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  • Attract Employers Through Networking, Expertise
    with Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - February 17, 2017
    Effective networking doesn't come from simply chatting up as many people as you can to tell them how great you are or what type of job you're seeking. Executive talent agent Debra Feldman stresses the need to attract others to recognize your skills, experience, and expertise. She tells Tim Muma that who you speak to and how you grab their attention matters as much as anything else when on the hunt for a new job or career.
  • Career Roadmaps: Do You Have One?
    by Georgia Adamson - February 17, 2017
    Baseball legend Yogi Berra said a lot of things that caught people’s attention. One of the most famous was: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” When applied to your career, that has a special meaning. Do you know where it’s going? Roadmaps figure in many different situations, not only for actual travel on the road but in less physically specific settings,...
  • Why Accomplishing More Won't Make You Happier (And What Will)
    by Melody Wilding - February 15, 2017
    Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself? Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track. After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy. When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the country/start a family/write a book. In our goal-oriented society, setting an objective to work toward...
  • Your Leadership Mission Should Fit on a T-Shirt!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - February 15, 2017
    My mission is simple. It is to: Help successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in their behavior. Peter Drucker instilled this short phrase in me, “Your mission should fit on a t-shirt,” as he did with so many others, and it has guided my career for many decades. It has helped me focus and become pretty good at what I do, which I can describe in two words: behavioral coaching. Today, most people who ca...
  • Considering The Risks of a Workplace Romance
    by Carole Kanchier - February 14, 2017
    Have you ever had a serious relationship with a colleague? Do you know any co-workers who are having an affair? Research suggests that almost half of us have dated co-workers, and many would like to find love in a neighboring cubicle. It is not surprising that romance springs up at work. We spend a third or more of our lives at the office. It's a non-threatening environment where we have an opportunity to meet peopl...
  • Millennials on TV: 'The Great Indoors' is Full of Cliches...and a Few Truths
    by Lindsey Pollak - February 14, 2017
    Are you watching the new CBS show “The Great Indoors?” Get your Millennial Cliché Bingo card ready because the sitcom is chock full of them! Everyone gets a trophy: Check. Pingpong tables and beanbag chairs as office furniture: Check. A helicopter mom complaining about her son’s performance review: Check. Older people who can’t effectively use dating sites: Check. Jokes about a phy...
  • The Art of Rebranding: Discovering Your Vision, Designing Your Voice - Part 1
    by Mark Gorkin - February 13, 2017
    So, I’m thinking about rebranding – both as an overall conceptual strategy, and practically, to respond to a rapidly evolving speaking and writing business/social media environment. Several factors are coming into play: Professionally, I’m in a state of flux, wanting to explore new presentational arenas for projecting a message beyond my Stress Doc personae, having walked that talk for several decades. And...
  • Create a Kinder Workplace
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - February 10, 2017
    The workplace can be stressful enough without office politics, gossip, and malcontents. Tom Terez wrote a great piece about building a kinder workplace. We spend so many of our waking hours in our place of work, it only makes sense to create and foster a more civil environment. Here are a few of Tom’s great tips. His full article can be found at BetterWorkplaceNow.com Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Ther...
  • How To Identify Your Top Priorities And Brave Up To Honor Them
    by Kathy Caprino - February 10, 2017
    Dear Kathy, I follow your work and love your messages about braving up and honoring what matters most, but I need your help on that. I’m a 54-year-old professional woman, and I’ve had a great run at a number of professional directions, including writing a series of books that were very successful, to serving on boards of two renowned foundations, and fundraising for several important health causes. All that said...
  • Don't Lowball Yourself
    by Debra Wheatman - February 9, 2017
    There is much advice on how to deal with a lowball offer from a prospective employer. We talk about how to avoid being on the receiving end of a lowball offer, and how to negotiate your way out of one. But what we don’t talk about all that often is how candidates sometimes lowball themselves. This is a tactic often borne out of desperation, and one that should be avoided at all costs. When unemployment protracts and u...