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How Extroverts Can Make Space for Introverts at Work

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In a society and culture that arguably privileges extroversion, it can be challenging to be an introvert in the workplace. But thanks in part to Susan Cain’s best-selling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, there seems to be a greater societal desire to understand introverted people.  Introverts are […]

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What’s Your Workplace Communication Style?

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Even when we’re speaking the same language, we all communicate a little differently. Some people give short, straightforward responses to questions while others might add a ton of detail. Knowing your own communication style—and adapting to the different styles of co-workers—can help personal and organizational success come much more easily. Business writer Mark Murphy’s model […]

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Tips for the Overtalker

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It happens to the best of us: you lose your train of thought mid-sentence—and then realize your conversation partner doesn’t seem interested at all. What you do next is key. If you prefer to keep talking, that’s not surprising. After all, our brains get a buzz from talking—especially about ourselves. But know that if you’re […]

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Speaking for Everyone | A Guide to Inclusive Language in the Workplace

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So much of our everyday language excludes different backgrounds, genders, and abilities. While this is oftentimes unconscious and unintentional, some commonly used words and phrases can read as male- or cisgendered-centric, while others can reinforce negative stereotypes about mental health, physical ability, or nontraditional family structures. It’s time for our workplaces to embrace a new, […]

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