Do you get what you expect?

Expectancy is an interesting thing. If you are expecting a negative outcome, you may get what you expect if your viewpoint is narrowed and you are relying on historical experience, early messages or set beliefs. When you begin to notice…

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Inclusion is Everyone’s Responsibility

Diversity is everywhere, and encompasses far more than what we typically think it does. Most often, we restrict diversity to race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, for example. But diversity also includes geographic and socio-economic backgrounds, education, personality, learning styles, communication…

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Living Fully

What are three things do you need more or less of in your life and career? Meditation sets the tone for the day. I meditate pretty much every day. One of the most beneficial things I get from this practice…

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Beginning the Path to Self-Awareness

The best way to become self-aware and begin to tune into what we are “broadcasting” to ourselves and others is to consider a number of questions. Answers to these questions may not appear overnight. As the underlying reasons behind many…

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Building Cultural Competencies

Understanding cultural values and behaviors is an important aspect of effective management, leadership and teamwork. In the absence of cultural understanding, it is possible that unconscious biases and behaviors may hold you back from achieving greater effectiveness. By broadening your…

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5 steps to transform stress

5 Steps to Transform Stress

Transforming Stress Merriam-Webster defines Stress as “a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.; something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety.  Stress is a topic that gets a lot of attention…

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Inclusivity Begins With Behavior And Focus

What makes an inclusive organization and how can talent management affect its success? Effective talent management is defined and acted upon according to the culture of the organization. I offer that one of the key qualifiers to inclusiveness is behavior.…

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