7 Incredibly Simple but Effective Habits to Develop in 2017

by Betty Liu, Founder/CEO at Radiate, Inc. Published on December 27, 2016 on LinkedIn

The new year is here, and we’re all looking to the future. Some of us are hitting the gym to develop healthy habits early. Others are contemplating the next steps in their careers.

Just as a few tweaks in your exercise regime might do wonders for your body, so will a few tweaks to your daily habits do wonders for your professional life. Whether you’re starting your own business or angling for the next promotion, here are seven habits to develop that will power you into even greater success in 2017.

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Four Ways to Make Leadership Development Part of Your Company Culture

by Heather R. Human, Contributor to Entrepreneur, Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended. Original on Entrepreneur June 1, 2015

 

It looks like organizations are missing the mark on leadership development.

Only 35 percent of U.S. managers are engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup’s State of the American Manager report analyzing responses from 2,564 U.S. managers surveyed in September and October 2013.

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Convention Gathers People, Ideas & Inspiration

 

2016-09-11-reception-02A record number of WICA members attended the 2016 WICA Annual Convention at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. California granted the weather needed for outdoor receptions, a golf tournament, and an afternoon of wine tasting. Networking, education, and business meetings were squeezed in there too.

With speaker Mark Matteson at the helm for both the Keynote breakfast and morning Seminar, members learned new professional development strategies in the areas of time management and prioritization. Leaders of the insulation industry on the contracting side, as well as the distribution, fabrication and manufacturing sides, collaborated and discussed industry trends and challenges as a group. Meetings wrapped up with the Annual Business Meeting, where the 2017 budget was passed, new board members were voted in, and plans for the upcoming year were discussed.

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