Being Grateful

By David Malter | November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s that’s time of year (Thanksgiving), when many of us take a moment to focus on what we are grateful for. For as long as I can remember, it has been a tradition in my family that my mother goes around the Thanksgiving table and asks each of us (grown-ups and kids) what we are…

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Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman’s Very Own Psychological Top Ten List

By David Malter | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

  I had a choice this month, break my habit of writing a blog each month or share one of my favorite blogs from the past. I chose to keep my habit going and share a favorite blog. With 1 hour left in the month, here are some of my favorite things (10 of them).…

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Kids Lives Matter

By David Malter | November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are very proud to share this thought provoking article in the St. Louis Dispatch written by Expert Online Training Faculty member, Kevin Gordon. Anxiety and animosity regarding race, gender and inequality are approaching a tipping point. Last month, there was another black person killed by another white police officer. I wish this were an…

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Responding To Negative Messages

By David Malter | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was a sophomore in college, I took a class titled, “Corporate Communications” and now I actually teach a similar course at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. I sure do wish I was a more diligent student and paid a bit more attention all those years ago. However, there is at least one…

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Keep The Good Feelings Of Summer Alive, Year Round

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | September 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

As many of you know, I am writing a book – The Grit Guide for Teens. The good news is that I just gave the book into the editor today (5 minutes ago). The bad news is that writing an original blog was impossible. However, as you all know, I am a big fan of habits and…

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Facing Your Fears And Learning Along The Way

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | August 11, 2016 | 2 Comments

It was great…, it was hard!” Katie Ledecky, age 6 I fell off the bike. It happened. My greatest fear had occurred. However, instead of being the disaster I had created in my head, it was freeing. But wait, let’s travel back a little earlier in the day for some context. I had decided for my…

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What Dory teaches us about persistence, perseverance, the power of family and friends, and purpose

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | June 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Spoiler Alert- Parts of Finding Dory, the movie, will be revealed in this month’s blog. Although I don’t think Finding Dory is a “thriller” that can be spoiled (you all know there is a happy ending), you may not want to read this blog if you don’t want to know details from the movie. For those of you…

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The Commencement Speech

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

“So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way! Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! This year is very special for my family- both my son and my daughter are graduating: my…

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Throwback Thurber
(From the Desk of Professor Dave)

By David Malter | May 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

I’ve been working with a client over the past few weeks on creating a Culture of Trust among their staff this summer. For many of us, Staff Training is about a month away and we should be thinking about how the staff we’ve hired are going to mesh. Here is a throwback post from Dr. Thurber…

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Slacker Buddies, Peer Supervisors and Staff Romances

By Sylvia Van Meerten | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch May’s Flash Webinar with Sylvia van Meerten.  In just 30 minutes, Sylvia explained a few simple steps that will help you avoid the drama during the summer that comes with staff relationships.

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