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Exploring the Link Between Confidence and Alter Egos and Creating an Attractive Character

Confidence. We’re often told that being confident is the secret sauce to achieving success, becoming a master of leading, and getting our ideas heard by others. A confident person radiates almost otherworldly social skills, navigating situations with grace, and faces new challenges with fearlessness. Confidence is often rated as being an extremely attractive trait, because […]

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Discovering Your Attractive Character: Tips for Discovering Your True Self

Right now, you’re on an amazing journey. You may not even realize it yet, but every second of every day is an opportunity for adventure — not in the traditional sense, such as exploring a new place, or searching for your dream home. It’s an adventure of self-discovery, and honing in on what makes you […]

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Maya Angelou’s Wisdom: Inspiring Lessons for Personal Transformation

“I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman That’s me.” -Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou The immortal words of acclaimed poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou ring true even decades after this poem was committed to page. Her life and legacy continue to inspire and resonate with millions around the world; her timeless, wise insight […]

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The Psychology of Performance: Why Attractive Characters (Alter Egos) Help Overcome Nervousness

Let’s talk about Beyonce. You probably were not expecting this week’s blog to start off talking about one of the most prolific and successful musicians of all time, but stay with me here. Beyonce’s success is near-unmatched, and one of the key elements of her success lies in, among other things, her captivating and almost […]

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Clarity, Purpose & Vision

“What stands in the way becomes the way” – Marcus Aurelius I think about this idea quite often in my day-to-day life, and its sentiment is universal. It means that adversity, hardship, and obstacles, rather than a hard time we have to deal with, become new avenues for growth and change. Adversity and difficult times […]

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DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) Careers To Look Out For

As the global landscape evolves and diverse employees join the workforce in record numbers, the call for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in workplaces grows louder. Companies worldwide are recognizing the pivotal role these facets play in fostering a culture of equality, innovation and a diverse workforce that respects differences among employees. And because […]

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Start with Inclusion and Diversity Will Follow

In today’s globalized and interconnected world, the spotlight on diversity in the workplace has never been brighter, and for good reason. A cultural shift has happened. The workplace is now not only a place where different viewpoints and diverse perspectives are collected, mixed, and channeled into excellence; the new modern company culture is a melting […]

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Creating an Accessible Workplace

Today’s workforce is more diverse and dynamic than ever. That’s why fostering an inclusive workplace is not only a noble and commendable goal; it’s a necessity. So necessary, in fact, that American law prohibits discrimination in employment against individuals with disabilities per the Americans with Disabilities Act. But creating an accessible workplace is not only […]

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Avoid Imposing Racist Dress Code

“Dress for success” A mantra that many of us are familiar with — the idea that the way we dress, the way we first present ourselves in the workplace has demonstrable impact on our success. While it is imperative that we maintain a professional demeanor in our work lives, the idea of what constitutes “professional […]

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Race

The relationship between a boss and employee is one that, like any healthy relationship, should be supported through a policy of open communication and understanding. However, even if you have a stellar relationship with your boss, having to talk to your boss about race and inequity can be a challenging experience. These past few weeks, […]

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Equity vs Equality in the Workplace

Equity and equality are the cornerstones of a workplace that champions inclusion and excellence in diversity. As our world becomes more connected, opportunities to work with clients from all walks of life opens the door to new conversations about retaining diverse talent and fostering an inclusive environment. But you may be surprised to learn that […]

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Avoid Gender Bias in Performance Reviews

Performance reviews. Everyone has a different opinion about them, with some arguing that they are some of the only times critical feedback and goal setting can be established by management, while others believe the performance review process is time-consuming, anxiety-inducing, and unhelpful. However you slice it, quantitative performance ratings are extremely commonplace. Ideally, managers deliver […]