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10 Things I Hate about the About Me Slide: Check Your Deck

This week’s post is inspired by the upcoming 25th anniversary of the fantastic teen comedy, 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), directed by Gil Junger and starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. The movie is an update of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew and is one of the standout Shakespeare adaptations of […]

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Are Icebreakers Actually Effective? Yes, When Used Mindfully

“Okay, everyone. As we get started, let’s get to know each other! Turn to the person sitting beside you and find 3 things you have in common!” If you’re like me, you’ve been in this scene time and again. Icebreakers are supposed to be fun, lighthearted conversations or games to get people talking at the

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