Year: 2014

Five Influence Skills Questions to Ask Yourself Before 2015 Dawns

Picture this. It’s January, you were just assigned your first project for the New Year, and everything is running smoothly. You have used your influence skills so well that your coworkers are turning in their deliverables on time; everyone is

Feeling Stuck? Try Reframing

Why didn’t the turkey cross the road? Because there was a roadblock. Roadblocks, making difficult decisions, and negotiating are part of being an employee and leader. Instead of feeling frustrated when you come across these circumstances, try reframing. Reframing is

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The Fear of Risk-Taking

Halloween is all about scary things. Any day of the year, though, risk-taking can be scary. Preparing to take a risk can be like standing at the entrance of a haunted house – you can never be sure what negative

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Building Relationships at Work

Workplace relationships are often different from relationships outside of the office. Work cultures vary, but in many organizations, you might act more reserved than you would in an informal setting or choose your behavior in light of the other’s positional

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Columbus Day and Reflecting on Cultural Diversity

This Monday is the celebration of Columbus Day. The majority of the United States has kept this title, although a few cities like Berkeley, CA and Denver, CO have renamed it Indigenous People’s Day. Other states have decided not to recognize

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