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How to Lead with Courage

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Countless films and books in modern culture have dramatized the critical role of courage in leadership positions. Courageous leaders are lauded for their ability to overcome risks, face their own fears, and achieve their goals against all odds. But you don’t need to be the protagonist in a blockbuster movie to be courageous. When you […]

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4 Ways to Show Appreciation for Stand-Out Colleagues

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Is there someone on your team or in your network who has recently gone above and beyond? We all know someone we’d rave about if asked—so why wait until we’re prompted to show appreciation? Don’t just sing their praises out loud; put it in writing! A heartfelt, genuine note about one’s work can be such […]

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Not So Motivated at Work? Try These Strategies

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Everyone struggles with it sometimes. But if left unchecked, a lack of motivation can negatively impact your confidence, attitude, and productivity—both inside and outside of the office. In 2017, it was even reported that 71% of American workers are doing the bare minimum or just plain unhappy at work, which costs employers a whopping $300 […]

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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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