The Power Of Assertiveness And How It Can Change Your Life

For many people, the difference between being assertive and being aggressive is not the behavior itself, but the person doing it.  How we feel about that behavior is not always consistent. In many cases, our reactions are based on cultural stereotypes, and reflect unconscious — and, sometimes, not so unconscious — bias. Emilie Aries is the … Read more

How To Be More Assertive (Without Looking Like A Jerk)

Meredith loves her job. Sometimes, she has to work long hours during the week, but her company has a results-only policy where employees are allowed to work from home as long as their performance and productivity doesn’t falter. After working at the company for about a year, Meredith decided that she would like to work … Read more

Walking Through Conflict Between Employees

  Resolving conflicts between employees can be difficult — here are some tips to help get through these situations. If you manage people, you’re more than likely going to have to deal with a conflict between employees. While some conflicts work themselves out, others require you to step in, be the cool head in the … Read more

Leading Through Effective Communication: The Management Message Method

  Throughout the complex, ever-changing business landscape, leading through effective communication, has never been as essential as it is now. Navigating changing circumstances and preparing your workforce for the “next normal” of business operations is difficult enough, but organizations must also prioritize employee well-being, connectivity and confidence. But what does effective communication look — and … Read more

10 Tips for Improving Your Nonverbal Communication

Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, research has shown that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication. How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? The following tips can help you learn to read the nonverbal … Read more

3 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion are Essential to the Workplace

It is important that diversity and inclusion are practiced in every aspect of our life — starting with the workplace. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) have become more than just HR checklist items; they’ve grown into a cultural phenomenon that — when executed correctly — has a direct effect on the bottom line. These days, it’s … Read more

Unconscious Bias: How It Affects Us More Than We Know

When you type CEO, CFO OR CTO in your textbox on your iPhone, notice what comes up. It is an emoji of a man in a suit. Shocking, isn’t it, that this sexism exists? Even seemingly innocuous things as an emoji can reinforce these gendered stereotypes and demonstrate the structural sexism inherent in our society. … Read more

12 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid them in the Workplace.

If you’re hiring based on ‘gut feeling,’ you’re likely hiring on the basis of unconscious bias. The best way to prevent yourself from succumbing to these unconscious biases is to become aware of them and take action to prevent them when recruiting, hiring and retaining employees. Doing so will help your team build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. … Read more

4 Ways to Facilitate Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective communication in the workplace can improve collaboration, engagement and the employee experience. Here are four strategies to help. Effective communication in the workplace builds strong team relationships, empowers healthy manager and employee collaborations and helps the organization advance toward its goals. Yet creating the conditions for effective communication — both at the individual level … Read more