Career Success: Sharpen Your Focus
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Few people can do a zillion things at once, and even fewer can do them well. Career success and the actions that achieve it are just one example of that fact. You might consider yourself a super-multitasker, but I’m betting you don’t do it as well as you think. You only have a certain amount of energy (although some of you have more than others), not to mention a limited amount of time. Even the best of you can’t get more than...
Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
How To Make Your Boss Love You
by David Couper - May, 2013
How to make your boss love you Find out what makes your boss likes and give it to him or her (a lot). Don’t assume that it’s details, or positive feedback or a daily Frappuccino. Be a detective and find out what the boss loves and provide regularly. Think about who your end customer is. Instead of sending an email that just pleases your boss, think about if this is something they are going to give to their boss, to the C...
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...
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