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Job Crafting

Written by Karen E. Mosier

What is something that most employees have in common? They look for a healthy workplace where they can thrive and be happy and feel that their work has an impact on their organization. Workplace environment has a big impact on employee wellness and engagement. It is absolutely essential that employees enjoy their time at work and find a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Most people assume that if they do not like their job their only option is to leave and find another job. Thankfully, there is another option to consider called job crafting. Job crafting is the practice of making the most of the job that you have. Job crafting is a powerful tool that allows you to increase the control over your own professional life.

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Why Grit Matters in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

You can always find people that no matter what the circumstances and bad breaks, they seem to be able to roll with the punches and stand up and get on with their life. Grit is simply persistence and fortitude to persevere no matter what and succeed. Grit has been shown to be more important that IQ, social intelligence, attractiveness and charisma.

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RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Today, in workplaces characterized by staff cutbacks, deadlines, rivalry and organizational change, success relies on an individual’s capacity to cope and even thrive when faced with stress. Resiliency is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after a challenge or setback that are an inevitable part of life.

Here are some tips on how you can become more resilient in the workplace:

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ASPA’s Annual Post-Holiday Social

Ever year we celebrate another year of goals and successes accomplished by our Members. This year’s response was overwhelming and fantastic to see! With the venue being sold out with the 150 available tickets, we hope all our socials see this kind of popularity! We had an attendance of 83 plus some members of our Executive and the Social Committee. Congratulations to all of our fabulous winners!!

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Emotional Intelligence in The Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Have you ever noticed that there always seems to be one or two people in an office setting that are very good at dealing with emotional situations, handing conflict, and demonstrating empathy? Emotional intelligence is defined as a person’s ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. This emotional understanding is critical to help teams work together better, make employees feel understood, connect better with colleagues, and to move up the career ladder.

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Pizza Social Success!

Written by ASPA’s Social Committee

Thank you to all the ASPA members that attended the November Pizza Social making it a huge success!

The turn out of this social was nearly 300 members with over 85 boxes of pizza consumed. Attendees were well fed and entertained. We are indeed fortunate to be part of such a great community and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

ASPA Social Committee (Left to right)
Connor O’Hagan, Angeline Hainstock, Anne-Marie Cey, Ekpenyong Bassey, Gina DiPaolo-McGuire, Carla Zorn, Henry Tan, and Dan Zhao
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Perseverance: A Key to Success

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to get ahead? No matter how difficult the situation at work, they always seem to wade their way through it. Perseverance involves going forward despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Having clear goals in mind and working towards them is the secret of success to keep abreast of your workload and meet your career goals.

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