Work-Life Balance: Seriously?
by Kelly Gurnett - May, 2013
“Work-life balance” has an aura of myth around it—like a unicorn that grants wishes or a bathing suit that fits in all the rights places, is comfortable, and allows you to do basic movements—like, you know, swimming. (Sorry, can you tell I’m contemplating bathing suit season?) We’d like to think work-life balance exists, because we’d all desperately love to have it. But in our heart of hearts, most of us have a creeping sus...
Manage This… In the Moment
by Kerrie Halmi - Apr, 2013
To succeed in business, you need more than intellect and a strong work ethic. Selling your ideas and getting promoted depend on “leadership presence.” If you’ve have seen strong leaders in action you know what I mean; they have a certain something that is often hard to define, a way of communicating, of presenting themselves. I identified it long ago. Then, as I was honing a training class on the topic, I discovered I wasn’t t...
Manage This… Negotiating
by Kerrie Halmi - Apr, 2013
We often equate negotiating with a labor versus union situation or negotiating the terms of an acquisition. However, we are continually negotiating at work. Examples include: Getting more resources—people/ budget Project deadlines Hiring employees Being promoted Getting an interesting project Delegating to someone over whom you have no formal authority To increase your success in negotiation: 1. Increase...
Bridging the Gap, Improving the Emotional Connection at Work
by Marshall Brown - Apr, 2013
Bridging the Gap, Improving the Emotional Connection at Work Overwork, anxiety and lack of challenge and recognition has colored the overall emotional connection of workers to their jobs during the economic recession of the past few years, according to a Towers Perrin study. Workers’ attitudes are going to need more than just an economic recovery to emerge feeling positive about their work life. Here are some pointers g...
How To Get Promoted: Smart Steps You Can Take Now
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2013
It’s good to be you. You’re gainfully employed. You’re not worried that your job is threatened by the economy, your performance or the designs of others. Yet…something’s missing. Although not unhappy in your current job, you don’t necessarily see it as being the pinnacle of your career aspirations either. In short, you’re hankering for a promotion. Of course, as is the case with so many things in life, getting one...
Work Life Balance: Tips & Techniques
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
These are typical signs of work life balance gone amuck: Feeling that you are merely trying to get through the day. Barely making it to the end of the week and feeling completely exhausted by the time you get home. Feeling that you are on the merry-go-round of life and just wanting to get off. Feeling like you are falling behind and never catching up in the game of life. If you are not “wicked happy” then there...
How to Get Your First Promotion
by Tiffany Young - Apr, 2013
It’s a good time to consider where you’re at in your job. As you evaluate your annual goals and setting new expectations, think about what you need to do to put yourself in line for your first promotion. Producing strong results in your current job won’t be enough. You will need to demonstrate to your supervisor and the company the skills that prove that you are ready for the next level. Keep these things in mind: Take...
Need a mentor? How to find (and keep) one
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
When you hear about someone looking for a mentor, you probably think about young people seeking an older and wiser, senior person to show them the ropes. Today, the definition of mentorship includes people at all ages and experience levels; mentors aren’t just for twenty-somethings anymore. If you’re in your 40s, can a mentor help you? University of Georgia professor of industrial-organizational psychology, Lillian Eby, Ph...
Performance Management–Yours or Your Team’s
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2013
Performance management through open-minded learning has always made good sense to me. Along those lines, I always enjoy reading insightful communications from professionals I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with and getting to know at least a little. One of those is Saeed al Muntafiq, a senior executive in Dubai who has a view of the business world that transcends geographical boundaries. Performance Management and Deve...
A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Careerist Self About What Really Matters
by Karen Vitale - Mar, 2013
It’s a classic Catch-22—with a careerist twist. When facing big decisions early in your career, you don’t have tons of real-world experience to draw upon. And by the time you’ve actually racked up a decent supply of workplace wisdom, you may feel like you no longer need career advice. If only career tracks came with fast-forward and rewind buttons. (Or a blue police call box, for those who like to time travel in style.) Wh...
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