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Enhance Your Workplace Community

A team that works collaboratively works like a well-oiled machine.  Interdependent relationships are enhanced, communication is heightened, and accountability is high.  As your team’s leader, what have you done lately to promote cooperation within the team?  If you haven’t given it much thought here are three suggestions: Conduct update meetings that help team members understand each others’ roles [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

August 24, 2017 | Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD) | Webinar

By | July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

How Does Stress Affect Your Objectivity?

Under times of stress you may rely less on your objectivity and fall victim to fearing the worse or you could swing to the other extreme and take a rose-colored glasses approach. If you worry about catastrophes, remember that sometimes the best actions involve risks. Don’t be limited by worst-case scenarios that may never occur. [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

Leverage Your Emotions for Better Problem Solving

The basic premise of emotional intelligence is the better one manages their emotions, the more effective they will be personally and professionally. Managing one’s emotions includes the ability to summons specific emotions to achieve desired outcomes. Consider this fact, positive emotions have been shown to expand the scope of a person’s attention and thinking for enhanced [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

August 22, 2017 | SHRM Symposium | Duluth, Georgia

By | June 30th, 2017|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

How Controlled Are You? – Impulse Control

Impulse control is the ability to think before acting. Low impulse control is characterized by: The tendency to jump to hasty conclusions An “act now, think later” approach to solving problems and making decisions Being overly talkative or controlling in meetings and conversations Regular moments of regret, perhaps wishing you would have analyzed a situation [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

August 15-17 2017 | Welcoming America Staff Retreat | Atlanta, Georgia

By | June 22nd, 2017|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

July 20, 2017 | Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) | Atlanta, Georgia

By | June 20th, 2017|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

How Do You Communicate Feelings? – Emotional Expression

Leaders who effectively express their emotions use words and physical expressions to communicate their feelings in a constructive way. This helps to build the authentic relationships that contribute to successful leadership. Consider the leader whose facial expression appears to communicate a particular feeling before he utters a word or the leader whose poker face gives absolutely no indication of [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments

What are Your Triggers? – Emotional Self-Awareness

When leaders have a solid understanding of what triggers their emotions they can manage themselves and control the impact their emotions have on others. I once worked for a leader whose emotions could be triggered by something as simple as a question that he did not like. His aggressive and condescending response would silence the room. People became hesitant to ask questions or contribute [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Leadership Essentials|0 Comments