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Helping First-Generation Professionals Succeed in the Workplace

With a diverse workforce comprised of several different generations, ethnicities, and skills, just to name a few characteristics, it’s important to create an inclusive environment for all, including first-generation college students who go on to become first-generation professionals (FGPs). According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights, FGPs are “those who are […]

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Improving Your Culture of Service

Regardless of the industry, service should be the foundation of every organization. How you interact with your customers, clients, and other businesses defines who you are and what your company stands for. This truth isn’t merely relegated to the service industry. And for successful organizations, service doesn’t stop at the point of sale or business […]

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Leading a Team During Organizational Change

One of the most difficult times a leader faces during the course of a career is dealing with change within an organization. From company mergers and account closings to employment shifts and adopting hybrid workforce solutions, leading a team through the uncertainty of change and company transformation can be challenging. However, leaders can expect at […]

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Naughty or Nice: Being More Assertive in the Workplace

One of the easiest traps to fall into for both new leaders and seasoned professionals is being too nice. While embracing kindness in relationships with employees and peers is a virtue, being overly nice leads to taking on more work than you can handle and disregarding your own needs for work-life balance. Simply put, unassertiveness […]

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Common Behaviors That Derail Leadership

There is truth in the saying leaders aren’t born, they’re made. They are cultivated over years of training, experience, and habit. Unfortunately, that cultivation can be from both good and bad ends of the leadership spectrum, which can create negative leadership traits. According to a study by DDI, 57% of employees quit their job solely […]

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Colin Powell on Leadership

On Oct. 18, 2021, the world lost one of the most influential individuals over the past 50 years. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was instrumental in setting the standard for modern foreign affairs and diplomatic service. As the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Ronald Regan, he rose to the rank of Chairman of […]

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Embracing Recognition and Thankfulness in the Workplace

Great leaders know the positive effects of employee recognition. Showing appreciation and thankfulness in the workforce helps promote healthy relationships, productivity, motivation, retention, and even overall employee morale. However, recognition can sometimes be an oversight that may be causing underlying issues. (more…)

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