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Group assignments provide transferable skills for the workplace

In my past teaching life, the greatest number of complaints I heard from students involved group assignments. Most students dreaded being paired with their peers. Some students said their peers were lazy, disorganized or freeloaders who weren’t responsible enough to … Continue reading

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Different Working Cultures in the USA, United Kingdom, and Australia

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Starting a new job is always daunting, so it helps to havesome idea what to expect—especially if you’re working abroad. You may beconfident in your ability to do the work, but what about fitting into a foreignworkplace? Learning the language is crucial, of course, but it’s only part ofthe picture. Countries such as the UK, the USA, and Australia all speak English. . . but they’re so different in other ways that they frequently baffle eachother. Continue reading

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Distract the Distractive Critic in the workplace

One of the most frustrating experiences at work is having a boss or coworker who gives negative critical comment regarding your work. When there is a consistent barrage of negative criticism, it negatively impacts your self-esteem, feelings, and performance of your day-to-day task. As a matter of fact, it is somewhat common for those that are placed under daily destructive criticism to encounter clinical depression. Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance Is Obsolete

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Workplace Balance has always been an issue amongst working professionals especially Women in the workplace. This article sheds new light and downright gives permission to go outside of the goalsetting box. Enjoy. Continue reading

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What are some practical steps that leaders can take to empower their team or employees and develop a high-performance workplace?

    The practical steps to increase employee empowerment often involve organizational programs as well as the individual leader’s actions with direct subordinates. A variety of different empowerment programs have been used, including self-managed teams, democratic structures and processes, and … Continue reading

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How to defeat the grasshopper and elephant mentality in the workplace and in life?

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The individual sees themselves as not having the ability to fit in with peers or able to leverage newer technologies. Continue reading

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Ghosting in the workplace

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When I first heard the term ghosting, I related it to ghosts in a haunted house or scary events at Halloween or heaven forbid, I got lost in a field on the way home and was at the mercy of … Continue reading

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Are Your Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Working?

Today diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of the core strategy amongst top organizations, no longer are most companies giving lip service that in order to be competitive in a global workforce, a diverse work force is necessary. Although … Continue reading

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Don’t self-sabotage your own success (you have the seeds of greatness) in you!

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      What holds you back? What is keeping you from reaching your goals? So many of us are so close to having that breakthrough, but we self-sabotage the path that breaks a success. Perhaps fear rips our consciousness … Continue reading

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Communication: Mutual trust, respect and commitment

Author Northouse explains that “Effective leadership offers when the communication between leaders and subordinates is characterized by mutual trust, respect, and commitment.” Such communication and sincerity in our interactions is key to success. This behavior should be displayed by both … Continue reading

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