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Spreading Positive Influence in The Office

This month kicked off our Spreading Positive Influence Series where our clients discussed the ways in which we have positively influenced them and their business. We believe it is not only important to influence your clients but to influence your team! It’s important to be a positive influence to the

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Managing Cliques on Teams

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. One example of leaders being tested on their ability to create and maintain a positive company culture is when we see cliques develop on teams. Grouping with those who are like us is only

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Normalize Pronouns in the Workplace to Improve Culture

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. One topic that is close to my heart is the topic of diversity, and it seems to keep coming up. It’s been at the forefront of discussions for the past two+ years, leaving the

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10 Tips for Positive Influence

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. We all face times in life where being a positive influence can feel difficult and we are often stuck in our negative ways of thinking, so much so that we find it impossible to

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Discover your influence

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. There is no better time than now to discover your influence. Your influence is your single greatest responsibility as a human being. How you decide to influence others has a ripple effect on those

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S.M.A.R.T. Management

One of the top methodologies we use as leaders and team members at IA is S.M.A.R.T. management. Typically, people recognize this acronym as a simple way to remember how to create actionable goals, but we take it much further on our team and for our clients. For us, S.M.A.R.T. is a

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Phrases for Emotional Intelligence

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. Something my team and I have talked about in the past are some ways that you can demonstrate emotional intelligence (EI) through communication. How you communicate is how

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When to Burn a Bridge

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. One of the topics we talk about in Be the I in Team is burning bridges, but even though we talk about it in our book, it feels

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Positive and Ethical Leadership Qualities

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the I in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. Everything we teach here at the I in Team series helps current and aspiring leaders understand what it means to possess positive and ethical leadership qualities. Being an

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