Training and Development

Washington Navy Yard: Turn the Ship Around

This morning, a shooting on the Washington Navy Yard resulted in several injuries and even some fatalities (CBSNEWS). In thinking of the people affected by this situation, our hearts are heavy. With the advents of technology, learning to penetrate a security fire-wall has become a lot more possible than it used to be and although the details behind this event’s ...

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Work Life Balance Elephant Theory

Like elephants, humans are K-Selected creatures. According to the r/K Selection Theory, r-Selected animals have high multitudes of offspring and allow them to fend for themselves, but K-Selected species have fewer offspring and play a bigger role in helping offspring thrive. This ties into the hot topic of work life balance, family and personal values currently circulating in the business world. ...

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Elon Musk’s Magic card

People like to be consistent with the things they have previously said or done. In being able to connect to people in an emotionally intelligent way and to be able to persuade them, there are several factors that play a part; and one of them is consistency. Consistency is done or activated by looking for and asking for small commitments that can ...

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Your American Hustle

Management Monday: Managing Personal Accountability American Hustle claimed 10 Academy Awards and seems to have won America’s love as an instant classic film. Even after weeks in the spotlight, leading actress, Jennifer Lawrence is still grabbing headlines for her edgy performance. And sure, it’s good entertainment. Unfortunately, the “hustle” mentality portrayed by the fictional characters in the movie isn’t foreign to today’s business world. ...

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The Raft Called the Career Change; Steps for Planning and Maneuvering the Waves

t’s summer and the glowing sun outside coupled with the ocean breeze remind me of renewal and introspection. Are you with me? New eating habits, a good workout regimen, and new favorite restaurant. New career may be? Many individuals I come in to contact with contemplate their career. They are satisfied with their existing role, and they are successful, their organization ...

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Shrink employee turnover; Claim your seat at the Top Places to work table

It is Management Monday! This is the time of the week set aside for addressing anything from time management to management roles… Let’s talk about managing the employment appeal of your business!   Making it in to Forbes’ “The Best Companies to Work for” list sounds daunting. Even joining the ranks of a local “top places to work” list is ...

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Management Tips for Motivating Employees

It is Management Monday! Any manager can attest to the importance of employee motivation. Without proper motivation, organizations typically suffer huge setbacks including high turnover, low morale and ultimately declining success due to lack of employee productivity. This is a chain of unwanted outcomes that typically are not brought on solely by one party, but rather by everyone involved. Companies ...

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Despicable Golden Corral Compass

Though it may not be a material compass like the one used in the movie The Golden Compass, using a moral compass in business and life is crucial for success. Have you utilized your moral compass lately? In other words, are you inspecting the best value-based path for yourself and your organization? If you’re not sure, you many want to re-evaluate. Your ethical ...

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Slain DiMaggio, Saved Hannah

Sometimes life and death situations can teach vital lessons that apply to the work world. The Los Angeles Times reported on August 11th, that teen Hannah Anderson was rescued from kidnapper James DiMaggio. DiMaggio was shot and killed by an FBI agent during the rescue. The story actually began on August 4th, when DiMaggio murdered Hannah’s mother and little brother, before taking off ...

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Defensive Communication: Nassau Shooting Study

For some it may feel quite disheartening and for others it may be what they are accustomed to, but defensiveness in communication is a scary habit to form. Defensive behavior happens when an individual perceives the message as a threat. Based on information collected by the Office of Naval Research, Jack R. Gibb explains that a defensive thinker considers “how he appears ...

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