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How to Deal With Loneliness at Work

By Engaging Breakthroughs | December 17, 2019 |
Dealing with Loneliness at Work

In working with corporate professionals, we’ve heard clients express from time to time that they’re dealing with loneliness at work. That is, they feel emotional distress due to perceived disconnect from the team members around them. While feeling lonely at work isn’t something openly discussed in most offices, it’s increasingly common, and it has severe…

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Crucial Contemplation

By Engaging Breakthroughs | December 10, 2019 |
Contemplation

This time of year, we begin to contemplate the year behind us and the new one to come. Bitter cold days force us to retreat inside. Ready to warm up, and we cozy up with a cup of tea or something more spirited. While the holidays are a hustle-and-bustle time of year, we crave moments…

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How to Give (and Receive!) Discretionary Effort

By Engaging Breakthroughs | December 3, 2019 |
Discretionary Effort

“Discretionary effort” is often considered the crown jewel of employee engagement. Simply put, it’s the discretionary – or extra – work that people give to a cause. These are all the little gifts that go above and beyond what’s required to get the job done. It’s the special sauce that makes things great instead of…

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Now Announcing: Dallas Dreambuilder Vision Workshop

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 25, 2019 |
Dreambuilder Workshop

Attend a spa for your soul to connect with your dreams for 2020! You’re invited to a nurturing space where your powerful vision will come into focus. In this Dreambuilder workshop on December 14th, we will retreat from the outer world to a place where you are supported to connect with your dreams for the…

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Dallas Soft Skills Training

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 23, 2019 |
soft skills training

On November 18th, we hosted our first Mastering Soft Skills Training at CityCentral Dallas. In this training program, attendees learned how to leverage the 4 channels of communication to: Learn how to communicate effectively Get clarity about any challenge you are facing Set clean boundaries with your calendar, colleagues, clients, vendors and yourself Deliver more effective feedback Handle difficult conversations with more…

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Ready to Lead? Ask for Help!

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 19, 2019 |
Ask for Help

Great leaders are willing to ask for help from others, and they’ve learned how to do so effectively. Even better, they ask in a way that is inviting and full of choice, rather than telling people what to do. The ability to ask for what you want is directly tied to your success as a…

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How to Navigate Your Deal Breakers

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 12, 2019 |
Deal Breaker
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How to Set up Difficult Conversations

By Engaging Breakthroughs | November 5, 2019 |
Difficult Conversations

If you look at yourself as the center of a wheel, and each of the spokes connects you to someone different – bosses, peers, subordinates, clients and vendors – which professional relationship is the most challenging for you? Chances are, there’s a difficult conversation to be had there. Recently, we talked about how effective communication…

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Is an MBA the Answer to Getting Promoted?

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 29, 2019 |
Top MBA

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Do you want to move into a leadership role, but haven’t been able to do so?  You might think getting an MBA is the solution. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that you didn’t get the promotion because you don’t have the right knowledge or accolades. This…

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How To Deal With an Intimidating Work Environment

By Engaging Breakthroughs | October 22, 2019 |
Effective Communication At Work

Last week we talked about the 4 channels for effective communication at work. Let’s walk through an example situation where you might be able to practice this model to improve your work experience. In this example, imagine you’re working in an intimidating environment. Perhaps your coworkers or bosses are highly assertive, or most ideas and…

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