10 Smart Tips to Impress the Boss Your First Day
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2012
When you land a job finally, the important work isn't over. It's essential to do your best to impress your boss and teammates right from the start. First impressions count; your supervisor and colleagues will judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. It is much easier to start off on the right foot than it is to change their perceptions later. Holly Paul, PricewaterhouseCooper's U.S. recruitin...
How Do You Show Up?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2012
June was a busy month of executive coaching. During these sessions I’ve consistently heard what a struggle it is for leaders to handle their over-flowing workloads. Yes, the age-old Time Management dilemma. So I held some informal focus groups to see how people are handling this dilemma. Here are some suggestions from those who have figured it out!. #1 – Strive for work/life integration rather than work/life balance. O...
Living in Yesterday’s Trash
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2012
Who wants to live with yesterday’s trash? Show of hands? Just as I thought. No one. So, why do we keep looking in the rear view mirror at yesterday’s rubbish in our lives, like the disappointment when we didn’t get the promotion…the times the people we thought had our back, yet let us down…or that deep resentment we felt over a business deal. I’ve always known it did no good to dig up the past. But what about those of us...
Failure–Who Needs It? | You Do
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2012
We just don’t like it. We often fear it, dread it, struggle to avoid it, and sometimes succumb to it. Failure tests us. It makes us face up to what we’re made of. Failure and fear are ominous bedfellows. They feed each other and us too in ways that can be crushing. Embracing failure If we want to succeed, we need to welcome failure. It’s our greatest teacher. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t remember our failures...
Networking Choices that Change You
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
What you choose changes you. We are confronted with many choices everyday. We select when to get up, what we wear, eat, and what we do. We decide what our priorities are, what needs to be done and who are our friends will be. While we can sometimes feel that life happens to us, we choose many of the details. Possibly the most important thing we do is decide where our attention is placed. What we listen to, look at, and und...
Time Management – The Power of Purpose
by Joe Feest - Aug, 2012
Do you ever find yourself thinking that there are so many things you could do at work that would have a huge impact upon your effectiveness—if only you could find the time! Does getting by day to day seem to take up all your time? So often when people think of time management they think in terms of tips, tricks, tools and techniques. What’s the latest new and creative approach? A focus on seeking out the latest trendy to...
20 Pieces of REAL Advice for College Freshmen
by Marcia Robinson - Aug, 2012
In a few weeks, summer will end and thousands of new college freshmen will file onto college campuses and populate college residence halls. Most college students will enter college with tons of advice from parents, teachers and college counselors. With all the advice out there, it is hard for college students to separate the advice that will lead to long term success. If you are a new college freshman or know one, let me shar...
Dreams Are Not Achieved By Dreaming
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2012
Do not get me wrong. Dreaming about your future is good. All college students should have someplace they are trying to go, something they are trying to achieve. However, students should also understand that dreams are not achieved by dreaming. Success is rarely achieved by chance. When students apply the wrong approaches, they are setting themselves up for failure. They frequently choose a direction or approach that is...
Re-imagining Personal Brand
by Walter Akana - Jul, 2012
“Differentiation is a way of thinking. It’s a mindset. It’s a commitment. A commitment to engage with people – not in a manner to which they are merely unaccustomed, but in a manner that they will value, respect, and yes, perhaps even celebrate.” ~ Youngme Moon Harvard Business School professor, Youngme Moon, in her remarkable book Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd, discusses the ways in which many brands have a...
Given What It Takes
by Suzanne Bates - Jul, 2012
Given what it takes for most of us to juggle our own work, family and personal lives, it is nothing short of inspiring to hear the stories of graduates of our community colleges across this country, many of whom had to work two jobs and support a family while getting their associate degrees. These are young (and sometimes not-so-young) people who didn't have time for beer pong and sun bathing on the quad. They drove rusted o...
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