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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The Entry Level Job Fallacy

I’m going to throw out a wild theory. It’s not that when students are in school we don’t know what we want to do when we graduate, it is that we don’t know where to start. How many of us are asked what we want to do with our degree and we can’t drag someone on the long and drawn-out complicated journey of-this is what I want to do, but I can’t start here, so I’m actually really looking for this job-or whatever.

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The Hierarchy of Nonverbals and Conversing

What are the fastest ways to alienate people? Research and common sense says that people read more into how we say things and what our nonverbals are than our word choice.

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A Response to Millennials in the Workplace

There is much hype about Millennials in the workplace these days. I figure that in five or so years I’ll be reading about Generation Z/iGeneration just as much as they start to enter the workforce.

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The Lost Art of Mentorship

Back in the day there were apprenticeships. You had a trade that was fairly straightforward, though difficult, and it took time and energy for a mentor to build up one person into becoming a master of that trade.

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Leaders Don't Make Small Talk

As someone who aspires to be a leader in all things I do I look for occasions where I can learn something new. Today, I stumbled across something that shocked me as a necessary leadership quality: small talk.

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Power, Communication, and the Feedback Loop Error

Feedback loop error is when you send a message and, in one way or another, there is a failure in the feedback that follows. This could be: no return message, distorted or misinformed message, miscommunicated message, and the list goes on.

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Why are we seeking brevity?

I had someone comment on an article of mine recently. The recommendation was brevity-for a post that was designed to be an ultimate guide to writing on LinkedIn with near 100 ideas on how to write better.

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A View From The Bottom

Chances are that most people reading this were at one point at the bottom of some organization. Do we remember what is was like? Do we remember how it felt to have someone treat us bad, to have “management” make decisions for us, or to feel like we do not have the power to change things for the better?

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How to Deescalate any Situation

Someone recently communicated to me that we should not take responsibility for someone else’s mistakes. I understand where they are coming from-it truly sucks taking the blame for something beyond our control, that was someone else’s fault, or that was truly no one’s fault at all.

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Company Culture is a Joke

“What is.” This describes what company culture is. It’s not the four idealistic words below the fancy letterhead at orientation - it’s what the current state of affairs is inside of the company. Companies like to package what they think their culture is and send it to all corners of the professional and social world to brand themselves as the best, the brightest, and the most fun workplace around.

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