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How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager

The relationship a person has with their manager or supervisor significantly influences how satisfied and engaged they are at work. Not getting along with your boss or feeling unsupported by them can be a considerable obstacle to your career growth and even harmful to your mental health.

The American Psychological Association found that 75% of Americans say their boss is “the most stressful part of their workday.” Another Gallup study found that one in two employees have left a job “to get away from their manager” at some point in their career.

You can’t fix a truly bad boss (nor should you have to). Fortunately, in most cases, managers just need a little guidance from you on how you prefer to work and be treated. So before throwing in the towel and leaving your team or company altogether, see if it’s possible to change the dynamics of your relationship for the better.

Read on for some constructive ways to handle different personalities, set boundaries, and help your boss understand what you need from them to thrive.

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5 Reasons to Attend Alpha Kappa Psi Convention This Summer

In August 2022, Alpha Kappa Psi brothers from all over the world will converge in Miami, FL, for the fraternity’s 61st Convention. Convention serves as the business meeting of AKPsi, where Chapter Congress convenes to influence positive change within the organization. 

The four-day-long fraternity event will be held from August 3-6 and will educate student and alumni members on fraternity knowledge, business knowledge, and professional development through the College of Leadership. 

Convention was traditionally held every other year on odd years, but the last Convention scheduled in 2021 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Now with the move to 2022, it will be held on even years going forward.) 

It’s been a long break for us all, and there’s never been a better time to gather with your AKPsi brothers.

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So, You Got the Job Interview? Here’s How to Prepare

Whether you’re looking for your first big job out of college or are considering a career change, it’s important to be prepared for what can sometimes be a grueling hiring process. 

The first step is attracting the attention of your ideal employers, which can be accomplished with a great résumé, some solid networking, and a little persistence. (Remember, not every company you apply to will call you in for an interview, so you’ll want to bring your A-game for those that do.)

Once you’ve done the legwork and secured an interview, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible to make a great impression. You’ll have at least one (usually multiple) interviews with each company interested in you.

The best way to confidently sell a potential employer on your value is with thorough preparation. The more prepared you are the more confident you’ll be. This can also help alleviate some of the anxiety that can come with the interview process.

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6 Steps to Giving a Great Presentation

While communication comes more naturally to some people than others, nobody is born with a power suit and laser pointer in their hand. Every great public speaker — from Socrates to Steve Jobs — has had to learn the art of presenting. 

Whether you’re presenting an idea to a team of five or a room of 500, there are some proven steps to capturing people’s attention and driving your message home.

The Benefits of a Mindfulness Practice For Busy Students and Professionals

Do you ever feel like you’re always on the go, jumping from one activity to the next? Thinking about all the things you still need to check off your long to-do list? Maybe you’re more worried about capturing a great experience on video instead of enjoying it through your own eyes. If any of this sounds like you, you’re not alone.

Life can often feel hectic, even overwhelming, for busy students and business professionals. The increasing demands of this always-on, always-connected culture can make it challenging to slow down and be present in the moment. 

The practice of mindfulness has been growing in popularity because of its ability to help people better manage stress and distractions in a busy, noisy world.