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Popularity vs. Courage.

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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus, discusses making popular versus courageous decisions in leadership roles. Courageous decisions may not be popular, but they should represent what is best for the entire organization whether that be a dismissal of an employee or tougher performance plans and/or goals. Decisions need to be made in the best interest of keeping the organization smart and healthy.

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Benefits for the Employee and Employer.

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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, President of The Chicago School of Psychology, Chicago Campus, talks about the impact of affinity groups in the workplace.

These groups give employees an opportunity to network and learn from one another in an open setting, but they also help employers attract talent.

The UWM School of Continuing Education has its own affinity group for female engineers, called WiSE, or “Women in Science and Engineering.” Female engineers from across the state present on a variety of pertinent topics, sharing their knowledge and experiences with women in the industry.

For more information on WiSE, click here. You can also find a fascinating study on the experiences of women in the engineering industry here.

 

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Purpose, Plan, Patience, People & Outcomes.

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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus, talks about many of the lessons she learned as an entrepreneur. Most small businesses will fail, but with patience, purpose, and a respect for criticism, you can build the right foundation for success.

After your business is established, though, you need to focus on the people you want to build that organization around. Learn how to develop an effective team and learn what type of person will compliment your purpose and vision.

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