Transform  Workplace Toxicity to Accountability

By Marisa Ruiz There’s nothing more draining than having to tolerate a job with toxic co-workers. Some of you may have left or even lost a job because of toxicity in the workplace. As communication is at the core of all relationship building, you have the power to transform your...
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Givers and Takers: A Formula That Works

By Marisa Arbona-Ruiz There is an apparent magic to striking the balance between giving and taking. Previously, we blogged about organizational psychologist, professor and best selling author Adam Grant and his groundbreaking book, Givers and Takers. In the book, Grant identified givers, takers and matchers as three main character types...
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Book "Givers and Takers" Highlights Building Strong Teams

By Marisa Arbona-Ruiz Are you a giver or a taker? Or somewhere in between? Organizational psychologist, professor and best selling author Adam Grant says there are three main types of characters that can strongly impact team performance. After a very deep dive into organizational culture, he presents his ground-breaking findings...
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Good employees hard to find? Here's how

This article by KLA principal Ken Leiner appeared in the Washington Business Journal: Internet systems developer Jeff Walker has just won a $1.2 million contract with E-WebSpeed, an Internet services company with an international client-base. The contract is one of the biggest for Walker’s company, which is a local two-year-old...
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What Makes An "A" Player?

By Marisa Arbona-Ruiz With technology booming and a high demand for top talent, I began wondering after reading Harvard Business Review’s (HBR) findings on “The Behaviors that Define A-Players,” how much they apply to technology companies. The five-year study explores the differentiators between “competent” and “exceptional” individual performers. Topping the...
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