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Using Check-In Questions to Build Trust

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Many of us live in a world where meetings reign supreme. Constant meetings can seem like overkill—but, when done well, these convenings offer important opportunities for colleagues to exchange ideas, facilitate discussion, share updates, and make decisions.  Enter the power of the check-in question. Experts assert that team-building (the practice of building connection and trust […]

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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read This Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, so you decide it is better to stay silent— even though you have insights and […]

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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. We even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.  Given their elemental importance, it should then follow that the pronunciation of names should also matter. And perhaps they do. […]

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In the Loop | Why Internal Communications Matter

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Consider the following scenario: you are eating lunch at work when a colleague asks whether you’ve heard about a new initiative that is being launched. The project is directly related to your scope of work, but the news is a complete surprise to you. You go to your manager and ask about this, and they […]

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