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Ask Alexis | Can I Turn “Other Duties as Assigned” into my Main Focus?

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Dear Ask Alexis, Recently, one of my “other duties as assigned” became assisting with our organization’s social media. I find searching for content interesting and exciting. I like having a say in our agency’s voice and helping to build our online presence. I enjoy engaging with our stakeholders on platforms other than email. Yet that […]

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Not Ready for a Tuition? 4 Low-Cost Alternatives to Grad School

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One of the best ways to grow in your career is to continue on a path to personal and professional development. While many of us would love the opportunity to pursue another degree, for some, the cost of going back to school can be prohibitive. If you find yourself itching for additional education but you’re […]

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Learn From the Best | Why Finding a Mentor Should Be On Your To-Do List

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In a work world that values individuals, it can be easy to forget that collaboration and connection are critical in paving the road to success. A great idea or a brand new approach gets others to take a second look, but fostering relationships and building bonds with fellow innovators is a surefire way to make […]

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What’s Better than SMART Goals? Try SMARTIE Goals

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The gold standard in goal setting has long been to create SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. The idea is that you’re more likely to achieve a goal if it has all those characteristics. Now, The Management Center, an organization committed to advising social-impact leaders on management practices, has found a way to […]

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