unconscious bias

Changing the Way We View the World: Unconscious Bias

Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD, Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach, UCSF defines unconscious bias as follows: Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.  […]

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Accelerate Your Impact Wins Again!

The readers have spoken. Accelerate Your Impact has again been recognized as a ‘must read’ non-fiction book for women. Winning the Bronze metal for non-fiction women’s books, The Reader’s Favorite 2017 selection is JJ DiGeronimo’s latest book. This is the fifth national book award for Accelerate Your Impact. Here’s what the reviewer had to say: […]

Athena International

Athena International – Owning a Business: My Story

In September I will have the great opportunity of moderating a panel discussion at the Athena International conference where the topic is about owning a business. The insiders sharing their experience will be: Julie Brandle, President/Founder, Metis Construction Services June Taylor, Chair, Ohio Casino Control Commission; President, MAC Installations & Consulting, LLC Stacey Zahoranski,  Wealth Advisor, Beacon Wealth […]

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Professional Behaviors that Set You Apart

There are a few classic professional behaviors that great leaders display. Honesty. Integrity. Communication. Leadership. However, there are more professional behaviors that few are aware of that will set you apart from the pack. In the Inc. article 30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable, the author, Benjamin P. Hardy,  shares some hard core examples of what […]

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How to Be a Curious Leader

When you think of the traits of a great leader, does curiosity come to mind? Interestingly enough, a curious leader is one who will find ask the questions that lead to innovation and unique perspectives about problems that have stumped those before. Albert Einstein said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” […]

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Be the Most Persuasive Just By Showing Up

Looking to gain consensus on an idea? Want to close a sale? The trick may be as simple as showing up. Robin Camarote says that the The 1 Thing Ridiculously Persuasive People Do Every Day is showing up. She says: “In-person requests are 34 times more successful than email. Researchers Vanessa Bohns and Mahdi Roghanizad say, “we found that […]

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How to Be Viewed as a Strategic Thinker

Are you a strategic thinker or a tactical thinker? What is the difference? A professional focused on tactics often zeros in on ways to cut costs and improve the bottom line while a strategic thinker is focused on generating sales and growing the business. Which are you? More importantly – which do others see you […]

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Thinking About a Career Move? Before You Leap…

It is easy to stay in a job for years, even when you are no longer happy or feel challenged, simply because it seems easier. However, at some point you may want to consider making a career move or even a jump into owning your own business. Are you thinking about jumping out of the […]