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thinking of self-confidence as understanding of yourself

thinking of self-confidence as understanding of yourself

"Thinking of confidence not as a character trait but as a clear-eyed understanding of yourself puts you on the road to developing it." from 101 Job Interview Questions You'll ...
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demonstrate your competence instead of announcing your credentials

demonstrate your competence instead of announcing your credentials

I used to begin every training session or class I led by saying something like: "So, who is Julie Stiles Mills and why should you listen to anything she ...
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doubt your assumptions. what's the worst thing that could happen?

doubt your assumptions. what’s the worst thing that could happen?

For as long as I can remember, I ask why. And the asking drives me to investigate. If I'm not intentional, I can subconsciously alleviate the discomfort of cognitive dissonance ...
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Invite those who will be impacted by change to participate in creating it.

Invite those who will be impacted by change to participate in creating it.

When you need to initiate change, I encourage you to strongly consider involving the people who will be impacted by the change. Invite their participation and genuinely incorporate their ...
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replying to a comment? forfeit the smackdown and choose influence

replying to a comment? forfeit the smackdown and choose influence

A few months ago, I read a LinkedIn post by an HR professional who was conducting a video interview with a mom who said she had expected her baby to ...
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discouraged in your job search? rest. but don't give up.

discouraged in your job search? rest. but don’t give up.

Every once in a while, I spend a few hours reviewing all the current job postings listed by a growing collection of organizations I have bookmarked. Although I'm usually prompted ...
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peace in uncertainty. faith in doubt. trust in fear.

peace in uncertainty. faith in doubt. trust in fear.

The Holy Spirit nudged me awake before the crack of dawn yesterday and as usual when that happens, I tried to ignore Him and go back to sleep. It was ...
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you inspire me. no matter what.

you inspire me. no matter what.

you inspire me. no matter what. whether you recognize your actions on this list or whether I've missed noting them. you inspire me. because everyone is #justadifferentkindofbroken and even when ...
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We have more in common than not.

We have more in common than not.

I believe we have more in common than not. It doesn't always seem that way at first or at the surface, but in my experience, when I get to know ...
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looking for a facebook alternative? My first impressions of mewe.com, parler.com and locals.com

looking for a facebook alternative? My first impressions of mewe.com, parler.com and locals.com

Tired of facebook selling your time and attention as a product to their customers (advertisers)? Been censored, warned or suspended by facebook and/or twitter because your content "violated" their terms ...
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inflammatory language and echo chambers

inflammatory language and echo chambers

#foodforthought (what my brain has been chewing on for a few days) I read a post written by an experienced journalist who has a formal education in the use and ...
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#ShareaResource: chirpbooks.com

#ShareaResource: chirpbooks.com
discounted audiobooks

Monday through Friday, I get a daily email from Chirp (chirpbooks.com) with the subject line: "Today's audiobook deals" and in the email are links to limited time discounted audiobooks. If ...
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no one can do everything

no one can do everything
but everyone can do something.

You may have seen the following letter written by "This is Us" actor, Lonnie Chavis. These images are from his original facebook post: I haven't watched "This is Us" ...
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tension and paradox.

tension and paradox.
recognizing valid points on both sides of a complex issue.

When I agree with someone about a point they make, it does NOT follow that I agree with EVERYthing they say or believe. When I DISagree with someone about a ...
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Don't forfeit your opportunities to influence others.

Don’t forfeit your opportunities to influence others.
part 2: doxing and terminating are easy.

Saw a comment by an HR professional in which they condemned someone for posting a link to a story and then strongly disagreed with people commenting on the post, calling ...
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