fire an employee who was responsible for a particular function in the business, and did not perform and was not achieving results. More than that, while their attitude was fine, they didn't put in extra effort nor did they 'think' about what they were doing on a day to day basis.

No matter how much coaching or development that took place, nothing changed.
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