A Bit of Pollyanna
by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2010
"Stop being such a Pollyanna," a trusted, more experienced colleague counseled as we took the long route back to my office. He had just witnessed my project idea annihilated as co-workers eagerly argued why my idea wouldn't work, where it was flawed and why it shouldn't be funded. Despite naysayers in the room that day, I believed it was worth pursuing. Ultimately, it did receive funding and became, in time, a successful endea...
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
In networking, job interviews, and in your career...self awareness is critical to success. When people don’t really know their strengths and weaknesses, they often can’t answer questions well, sell themselves effectively, or emphasize their key qualities. In order to help someone help you when job networking, you must know what you are looking for and be able to articulate it well. When you are interviewing for a positio...
Keep on When Life Gets Tough
by Julie Walraven - Apr, 2010
In 1992, we knew a home office was part of the plan when we bought this house. I met with clients upstairs while my husband built the office downstairs in the room off the driveway. Then I moved down to a convenient and well-equipped office that was always cold. In 2005, we had a wood fireplace installed in the living room and the office grew colder. I migrated upstairs, working with clients in various spaces. Our large fam...
Six Ways Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
by Tai Goodwin - Apr, 2010
Income...$0. Value...Priceless. It’s always a good thing to give back. Whether it is doing hands on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity, or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering. Apart from just the positive feeling of sowing good actions into a cause you believe in and the impact on the lives of the recipients, volunteering can also help y...
Sizing You Up - Dependability Ratings Matter
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
Being there when expected. Stepping up when needed. Always delivering the goods. Dependability counts big time for getting a job, a good performance appraisal, and a promotion. So, are you? The way we perform is a measure of the standards we bring. Dependability showcases commitment. Are we as good as our word? When we agree to do job, will we give it our best no matter what the circumstances? This can be a big test. It...
The Power of
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
Little things, done well and done consistently will set you apart from the crowd, enhance your personal brand and contribute to your personal excellence. "Little things...That make a Big difference" Consider the following "LITTLE" Tips: Take time to DO the little things. It is often the smallest things that make the biggest difference. You never know what kind of impact your positive words or grateful actions may hav...
Quack Like a Duck and Other Secrets of Successful Career Change
by Louise Fletcher - Apr, 2010
Nicholas Lore, founder of the Rockport Institute, is a career development pioneer. He single-handedly transformed the career coaching field, he’s been commended for excellence by 2 US Presidents, and his book "The Pathfinder" is one of the best selling career books in US history. Over the last 29 years he’s helped over 14,000 people to make a change. I was fortunate to spend an hour on the phone with Nick recently, and I...
Besieged by Problems? Out of Ideas? Circle Your Masterminds.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
In the dumps? Disgusted? Feel like no one’s struggling with career frustrations and business uncertainties the way you are? Makes you ask yourself, “What’s my problem?” Well, that’s how I felt. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an employee, a business owner, a budding entrepreneur, college student, or unemployed. We just don’t have all the answers. Finding answers is about accumulating knowledge. And it isn’t just abou...
Day In The Life - How To Manage Four Jobs
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2010
You may have heard the phrase, “if you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” In my experience, this is true. For instance, try eating at two restaurants – one crowded and one empty – and notice the speed of the service at each one. I guarantee that the crowded restaurant will be faster every time. The busier you are, the more quickly you learn how to work efficiently, and you can get more tasks done in less time...
You Can Do This. Tell Your Story.
by Suzanne Bates - Apr, 2010
Suddenly it’s become this thing. I didn’t used to hear it that often but lately everybody’s talking about how their leaders need to tell stories. The reason most people can’t find their leadership stories is because when asked, they can only remember the stories they’ve been telling at neighborhood cocktail parties or around the family dinner table on Thanksgiving. You know - the one everybody likes about how in third gra...
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