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How to position yourself as a leader

In today’s competitive environment, standing out can actually be the thing that gives you an edge. For instance, if you’re positioning yourself for a leadership role or promotion, It’s important to develop a strategy to consistently demonstrate your personal leadership traits.To illustrate…See More
Mar 16
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

How to position yourself as a leader

In today’s competitive environment, standing out can actually be the thing that gives you an edge. For instance, if you’re positioning yourself for a leadership role or promotion, It’s important to develop a strategy to consistently demonstrate your personal leadership traits.To illustrate…See More
Mar 15
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

How to avoid unconscious bias in a feedback conversation

Human beings are extremely judgemental creatures. Harsh but true. We make impressions on people, events and things, often within the first fifteen seconds of coming into contact with them. We form opinions and tell ourselves stories that become reality in our minds.We often credit this to intuition or a claim…See More
Feb 9
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

How to avoid unconscious bias in a feedback conversation

Human beings are extremely judgemental creatures. Harsh but true. We make impressions on people, events and things, often within the first fifteen seconds of coming into contact with them. We form opinions and tell ourselves stories that become reality in our minds.We often credit this to intuition or a claim…See More
Feb 8
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

Five tips to prepare for a performance review conversation

It seems performance review conversations have earned a bad reputation. Many managers may dread them because they seem tedious and laborious, followed by endless amounts of paperwork and administration that need to be completed and filed. At least for another six months or so.And you, as you sit on the other side…See More
Jan 23
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

How mindfulness builds a strong leadership presence

According to research conducted by Harvard University, about 47 percent of us spend our waking hours thinking about something other than what we’re doing. What this means is that we are not present or conscious in the moment to fully listen,…See More
Dec 7, 2016
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

How mindfulness builds a strong leadership presence

According to research conducted by Harvard University, about 47 percent of us spend our waking hours thinking about something other than what we’re doing. What this means is that we are not present or conscious in the moment to fully listen,…See More
Dec 6, 2016
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

How to engage and retain top talent

One factor that contributes to a top talent’s performance is engagement. Top performers are usually hungry for whatever it is that motivates and engages them. The job of leaders is to find out what that is. And even then, leaders cannot afford to rest on their laurels and assume that top performers are constantly and highly engaged, and won’t be on the lookout for opportunities elsewhere.Instigating regular check-ins to understand what inspires and motivates them, and providing continuous…See More
Jun 21, 2016
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

How to engage and retain top talent

One factor that contributes to a top talent’s performance is engagement. Top performers are usually hungry for whatever it is that motivates and engages them. The job of leaders is to find out what that is. And even then, leaders cannot afford to rest on their laurels and assume that top performers are constantly and highly engaged, and won’t be on the lookout for opportunities elsewhere.Instigating regular check-ins to understand what inspires and motivates them, and providing continuous…See More
Jun 20, 2016
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

Managing nerves in feedback conversations

Let’s face it. There are aspects of our jobs that we love and then there are aspects that we don’t enjoy as much. Any job. Things we look forward to. And things we don’t.Like feedback conversations. Nobody looks forward to those. Whether you’re a manager, leader, or coach who has to deliver the feedback or the one who is on the receiving end.But what is it about…See More
May 19, 2016
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

Managing nerves in feedback conversations

Let’s face it. There are aspects of our jobs that we love and then there are aspects that we don’t enjoy as much. Any job. Things we look forward to. And things we don’t.Like feedback conversations. Nobody looks forward to those. Whether you’re a manager, leader, or coach who has to deliver the feedback or the one who is on the receiving end.But what is it about…See More
May 19, 2016
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

How to manage challenging stakeholder conversations

In a perfect world, all our stakeholder and client conversations would go according to plan and we would emerge with perfectly desired outcomes for both parties. And both parties would come out of the conversation stronger for it, with big smiles, skipping together through a field under a rainbow-enhanced sky.And yes, pink elephants would fly.But plans don’t always go to, well, plan. And in a client focused consultation, we want to prevent a situation as much as possible, where we have to face…See More
May 12, 2016
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

How to manage challenging stakeholder conversations

In a perfect world, all our stakeholder and client conversations would go according to plan and we would emerge with perfectly desired outcomes for both parties. And both parties would come out of the conversation stronger for it, with big smiles, skipping together through a field under a rainbow-enhanced sky.And yes, pink elephants would fly.But plans don’t always go to, well, plan. And in a client focused consultation, we want to prevent a situation as much as possible, where we have to face…See More
May 11, 2016
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

How to prepare for giving and receiving feedback

Why has the word ‘feedback’ received such a beating over the years? It has a negative stigma attached to it that is unwarranted; especially when we think about how feedback can be a positive way to help us achieve our mutual objectives and help take us from good to great.What if we shifted the focus and looked at it from a different perspective?After all, according to a famous quote that emerged from a Fortune 500 company, “Feedback, when given well, should not alienate the receiver of the…See More
Mar 31, 2016
Nina Mostafa posted a blog post

How to prepare for giving and receiving feedback

Why has the word ‘feedback’ received such a beating over the years? It has a negative stigma attached to it that is unwarranted; especially when we think about how feedback can be a positive way to help us achieve our mutual objectives and help take us from good to great.What if we shifted the focus and looked at it from a different perspective?After all, according to a famous quote that emerged from a Fortune 500 company, “Feedback, when given well, should not alienate the receiver of the…See More
Mar 30, 2016
A blog post by Nina Mostafa was featured

Be bigger than the bear: how to tame your body language

There’s something about public speaking or standing in front of a room full of faces looking eagerly up at you for that first word about to be uttered from your mouth that sends your mind into a tailspin. As if you hold the key to the secrets of the world.Suddenly all the best-laid plans from the well-executed agenda and points to raise fly out the window. This is usually followed by a wave of nausea that starts to take over and holds a jugular clutch so you actually feel as if your heart is in…See More
Mar 17, 2016

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Inspired, versatile, and detailed writer, editor, instructional designer, executive coaching consultant, and coffee addict by day; literary artist, serial blogger, fashionista, and shopaholic by night. International experience writing and editing for print and digital media.
Company website/blog
http://maurafaygroup.com
Personal blog
http://agentofarcadia.wordpress.com/
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Organizational development
Learning and development
Design thinking
What kind of networking are you open to?
Invitation only

Nina Mostafa's Blog

How to position yourself as a leader

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 10:12 0 Comments

In today’s competitive environment, standing out can actually be the thing that gives you an edge. For instance, if you’re positioning yourself for a leadership role or promotion, It’s important to develop a strategy to consistently demonstrate your personal leadership…

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How to avoid unconscious bias in a feedback conversation

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

Human beings are extremely judgemental creatures. Harsh but true. We make impressions on people, events and things, often within the first fifteen seconds of coming into contact with them. We form opinions and tell ourselves stories that become reality in our…

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Five tips to prepare for a performance review conversation

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 15:33 0 Comments

It seems performance review conversations have earned a bad reputation. Many managers may dread them because they seem tedious and laborious, followed by endless amounts of paperwork and administration that need to be completed and filed. At least for another six months or so.

And you,…

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How mindfulness builds a strong leadership presence

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 15:26 0 Comments

According to research conducted by Harvard University, about 47 percent of us spend our waking hours thinking about something other than what we’re doing. What this means is that we are not present or conscious in the…

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