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StudentKeys: How to make friends quicker in college

Posted on 2018-09-07

Starting at a new school can be hard -- when you’re away from home it can be even harder. That is why making friends can be so helpful.

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Overcoming Your Fears for Career Change with DISC

Posted on 2018-09-06

Change is a challenge for most people, with fear being the main driver that holds one back. Fear can cause the bravest individual to seize up instantly, and when it comes to a career or job change fear can kick into overdrive. You might hate where you are right now and want to leave a bad job or company, or start a business on your own, but your fears take over your mind. You end up becoming your own worst enemy; caught up in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, negativity, and inevitably feeling “stuck.”

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Answering the “Greatest Weakness” Interview Question

Posted on 2018-09-04

It’s hard to believe that in the past 50 years, we have progressed from stationary rotary phones to mobile wrist watch phones, but the “Greatest Weakness” question interviewers ask candidates hasn’t changed. Although, some HR practitioners believe the question should be stricken entirely, it actually has a purpose and there may be better ways to ask and answer it. Let’s explore.

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Attracting new clients to your coaching business: Plan for Growth

Posted on 2018-08-31

Not every beginning must be hard. Attracting new clients to your coaching business can make you lose your sleep if you don’t know how to start. We, at PeopleKeys, have witnesses and supported the beginning efforts of thousands of successful coaches and want to share this expertise with you. PeopleKeys has created a Business Partner Training Program just for coaches like you that takes you step-by-step through the details of your business to help you create a winning strategy for success. So plan for growth! Set a visionary goal that stretches five years ahead and work patiently towards its achieving. After building your brand and identifying your target which we discussed in the first part of this topic, proceed to the next steps:

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Attracting new clients to your coaching business: Setting Up

Posted on 2018-08-30

As an established expert in behavioral analysis, we, at PeopleKeys, know first-hand that success doesn’t come overnight. It takes hard work, dedication, and staying true to your brand and values. Business is an up-and-down roller coaster through good and tough times. As our founder, Dr. Sandy Kulkin says, “It’s taken at least 30 years to become an instant success.” PeopleKeys is invested in helping our certified coaches and business partners succeed. So, whether you are new to the field of coaching or an expert looking for some inspiration in finding new business, here are some tips from the pros to help you get started on your path to success:

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Leadership is a learned skill

Posted on 2018-08-23

Leadership is the act of influencing a group of people toward a common goal. It is a common misconception that one cannot be a leader if he or she is not born with certain leader-like behaviors or qualities. The truth is, anyone can be a leader if they choose to develop this skill. The key lies in putting the needs of others before yourself, and committing yourself to your leadership vision.

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Lessons Parents Teach Leaders

Posted on 2018-08-20

“As a parent, you’re compelled not by rules, but by values”

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Major Attitude!

Posted on 2018-08-16

Choosing a college major based on Behavioral Attitudes “Your attitude determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar “Undecided” was the title I wore for several semesters in my college days. Declaring a major seemed like such a daunting task. Even the word “declaring” had a sense of gravitas. This one choice could determine the trajectory of my entire life, and I thought to myself, “I’m not equipped to make that kind of decision!”

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Back to School Motivation for Teachers

Posted on 2018-08-14

The summer is winding down and soon you’ll be setting up your classroom, waiting for the whirlwind of students to arrive for the start of a new school year. The start of many changes. It’s exciting, yet dreadful all at the same time, and how quickly you can adapt will depend upon your personality style.

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Companies Need These Soft Skills. Are Your Students Prepared?

Posted on 2018-08-06

Technical and educational institutions should focus on increasing soft skills to give their students the edge in today’s job market There’s a gap today between the skills required by companies and the skills entry-level employees are bringing to the table. Referred to as the “skills gap,” this disparity is widening; not so much for hard skills, but for soft skills according to recent research by LinkedIn and Adecco. What has employers concerned isn’t technical skills, but harder-to-measure skills, commonly referred to as “soft skills.” Recent research identifies these “foundational skills” as lacking and employers are investing money in soft-skills training to close the gap. However, technical and educational institutions should also focus on increasing foundational soft skills to give their students the edge in today’s competitive job market.

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