Choices

“It is our choices who show what we truly are, Harry, far more than our abilities.” J.K. Rowling

Putting R Before T - It's How S**t Gets Done

Putting R Before T – It’s How S**t Gets Done

January 2, 2016 · by Michele Berry · Leave a Comment

You are juggling your “usual” workday, which seems more and more hectic. The only way to get through everything seems to be with back-to-back meetings. Your head is down, your neck is tight, and you disengaged hours ago. You blindly ... read more


Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

January 2, 2016 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

Do you have a co-worker who brings down the morale of the team? Does your office sometimes feel like a battleground of "us" vs. "them"? Are you tired of trying to please people who fault everything you do? If you answered yes to ... read more


How to Win the Battle of Good Stress over Bad Stress

How to Win the Battle of Good Stress over Bad Stress

January 2, 2016 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

You know that feeling. You look at the time and suddenly realize you are late. You feel a rush of adrenaline and spring to action. What is happening in your body as you bolt forward is a stress response. Your brain perceives danger ... read more


Open, collaborative, curious

Open, collaborative, curious

July 17, 2015 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

Elizabeth Bunn   In her current role as Organizing  Director of the AFL-CIO, through two terms as Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW and throughout her career, Elizabeth Bunn has been blazing a trail for women leaders and women's rights in the labor movement.  Organizing non-traditional workers into unions and fighting ... read more


Exit the Email Vortex: ten best practices

Exit the Email Vortex: ten best practices

March 2, 2015 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

It was 6pm and the plane had just landed.  The man next to me opened his phone and scrolled through his email.    On one of them, he proceeded to type an angry reply, ending with "this is the best you ... read more


What the Tarot Card Reader Told Me

What the Tarot Card Reader Told Me

January 18, 2015 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

I sat down recently to have my cards read, doubtful that the young woman with a French accent could predict my future. She told me that the cards would help me with a challenge in my life. Then she said, “Depending ... read more


3 pitfalls to avoid after a loss

3 pitfalls to avoid after a loss

November 15, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

1. Catastrophizing It is possible to make too much of a bad thing. Exaggerating the potential downside of a loss may make you feel more righteous, but it will not help illuminate your strategy or give you energy for the ... read more


The Art of Receiving Feedback

The Art of Receiving Feedback

June 24, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

If receiving feedback were as simple as listening to what people have to tell us and making necessary adjustments, we would all be so much wiser than we are.  The unfortunate side effect of how our brains work, however, is ... read more


Passionate, loving, open

Passionate, loving, open

January 8, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · 1 Comment

Sofia Campos b. 1989, Peru Heading up the “United we Dream” network of youth-led immigrant organizations is a very personal act of love for this organizer, teacher, student, writer, and dancer who looks in every way to lead by example.  1. What three ... read more


[201]4 Practices for Resilient Leadership

[201]4 Practices for Resilient Leadership

January 4, 2014 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

2013 was the year you learned what it means to be resilient: we lost basic rights we thought were immutable, a dysfunctional Congress shut down government,  and a worsening environment demonstrated its wrath...  then, as the fall progressed, through emerging ... read more


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