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By Tiffany Thomas, NCU student, DBA-Organizational Leadership

As part of our Ghost Program blog series, Tiffany shares what she's learned from her "internship" with Detroit Labs

Five Ways to Increase Your Klout Score

If you have clout, you have influence and power. If you have “Klout,” however, you wield this power online, and social media metric company, Klout, has a score for you.

Why does a Klout score matter? Simply put, it can help you get hired, it can help you make sales and interact with customers and it can give you credibility in a crowded and loud world.

Ten Tips for Launching a Successful Online Business

Today it’s relatively easy to start an online business. However, creating a successful and profitable business is a whole other story.

The online space is crowded. In just 20 years, websites grew from a mere 3,000 in 1994 to more than one billion in 2014!

Are You Setting New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business? Here’s Eight Tips for a Better 2016

While nearly two-thirds of people make New Year’s resolutions, perhaps it’s time your small business did too. As we bid adieu to 2015, here are some suggestions for your 2016 business resolutions:

10 Tips to Create a Vision Board

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “thoughts become things,” but how about images? In the past few years, vision boards have become a popular tool to get really clear about your goals and keep them front and center.

The idea of vision boards has its roots in personal development and the concept of “The Law of Attraction.” What we put our focus on is what we draw to us both consciously and subconsciously.

Seven Steps to Being Happier in Life, Love and Work

According to Kelley Chappell, PhD, NCU professor and Dissertation Chair, people who are happy are healthier, live longer, and often are more successful. While we often strive for money, success, and other external things, research shows that those things don’t make us happy. In fact, it is often the other way around. Being happy is what leads to success in life and the external things that people want.

How to Find The Right Mental Health Professional

There used to be a stigma about seeing a “shrink” but today, it’s hard to find someone who isn’t seeing a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist or life coach. If you’re struggling with issues, how do you know if you should seek help and what kind of help do you need?

6 Things You Should Know About Your GI Bill

Northcentral University has military students around the world who are using their hard-earned GI Bill® benefits to pay for higher learning. And with our flexible approach, NCU is helping students take full advantage of their benefits, making us a very GI Bill-friendly atmosphere. But understanding how these benefits work can be challenging. So here are six GI Bill facts to help you achieve your academic goals.

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5 Tips on Coping with Addiction in Your Family

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the drug overdose death rate has more than doubled from 1999 through 2013. However, what may be even more alarming is that this statistic probably won’t surprise the millions of family members and friends of addicts throughout the United States.

How Does Self-Image Impact Employee Performance?

For many professionals, achievement in the workplace serves as the ultimate self-esteem booster. Called out for a job well-done by your leader? Big boost. Got a promotion? Even bigger boost. And with each small accomplishment comes a small amount of satisfaction in knowing that we're making progress toward the pinnacle of our professional lives. After all, history tells us – our positive, healthy self-image coupled with a hard work ethic can lead to more job satisfaction, which in turn leads to success both inside and outside of the office.