Author Archives: vivianbrauer

How to Manage Conflict

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, and debate.” Margaret Heffernan Conflict is an inevitable part of growth. To manage conflict appropriately, you need to adopt a mindset that conflict is natural and productive. If you don’t adjust your mindset and view conflict as healthy and necessary, you can stifle… read more

Making Strides in Leadership Worldwide

Leadership skills are learned and practiced beyond the classroom. Effective leadership is not only needed in the workplace — it’s also a necessity for the community. Leadership is about creating opportunities all around us. At Crestcom, we know leadership goes beyond the classroom. Crestcom and its partners choose to make a difference around the world,… read more

Article Review – The Time Chunking Method: A 10-Step Action Plan For Increasing Your Productivity

Taken from Amazon.com: Are you struggling to manage your time efficiently? Do you have the feeling you could be much more productive if only you used the right workflow strategy during your day? Enter the Time Chunking Method. It’s one of the most popular time management strategies used today. Students, corporate managers, small business owners… read more

Improving Team Performance through Diversity and Inclusion

Think about the current challenges you are experiencing as a manager. Maybe you are trying to identify ways to innovate to gain a competitive advantage. Or maybe your team is experiencing high turnover and you are tasked with revamping your recruitment strategy. As managers, you are responsible for identifying solutions that will positively impact organizational… read more

Article Review – Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond

Taken from Amazon.com: Master the art of communication to improve outcomes in any scenario. Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication. Do you ever feel as though your message hasn’t gotten across? Do details get lost along the way? Have tense situations ever escalated unnecessarily? Do people buy into your ideas? It all… read more

Developing Business Acumen

If you were given two minutes to describe your business vision, obstacles, strategy, and financial position, could you do it? Many people can but how well they do it likely depends on how developed their business acumen is. Business acumen is your ability to understand how your business operates, generates revenue, and creates current and… read more