THE RIGHT WORK ATTITUDE
by William Cottringer - Oct, 2011
We are often hesitant to set standards for good work attitudes and discipline employees for having bad ones. Part of this hesitancy may be in our inability to talk about attitudes in clear and precise terms. Below is a standard of a good work attitude supervisors should strive to enforce and reinforce with all employees in the workplace. Companies should incorporate this attitude standard into a general workpla...
Avoid the Top Ten Resume Mistakes
by Peter Newfield - Sep, 2011
You’re sitting at your desk, the coffee is cold, and you decide that your boss has annoyed you for the last time. You’re going to look for another job and get the hell out of this place. You turn to the blank computer screen in front of you and start writing your resume. How hard can it be to write your own resume? Apparently, it’s a task not to be undertaken lightly. Most of the resumes circulating out in cyberspace and sn...
Career Advice: Five Career Secrets to Becoming the Perfect Employee That Everyone Wants – Part One
by Ed Sykes - Sep, 2011
With ever increasing deadlines, decreasing resources, and changing workplaces, sometimes it can be challenging to be a good employee, much less a perfect employee. The employee who can rise above the everyday problems and embrace challenges will be the person that every employer wants. The following are five career development secrets to being the perfect employee everyone wants: Respect. Respect others with whom you...
TEN SURE WAYS TO SUCCEED IN THE WORKPLACE
by William Cottringer - Sep, 2011
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” ~Oscar Wilde. It doesn’t matter whether you are engaged in your dream career or just working at a job; not trying your best to succeed at the workplace doesn’t make any sense. It is a third of your life and when not done right, it can lead to a lot of unnecessary unhappiness. Here are ten sure ways anyone can be successful on the job. And, they don’t...
Afraid to Innovate or Don’t Know How? Problem-solving Skills Pay
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2011
"Innovativeness” is one of those performance appraisal categories that often befuddle supervisors and employees. We often don’t know how the term actually applies to us. After all, we’re just doing our jobs. Innovation seems to have more to do with creative work (maybe in marketing) or in science (like in a lab somewhere). Too often we just don’t think of ourselves as being innovative as we go about our daily work. To inn...
Bankrupt or Flush with Transferable Skills? A Telling Story
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2011
Transferable skills get us hired or promoted. They’re our career currency. Without them, there’s no deal. The more transferable skills we have the more valuable we are. Resumes market them. Interviews showcase them. Can you list your top ten, most marketable transferable skills, right now? Bankrupt or flush? Transferable skills are attached to us all the time, not just at work. It’s time to get a handle on your b...
Bridge Closed! A Leadership Opportunity
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2011
"Luck comes to a man who puts himself in the way of it. You went where something might be found and you found something, simple as that." - Louis L'Amour, To the Far Blue Mountains I had the pleasure this past Saturday of joining an executive coaching client on a local group bike ride. As a cycling enthusiast, I always welcome such opportunities, and have a number of clients who are excellent riders. Our route was no...
Can You Handle the Heat? A Mental Toughness Test
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2011
Pressure tests our self-confidence and mental discipline. Life is good on the job when predictable conditions give us a clear path for showcasing our talents. That’s when we’re convinced we have what it takes for our next step. Unfortunately, the unpredictable is also predicable. Are you ready for it? Do you know how you’ll handle the heat? Rings of fire No job is immune from surprises that test you. On any day and...
Be a Rising Star: 6 Types of Savvy For High Potential Leaders
by Suzanne Bates - Sep, 2011
Over the years as our team has coached C-suite leaders, we've noticed that the succession planning process really hasn't changed. Senior leaders secretly (or not so secretly) tolerate or outright ignore attempts to make the process fair and scientific. It's just human nature. Confident leaders are paid to use their judgment. And they pride themselves on judging leadership talent. My friends in HR have a hard time accept...
Be Yourself, Only Better
by Walter Akana - Sep, 2011
Recently, I posted to Instagram a photo of myself at the gym. I was wearing a Mizuno T-shirt emblazoned with Japanese characters, and the phrase, “Be Yourself, Only Better." Later that day, a Japanese Instagram friend posted the simple comment, “Me too” – along with the same Japanese characters. Curious, I went to Google Translate and found that “limit challenge” is the literal translation. I was intrigued, and even more so, o...
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