Get Creative Within Your Limitations
by Jessica Stasiw - Jun, 2013
Getting the opportunity to poke at your creative funny bone on a weekly basis for some is a gift. We’re not all lucky enough to have positions where we are asked to think “outside the box”, and for those that are there still may be limitations. Having to stay within an outlined box on a daily basis shouldn’t be stifling, or limiting. Embrace the challenge of doing more with less. There is a fantastic TED talks video on gett...
Working Hard and Working Smart
by Emily Chardac - Jun, 2013
Have you ever thought about how hard you're working? As in, you probably take eight hours in the day in the office handling business-related affairs. You leave the office with the intention to go to the gym, eat a salad, meet some friends, and possibly catch-up on your favorite TV programs? On your way home you realize there a few emails handle before the evening. Before you know it you have a five minute meal in the oven and...
Career Success–What’s Holding You Back?
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Career Success–What’s Holding You Back? Some people believe if you want something badly enough, you’ll work until you get it. Others believe that no matter how hard they work or how good they are, career opportunities will keep passing them by. Both these opinions might be true. To quote a couple of very successful people, both of whom had a similar thought: If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thin...
15 Trust Building Communication Practices
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2013
One thing is clear - communication has changed. Some leaders remain wishing and hoping for the way things were, with top down approaches and controlled messaging. But, it doesn't matter what you think of anonymous blog comments, social media avenues, texting, tweeting, or video posting; technology that provides instant access to alternative points of view and influence is here to stay. Unfortunately, more ways doesn't mean mor...
Job Success: Make Others Look Great
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Regardless of what you do on the job and when you’re pursuing a new job or career role, quality obviously matters. You certainly wouldn’t knowingly give less than your best to the situation. In fact, if you’re seriously invested in your job success or career advancement, you’re probably making a strong effort to excel in terms of quality performance. Is there something else you should be doing? Quite possibly. Your Success...
How to Be More Optimistic at Work
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2013
I was born a pessimist. From a young age, my thoughts have gravitated to the glass half-empty mentality, negatively impacting my own life satisfaction and my relationships with others. Over the last several years, though, I’ve been working to change my outlook. Dr. Noelle Nelson, the author of Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy, thinks this is definitely a good thing. Research from Yale University found...
The Recipe for Success in Any Job
by Ron Riggio - May, 2013
Just like successful cooking, the ingredients make all the difference. In any job, there is a recipe for success. The recipe for job success calls for having the right “ingredients” (your personal characteristics), and putting them together in the right way. The ingredients for job success are these: Competence, Conscientiousness, Commitment, and a dash of Positive Politics. Competence. Although this sounds obvious, bein...
Speaking It Into Existence Isn’t As Important As This
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Positive affirmations ain’t never hurt nobody. But inaction has. I wish I could tell you how many times over the years I’ve tried “speaking it into existence.” I’ve made proclamations to the man in the mirror or to a close friend, which resulted in a “[Hell] yeah!” or “Go be great.” Then I’d swagger away — enthusiasm and endorphins flowing — intent on taking the world by storm before falling into old habits like tv and t...
Writing for Readability
by Jill Kurtz - May, 2013
Can your readers understand what you have written? This is a bigger challenge than you might think. The 2003 national Adult Literacy Survey found that 43 percent of Americans rank at a basic or below basic level for prose literacy and 34 percent were at those levels for document literacy. Of course, not all audiences will represent the national averages. When gauging the comprehension of your target readers, consider facto...
The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
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