Social Intimacy: A Sure Bet For Achieving Workplace Trust

Who knew the simple word “trust” had such a complex, multifaceted connotation?! I began to suspect it after studying Maister’s Trust Equation, which has gone on to become one of my trusty templates for helping clients develop their brands. As these companies identify their values, together we dig deep into what communicative devices like disclosure,…

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A Building Block for Workplace Trust: Looking Through Johari’s Window

Along the path toward workplace optimization, it’s wise to be open to some communication techniques that may have seemed radical as recently as last decade. Having already witnessed many 21st-century companies putting these techniques into practice, it’s rewarding to watch the misconceptions melt away, clearing that path for true progress. For these companies, concepts such…

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Finding Focus: An Entrepreneur’s Tips on Smoothing Out a Rough Start

At the conclusion of WAC’s community events, participants are asked to volunteer their feedback about what they’ve learned from the presentation. This takes the form of “Baby Steps” that they plan to take in their careers and personal lives. These concise “pearls of wisdom” serve not only as ideas to share with other attendees who…

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Reflections on Our Moderating Training Session: The Takeaway of One Special Attendee

Our latest Moderator Training Session at McGladrey made quite the impression on the folks in attendance. Ginny Brown sure has a talent and an aspiration for delivering meaningful content to the bright, open minds seeking fresh perspectives on leadership. One special attendee, the cultured and passionate Adeeti Katti, was generous enough to sort out and…

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Networking Legends: A Participant’s Perspective

June 12th’s Meet NYC’s Networking Legends event at Dorsey & Whitney was officially WAC’s best-attended event in the 1st half of 2014! Many of our esteemed members, as well as numerous new faces, were in the room to witness a panel discussion that zeroed right in on a theme that all WAC events are notable…

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The Gift of Feedback: Intangible, Yet Indispensable

Just as it was when you were growing up, from that first finger painting in pre-school to that final thesis paper in senior year, it is valuable feedback from others that prompts you, guides you, and propels you toward excellence in your career. I often refer to feedback as a gift, which can only be…

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