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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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 we have covered in IA Business Advisors’ Gratitude Group is imposter syndrome. This phenomenon is a purely internal experience where an individual feels as though they are not competent, qualified, or successful

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Cracking the Code: How to Build an Effective Leadership System

In the words of the great Peter F. Drucker, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Wise words, indeed. Effective leadership is the bedrock upon which successful organizations stand, and there’s always room for improvement. If you’re a leader at a small- to medium-sized business (SMB)

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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the “I” in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. Mindfulness in the workplace is becoming increasingly more common and it’s easy to understand why. Practicing mindfulness can help to reduce stress, improve focus, and build positive culture by enhancing personal well-being; when we

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Setting Boundaries at Work

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the “I” in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. Setting boundaries, in any relationship, can be difficult for some, so if you struggle with setting boundaries at work, we can help! Setting good boundaries with team members is essential for maintaining a healthy

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Team Building 101

Team building is a crucial aspect when it comes to fostering a thriving workplace. It goes beyond the process of hiring new employees. When done right, it’s all about cultivating a sense of belonging, spreading positivity, and showing appreciation for each of your team members. In this article, we’ll dive

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Tips to Improve Your Memory

Tips to Improve Your Memory Hi team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the “I” in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. Memory isn’t always guaranteed and it’s something we need to be mindful of. Exercising your brain is just as important as exercising your body, and working to improve your

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How to Politely Interrupt Others

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the “I” in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. Our Gratitude Group was recently discussing the art of listening and the topic of interrupting others came up. We all interrupt from time to time, sometimes because we are excited or maybe we want

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How to Nicely Say No

Hi, team! It’s your friend, Mary, with the “I” in Team series where you can find, be, and build your positive influence. There are times when some of us may find that it is difficult to say no; for some, it might always feel impossible to say no! However, always saying yes (even when you want

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