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  • Be the Authentic Leader Your People Need
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 28, 2017
    Many leaders are unaware of how their lack of authenticity chips away at people, breeding dissatisfaction, distrust and disloyalty. Organizational effectiveness and productivity suffer when workers view leaders as inauthentic. One out of three people distrusts his or her employer, according to the 2017 Edelman “Trust Barometer.” Four out of five don’t see authenticity in their leaders’ performance. W...
  • The Uber Thing: Now Is Your Chance to Get Funding for Leadership Training
    by Kris Dunn - March 28, 2017
    By now you've heard the news coming out of Uber. We always knew that this startup darling had a rough and tumble culture, and let's face it - sometimes that's needed to spark innovation. But reasonable people know you can have a performance-based culture without creating an environment full of bad stuff - including harassment. If you've always wanted to get budget for manager/leadership training, now is th...
  • 5 Creative Ways To Reach Your Professional Development Goals
    by Lindsey Pollak - March 24, 2017
    In a recent blog post, I discussed a common trait I find among most successful professionals: They are committed to continuous learning and development. As you contemplate your goals for 2017, I urge you to put professional development on your own to-do list as an “essential.” And if you’re a manager, remember that training and development can be a prime way to retain your employees as well. In fact, nearl...
  • How Being Humiliated Can Make You A Great Leader
    by Kathy Caprino - March 24, 2017
    Experiencing public humiliation can feel excruciatingly challenging and confidence-crushing, especially for leaders of organizations who thrive on appearing that they have it all together. But as we see in our personal lives, humiliation can be one of the most potent and transformative pathways to growth, resilience and courage. Interested in learning more about how we can turn our humiliating experiences into fuel for grow...
  • Spirituality At Work
    by Carole Kanchier - March 23, 2017
    Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha What does spirituality mean you? Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it's about participating in organized religion: going to church, synagogue, a mosque, etc. For others, it's more personal: Some people get in touch with their spiritual side through private prayer, yoga, meditation, quiet refle...
  • One Powerful Way You Can Stand Out
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 22, 2017
    Let’s hear some more! Here is one powerful way that I stand out as an executive coach. I have a unique compensation system – I only get paid if my clients get better. And, “better” means my clients achieve positive, measurable change in behavior, not as judged by themselves but by their key stakeholders. This process usually takes about 18 months and involves an average of 16 stakeholders. My coac...
  • Rejection: The Project Manager's Badge of Honor in 2017
    by Alexandra Levit - March 22, 2017
    Considering the number of people they deal with every day, project managers are ripe for professional rejection. But although unpleasant, rejection can be seen as a critical warning and/or badge of honor. This post, featuring an exclusive interview with Halley Bock, author of Life, Incorporated, will explore the types of professional rejection, how you should take it in different situations, and what it means when you’re...
  • Dear Deb: How To Navigate Salary Negotiation
    by Debra Wheatman - March 21, 2017
    Dear Deb: I recently completed four rounds of interviews for a position with a large, multinational company. This role would be a significant increase in responsibility and visibility for me, and I was really excited about it. However, when the HR manager called me with the offer, the salary was only 10% more than I’m currently earning. When I did the math, this works out to only an extra $260 per month, and I don&rsq...
  • Networking Is Not Trolling For People Who Will Pay You Money
    by Kathy Caprino - March 20, 2017
    Last week, something happened on LinkedIn, and for me, it was the last straw. I received (for the hundredth time in a few months) an autoresponder from someone’s LinkedIn account that pitched their business hard, offering me a free consultation on something I had less than zero interest in, immediately after connecting with me. When an action like this hits me as really off-putting and annoying, it’s usually aff...
  • Landing Your Dream Job Twice Starts With This First Step
    by Lisa Rangel - March 17, 2017
    Carl (**name changed to protect the identity of our successful client) met all of his job objectives, and then found himself having worked himself out of a job. His company was very grateful he set them up to succeed and gave him 6 months severance to find his new job. He searched on his own for 4 months. After all, Carl thought, “I’m a successful sales person… I can sell myself. No one knows me better...