Lisa Hephner

Studies Prove that Asking for Advice Makes You Seem Smarter, More Confident, More Competent, and More Likable

mentorConventional wisdom holds that asking for help or advice makes people seem dumb, weak, incompetent, and ineffective leaders. This feeling often inhibits asking for assistance in situations when we really need it. (Yes guys, if you are hopelessly lost you really do need to ask for directions—GPS notwithstanding!) However, recent studies have shown just the opposite: Asking for advice actually makes people look smarter and more competent rather than less—both...

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Kristin Piccirillo

How Automation Delivers Results for My Clients and My Business

The following is a guest post from Jonathan Duong, president of Wealth Engineers, an investment management and financial planning firm based in Denver, CO and a customer of PaySimple. Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have an eye for the future, so you have goals that you are working towards. However, you’re also constantly adding new goals and refining existing ones, as you regularly come across things that you know can be done better. You think through the pros...

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Lisa Hephner

You Don’t Just Deserve a Break Today—You Need One (or more!)

break-timeA recent study conducted by Staples found that 90% of employers report encouraging their employees to take breaks, and that 86% of workers believe that taking breaks would make them more productive. Thus it is surprising that the same study found that over a quarter of workers don’t take any breaks other than lunch. And, according to this infographic, only a third of people actually take a...

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