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Inspire Staff to Notice & Act

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Contaminated steroid medicine from a Boston, MA, pharmaceutical compounding center caused a massive spinal meningitis outbreak in the US over the last month. That outbreak lead to the deaths of 25,...


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  • complacency >a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better (rassegnazione)
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English Phraseology: Introducing a Negative Consideration

English Phraseology: Introducing a Negative Consideration | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Listen to the podcast Most of us know how to express a negative opinion, right?  We use sentences like: ‘I don’t agree with that..’, ‘I don’t like that shirt’, ‘I have seen better’, etc.
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Reason 4 Reading: Does Your Boss Smile?

Reason 4 Reading: Does Your Boss Smile? | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Mike Roger’s post this week speaks about how a boss should genuinely care about others in the team. As a boss , you can do a good deed, really pay attention to what people say  or  simply say thank...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Clocking in from the Couch | A Peek at What We're Doing When We "Work" from Home

INFOGRAPHIC: Clocking in from the Couch | A Peek at What We're Doing When We "Work" from Home | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Workplaces are getting more flexible, thanks to growing mobile technology, and surveys show that many employees would jump at the chance to work remotely.
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Fair enough!

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Here is one of those little indispensable phrases!

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Work Hard Stay Humble

Work Hard Stay Humble | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Check out thefancy.com to discover amazing stuff just like this. Collect the things you love and unlock crazy good deals - membership is free!


I read this on my pinterest board. 


it hit home (realize how relevant or important something is) and I decided to share it with you.


Humble is a tricky adjective. it means modest in behavior and attitude, not arrogant. 



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How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive

How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Five appreciation opportunities you can adopt today.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur.com. Daily dose of news,...



I read this article quickly. it's quite easy and intuitive to understand.


Praise means to say or write something good about soemone or something. 


What seems like the key point is communicate. Tell people they are doing well. Highlight exemplary acts, milestones and moments. 


I guess people will feel appreciated and this counts a lot. 


If you have any vocabulary questions, do post them!


BEM...xo!


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Why Rich Countries Can’t Have $20 Tablets -- Yet

Why Rich Countries Can’t Have $20 Tablets -- Yet | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Students in India can now buy a fully-functional 7-inch tablet, the Aakash 2, for about $20 after a government subsidy, or about $45 retail.
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Inspire Staff to Notice & Act

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Contaminated steroid medicine from a Boston, MA, pharmaceutical compounding center caused a massive spinal meningitis outbreak in the US over the last month. That outbreak lead to the deaths of 25,...


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  • complacency >a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better (rassegnazione)
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Entourage Clip: Negotiating a budge... | Amara

Entourage Clip: Negotiating a budge... | Amara | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
Entourage Clip: Negotiating a budge...| Amara...


Great clip on informal negitations. 


A trust fund is an amount of money that is arranged by a person for another person to guarantee their well being


To  pony up means to pay money in advance.


a few f***ings...bad words that I chose not to write out:-))



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Kids and Leadership - What makes a good leader? Inspiring Video (Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings with Mike Rogers)

Kids and Leadership - What makes a good leader? Inspiring Video (Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings with Mike Rogers) | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
The following is an inspirational video of kids and their thoughts on leadership. I think you will agree that they already get it.


scroll down and watch the video...it's a must!

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South loses 20% of students to northern Italian universities - ANSA English - ANSA.it

South loses 20% of students to northern Italian universities - ANSA English - ANSA.it | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
South loses 20% of students to northern Italian universities, Some 18,000 university grads also leave for work each year, , English News, Ansa...



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Facebook Still Most Popular Social Network Among Teens

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A recent survey of nearly 8,000 teenagers in the U.S. ranked Facebook as their top social network. The survey was done by a Piper Jaffray analyst, who argues Facebook is positioned to maintain its top rank, despite other social networks.
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How to Turn a Hard Conversation into a "Carefrontation" - Oprah's Lifeclass - Oprah Winfrey Network

Iyanla Vanzant says a hard conversation doesn't have to be confrontation. Instead, think of it as a "carefrontation." Watch as Iyanla explains the four main ...


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  • important relationship
  • feelings need to be expressed
  • enhance, heel ,grow , advance the relationship
  • setting up in our mind that there will be confrontation.
  • I had an Aha! > I had a revelation
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Reason 4 Reading: Is Your Brain Positive?

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Jessica Stillman wrote an article for Inc.com entitled "4 Ways To Train Your Brain For Positivity". She gives us 4 easy suggestions on how to include positivity in our everyday lives. Click here to...
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Reason for Reading: 9 Sentences That Could Ruin Your Career

Reason for Reading: 9 Sentences That Could Ruin Your Career | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
I read the title and smiled. It instantly made me think of certain faux pas that  I encounter during my working day. Tobak gives concrete examples of scenarios that we should avoid. Most of them ar...
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I slipped up again!

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Here is my take on SLIP UP...


Do you find it useful?

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Get the job done!

Get the job done! | Business English Matters | Scoop.it


There are millions of great ideas but very few who can get the job done.


These are the fast tracks, the achievers, the corporate climbers!


Concentrate on your end-goal and your reputation will follow.


  • end-goal > result
  • get the job done> complete the tasks 







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The Benefits of Gratitude - 3 Reasons Leaders Can't Afford Not to Be (Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings with Mike Rogers)

The Benefits of Gratitude - 3 Reasons Leaders Can't Afford Not to Be (Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings with Mike Rogers) | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
The last couple of weeks I have done a lot of reflecting on the benefits of gratitude in my life. People that are grateful seem to be more successful and seem to be a lot happier.
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What the Gregg?!

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Here are the eight steps to filling a clients request.


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Work, home or work from home?

Work, home or work from home? | Business English Matters | Scoop.it



Take a look at this infographic on working from home.


I love our viritual team at EASI. We have become a virtual family of sorts...18 strong & a special feminine circle.


Does your job allow for remote working possibiltiies?

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What is Adaptability? | Management Innovation eXchange

What is Adaptability? | Management Innovation eXchange | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century.


This  reading is for advanced learners B2-C1+



Are we changing as fast as the world around us?


What is the difference between organizational agility and strategic adaptability?


Good questions? 


Read the article for the answer.


Bem..xo!

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How to Get Senior Leaders to Change

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Most senior executives understand and generally buy into the famous aphorism, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Prompted by HR professionals or consultants, they often commit themselves to "being the change" by personally role-modeling...



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Certificates Fastest-Growing Post-Secondary Credential | OnlineDegrees.com

Certificates Fastest-Growing Post-Secondary Credential | OnlineDegrees.com | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
A new report suggests Americans may be underestimating the value of a certificate. Learn how certificates can help you train for the job market.



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Dov Seidman: Are you too good to fail? | Management Innovation eXchange

Dov Seidman: Are you too good to fail? | Management Innovation eXchange | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century.


Dov Seldman strikes again. I like this interview where he demonstrates the new approach connected to How? and not only How Much?


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  • Can you unpack that? >  can youexplain it in detail?
  • to scale > to get big
  • to bolt > to run away suddenly and quickly
  • to embed > to place something in something else
  • they were lauded > they were praised
  • to thrive > to grow successfully
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3 Characteristics of Amazing Presentations

3 Characteristics of Amazing Presentations | Business English Matters | Scoop.it
First, make sure you have something to say. Then, follow these basic rules.




Read on...it's short and sweet and very complete!


Stories...amazing how powerful they are!

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