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Harnessing Resilience in an Uncertain World: Fostering Resilience in Others (Part 3 of 3)

Introduction The year 2022 has been a transitionary year. We’ve emerged from the isolation of a global pandemic and moved forward, courageously, to design a new normal. We have felt and expressed fear and gratitude, sorrow and laughter, and the full spectrum of human emotion. We have, at times, been energized and then equally exhausted. …

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Team Performance Requires Psychological Safety: The P.H.E.W. Method Can Help

Pop quiz: What is the single most important factor in determining team performance?  Answer: Psychological Safety Haven’t heard of it? You’re not alone. It’s gaining popularity in the corporate world – and for good reason. When we feel psychologically safe, we learn faster and solve problems better. It allows our collective creativity to flourish and …

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The Power of the Intentional Pause

Have you ever been shocked or surprised about what is being said during a work meeting and not sure how to respond? If so, this blog post from CU Ombuds Melissa Connell is for you! In less than 5 minutes you can utilize the 3-step Intentional Pause which allows for space and an appropriate response while maintaining a positive working relationship with your colleagues.

3 Tips to Ending Endless Conversations

A department chair came to our office complaining about their faculty meetings and asking for some help. The chair felt like they would discuss a topic in one meeting and be done with the issue only to have someone bring it up again in the next meeting as if the conversation was still open and …

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