4 Ways Introverts Can Enjoy More Social Confidence

“Believe you can, and you are halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt- How does interviewing and introverts work?  Well, to be completely candid, I’m and introvert.  I talk about this in every class especially as we get to the subject of rapport.  Most people doubt it because I do

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I Hope I’m Not being Bias About Biases

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” -Mark Twain- I don’t know about you, but early on in my career the subject of bias was rarely if ever discussed.  Now, I hear about

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7 Ways to Turn Worry into Excitement to Get More Things Done

“The only real difference between Anxiety and Excitement was my willingness to let go of Fear.” -Barbara Brown Taylor- Everybody worries sometimes. Right now, you’ve probably even got a few worries on your mind. You might be thinking about a relationship or a situation at work, causing

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How to Stay Focused in an Increasingly Distracting World

“You Don’t Get Results by Focusing on Results.  You Get Results by Focusing on the Actions That Produce Results.” -Mike Hawkins- Absentmindedly, you reach for your phone. You open your favorite app. Nothing has changed since you last did this 10 minutes ago, but you kind of

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4 Ways You Can Overcome Self-Doubt

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage. -Dale Carnegie- Another opportunity is here to present a topic that is essential in the field of investigating, auditing, and definitely interviewing.  Any topic I address is targeted at our work life, but the applicability of this

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5 Beliefs That Keep You from Going After Your Goals

Everyone has dreams, but not everyone makes their dreams into goals. You may have a few of these too. In the realm of interviewing, be it investigations, auditing, compliance or wherever you find yourself, do you dream and imagine things but seldom accomplish them?  Do you ever

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Communication And Follow Up in The Business World

Good communication is essential across the board in life.  Some of these skills and our comfort with them have waned in the wake of COVID-19.  The need for effective communication applies at work, but any relationship benefits from well-thought out, executed communication. We also know from the

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How to Minimize Bad Decisions

When it comes to the business of investigations, auditing, compliance, inspections and human resources, decisions are a consistent part or our work experience whether in the rank and file or in leadership positions.  Honing the ability to make good ones is essential.  Part of that is minimizing

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What Is A Decision?

There are those that contend, that in its simplest form, life is a series of choices. This is certainly, in some sense, true. Except that it’s not that simple, because life itself is not that simple. The complexity of life or, rather, living a life, means that

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