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Communicate Effectively and Efficiently: Aligned Assertive Communication

Communicate Effectively and Efficiently: Aligned Assertive Communication We’ve seen it (and participated in it) many times: We’re discussing something important and suddenly people are getting excited, raising voices, dropping out or going at it aggressively. Any hope of a solution...

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Who Killed Project Management? A Baker’s Dozen of Project Management Do’s and Don’ts.

Author Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. Being a Project Manager is not for the faint of heart. If you don’t enjoy nearly impossible challenges, lots of criticism, the ground constantly shifting under your feet, and contradictory demands from powerful people, consider another way to make a...

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Using Matrices to Analyze Constraints, Assumptions, and Risk

Using Matrices to Analyze Constraints, Assumptions, and Risk Simple matrices can be very powerful tools to analyze constraints, assumptions, risks or other elements that must be addressed in your Project Plan. Constraints and Assumptions: 1.Brainstorm all constraints or assumptions for...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Strategic Planning

The Do’s and Don’ts of Strategic Planning By Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. Strategic Planning has made a comeback worldwide. Companies, governmental agencies and nonprofits are all adopting it. In many instances, companies are involving their HR departments in the process,...

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Best Aligned Assertive Communication in 2021

Communicate Effectively and Efficiently: Aligned Assertive Communication We’ve seen it (and participated in it) many times: We’re discussing something important and suddenly people are getting excited, raising voices, dropping out or going at it aggressively. Any hope of a solution...

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Best Project Management Tools in 2021

Project Management Tools Using Matrices to Analyze Constraints, Assumptions, and Risk Simple matrices can be very powerful tools to analyze constraints, assumptions, risks or other elements that must be addressed in your Project Plan. Constraints and...

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Who Killed Project Management?

Who Killed Project Management? A Baker’s Dozen of Project Management Do’s and Don’ts Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. Being a Project Manager is not for the faint of heart. If you don’t enjoy nearly impossible challenges, lots of criticism, the ground constantly...

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Why We Still Resist Inclusion

Diversity equity and inclusion Definition Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not new terms or concepts in the world of organizational development, educational leadership webinar,, or social justice. These concepts have moved from frameworks to paradigms, to buzzwords. We see them on...

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How to Make Diversity Data-Driven

Diversity equity and inclusion definition Diversity and equity and inclusion in the workplace are topics that are near and dear to my heart. I have a great honor and privilege of working in this space providing training, research, and executive coaching for organizations and individuals looking...

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Effective Sexual Harassment Prevention- 4 things to do TODAY

Prevent Sexual Harassment by Policies and a Positive Workplace Culture. Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Matt Lauer, Katy Perry. All are names that have come into the spotlight as society rethinks and reexamines sexual harassment. It’s easy to find villains these days. Nearly...

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