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An introvert’s advice for networking

Article: https://ideas-ted-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/ideas.ted.com/an-introverts-advice-for-networking/amp/ There are two particular things that most of us hate about having to network.  One is its baldly transactional nature. “the unpleasant task of trading favors with strangers.” The other is that needing to do it feels like a vulnerability. Having to put yourself in the hands of a stranger or near stranger …

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The 3 qualities of the most effective team players

Article: https://ideas.ted.com/the-3-qualities-of-the-most-effective-team-players/ Three simple virtues that make for a good team player.  Humility. Most of us know what humility is — it means not being arrogant or self-centered but putting others ahead of ourselves.When somebody lacks confidence and makes themselves small, that’s not humility. To deny our talents is actually a violation of humility, just …

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Use Gratitude to Counter Stress and Uncertainty

Article: https://hbr.org/amp/2020/10/use-gratitude-to-counter-stress-and-uncertainty  “Gratitude is an emotion that grounds us and is a great way to balance out the negative mindset that uncertainty engenders,” said Dr. Guy Winch, author of the book Emotional First Aid. We experience gratitude when we shift our focus from what we don’t have to what we do, and when we take time …

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Executive Presence For Women Leaders

Author: Nandita C. Gupta, MD, FACCMedical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line, OHSU Health- Hillsboro Medical CenterAssistant Professor of Cardiology, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, OHSU Research conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a nonprofit research organization in New York defines the three pillars of Executive Presence (EP) as gravitas, communication, and image. Stated differently, EP reflects how you act, how you speak, …

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A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

Article: https://hbr.org/2017/09/a-2×2-matrix-to-help-you-prioritize-the-skills-to-learn-right-now So much to learn, so little time!So there’s a significant pressure on us all to learn the right stuff. How do we identify what that is? One approach is to apply a time-utility analysis (similar in form to a cost-benefit) to the subjects you’re interested in learning. “Time” is time to learn. It’s …

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9 Ways to Say No to Busywork and Unrealistic Deadlines

Article: https://hbr.org/2019/03/9-ways-to-say-no-to-busywork-and-unrealistic-deadlines The difference between living a life of peace and productivity versus a life of stress and resentment could lie in one simple skill: Learning how to say no.Saying no makes the difference between a packed schedule and an open one. It makes the difference between having too many tasks and having just the …

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