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  • Meaning Making – How the Innovation-Driven Organization Imparts Purpose & Meaning
    by Anthony Mills - September 5, 2018
    As I visit and observe what I call the “existential festivals” – events like Burning Man, SXSW, TED, Sundance, Bonnaroo, and ArtPrize, for example – I ask myself, “What are people really trying to accomplish here – besides just having fun?” The answer I’ve come away with – after quite a bit of pondering – is that people are trying to use these events to help them m...
  • are you engaged in your work
    by Carole Kanchier - September 4, 2018
    Fall is approaching and many are wondering what to do with their lives. Fall, a season of transformations, may be the time to reassess life career goals, welcome new opportunities! Current research suggest (by Aon, a global professional consulting firm, and Gallup) forces such as favorable economic conditions and greater workforce stability may be causing an all- time high in employee engagement. Job engagement refers to...
  • healthy work life take care of yours
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 4, 2018
    The donuts are there to greet you in the break room…the Diet Coke is the “perfect fix” for getting through the afternoon…it’s so much easier to “push through” rather than get up from the desk to stretch… and so it goes, often day after day. We spend the majority of our lives at work, and, while we’re there, we’re focused, productive, and taking care of business,...
  • 5 Things Yoga Can Teach Us About Leadership
    by Sara Canaday - August 31, 2018
    I’ve noticed something lately during my time on the yoga mat. My yoga practice isn’t just enhancing my mental and physical health; it’s also highlighted some interesting parallels that map to essential leadership concepts. I suppose that makes sense, considering yoga has been a path to self-realization and enlightenment for thousands of years. A yoga studio (or our yoga space at home) might seem far remove...
  • 7 Surprising Things You Can Put On Your Resume
    by Thea Kelley - August 31, 2018
    Can you put your citizenship on a resume? Testimonials? Hobbies? Independent study? You’d be surprised what information can look good on a resume if it’s handled right. Some experts may suggest restricting information like the following to cover letters only. The problem with that is that cover letters aren’t always read. If you really want the employer to see it, it needs to be on your resume. Can you...
  • 3 Questions To Ask Yourself When Everything You've Tried Has Failed
    by Kathy Caprino - August 30, 2018
    Throughout my life, I’ve experienced times when things were truly falling apart (or so it seemed), and nothing I did improved it or turned it around. One of those times was at the end of corporate life 17 years ago. I was chronically ill for four years (with a serious infection of my trachea), depressed and exhausted, dealing with narcissistic bosses and toxic leaders, as well as sexual harassment and discrimination, and...
  • 10 Career Change Myths
    by Stacey Lane - August 29, 2018
    If you dream about having a different career, but don’t act on that dream, you may be operating under the assumption of a career myth. In this article, I expose 10 myths, sayings you’ve heard before that simply are not true. Let’s explore them. Career Myth #1: You can’t make a living doing something you really, truly love This is the grand-daddy of career myths, the belief that you can’t hav...
  • How to Sustain the Benefits of Corporate Training After the Course is Over
    by Alexandra Levit - August 28, 2018
    In my experience as a workforce author and consultant, I’ve observed that organizations tend to invest more in their employees during good economic times, and pull back development efforts when their businesses are feeling the pinch. Let’s recall what we learned from our earliest years in school. Our teachers encouraged us to master material through repetition. We’d be introduced to a concept in class, pra...
  • Leading Powerfully Through Positivity
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - August 27, 2018
    Negativity and discord have reached historic levels in our culture. Most aspects of our lives are widely affected by worsening attitudes, constant complaints and pessimistic mindsets. Like a virus, they spread easily, even when unwarranted. Negativity impacts families, communities, institutions and workplaces. Leaders see the results firsthand, regardless of whether they recognize the causes. Turnover rises, projects fail t...
  • Ten Quick Resume Tweaks That Will Improve Your Executive Job Search
    by Barbara Safani - August 27, 2018
    When I’m working with my six- and seven-figure executive clients, I often notice certain resume hiccups that detract from their main message of value when communicating with hiring authorities. By making some easy and subtle yet powerful changes, executive search candidates can frequently accelerate their interactions with decision makers and expedite their searches. Here are my top 10 suggestions. Fix that e...