Empowerment

Jul 25

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Challenge of Confidence and Authenticity

DRIVEN uses our very own training platform GRACE In The WorkplaceTM to inspire and generate authentic women’s leadership in business. GRACE, which is an acronym for Grit, Resilience, Authenticity, Confidence and EQ, neatly encapsulates the strengths that, once refined, can…
Jul 14

Virtual Workshop: Introducing GRACE in the Workplace

There is much documented research to suggest that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE in the WorkplaceTM! This signature series draws upon the most cutting-edge and relevant…
Jun 27

Live Workshop: Cultivating Workplace Trust

Trust is the necessary foundation of solid relationships. Yet strangely, in most workplaces and in many client/service provider relationships, trust comes into question. Second-guessing another is a biologically embedded reflex when we encounter stressful situations. And let’s face it: No…
Jun 02

Podcast: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Within everyone lurks unconscious bias. First impressions in particular are loaded with bias, and misjudgment only perpetuates from there. It is in our nature to draw bias-laden conclusions about others, turning us all into both the victims and the perpetrators,…
May 19

Virtual Workshop: Giving & Receiving Feedback Using Corporate Emotional Intelligence

It is commonly believed that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a greater indicator of career success than IQ. A key to career maximization is maintaining an accurate assessment of an individual’s progress by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need…
May 16

Blind Spots Revealed: A Constructive Approach to Workplace Feedback

In our detailed look at emotional self-assessment, we’ve identified that measuring the feelings of others is just as important as self-regulation. As it turns out, these assessments cover a major portion of the tenants of Emotional Intelligence. EQ is more…
Apr 11

Getting Engaged: How Being Mindful of the Present Can Transform Your Career

Over the first quarter of 2017, you may have picked up on the fact that working in a trust-deficient environment creates a certain social toxicity which places the amygdala on high alert. When this reptilian portion of our brain senses…
Apr 04

How Do YOU Show Up?: A Holistic Look at the Trust Equation, Part 2

Intraoffice trust can be grown when you acquire a baseline assessment of your coworkers’ trustworthiness, and combine it with a wide, historical lens through which to view them individually. My recent article illustrated this process by proposing a familiar-sounding scenario…
Mar 28

Sizing Things Up: A Holistic Look at the Trust Equation

Can you believe that you’ve been exploring Trust with me for nearly ten weeks now? My decision to scrutinize this “small word with HUGE consequences” stems from the recognition that a Culture of Trust is the essential cornerstone of a…
Mar 21

Self-Orientation: Make It Your Common Denominator

In the quest to understand how trust is cultivated in today’s corporate environment, we’ve been dissecting and distilling down Maister’s Trust Equation. So far, we’ve made quite a few discoveries, not the least of which is that the word Trust…