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August 12, 2019
Humans are social beings, especially in a work environment. When social interactions take place at work, it’s likely some of those interactions may involve gossip. While gossip can be toxic in any environment, it’s especially destructive in the workplace. Gossip can have a negative impact on work environments, employee morale, and productivity, just to name a few; It can also be damaging to the organization.  Gossip and malicious talk condemns three people: the speaker, the listener/s, and the one who is spoken of.  The Speaker It may seem obvious that the person affected by gossip is the person who is the subject of the comments, however, the speaker also runs the risk of defaming their reputation.  An employee who spreads malicious comments throughout the office is often deemed untrustworthy by their colleagues. Furthermore, employees ...
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After

July 26, 2019
Every day we are faced with the task of making decisions; some much more difficult than others.  Should I order pizza or a salad? What should I wear today? Should I take that new job? While some decisions require more deliberation than others, it’s certain that we spend a tremendous ...
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From The Outside In

July 22, 2019
Have you ever taken a step back to reflect on past performances? Self-evaluation is one of the most important, and most challenging, skills you can have in both your professional and personal life. It is crucial for us to look at ourselves objectively to see what is good, ...
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Satisfying Work

July 11, 2019
Money and happiness undoubtedly appear to be the two most desired outcomes of one's life. Yet many fail to see the potential in pursuing meaningful and satisfying work as a way to achieve both financial freedom and enjoyable life. Satisfying work is beneficial because it increases job satisfaction, ...
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True Value

July 5, 2019
Such is life, where heartbreak, setbacks, and utter failures materialize when we least expect them. Our principles can either aid or impede on our ability to push through complications to find success. It takes a positive mindset to dust ourselves off, regroup, and pick up the broken pieces. ...
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Make the Most Out of a Difficult Situation

June 28, 2019
On occasion, you may find yourself in a scenario where - all things considered - it seems no good is able to come from it. Whether an obstacle is preventing you from accomplishing a goal, or you feel that a group consultation would be of no help, the ...
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How Emotional Intelligence was Defined in One Season

April 16, 2019
"If you learn to use it right, the adversity, it will buy you a ticket to a place you couldn't have gone any other way.” - Virginia Basketball head coach, Tony Bennett Watching March Madness, I was struck by what it can teach us to pay attention and see ...
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Common Sense in Arguments is Not So Common

March 26, 2019
When arguments erupt, especially in business, common sense usually disappears and emotions fly. It's important to remember that when in a discussion with a colleague, the two most important things are your words and your intent. Unfortunately, those are the 2 hardest things to control when a discussion ...
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The Slippery Slope That Is Social Media

February 15, 2019
If you are truly making your personal and business decisions based on your core values, then you are more likely instilled with the need to act for social justice where you see a wrong. However, the way in which you use your voice should remain in alignment with ...
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Entrepreneurship and Professionalism Go Hand-in-Hand

January 29, 2019
One of the benefits of being an entrepreneur is the ability to define the culture you want in your business. If you want creativity to thrive you may look to hire and foster those that bring a certain joy to their work and environment. If you are in ...
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