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Check Your Phone at the Door! Are you Disrespecting Your Coworkers?
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Nearly everyone has a cell phone. These devices make our lives easier. They keep us connected to other people and send us continual information. However, there is a time to use them and a time to put them away.   Read More

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Negotiation Tip #3: The Art of No Deal and Learning to Compromise
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

By nature, negotiations involve compromise. It is rare that you will make it through a negotiation without having to forgo something that you want and yielding along the way.   Read More

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Negotiation Tip #2: When Should You 'Go Nuclear' and Detonate the Nuclear Option?
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

At some point in every negotiation—especially when things become tense or you are dealing with people who are pricklier than a porcupine—you are faced with the decision of whether you should alter your negotiation style.   Read More

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Five Tips or Starting a New Job - Be Proactive & Strategic!
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

Starting a new job comes with excitement, anticipation, and anxiety. You want to be successful, but don't know what to expect. To set yourself up to be a star performer, you need to be proactive and have a strategy. Here are five tips to help you transition into your new role.   Read More

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Beware of the Fine Print - Forced Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

If you watch Netflix, shop on Amazon, have certain credit cards, or use a major cellphone service provider, most likely you have already agreed to contractual terms that are snuck into endless pages of consumer agreements as "terms of service."   Read More

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Thought Leader Spotlight: Ida Liu
By Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

It has been a long journey to reach my "dream job." I grew up in Orinda - outside of San Francisco. We were one of the only Chinese families in the community, and my brother and I were raised in a bi-cultural family.   Read More