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Intern season: May the odds be in your favor!

Across all industries and geographic areas, young professionals are transitioning from student to intern. Summer internships are a major recruiting tool for many companies as they provide exposure and experience to young professionals looking to start their career. For many interns, the stress of joining a summer program can turn this critical development experience into a Hunger Games style battle …

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The Power of Language at Work

Leadership and language go hand in hand. Our language and word choices as we lead our teams through triumphs and defeats, change and uncertainty, have become passive at best and inconsequential at worst. The speed with which we manage and the number of projects being juggled simultaneously seem to demand a carelessness when it comes to speech and communication. At …

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Your organization’s secret super-hero

This article was originally posted on The Huffington Post. The title of brand ambassador seems to be a popular one these days. Most frequently used for companies who sell products, brand ambassadors are deployed into communities to spread the word, display the product, tweet, Instagram, and hashtag to oblivion. Many companies have brilliantly deployed brand ambassadors. As a relatively active …

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Communicate Better with Neuroscience

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, only to find out later that the person walked away with a totally different understanding of your meaning? Have you ever had this happen in a work environment? If so, you have likely seen the damage that can be done to a relationship because of a simple miscommunication. Within a team or …