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Rethinking Inclusive Design, Beyond Technology

You don’t have to be a technology expert or in the tech field to benefit from understanding inclusive design.

Inclusive design (and universal design) are UX principles that developed around better technology design for a diverse user base. After all, most of the people designing technology have been white, cis-gendered, heterosexual men. And now thankfully, technological design is starting to evolve with the people around it. 

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How to Survive Being the Newbie at Work Based on Netflix Shows

Landing a new job is an exciting experience filled with opportunities to grow professionally and personally. Whether you’re a recent college graduate, have been in the same career field for years, or are trying out a new profession, being the “newbie” at a company is not always an easy adjustment. As a young professional entering a completely new career field, this is something I am adjusting to and trying to figure out how to navigate for my future self.

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Four Ways to Optimize The Efficiency of Your Video Calls

Whether you’ve been in the professional work field for decades or you’re just starting out in your career, the adjustment to remote work is a skill everyone is developing. Don’t feel overwhelmed, adjusting to remote work while still excelling in your career requires practice.

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Transitioning Careers? 4 Ways To Strengthen Your Online Presence.

So you’re transitioning careers. Congrats! This is a great opportunity to advance yourself and learn invaluable lessons in the process. You probably feel a sense of excitement and renewal moving into this next chapter. But let’s be real, there’s also probably some negative emotions.
Depending on your circumstance you might feel numb, shocked, anxiety, sadness, self-doubt or even anger. And that’s okay.

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INTEGRATING EMPATHY INTO YOUR DIGITAL LIFE

Cyber-disinhibition. It’s the misalignment of how we treat others online against how we would treat them in real life. That gap and the misalignment is getting stronger and bigger with the digital and social media proliferation.

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How To Nurture Your Mindset For Online Connections

I’ve always felt that I “come alive” during my in-person workshops, meetings, and speaking events. But this past year I joined the entire world in shifting my presence virtually, which created several roadblocks to connecting that I never had to experience before.

The internet is the universal connector for everyone, and we can “technically” achieve everything we do in person online.

So why is it so hard to connect online, especially with those who you haven’t met yet?

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Introducing Innovator’s Kitchen

Strawberries and Balsamic? Sounds odd!

Bananas and spaghetti? Weird.

Mac & Cheese with pickles? Err, maybe not!

Such unlikely pairings! But wait, do we really know that those combinations don’t go together? Not everything makes sense from the get-go, like PB&J, at first. What if they did!?

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WHY PODCAST?

Often we only know what we know and our world view of society and workplace is limited because we only see people who look and think like us – we don’t have enough chance to think differently. And while 1:1 interviews are beautiful it doesn’t really give us a chance to expand our horizon by listening to new voices unless we intentionally doing so.

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THOUGHTFUL TIMES REQUIRE THOUGHTFUL COMMUNICATION

//Originally published in Forbes.// It’s only been a few hours since the event started, yet hundreds of business leaders are buzzing with conversations. The energy in the room is different — warm, human, genuine. You wouldn’t have known that most were strangers not so long ago.

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THE ART OF GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK

//Originally published in Forbes.// It’s only been a few hours since the event started, yet hundreds of business leaders are buzzing with conversations. The energy in the room is different — warm, human, genuine. You wouldn’t have known that most were strangers not so long ago.

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WHY DO COMMON BUSINESS EXPRESSIONS MAKE US CRINGE?

//Originally published in Forbes.// What is the opportunity cost of always being busy, especially when productivity is highly valued because there are always a million things to do? What would happen if we were productive in a prioritized way? When you answer that unscheduled phone call, you could have finished a proposal you’ve been working on for months or even taken a lunch break.

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