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4 Ways You Can Avoid the “Great Resignation”

February 15, 2022

One of the defining factors of the past year was the start of what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation” — in the U.S. alone, more than 11 million workers left their jobs between April and June 2021. In a global survey conducted by Microsoft, 41% of respondents are considering leaving their current employer this year....

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Why I Believe in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

January 25, 2022

Guest post from Carlos Cadogan, Assessment Consultant, MHS and Chief Cultural Intelligence Officer, The CQ Mindset I started on my path to speaking and consulting about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion earlier this year.  By 2065, the US will not have any single ethnic or racial majority. Projected growth from Asian, Hispanic, and multiracial groups will turn...

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A 4-Step Process to Take Action on DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

January 18, 2022

Workplaces have become more diverse than at any time before. In fact, recent studies show that by 2044, groups formerly known as “minorities” will achieve majority status in North America. With this in mind, leaders need to develop new skills to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. These actions must be ongoing,...

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10 Ways HR Leaders Can Lead With Emotional Intelligence

January 11, 2022

Leading a workplace that fosters communication, increases productivity, and helps employees and managers alike feel empowered to do their best work takes time and effort.  One of the most effective ways to create this kind of workplace environment is by increasing the level of emotional intelligence within the organization. Most people think of emotional intelligence...

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The Top 3 Skills for 2022: Resilience, Empathy, and Emotional Intelligence

December 08, 2021

A lot has changed in the past year. From learning new tech tools like Zoom, to adapting to a hybrid work-from-home and in-office model as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect how we live, it’s safe to say that we’ve faced more personal and professional changes in the last 365 days than perhaps at any...

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The Resilient Leader: How to Build Resilience in 2022

December 07, 2021

When we think about “successful” or “unsuccessful” people, we often relate their success to their ability to bounce back from challenging situations.  Resilience, which is our ability to frame setbacks as learning opportunities and manage our emotional responses to stress, has been linked to increased work satisfaction, lower levels of depression, and overall well-being. The...

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Overcoming Adversity: 5 Science-Backed Resilience Strategies

November 23, 2021

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity and adapt to difficult or challenging circumstances.  Just like emotional intelligence, resilience is a trait that can be developed and strengthened over time — but doing so requires effort, dedication, and consistency. Think about it as a muscle in your mind: the more you work it,...

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How to Build Everyday Resilience

November 16, 2021

When you think about a “resilient” person, who comes to mind? Often we think about people like Rosa Parks or Viktor Frankl, but resilience isn’t just for times of need; it’s a trait we can cultivate in ourselves to enhance how we experience everyday life. Most of us will be lucky enough not to need...

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How to Build Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in The Workplace

October 20, 2021

Growing up many of us were told that having IQ was the key to being successful, but research has shown that people with high emotional intelligence (EI) and average IQ consistently outperform those with higher IQ and lower EI. What is EI? EI, or emotional intelligence, is defined as the ability to recognize, understand, and...

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Stress Management Techniques to Increase Resilience

October 13, 2021

Stress is unavoidable, but now more than ever it’s important to understand the sources of our stress and how to find healthy ways to manage it. Does Stress Affect Men and Women Differently? Studies have shown that women are more likely than men to report having a great deal of stress, and almost half of...

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