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By Cynthia Clay Is there more or less conflict when teams work virtually? You might think that once you work from home (or a remote office), there are fewer people to get on your nerves and therefore your work environment will be more peaceful and conflict-free. The reality is that conflict may be hidden for… Read more »

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As some Houston residents return to “normal” life, others are still facing the heartbreaking effects of Hurricane Harvey or have yet to return home. One of the worst hurricanes in Texas history, Hurricane Harvey impacted millions of lives, destroying homes, business, vehicles, and so much more. Between August 26th and August 31st, Harvey pummeled Houston… Read more »

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It happens to the best of us. After you leave school and enter the workforce, it’s easy to forget much of what you learned. Order of operations, iambic pentameter, creative writing, and quadratic equations are bits of knowledge you may think you no longer need. However, there is one school-learned skill that you should hang… Read more »

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By Valerie Grubb Everyone’s talking about workplace diversity today, and for good reason: when you expand the range of perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of your team, you also extend your reach toward innovation and overall excellence. But gender and ethnicity dominate many of the discussions about diversity—and companies need to start talking more about an… Read more »

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Last week, we recommended some phone etiquette tips to use when on the job market. But there’s more to making a good first impression than just your etiquette. This week we will cover a few more issues that you should consider after you have submitted your resume. While you are waiting for that call back,… Read more »

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First impressions matter. This is especially true when on the job market. What you convey on your resume may be great, and it is the first step to getting a potential employer to call you. However, if you do receive the call, it is critical you immediately follow through on what your resume promises with… Read more »

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Last week, we discussed how your summer schedule can negatively impact your driving habits, and we suggested a few tips to keep in mind. However, your personal schedule change is not the only one affected. The majority of children and adolescents across the country are out of school and enjoying the season. Whether it be… Read more »

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  With the start of summer, there is always a slight reprieve in traffic congestion due to kids not being shuttled back and forth to school every day. It becomes easy to become lackadaisical about your driving habits in these lazy, hazy days of summer. Here are a few reminders as we head into the… Read more »

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Last week, Tropical Storm Cindy reminded all of the Gulf Coast that Hurricane Season has begun! Houston made it through the storm with only some rain, a few clouds, and a windy day. However, it was a good notice that we should all be aware and prepared during this time. According to The Weather Channel,… Read more »

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When searching for a job, it is easy to feel frustrated with the process. You find yourself falling in love with the ideal position to which you submit a perfectly tailored application, only to find out the company selects another candidate. Dealing with this cycle of setbacks is one of the many challenges of job… Read more »