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Client Questionnaire

The Client Questionnaire for when we interview our clients.   Client Questionnaire

Group Meetings Self Assessment

After taking the self assessment about how I interact in group meetings, I realize that I need to step it up! Normally, I lead group meetings, so I do not know how to really interact as a “listener”. My score was 17. The description for it said this: You can contribute much more to meetings […]

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Quiz I was not very surprised about my EQ score. I knew that I would score high, but I didn’t realize that it would give me a description about myself and how to better improve it. The description made me think because it said that sometimes I can get too caught up in […]

Newspaper Bridge

On February 9th, Cheryl made us do this activity where we had to build a bridge out of newspaper. My team and I were very anxious to build the best bridge and win the challenge, because we haven’t won yet. For our bridge, I was the one that came up with the original idea, but […]

To the Moon, We Go!

On Thursday, January 12th, Cheryl made us do an activity with our new teams. We had to rank a list of items that we needed in order to survive in space. The rankings were from 1 to 15 (1 being most important and 15 being least important).  We had to do it individually and then […]

Reflection on Active Listening: A Case Study

Click Here: Active Listening Case Study After reading this case study I began to realize how important active listening really is. It can actually make or break relationships–personal or professional. I always knew that you should provide feedback when listening, but little things such as, repeating the speakers words back to clarify your understanding helps […]

You May Be Surprised Video

After watching the video, I noticed that while I may notice something, I do not pay attention to every little detail, because I get distracted by something else. While watching the video, I counted 13 passes and did see the gorilla enter into the shot. But I did not pay attention to what he did […]

Time Management Activity

My group did really well in this activity. We came up with a terrific plan to help us make sure that we finished the activity in the time that we said. We said that we could do all of this in two minutes–but we were not striving for two minutes, we wanted it to be […]

Time Management Assignment

On Tuesday we were asked to create a to do list of all of the stuff that we wanted to accomplish the next day and then to keep a record of what was actually done. Here was my to do list: Read chapter 5 before class-History to 1877 Work (8:00-10:00, 3:30-7:00) Do discussions for World […]

Marshmallow Tower Challange

Was there a leader in your group?   Who was it and who decided who the leader would be? If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped? How helpful was everyone on your team in the process of building the tallest structure?  Did anyone appear to be […]