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Emotional Intelligence: Why Your Business Needs It and How to Get It

Emotional Intelligence (sometimes called EI or EQ) may be buzz words you’ve heard around your office or on social media, but what is it? What does it mean for you? Emotional intelligence is a person’s ability to control, perceive, and evaluate the…

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The Professional Interviewer

A Professional Interviewer vs an Interviewee Who's Professional There's a difference between interview candidates who prepare and present themselves professionally during the interview versus candidates who are viewed as professional interviewers.…

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Would You Hire You?

The ideal candidate for the position The interview process can be daunting for even the most qualified candidates. Throughout the interview process, every interaction is part of the interview, ranging from the strength of your handshake to your…

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From Networking-Hater to Networking-Embracer: One Woman’s Journey

When Alli started out as a freelancer in 2014, she didn’t know anything about networking. Generally, she didn’t want to, and didn’t know how to talk to people. Her way of showing support for the organizations she worked with was to hold down her…

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When Is It Wrong to Be Right?

Photo Credit: Ahmed Carter, WHEN'S IT WRONG FOR YOUR VIEWPOINT TO ALWAYS BE RIGHT?  You have a viewpoint based on your perception of the world at that time - your culture, personality, and experiences.  The advantage of having a group…

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Leadership and Communication

Communication barriers plague the workplace, and overcoming this barrier starts with the self-realization that there's a need for continual improvement. As a leader, communication must be a well-sharpened tool and you must be continually striving to…

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Authenticity in the Workplace

What does it mean to be authentic? Being authentic means being genuine with your values and words, along with the vision and mission for your life. Living an authentic life's been linked to: higher levels of positive effect, life satisfaction,…

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Authentic Networking: Feel Genuine when Growing Your Circle

Networking. Many people are stressed, bored, or overwhelmed even by the idea of networking. To start, many people believe networking is all about business. They imagine networking as a meeting you go to, pitch yourself, and pass out your business…

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Finding a Cultural Fit in the Workplace

When people think of culture, they don't necessarily think about the workplace. Not taking culture into consideration when accepting a position at a new company can be a disservice to your overall job satisfaction, and even your performance. Company…

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Manager v. Leader: Are They the Same Thing?

According to some, being a manager doesn’t necessarily mean being a leader. According to others, managers are, by default, leaders. Being a manager requires a different set of skills and can be complex to master. Effective managers need to…

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