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Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh September 10, 2019

Flaws Are Things Other People Have

Shine Some Light On How You Perceive Flaws

General Business / YP / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh August 27, 2019

Are You Working Too Hard?

Work smarter, not harder, plan better!

Leadership / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh August 20, 2019

Demonstrating UPR During Tough Moments

5 Things to Remember

 

We all find ourselves in tough moments. It is so easy to look at others in a tough moment and blame them or make assumptions about how they are acting or thinking. Those assumptions are the worst thing we can do to keep a positive working environment. Instead, we need to show everyone Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR). Here are 5 things to remember to help you show UPR...

Networking / YP / Sinikka Waugh August 15, 2019

Prepare to Network

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Networking Opportunity

As fall approaches, so does conference season. And just as we’ve done in the past, we want to offer you a few tips for building even better connections during this prime networking time.

Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh August 5, 2019

Stop Dreading Difficult Conversations

We know not all communication is fun. Sometimes it's tough because of the person or the medium, but sometimes it's the conversation itself. How do you handle difficult conversations? Do you plan for them or procrastinate? Feedback and tough conversations are important, but it's never fun to give or receive negative feedback. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're preparing for a...

General Business / YP July 22, 2019

Favorites

A Few Thoughts on Having and Being the Favorite

 

My grandmother gave all five or her children a t-shirt that said, "Mom loves me best." My dad, aunt, and uncles all started teasing each other about who was really the favorite child. Each insisted that mom loved them best.  My grandmother, of course, said something about how they were all her favorites. While this might seem like a sweet gift...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration June 25, 2019

Impress'Em

6 Characteristics Leaders Look for In Their Employees

We’ve heard it before, and we will hear it again: soft skills really are important. Emotional intelligence and communication skills are paramount in the decisions hiring managers make to engage a given candidate, or not. But once you’ve got the job, what kinds of things can you do to cause a boss to look on you with more favor?

Leadership / General Business / YP June 13, 2019

Employee Engagement: Everything You Need to Know

Employee engagement continues to be a hot topic. But, we've found that fully understanding what it is, and even more importantly, what to do about it, can be tricky.

Change / YP May 30, 2019

When Something Ends

Graduation season is upon us. For me, it meant attending my first formal graduation ceremony. That’s right I graduated from college. In fact, it has only been a few short weeks since I attended my last college class. Even as I write that, I can’t believe it is true. Graduation got me thinking about endings, and I am going to share those thoughts with you today.

General Business / YP / Faith May 23, 2019

Finding Joy

I’ve been called relentlessly positive. I’ve been called Polyanna-esque. I have a default, deeply engrained ability to look on the bright side and see the best or the good in a given situation.