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  • Bad Writing Reflects Poorly on You
    by Debra Wheatman - October 4, 2017
    I remember teachers always impressing upon students the importance of being able to write clearly and cogently. I was a strong writer, and banging out a quick five paragraph essay posed no problem for me, only minor inconvenience. I knew that not everyone was as adept at writing as I, but I also recognized that other people were far better at math and science than I. It was not until email became a widely-used tool for busi...
  • 3 tips for becoming a thought leader
    by Steve Farber - October 3, 2017
    Have you ever meet someone who seems so consumed with convincing you of his or her credibility that you quickly realize this person has absolutely no credibility? I often have that feeling when people tell me they are a “thought leader.” Really? Did you get a degree for that? Is it on your business card? Yet, that label is much-desired these days among people, brands, and companies. And that’s not a bad...
  • Job dissatisfaction can negatively affect your health and productivity
    by Carole Kanchier - October 2, 2017
    Staying at a job you hate may affect more than just your happiness. Research suggest that employees who are dissatisfied with their jobs are prone to several interrelated health problems, including exhaustion, stress, anxiety, headaches, and burnout. Job dissatisfaction is a reliable indicator that a person is at high risk for high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. Studies indicate that heart rate and blood press...
  • 7 Tips on How to Create Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch
    by Lisa Rangel - September 29, 2017
    If you have a career of any kind, you need an elevator pitch (some call it an elevator speech or a value proposition). An elevator pitch is a roughly 30-second sound bite - a response to the question, 'Tell me about yourself' or 'What do you do?' Has anyone ever actually used the elevator pitch in an elevator? While I doubt you will actually use it in an elevator, you will most definitely use it at BBQ's, conferen...
  • The Perils of Your Company Culture Becoming Sales-Focused (Above All Else)...
    by Kris Dunn - September 28, 2017
    Nothing happens without sales. Treat your salespeople right, because unless they kill something, nobody eats. For the reasons stated above, it's not wrong for the leaders of your company to want to transform your culture into a sales machine. The problem happens when people who weren't hired to sell suddenly find themselves with quotas, but no idea of what to do next. I was reminded of the perils of leaders try...
  • Managing Millennials Q&A: What Benefits Do Millennials Really Want?
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 27, 2017
    Here’s a question I often hear from corporate leaders: “What benefits do millennials really want?” In the past, most of us were quite satisfied with standard benefits like health insurance, a 401(k) plan and the occasional casual Friday. Today, the benefits game has seriously leveled up. First came free breakfast, then all-day-chef-prepared meals and laundry services. Now, cool companies offer an onsite...
  • Test Your Nonverbal Communication
    by Carole Kanchier - September 25, 2017
    Are you aware of the nonverbal signals you send? Do you know how to interpret the body language of colleagues and clients? We both send and receive conscious and subconscious nonverbal messages. Experts say that 70 to 90 percent of communication is nonverbal. Gain a competitive edge in the business world. Attend to nonverbal messages. What you say as well as how you say it give you advantages during interviews, presenta...
  • Authentic personality styles affect your career and work.
    by Kathy Caprino - September 21, 2017
    Working with mid- to high-level professionals who long to create something dramatically better in their lives and careers, a stunning realization often emerges. Many see that they haven’t been true to themselves or honored who they are deep down. They begin to recognize that their authentic, core self has been denied in order to to feel accepted and validated in their job(s) and work cultures. Oftentimes, they realize to...
  • Making the right career decisions
    by Georgia Adamson - September 20, 2017
    What would you do if the kind of career opportunity you’ve been eagerly seeking suddenly appeared–but it came with a “catch”? That is, it carried some baggage that wasn’t what you wanted. Would you walk away in disappointment or take it and hope for the best? Career opportunity decisions can force choices you’re not sure how to make. What Do Career Opportunities with a Catch Look Like?...
  • 5 Lessons Yoga Has Taught Me About Career Success
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 19, 2017
    While yoga’s benefits are well documented, I was a bit resistant to try it — I didn’t start practicing regularly until I turned 40 a few years ago. I now enjoy the practice so much that yoga has become one of my essentials. Like most yogis and yoginis, I have seen its benefits to my overall flexibility, focus and health. And, as my regular readers might guess, I’ve also discovered a number of parallels...