About Sasha Grutzeck

Sasha Grutzeck is a Senior Instructional Designer at Johns Hopkins University. She’s a member of the Learning Solutions department, where she writes and designs e-courses (and other training materials) for Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff. She enjoys learning new things, collaborating with her coworkers, watching movies, taking ridiculously long walks, and eating the leftover baked goods that always seem to miraculously appear in the Learning Solutions kitchen.

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The Influence of Others

The Influence of Others

At the office, we’re often expected to work with groups of people. This is generally a good thing! We can benefit from other people’s skills, strengths, and experience. And working with other people can often help us to get the work done more quickly. But keep in mind that our behavior is affected by the(…)

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Do You Feel Lucky?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Would you describe yourself as a lucky person? Have you experienced success in your work or in your personal life? Do you often have “hunches” that turn out to be correct? Do you tend to be in the right place at the right time? If so, that’s awesome! If not – well, maybe there’s something(…)

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What Do I Do? Don’t Ask.

What Do I Do? Don’t Ask.

What do you say when you meet a person for the first time? You probably ask the person’s name. You might ask where the person grew up. And eventually you might ask one of the most common questions that people ask each other when they first meet… “What do you do?” There are good reasons(…)

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What Type of Leader Are You – And What Type Is Best?

What Type of Leader Are You – And What Type Is Best?

Are you in a leadership position at work? If so, you have a very important job! Leaders are critical to the success of businesses, organizations, and societies. They guide and support the people around them, helping them to deal with difficult challenges and find effective solutions. There is generally believed to be three styles of(…)

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Making Decisions

Making Decisions

Life is full of decisions. We make hundreds of decisions every day. Most of these decisions are minor and barely require any thought. We decide when to get up in the morning, what clothes to wear, what to eat for lunch, and what groceries to buy. But occasionally, we need to make major decisions that(…)

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How to Accept Criticism

How to Accept Criticism

We’ve all heard the term, “constructive criticism.” This is the good type of criticism that is productive and helpful. According to various books and articles that I’ve read, constructive criticism is like nasty-tasting medicine. It’s terrible to swallow but it will make you a better person. Hey, you should be glad to get it! Well,(…)

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What’s Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem?

Every day, we’re faced with a variety of problems that demand solutions. In order to be successful, we must be able to adapt rapidly to change, take the initiative, exercise our judgment, and solve problems creatively and competently. Researchers have found that certain strategies can help people to solve problems more easily. These strategies are(…)

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