The Latest Articles & Blog Entries

22 Jan 2017

How to Calm Someone Down

By Mohammad Hasan Asalamu Alaikum, As a leader, you will likely encounter someone who is angry or agitated. The first step to dealing with that person is to calm them down. This can be easier said than done so I put together the following video where I explain how you...
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15 Jan 2017

Nonverbal Communication

By Mohammad Hasan Asalamu Alaikum, Effective communication involves much more than the words you use. An important part of communication is the nonverbal cues that occur when speaking with others. In the video below, I will share with you four core principles of nonverbal communication. Make sure to watch it...
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25 Dec 2016

Thank You

Asalamu Alaikum, As we wrap up the year, we wanted to take a moment to thank you. Thank you for believing in our mission of developing value-driven, action-focused, and results-oriented leaders. Thank you for reading the blog every week. Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. Thank you for attending...
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18 Dec 2016

Praising Others Correctly

By Mohammad Hasan Asalamu Alaikum, As a leader, you may often praise your team members or followers for an achievement or for something they did. But did you know that praising someone in a certain way can actually be harmful to them? Find out the correct way to praise others...
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11 Dec 2016

Joking as a Leader

By Mohammad Hasan Asalamu Alaikum, As a leader, should you joke around with others? Find out in my video below, and make sure to share it with your family and friends. Want hands on in depth training on effective communication? I invite you to check out my new workshop Compassionate Communication. In this workshop,...
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4 Dec 2016

MSA Leadership Summit Recap

Asalaamu Alaikum, Last weekend, we hosted, along with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering & the Islamic Center of NYU, our annual MSA Leadership summit. In this two full day summit, we equipped MSA board members from 9 different MSAs across New York and Pennsylvania with essential leadership skills, mindsets, tools and resources to...
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20 Nov 2016

Choose Your Words Carefully

By Mohammad Hasan   Asalamu Alaikum, One of the fundamental aspects in communicating effectively is the words that you use. When communicating with someone, you may deliver a completely different message and feeling by just slightly altering some of the words you use. As a leader, you must be aware...
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13 Nov 2016

Creating a Win-Win Situation

By Mohammad Hasan Asalamu Alaikum, One of the seven habits of highly effective people that Stephen Covey lists in his well known book is thinking win-win. Instead of making decisions that will benefit them and harms others, effective leaders work on taking actions that will both benefit them and their...
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