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In the Spotlight: “Phoenix Focus” | “What is your CQ?”

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University of Phoenix
Alumni Association Magazine
Winter 2014

I recently had the privilege of participating in an interview for the University of Phoenix Alumni Association Magazine, Phoenix Focus. My comments are found in “What’s your CQ?” —Gloria Petersen

This magazine is chock full of great tips and information. Click here to access the entire Phoenix Focus magazine.

Below are examples of the magazine’s articles:

What’s Your CQ? 5 tips for improving your cultural intelligence
by Lori K. Baker

UOP magcoverIf you are an American, it’s easy to forget that so many of our innocent hand gestures—from the encouraging thumbs-up to the hippie-era peace sign—are interpreted as offensive and even vulgar overseas. For example, the A-OK sign is decidedly not OK in Brazil. (Read pages 14 to 16).

Tip #1: Know thyself.
Tip #2: Face the facts.
Tip #3: Talk it over.
Tip #4: Practice your way to perfection.
Tip #5: Hire a coach.

Excerpt: Gloria Petersen, author and president of Global Protocol, Inc., says, “I think people need to realize it is very, very difficult to avoid cultural biases and prejudices. Some were taught to us as children. Others were gained through personal experiences and outside influences, like television and media. The challenge is to develop the ability to put aside those biases or prejudices and learn to communicate with individuals.”

More excellent articles:

GREAT LEADERS: Are they born or made?
by Julie Wilson

Are great leadership skills genetic, or are they a result of environment and circumstance? (Read pages 6-9)

      • Dual natures
      • Common denominators
      • Born that way: The fast track to leadership
      • Cultivating your leadership potential
Excerpt: “You’ve got to be able to look like a leader,” says Riggio, the author of The Practice of Leadership: Developing the Next General of Leaders. That means having a polished presence, because “one misstep can be disastrous.” He counts Hillary Clinton among those who do this well.

Where do you fit in the wild kingdom of leadership? Find out.
by Jenny Jedeikin

Can the animal world offer up human leadership comparisons? Some seem to think so. (Read pages 10-13)

      • Leadership quiz: Which animal are you?
      • Score yourself: Lion, Sheep, Bonobo Chimpanzee, Great White Shark, or Redback Spider.
Excerpt: “Humans are a pretty young species, compared to other species on Earth, and we traditionally have many of the behaviors that other animals had first.” says Kevin McGraw, Ph.D. Find out where you fall in the wild kingdom when it comes to leadership.

STYLE BROKER
by Lori Baker | photos by Bruce Racine

This designing alumnus (Lloyd Princeton) has made his mark on both coasts by pairing style seekers with their perfect design match. (Read pages 22-25)

      • A who’s who of clients
      • Winning the match
      • 5 Ways to meet your (professional) match
Excerpt: Lloyd Princeton shares his words of wisdom on how to not only have a professional designed, but any consultant whose expertise you might need.

Other articles cover how to boost you career by volunteering, spotlight on Danon Carter’s leadership style, healing power of veterans helping veterans, and a list of great resources.

 For more content,
visit the University of Phoenix’s military magazine,
Phoenix Patriot Magazine

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