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The team at Alpha Consulting has enjoyed supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital & Bristol-Myers-Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJ University in years past. Each year we collect and donate much-needed supplies and toys to bring a little joy to the children who can’t spend the holidays at home.  The Spirit of Giving Isn’t Canceled  We traditionally […]

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Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week?   And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.    Why Handwashing Works  When you wash your hands, soap molecules act like crowbars. They pry dirt, oil, and germs from your skin. In addition, soap breaks down the outer membrane of many microorganisms and […]

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You […]

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations. So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees? Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes: […]

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I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a bodybuilder or be mistaken for a supermodel. But […]

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and […]