Brenden Moran Society Guru

Brenden is a talented writer, who is passionate about the marketing and digital world. During his previous work experiences, he increased companies’ brand awareness and visibility thanks to his outstanding relational and customer service skills. He is also renowned for his meticulous attention to details. Brenden is currently completing a bachelor degree in communications studies and interdisciplinary liberal arts at the Colorado State University.

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6 Ways A Company Can Welcome New Employees

I happen to be starting a new job pretty soon and it’s bringing on the normal jitters and questions that happen when things change up. I’ve been thinking about how I want my new company to welcome me into its fold and I came up with an ideal scenario that I think companies should try to emulate.

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How to Get Through a Politically Charged Conversation

I recently had a conversation with someone about the NRA, gun rights, and mass shootings. Politically infused conversations like these can be difficult and with a degree in Communication I felt more equipped than many in trying to keep the conversation moderated and calm.

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Productive Conflict

I want to provide some practical suggestions for getting through conflict because I believe that conflict is everywhere waiting to happen. We spend our days dreading when it will happen next and simultaneously stress about the conflict in our lives that has already happened.

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C's Get Degrees

As a graduating senior I was called upon in one of my classes to bestow wisdom upon the other students who were not graduating. I spoke last, listening as my other graduating peers recommended the best places to find discounted beers and explaining that college is a time to find yourself and spend time with friends.

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Why Does it Matter What I Wear?

I have read two articles recently that discuss the way professionals dress. I have disagreed with both of them and so here’s my take.

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Under-Communicating: Apparently A Norm

I read an article by a respected voice in business, giving advice on how things will change from college to business. Out of the many insightful tips, one thing-which is true-made me think.

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No, Being at Work on Time is not a Priority

Today I lost my keys. Of course, I didn’t clear fifteen minutes ahead of time to look for them because none of us ever anticipate losing our keys. Others of us have better excuses for getting to work late: we had to drop of the kids at school and they were late getting out of the house, or, I haven’t been sleeping because my mom is in the hospital and I know it means a lot to be there for her. And sometimes we have the classic reason that everyone natural assumes is an excuse representative of someone with poor time management skills or who is lazy: my alarm didn’t go off or I overslept my alarm.

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Turning Culture Around: I'm With Them

I’ve been reading a troubling amount of negative news on workplace happiness recently. It’s not like this is new, but what might be troubling for many is that if you read all of the positive news and advice throughout the internet you wouldn’t know that American business is failing its workers in so many ways.

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Shackled to Monotony

It doesn’t matter if you work on an assembly line or you’re a doctor who has performed knee surgeries for two decades straight, almost any job can have a level of monotony that can be detrimental to the person who works day in and day out doing the same thing.

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Tired of Conflict? Ask a Question Instead

We often discuss how others can handle conflict better or how we can respond more appropriately to a random surge of negative emotions, but we don’t always talk about how we can handle situations that have a high potential to end in conflict. I want to focus on a few ways we can redirect our feelings into productive tools that will result in mitigated conflict.

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