Personal Decision-Making: Perfect Timing Doesn't Exist
by Dee McCrorey - Dec, 2009
Our decisions put us in the driver's seat and over time define who we become. So, why do people so often allow others to make decisions for them by choosing to do nothing? Of course, it is easier to blame someone else for not doing right by us, instead of accepting the consequences of an imperfect decision. But when we give others permission to make choices for us, we still risk an imperfect outcome when the decision made i...
Three Secrets of Career Superstars
by Dwain Celistan - Dec, 2009
It’s been said that half of the job is “showing up.” And that is certainly true. However, the more important half is what you do when you get there. Thriving in your workplace goes beyond attendance and basic job competency. Your goal should be exceptional delivery of your work product. Here are three techniques you can use that will help focus and improve your output. Longer term, adherence to these action steps will...
Are You Listening?
by David Lee - Dec, 2009
Most of us could seriously improve our listening skills. Have you ever... 1. talked with someone who kept vigorously nodding their head as you spoke, yet when they responded, it was clear they hadn’t been listening? 2. had someone assure you they got what you were saying, yet when you asked them what they heard, what they fed back to you was not even remotely close to what you said? 3. shared an idea or point of vi...
Personal Branding for Dummies
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Dec, 2009
Personal branding can be something as simple as a title or label: General Contractor Nurse CEO Stay at Home Mom These “tags” allow others to immediately know something about who we are and what we do. As adults, most of us identify ourselves by our jobs or what we do. We understand others in these same terms as well. We are known by these tags until we choose to provide more insight or information into who we are a...
Getting Your Transition Started Dream First, Dream Big
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2009
"The best way to predict your future is to invent it." – Alan Kay The first step to successfully identifying your ideal career is to Dream BIG! When I work with career clients, I ask them to dream first and worry about the specific logistics of how they're going to make the change later on. If you focus too much on the practical side (or put on your practical hat) and think "how will I make this work?", then you will sq...
Five Essential Things To Know When You Start Your First Job
by Shweta Khare - Nov, 2009
Congratulations! You are on the way to join your new job, but do not do so before reading these very essential tips. “Welcome Aboard” – Don’t Fall Overboard As a new employee you may find yourself in a “honeymoon” period for some time when you join your new job – the time period varies for each one of us. In general terms it may last for a couple of days or a week or ten days.. seldom more. This period is all “welcomy” h...
How to Escape a Good Job That’s Turned into a Bad Trap
by Tai Goodwin - Nov, 2009
When you have what most people consider a “good” job, it is easy to feel obligated to stay where you are. After all, you have what most people want, right? Well most people want that. But there are some of us who aren’t satisfied with the good job. We require work that feeds our passion. Work that has meaning that extends beyond a paycheck. And we need work that lends itself to the lifestyle we want in stead of a job that forc...
Six Things Passion For Work IS NOT!
by Tai Goodwin - Nov, 2009
A recent Harris Interactive survey uncovered the following statistics on American job satisfaction: • Across America, 45% of workers say they are either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their jobs • Only 20% feel very passionate about their jobs • 33% believe they have reached a dead end in their career Imagine a world where more people loved what they do for a living. People that are successful in building a b...
Email BAD, Revenue GOOD!
by Bernadette Boas - Nov, 2009
There is a number of productivity and energy drainers that I could talk about that have a direct impact on the revenue that you are capable of or actually are generating in your business. However one specific activity drains not only revenue directly from your wallet and bank account, it also can consume you 24X7 leaving you unable to accomplish much of anything else in a given 24 hour day. Email is not only the biggest dr...
Give Before You Get!
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2009
Two of the most difficult things for most people in their job search: Maintain a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), and Networking. One tool to help with both of those issues: Volunteering! Particularly in today’s economy, there is a tremendous need for volunteers in all kinds of excellent service organizations. With a little digging, you can find opportunities to do virtually anything that interests you, that can serve...
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