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General Business / Communication / Sinikka Waugh September 11, 2020

I Spy Something Good

Four Sentences to Propel Your Career Forward

I’ve had several conversations lately with people who are disrupted in their current workplace situations. Countless individuals are out of work due to the financial impacts on businesses and industries across the board these past few months. Friends and longtime colleagues have recently lost their jobs due to positions being eliminated through...

General Business / Communication / Collaboration September 8, 2020

Do you foster reflection?

An attitude of gratitude

The unofficial-official end of summer weekend has just concluded. Now we're heading back to school, and looking forward to the approaching holiday season. I hope your season brings you and your family many blessings, and I hope your holidays are full of peace, love, and joy. We all need that right now. 

As we approach this busy season, that is sure to be more busy this...

General Business / Networking / Communication / Sinikka Waugh September 4, 2020

Social Etiquette Post-Lockdown

The New Rules of Social Etiquette

Social etiquette shifted abruptly this year. From hugs and handshakes to no physical contact at all. From day-long face-to-face meetings to virtual. From crowded venues to isolated spaces. Many of us went weeks or even months without interacting with our extended family, our friends, our colleagues, or our business partners. 

Communication / Sinikka Waugh August 28, 2020

Virtual Appreciation

Let's Get Creative

Expressing appreciation and feeling appreciated is challenging in the best of times, when we’re only a few steps or cubicles away from each other. But virtually? When you can’t smile, look someone in the eye, say a heartfelt “thank you”, give them a hi-five or swing by to drop off a latte? Oh boy. This whole virtual thing has really thrown us all for a loop; it’s gotten...

General Business / Communication / Sinikka Waugh August 11, 2020

Absolutely Indispensable

3 Tips for Becoming Just That

General Business / Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh July 14, 2020

Overcome Those Public Speaking Jitters

Stay Calm and Speak Up

With conference season coming, we got to thinking about all the presenters who are putting the finishing touches on keynotes and breakout sessions. In solidarity and support, we wanted to pass along a few tips to help tone-down the stress that often accompanies public speaking even in a virtual setting.

Communication / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

Cooling Off

Five Tips for Staying Cool When Tempers Flare Up

Imagine that some situation is brewing that’s really getting under your skin. A pet peeve, a major setback, a disappointment that really bothers you. Now imagine that someone else enters into your working space during this moment, and says or does something that is the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. Your temper flares. What do...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

Three Daily Verbs

That Apply To Us All

As recent graduates are starting to consider the next phase of their lives, as individuals whose jobs were impacted by the changes implemented due to the Coronavirus consider what’s next for them, and as people all across the country consider what’s next for their career and how to propel themselves into success, the topic of “universal” advice comes up. What words of...

General Business / Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

4 Neighborly Tips

For the Holiday and the Workplace

Many of us are celebrating America's Independence Day this weekend, and in anticipation of family gatherings, fireworks, grilling out, ribs, popsicles, or however you celebrate, we offer four simple neighborly tips that can apply on Independence Day weekend and the workplace on Monday.

Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 19, 2020

Uncivil Discourse

Turning an unproductive conversation productive

I’ve witnessed some examples of uncivil discourse recently that have compelled me to do some deep thinking about the kinds of conversations we’re having. It may be the months of social distancing that have caused us to forget how to be kind. It may be the extended duration of stress and fear that has caused us to pay more attention to our own...