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4 Components of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

We probably all know someone who has the ability to not only listen in a caring way and also a master at managing his/her emotions.  This person most likely has a high level of Emotional intelligence (EQ).  Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions to optimize your communications, regulate your

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7 Times to Weave Money Management Tips throughout the School Year

Weaving in money management concepts into various times of the life-cycle of a student can enhance students’ understanding of the concepts at critical junctures. Here are 7 suggestions for reaching out to students with financial literacy concepts: 1. Include a budgeting tip into each electronic funds transfer (EFT) notice for Direct Loans. 2. In November,

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3 Tips to Improve Your Websites for Students with Disabilities

The amended Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act mandates that federal websites be accessible for disabled individuals and encourages organizations receiving federal funds to do the same. Although 508 compliance does not automatically apply to institutions of higher education, there are a number of schools who have adopted the federal standards on their own or

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4 Ideas to Improve SAP Communications

Since many of us are drawing to the end of another enrollment period, we are reviewing our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) communications in anticipation of the next round of communications. Here are some suggestions to enhance your communications to these students to change outcomes. Highlight campus resources to put them back on track.  Students may

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5 Steps to Addressing Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict naturally arises in any workplace between colleagues and offices.  It’s how you address conflict that speaks volumes versus its existence. Consider these steps to effectively deal with conflict when it arises: 1. Decide when to address.  Wait until all parties have cooled down. Ensure that you open the lines of communication sooner rather than later

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Conflict Management Strategy: Collaboration

The definition of Conflict Management from is, “The practice of recognizing and dealing with disputes in a rational, balanced and effective way.” Conflict management implemented within a business environment usually involves effective communication, problem re-solving abilities,and good negotiating skills to restore the focus to the company’s overall goals. There are many ways people deal with conflict

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5 Techniques to Change Financial Behaviors

Many of us have established bad financial habits. Breaking financial patterns can be made easier with some tried and tested behavioral modification techniques. 1.  Prompt yourself at the point of decision-making.  Put a sticky note on your debit and credit card saying “Do you really need to buy this?”  This will prompt a conversation in your

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Connecting Budget Requests to Institutional Goals

Conveying the importance of a new expense to the folks who hold the purse strings can be a tough task. To get the attention of your upper management, keep the large-scale goals of your institution at the core of the proposal. When you’re trying to illuminate a need within your office, do so in light

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Stressed Out Students Hear Less

Did you know that when people are stressed and have a lot of mental noise their ability to process information can be reduced up to 80%? This means that who are students stressed out about things like a parent losing a job, Satisfactory Academic Progress notification, or a scholarship that has not been disbursed may

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