Trevor Noah, Donald Trump, and Radical Empathy

I love the Daily Show – always have. In the 12 years since I have let go of my a cable subscription (and any other broadcast television) it is the TV show I have followed most consistently. Rarely have I seen a program that is so funny and entertaining and, at the same time, mindful

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The Year-End Holiday Job Special

  It’s the end of the year and most of us are busy musing over our shopping or how we will be spending the holidays. One thing we frequently overlook is the fact that the end of the year is full of hidden presents. Particularly for those of us who include a new job as

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Conscious Culture and LinkedIn Profiles

I was recently having a conversation with a client who had just been promoted to manager of her team. In sharing her new experience as a leader, she spoke about how it was a challenge to not only manage her team’s responsibilities but also to make sure that they are productive, growing and happy. Her

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Vulnerability, Trust and Penguins

If you have ever seen a waddle of penguins (and yes, that is the technical term for a group of penguins on land) on an ice flow, right before they jump in the water, you might have noticed something interesting. The penguins will all line up on the edge of the ice flow, bumping into

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How To Handle Conflicts – A Quick Roadmap

In the course of human interaction conflict is inevitable. Add the pressures and transient nature of a consulting engagement and the opportunities for conflict increase significantly. In my experience there are two factors that contribute to the mismanagement of conflict: (1) Most people are deeply afraid of conflict and generally fail to address it head

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Blogging About Blogging

If you Google why companies should blog, you’ll get tons of search results (around 388 million, actually). The potential outcomes are endless: increased traffic to a company’s website, cost-effective and focused marketing, and better SEO. In fact, HubSpot conducted a survey and found that 60% of businesses with blogs end up gaining more customers. So

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Reducing Conflict Management for Project Managers

There’s no getting around it: when you’re managing a group of people, you will inevitably find yourself in the midst of conflict of one type or another. As project manager, you are expected to have the ability to resolve the conflict as quickly and efficiently as possible, and to make sure that the project does

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3 Project Management Pitfalls to Tackle at the Start

There are a lot of moving parts in the world of finance project management including time constraints, pressure from stakeholders, and changing goals and goal posts. These pitfalls can derail your project timeline and budget, impacting your results, so you’ll want to devise a plan to avoid them right off the bat. Pitfall 1: Taking

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The Consultant and the Consulting Process

In your job search as a project manager, you may have noticed that some of the best opportunities are labeled as consulting. Lucky you, you’ve landed an interview for one of these roles. In preparation, you have polished your resume, honed your interviewing skills, researched the company, assimilated the knowledge and expertise of your financial

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3 Common Culprits: Conflict Management for Project Managers

When you consider that approximately 63% of project managers claim that lack of communication is one of the biggest challenges they face, this creates a breeding ground for potential conflicts. Increasingly, project managers are dealing with a number of difficulties: longer hours, managing remote team members alongside of on-site contributors, rapidly approaching deadlines and greater

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