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Person giving someone a flower Creating a Culture of Kindness

Employees tend to follow the model set from above, treating each other and their customers the way they’re treated by their superiors. Leaders set the tone for the entire organization, and that means that kindness starts at the top. But whatever level you're at, you can create a culture of kindness for everyone.

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Naomi Karten
colorful right side of brain The Need for Well-Formed, Creative Minds in Software Testing

The need for creativity and innovation is felt in the world of software testing more than ever before given how dynamic and fast-paced it has become. With so many changing technologies and a multitude of people to interact with, a tester’s job calls for newer and better ways of accomplishing tasks.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Organized desk Organize Your Workspace, Improve the Way You Work

Having to spend time locating papers or supplies can make a definite dent in your productivity. If you're unorganized at work, it may be time to declutter. By re-evaluating your belongings, identifying your trouble spots, and organizing your surroundings by importance, you'll be able to do your job better.

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Naomi Karten
People shaking hands at a job interview What to Say (and Not Say) in a Job Interview

The interview can strongly influence whether you get the job you’re seeking. It’s not just what you say in responding to interview questions that’s important; it’s how you say it. And maybe even more important than things you should say is steering clear of things you shouldn’t say. Here are some points to consider.

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Naomi Karten
A businesswoman dealing with a difficult man Dealing with a Difficult Person at Work

Sometimes, when a coworker or customer behaves in an offensive manner, it’s not the totality of that person’s character. They may be coping with circumstances you're not aware of. Before you react to someone's behavior, strive to understand if there's something else behind it. It will improve your relationships.

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Naomi Karten
Man taking a break at work Taking a Break Can Actually Improve Your Work

A relentless go-go-go approach doesn’t increase productivity—in fact, it diminishes it. There’s simply a limit to how many hours anyone can put in without losing concentration, sacrificing efficiency, and making errors that require rework. But a brief break, even for five minutes, can refocus your energy and stamina.

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Naomi Karten
Box with "Now" checked Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Things Done

Everyone procrastinates sometimes. But if it's becoming a real problem for you, there are things you can do to try to overcome chronic procrastination. For instance, try dividing your work into small, manageable steps, setting time limits for tasks, and eliminating distractions. Read on for more tips.

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Naomi Karten
CIA dog Lessons from the CIA’s K9 Training Program

Do you want to improve your internal training programs or perhaps update your skills via e-learning? You can pick up some valuable clues from the CIA’s K9 explosive detection training program. Pamela Rentz highlights some of the CIA’s top training tips that work for humans as well as canines.

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Pamela Rentz