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Posts by Jerrin Padre

How Recognition Fuels Motivation

RecognitionFor many, recognition for a job well done is more than just acknowledgement—it’s positive reinforcement: a reward that makes you feel seen, appreciated, and motivated to keep fighting the good fight. In order for organizations to position themselves towards success and growth, it’s important to develop a culture of recognition. Here are a few day-to-day tactics for doing so.

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How Filters (like "The Guest Filter") Improve Workplace Communication

Filters and CommunicationAs the workforce continues to grow and diversify—spanning different ages, backgrounds, values, and communication styles—the potential for conflict, divisiveness, and alienation of others increases. The ability to use "filters" is one way to maintain a respectful, inclusive workplace.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace

5 Easy_synopsisSolid communication is the foundation of success within an organization. It holds teams together, keeps projects on track, and positively impacts individual performance. When communication is good, mistakes are minimized and outcomes are maximized. Here are 5 ways to foster effective communication.

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What Are Your Unconscious Biases? A Quick Test

Unconscious Bias Test Clip_blog_smallIn an effort to build inclusive and collaborative work environments, it’s important for everyone to be aware of their inherent biases. This one-minute clip can provide helpful insights.

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How Good Intentions Can Go Awry: Creating a Harassment-Free Environment

Mark & Sheila synopsisWhile sexual harassment (rightfully) generates a significant amount of attention these day, it’s only part of the whole picture. Failing to push toward a holistic understanding of the issue of workplace harassment can have serious consequences on an organization where even well-intentioned behaviors can become harassing conduct.

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What Leaders Can Learn from Lobsters

Lobster blog_thumbnailWhen it comes to what can help a leader grow…lobsters provide an important insight. Watch this 1-minute clip.

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[Video] Getting Your Employees Out of Their Shells: A Leadership Lesson Inspired By Turtles

Lead-now-turtleSome employees share ideas easily, while others need a bit more time to warm up and come out of their shells. This 55-second video clip explains why it’s important for leaders to create a work environment where employees feel safe giving input and presenting ideas.

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Ridding the Workplace of Sexual Harassment Means No More Excuses

OFA-animated-gif-post-thumbInappropriate behavior is inappropriate behavior no matter the circumstance, reaction, or company culture. Fortunately, there are practical ways to help employees filter their words and actions at work -- starting with eliminating excuses like these.

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Moment of Truth: Online Ethics Quiz

Ethics Quiz ThumbThis short ethics quiz provides a snapshot that gives you a sense of how much your everyday decision-making is motivated by being honest and fair.

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The Science of Storytelling: How Storytelling Shapes Our Behavior

storytelling-dog-2When we hear or read a word, hundreds of signals activate the visual, auditory, and language-processing regions of our brains in a matter of milliseconds. They tap into our working memory, long-term memory, and even our subconscious to give things meaning. Considering all these responses are elicited by a single word, imagine what your brain looks like while processing an entire story.

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