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How to keep peace during conflict

Conflict in the Workplace No workplace is perfect. Everyone’s perceptions are different. This can cause workplace conflict. Conflict can lead to a toxic work environment. Mark Perna, a writer at Forbes magazine, wrote “toxic work culture is the #1 factor driving people to resign.” He defines the word toxic as an “unpleasant feeling.”  Numerous things could cause […]

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How do I lead a team without experience?

Stepping into a leadership role with little experience is a daunting task. It doesn’t matter if you are taking over an existing team or leading a new group of employees. Leadership is difficult, especially when you are new to leadership. Most leaders gain their positions through years of experience. Time is a luxury a new […]

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What are companies looking for in future leaders?

Future Leaders Leadership is an ever-growing topic in the workforce. Benjamin Laker discussed the importance of leadership in his book The Future Leader. This book explores what the top CEOs from companies all over the world are looking for in skills and mindset. The traits discussed in the book, referred to as the “Notable Nine,” are […]

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College offers more than an academic degree

The experience of going to college includes values beyond earning a degree. Employees at CSU recently shared some specifics with me. Some similarities were seen in their responses, but the range of answers was evident, age and generation differences aside.  Critical thinking was a specifically important value to Charleston Southern University President Dr. Dondi Costin […]

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How the Myers-Briggs test gives clues to potential careers

Sometimes, it can be hard to know how well your personality can gel with a career you’re thinking about. It can be even more difficult if you aren’t even sure what career you may want to pursue. Which is why it’s a good thing that we have something like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator through the […]

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Five surprising careers for Liberal Arts grads 

It can feel like there are few careers for people who get a liberal arts degree. Especially since when someone finds out that you are getting that kind of degree, they probably assume that you will become a teacher, even if you have no interest in education.  But plenty of jobs can apply to what […]

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How to choose a major

When going into college, it’s common for us to feel like we don’t know what to major in. But something that helps us are the resources that the Charleston Southern University Career Center suggests. One of these resources is Awato.  Awato is a website that helps with determining what majors may interest us based on […]

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What can I do with my major?

Finding out details about careers can be one of the most difficult things for college students. It’s easy to feel like there aren’t websites that can provide detailed information about careers. But O*Net OnLine is a website that easily fixes that.  O*Net OnLine, available through the Charleston Southern University Career Center, is a website that […]

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How to create a workplace that prioritizes diversity and inclusion

An effective workplace environment should consist of diversity and inclusion. These two elements are vital for organizational success. This begins with leadership prioritizing an environment where individuals from different cultures, races, gender, age, and nationalities receive the respect they deserve. Creating a workplace structure that prioritizes diversity and inclusionLeaders can change the atmosphere through a […]

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Career closets at CSU: Helping students show what they can do

You finally got it: the call inviting you to an interview for the job – that one you’ve been lying awake at night thinking about. You sit up the night before practicing your introductions, wondering how best to keep your cool when you get nervous, and making sure your resume is up-to-date before you print out a […]

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