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Mastering Communication Styles

Mastering Communication Styles

Mastering communication styles in the workplace is critical to building a culture of collaborative and transparent communication. Leveraging your communication style ensures you are able to keep lines of communication open, respectfully seek information, and...

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Measure Your Emotional Intelligence

Measure Your Emotional Intelligence

You’ve probably always thought that great leaders have some special quality that separates them from the rest of us. Well, you’re right. They do. That ”special quality” are well-developed emotional intelligence competencies.  I think we all intuitively know that we...

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How to Mentor in the Workplace

How to Mentor in the Workplace

Learning how to mentor in the workplace is an important skill to learn. A mentorship relationship is indeed a two-way street. The mentor has to be willing to help, advice, and coach the mentee, and the mentee has to be willing to put in the effort in order to get the...

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What Are Your Strengths?

What Are Your Strengths?

Everyone has a natural aptitude in something.   What are your strengths? working with numbers drawing pictures teaching children growing plants caring for those less fortunate than you music athletics empathy writing working with your hands. Identifying your strengths...

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New Year, New Outlook

New Year, New Outlook

As we enter 2018 it is important to take a moment to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the new year in front of us. What did you accomplish in 2017? What do you want to accomplish in 2018? How can you make this possible? Every year we make New Year’s...

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Making Meaningful Small Talk

Making Meaningful Small Talk

It takes courage to walk up to someone and engage in small talk. What do you talk about? What if there is a lull in the conversation? What if you end up doing all of the talking? Whether you are nervous because you just are not confident, you lack practice, or you...

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Appreciation in the Workplace

Appreciation in the Workplace

Consider this: you have two employees who share the same job. Let’s call them John and Jane. They have the same duties, same daily responsibilities, and work with the same teammates. Jane is highly motivated and continually achieving exactly what you request of her....

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Emotionally Intelligent Teams

Emotionally Intelligent Teams

Working with different groups of people is unenviable. Whether it is in the workplace or the classroom, at some point you will have to work with a team to pursue a common outcome. When you are in a group you are faced with differences in opinions, beliefs,...

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Leading Change in the Workplace

Leading Change in the Workplace

There are many examples from the world of business that show us how important change and innovation are to an organization’s very survival. Take Blackberry for example. A few years ago they were industry leaders in the cellphone market, with their qwerty keyboards...

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Leading With Your Creativity

Leading With Your Creativity

Today’s most famous leaders are innovative, creative, and think outside the box. We look at someone like Steve Jobs, for example, the most creative leader of all time. Jobs thought of a unique and crazy idea that had never been thought of before, and even though some...

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Mastering Self Leadership

Mastering Self Leadership

Self-leadership is characterized by the 8 c’s; compassion, clarity, curiosity, calmness, confidence, creativity, courage and connectedness. It is the ability to use your own personal strengths efficiently and effectively as well as having a proper understanding of...

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Communication Within Teams

Communication Within Teams

There is no doubting the importance of teams. As our jobs and skills become even more specialized, it often becomes necessary for people from different disciplines to work together. Companies are commonly doing multiple projects, and people can be a part of multiple...

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How to be Conscious of Consensus

How to be Conscious of Consensus

The internet has revolutionized how we connect with each other. Today, we are no longer limited by borders, geography, or proximity. In the business world, it has democratized how customers interact with organizations. Just think about how quickly some companies will...

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Coaching: Don’t Send an Email!

Coaching: Don’t Send an Email!

Have you ever sent an email message and then regretted it after it was too late? A rule of thumb should be that whenever you need to have a difficult conversation or give feedback, you do it face-to-face, never send an email. Words in an email are powerful and can be...

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What Are Mentors Meant For?

What Are Mentors Meant For?

A mentor is so much more than just someone who passes on their skills and shows you the ropes. The right mentor can possibly change your life. It can be deceptively simple sometimes. A mentor can be anyone. It could even be you. Have you already taken somebody under...

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What is Mindful Leadership?

What is Mindful Leadership?

Nowadays it is so easy to get caught up in the stress, noise, and excitement of the modern world.  We are constantly being bombarded by billboards, commercials, and jingles all vying for our attention. Add to that our reliance on our smartphones and the nonstop status...

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