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Brenna Beal

Career Navigator, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
joined over 1 year ago.


Recent Activity:

Posted in Strategies for Addressing Communication Challenges

I remember having a difficult time communicating with a previous coworker. We were both having difficulty seeing an issue from the other's perspective so I reached out to a manager to have them help mediate the situation as a neutral 3rd party. Our manager helped us both realize that we had very different styles of communication. We were able to brainstorm ideas that we could both use to help communication flow better in the future. 

Posted in Best Practices in Critical Thinking

I often use critical thinking skills to help clients identify and make plans to work through any barriers that may have kept them from attaining employment. I frequently ask myself questions regarding any assumptions I may have about the client and challenge myself to look at situations from others' points of view, which is very helpful when assisting clients to work through barriers to employment. 

Posted in Inspiring Leader Attributes

One leader I know who was able to inspire and motivate key stakeholders was my boss at my last job. She was able to rally her team around a shared vision, and she encouraged everyone to strive for greatness. Two of the factors that made her so successful were her ability to listen to the needs of her team and then tailor her approach to each individual, as well as her clear communication style that allowed everyone to stay on the same page. She also had a knack for creating a positive atmosphere in the workplace, which helped everyone stay motivated and on track.

Posted in Expanding Your Leadership Skills

Make time for self-reflection. Taking time to think about your experiences and reflect on them can help you identify areas for improvement and think about how you can use those lessons in the future.