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The Psychology of Personal Terror

The Psychology of Personal Terrorism – Overcoming Fear

Why are we not as inclusive as we could be? There are lots of reasons but mostly we tend to fear what we do not know and what we do not understand. We tend to fear honest discussions about gender, ethnicity and race issues because generally these issues are related to our personal fears about being exposed. The goal of terrorism is to produce abnormal fear through acts of disruption (violence) that send a high impact mes ...

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Increase your self-confidence and reach your goals

Increase your self-confidence and reach your goals

Self-confidence is one’s assessment of their own self-worth, and it is what allows you to take risks. As a self-confident person, I know if something goes wrong, my good self-confidence will help me make things right. Self-confidence is based in reality rather than as “pie-in-the-sky” or wishful thinking. A track record of success and accomplishment breeds more confidence, therefore, being prepared, having sound knowledge, w ...

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Clean Up Your Toxic Workplace

Organizations with sound diversity and inclusion strategies frequently experience higher rates of creativity, are able to hire and retain the best and brightest talent and make product development a priority in order to stay competitive.

Yet for years — and in some circles today — the word diversity has been associated with controversial, even negatively viewed practices, such as affirmative action, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, artificial quotas, and listed as th ...

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Respectful Listening

Respectful Listening and Change

Real and lasting change begins with listening well. Listening engages us in ways we are not always able to predict. When we listen respectfully, by honoring the humanity in others, we open the door to honesty and relative truths with the understanding no truth is absolute. Listening provides an opportunity to be heard. If I am respectfully listening, I am not critiquing, dismissing, challenging or otherwise engaging in disrespectful behavior. When we ...

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