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Quiz: Is it Sexual Harassment?

Test your knowledge about which behaviors warrant investigation by HR—and possibly the EEOC. Sexual harassment is making the news a lot these days, but most of the complaints that HR hears about day-to-day aren’t quite as clear-cut—or egregious—as the reports against former Fox CEO Roger Ailes, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose. The classic example of…
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Advancing Leadership for Women

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2018 has seen a lot of women’s movements with women rising up in media, politics and business. While there have been positive changes there are still few women in today’s top leadership roles. According to the Pew Report [1] women occupy less than 22% in the US Senate, US House or US Cabinet-level positions. As…
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Building New Leaders

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In Pryor seminars, we often meet professionals who are eager to lead, but are not yet supervisors or managers.  Many say, “I’m not a leader yet;” or ask, “How do I lead when I have no control?” Our seminars and online learning focus on developing leadership competencies in emerging leaders, who do not yet have…
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Resolve Conflict with Improved Communication and Increased Emotional Intelligence

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Have you ever had a disagreement at work? At one time or another, you may have had workplace conflict. Honestly, who hasn’t? Everyone has specific preferences, communication styles and differing levels of emotional intelligence. Few institutions exist where everyone gets along. Leaders need to acknowledge that organizational conflict occurs and be ready to resolve it…
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Conflict Management Best Practices

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Conflict often involves both emotional and intellectual content – personal feelings, interpersonal relationships, problems to solve and decisions to be made.  Here are some best practices for navigating and negotiating conflicts:   Know your values. We generally engage in conflict about the things we care about. Understanding your own core values will help you anticipate…
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The Five Conflict Management Styles

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According to a 2015 study done by The Health and Occupational Research network approximately twenty-five percent of all work-related stressors are related to interpersonal relationships. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) denotes sixteen main personality types including adventurers, inspectors and masterminds, among others. Each diverse personality type employs one of five conflict management styles. Lack…
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Don’t Let Your Conflict Management Skills Become Extinct

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Have you ever walked into the office and felt like you were walking into a dinosaur den? Roaring, grumbling, screeching personalities surrounding you and you’re just trying to stay cool and calm as the difficult people test your patience. We’ve all been there and had to deal with one of the oldest struggles: getting along…
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Adobe® Photoshop® Project Management

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One of the most commonly used computer software for creative professionals is Adobe® Photoshop®. Below are a few tips and organizational strategies to help those using Adobe® Photoshop® to stay organized, improve project turn around and enhance accuracy. Project Planning: When taking on a project, remain aware of its distinct phases and note any time constraints…
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Top Three Risks of Cryptocurrencies for Small Businesses

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With all the hype in 2018 surrounding cryptocurrencies, the appeal of making a fortune by joining the cryptocurrency market is enticing. It seems a new cryptocurrency pops up every day (currently there are more than 1300 available), there are no signs of it slowing down. Unfortunately, there are as many risks as there are choices…
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Top Three Things Businesses Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies

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Blockchain technology has exploded into the public awareness with the rapid rise of cryptocurrency as a tradable commodity. Digital currency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple utilize blockchain applications to create “coins” or “tokens” which are exchanged through a specific platform of networked computers. As business owners enter this space, many are wondering how does…
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