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Leadership is a learned skill

Posted on 2018-08-23

Leadership is the act of influencing a group of people toward a common goal. It is a common misconception that one cannot be a leader if he or she is not born with certain leader-like behaviors or qualities. The truth is, anyone can be a leader if they choose to develop this skill. The key lies in putting the needs of others before yourself, and committing yourself to your leadership vision.

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Lessons Parents Teach Leaders

Posted on 2018-08-20

“As a parent, you’re compelled not by rules, but by values”

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Major Attitude!

Posted on 2018-08-16

Choosing a college major based on Behavioral Attitudes “Your attitude determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar “Undecided” was the title I wore for several semesters in my college days. Declaring a major seemed like such a daunting task. Even the word “declaring” had a sense of gravitas. This one choice could determine the trajectory of my entire life, and I thought to myself, “I’m not equipped to make that kind of decision!”

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Back to School Motivation for Teachers

Posted on 2018-08-14

The summer is winding down and soon you’ll be setting up your classroom, waiting for the whirlwind of students to arrive for the start of a new school year. The start of many changes. It’s exciting, yet dreadful all at the same time, and how quickly you can adapt will depend upon your personality style.

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Companies Need These Soft Skills. Are Your Students Prepared?

Posted on 2018-08-06

Technical and educational institutions should focus on increasing soft skills to give their students the edge in today’s job market There’s a gap today between the skills required by companies and the skills entry-level employees are bringing to the table. Referred to as the “skills gap,” this disparity is widening; not so much for hard skills, but for soft skills according to recent research by LinkedIn and Adecco. What has employers concerned isn’t technical skills, but harder-to-measure skills, commonly referred to as “soft skills.” Recent research identifies these “foundational skills” as lacking and employers are investing money in soft-skills training to close the gap. However, technical and educational institutions should also focus on increasing foundational soft skills to give their students the edge in today’s competitive job market.

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Goal Setting for Students with DISC

Posted on 2018-08-01

Why should students set goals? You could say it is the same as for anyone. How do you know where you are going and when you will get there if you don’t set goals? For students, it is perhaps even more important to learn this skillset early on, as they are still maturing and unsure of themselves. By developing into a long-term competency, goal setting will progress beyond just helping to improve academic performance, developing self-confidence and increasing motivation to providing a sense of purpose and forward momentum in all life’s endeavors.

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Nail Your First Job Interview: Showcase Your Strengths

Posted on 2018-07-31

My first job interview was a complete nightmare. As I showed up in a brightly colored dress and tan heels, wobbling like a newborn giraffe, I couldn’t believe how misplaced I felt. Moments later, waiting in the small, yet elegant, lobby the feeling grew until it consumed me. It was as if I just knew deep down inside the job wasn’t meant to be mine.

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How to motivate yourself for more gym action with DISC

Posted on 2018-07-26

One of the top 10 new year’s resolutions is living healthier, visiting the gym more often and maintaining this perfect vision that most of the modern fashion icons suggest. A proven fact, however, is that these types of resolutions usually get abandoned somewhere in the middle of January, and then when summer comes – you may start feeling the guilt of eating all these delicious pies and cupcakes!

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DISC Dating Tips: Let your personality shine

Posted on 2018-07-24

We’ve all been on a terrible first date. Maybe you could have smiled more, shared a bit more about yourself, remembered not to mention an ex love affair, or maybe you just overindulged on the wine and spilled a forkful of pasta on your new outfit. A handful of my recent first dates have ended with unmet gazes and awkward goodbyes as we both pretended we’d make plans to catch up the following week.

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Live the Life You Desire: What is a life coach and why should you have one?

Posted on 2018-07-20

Do you feel like you are stuck into a situation and cannot figure out a plan how to move through? Regardless if you have a clear idea what your life goals are or just the opposite – you are not quite sure, there is an expert you can rely on. It’s called a life coach!

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