Trust Me: Communication Is Key
by Brian Anderson - Jul, 2013
Trust Me: Communication Is Key Effective communication involves much more than sharing information. It is about building trust. “To see real change and gain significant benefits from their strategies, leaders need to establish an environment of trust. Leaders who are trusted – even in times of great difficulty – are skilled communicators.” My experience suggests the following communications fundamentals when leading...
What’s Your Career Success Record?
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2013
It would be great if you could answer the question, “What’s your career success record?” by rattling off a long list of major contributions you had made to employer after employer during an illustrious executive career. Right. Maybe a few of you actually could do that in all sincerity, but what about the rest of us? What Career Successes Have You Achieved Recently? How do we answer our current employer’s inevitable quest...
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Jul, 2013
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? When I work with clients, I often notice two distinct types of individuals. The first group consists of self-reliant clients who are eager to make breakthroughs. They want to change how they approach their job search and/or career advancement. They know what they are currently doing is not netting them the results they want. They celebrate having new tools and practicing using new methods....
10 Tips For Adding Value By Showing Initiative
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2013
In these tough times, it is absolutely critical you continue to demonstrate your value to your employer, clients, and colleagues on a daily basis. Adding value is THE buzz-word for “safe-guarding” your career and propelling yourself to the top of your profession. Showing initiative is a must-do in demonstrating your value at work. Initiative correlates strongly with personal achievement and professional development. It i...
Career Tip: To Stress or Not to Stress
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2013
Whether you’re gainfully employed and reasonably secure or in the market for a new job to replace the one you lost, stress is probably a factor–something you’re forced to deal with if you don’t want it to overwhelm you. That’s the common perception of stress as a bad thing, and certainly if you’re experiencing potentially harmful stress, you need to find a good way to manage it. However, we also hear from time to time that...
5 Flexible Job Pitfalls to Avoid
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2013
If you are lucky enough to have a flexible work arrangement while raising a family, starting your own business, etc., you really have it made. The last thing you want to do is unwittingly put your job in jeopardy because you start to get too comfortable. Here five flexible job pitfalls to watch out for: Taking Your Situation for Granted If you’ve had a flexible job for a year or more, it’s easy to forget exactly how desi...
How Ignoring Personal Branding Is Costing You Opportunities
by Rich Jones - Jul, 2013
Personal branding has been the talk of the town. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, job seeker, or whatever, you need to develop your brand. At least that’s what some folks believe. I happen to be one of them. But there’s a large group of people that are tired of hearing about personal branding. They find it overrated, cliche, and a punch to the gut of real talent. Something limited to talentless bloggers with big personalit...
4 Tips For Overcoming Career Fear
by Lisa Adams - Jul, 2013
Are you paralyzed in fear over your current or future career? Or are you in the middle of a job search and it just isn’t getting you anywhere? Which FEAR is holding you back? We all have them. Here are my three tips for overcoming career fear: 1. Name It Name the fear. Here’s a list of the few I have seen or experienced myself. Rejection Failure Heartache Missed expectations Missed opportunities The what ifs...
Brand Yourself to Success
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jul, 2013
How can you build a brand that matches your intentions and helps you get to the next level in your career? Here are a few tips to help you demonstrate your brand that is respected and content with your goals. Brand yourself through your professional presence: First impressions count. What message are your clothes sending? Are they trendy, conservative, fashionable, or outdated? What about your grooming? Your hair...
5 Ways to Fight Off Self-Doubt | Dealing with Performance Dips
by Dawn Lennon - Jul, 2013
We can be our own worst enemy if we’re not careful. We’ll tell ourselves that we: Bulletpoints: don’t measure up never seem to get things right keep falling short of expectations are out of favor with the boss The more we doubt ourselves…the more we doubt ourselves. It’s a downward spiral we need to stop, and fast! Heads up. I’m a big sports fan. I watch golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, football, and the...
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