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Effective Communication in a Digital Age

Between email, texting, social media, and good old-fashioned phone calls, we’re constantly connected. Friends are a ping away, you can slide into a celebrity’s DMs, and your boss who lives thousands of miles away can be right at your desk with the help of Zoom.

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The Power of Storytelling in the Workplace

We’re 22 times more likely to remember a fact when it’s been wrapped in a story, according to cognitive psychologist, Jerome Bruner. Think about the last spreadsheet you saw in a presentation. When the presenter discussed the data, did they just display it or did they tell a story to give you context? If they simply showed you the spreadsheet, the information likely passed by like a blip in your day. But if the presenter told you why the numbers are the way they are and how your actions impacted them, you may be more likely to remember them after the fact.

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Oprah Davidson · Membership Spotlight

Member Spotlight – Oprah Davidson

We are thrilled to be featuring one of our incredible FIF community members, Oprah Davidson. Her journey in the food industry is marked by passion, courage, and wisdom. In this short Q&A interview, Oprah shares her story of her emerging passion for food and the valuable risks she took along the way to become the woman she is today.

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Get Politically Savvy at Work Using These Three Tips

When you think of office politics, what comes to mind? Maybe you think they’re dirty and unfair, and you’d rather keep out of them, or you get frustrated when you see people use office politics to advance their careers. But what if we told you that learning to navigate office politics is precisely the skill you need to master to score your next promotion?

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How to Stop Procrastinating According to Your Procrastination Style

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of procrastination. Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there. You’ve put off that big project that you’ve known about for months. You haven’t gone to the grocery store until you’re left with nothing but that bag of lettuce that always seems to go bad before you can eat it. Maybe you’ve put off that hobby you’ve wanted to start years ago.

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What to Do in the First 90 Days on a New Job

7 Things to Do in Your First 90 Days as a New Manager

Any time you step into a new role or start at a new company, you want to put your best foot forward. This is especially true when you get promoted from an individual contributor to manager. Those first 90 days are a chance to prove yourself and show the company they made the right decision selecting you for the job.

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45 Questions to Ask Before You Hire

45 Questions to Ask Before You Hire

Hiring is a big decision. It impacts your team dynamic, effectiveness, and ability to achieve your goals. Make the wrong choice, and you’ve lost time and money. It can be daunting. So before you bring in a candidate or make a final decision, it’s helpful to reflect on what you want and need. Taking time to ask the important questions before you hire can be the difference between finding the right person vs. the right for now person you’ll second guess later.

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Effective Communication in a Digital Age

Between email, texting, social media, and good old-fashioned phone calls, we’re constantly connected. Friends are a ping away, you can slide into a celebrity’s DMs, and your boss who lives thousands of miles away can be right at your desk with the help of Zoom.

Read More

The Power of Storytelling in the Workplace

We’re 22 times more likely to remember a fact when it’s been wrapped in a story, according to cognitive psychologist, Jerome Bruner. Think about the last spreadsheet you saw in a presentation. When the presenter discussed the data, did they just display it or did they tell a story to give you context? If they simply showed you the spreadsheet, the information likely passed by like a blip in your day. But if the presenter told you why the numbers are the way they are and how your actions impacted them, you may be more likely to remember them after the fact.

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Oprah Davidson · Membership Spotlight

Member Spotlight – Oprah Davidson

We are thrilled to be featuring one of our incredible FIF community members, Oprah Davidson. Her journey in the food industry is marked by passion, courage, and wisdom. In this short Q&A interview, Oprah shares her story of her emerging passion for food and the valuable risks she took along the way to become the woman she is today.

Read More

Get Politically Savvy at Work Using These Three Tips

When you think of office politics, what comes to mind? Maybe you think they’re dirty and unfair, and you’d rather keep out of them, or you get frustrated when you see people use office politics to advance their careers. But what if we told you that learning to navigate office politics is precisely the skill you need to master to score your next promotion?

Read More

How to Stop Procrastinating According to Your Procrastination Style

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of procrastination. Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there. You’ve put off that big project that you’ve known about for months. You haven’t gone to the grocery store until you’re left with nothing but that bag of lettuce that always seems to go bad before you can eat it. Maybe you’ve put off that hobby you’ve wanted to start years ago.

Read More
What to Do in the First 90 Days on a New Job

7 Things to Do in Your First 90 Days as a New Manager

Any time you step into a new role or start at a new company, you want to put your best foot forward. This is especially true when you get promoted from an individual contributor to manager. Those first 90 days are a chance to prove yourself and show the company they made the right decision selecting you for the job.

Read More
45 Questions to Ask Before You Hire

45 Questions to Ask Before You Hire

Hiring is a big decision. It impacts your team dynamic, effectiveness, and ability to achieve your goals. Make the wrong choice, and you’ve lost time and money. It can be daunting. So before you bring in a candidate or make a final decision, it’s helpful to reflect on what you want and need. Taking time to ask the important questions before you hire can be the difference between finding the right person vs. the right for now person you’ll second guess later.

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