| Job Search Guide - Is a Recruiter Right for You?
by Sandra M. Smith and Jenna Connour - Mar, 2015
The word “recruiter” often strikes either hope or dread in the hearts of job seekers – there generally is no middle ground. Whether you’ve had positive or negative experiences with recruiters in the past, you may be interested in exploring the opportunity of working with a recruiter again. Sandra Smith, Founder and President of Insight Talent Solutions, joins LJNRadio to share practical advice on how to determine if a recruite...
| Employment Notebook - What Drives Motivation at Work
by Chester Elton and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
With a significant number of American workers feeling disengaged at work, the problem of employee demotivation is widespread. While you may have a general idea of what motivates you in your career, now may be the time to explore your motivations in depth. In this podcast, Chester Elton, co-author of “What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work,” explains the research he and co-author Adrian Gostick conducted on more than 850,...
| Employment Notebook - How to Be More Assertive at Work
by Melody Wilding and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
Being assertive at work can be an important part of your career development. The delicate balance between being too passive or too aggressive may take practice and effort, but the outcome is often worth the hard work. Melody Wilding, licensed social worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professional women and female entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to explain the techniques of being more assertive at...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz
by Sarah Bird and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
You never know what path your career will take, but the key is to adapt and take advantage of the opportunities you're afforded. Despite a a challenging shift in perspective, Sarah Bird went from law to tech and has worked her way into the role of CEO at Moz. Sarah shares her experiences with Tim Muma, describing why she made the switch, how the rise to CEO occurred, and offering the listeners some career advice based on her o...
The Quest for Leadership Purpose
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2015
“Great leadership has the potential to excite people to extraordinary levels of achievement. But it is not only about performance; it is also about meaning.” ~ Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006) Great leaders have a profound impact in their communities, families and key societal realms (i.e., sports, politics). Nowhere is good leadership more important than...
The Search for Authentic Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2015
Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. ~ Herminia Ibarra, The Authenticity Paradox, Harvard Business Review, January 2015 Employees at all organizational levels seek meaning and fulfillment at work. Most are willing to work hard for authentic, trustworthy leaders. People are not easily fooled or quick to offe...
Your best work adventures may begin when you stop worrying about status
by Beverly Jones - Mar, 2015
It's normal to want respect from our colleagues. In his classic theory of human motivation, psychologist Abraham Maslow identified the need for esteem as a basic driver of human behavior. And leaders understand how important it can be for team members to feel accepted and valued by the group. At work, the desire to look like a winner can keep us hustling when we secretly want to just throw in the towel. And praise and appr...
5 Quick Quips for an Impactful Professional Presence
by Valerie Sokolosky - Mar, 2015
Here are quick quips (try and say THAT five times in a row) that I share during each Professional Presence program. They resonate as simple, short messages that are memorable and impactful. 1 – When in doubt – don’t. There are times when you can’t pick up my books or anyone else’s to get a specific answer. At those times, just stop and consider – “if I’m doubting whether to say something or not…maybe it’s best not to!”...
Tempted to Take ANY Job: 4 Strategies To Help You Think Twice
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Mar, 2015
Have you ever been at a point where you’re ready to take any job out of desperation – regardless whether it’s the right fit? There’s no doubt that job-hunting in this economy can be challenging and bills must be paid, however conducting a job search from a place of fear rather than strength doesn’t always add up to success or satisfaction in the workplace. Casting Too Wide A Net A number of coaching clients in “I’ll-t...
Why Quitting is So Hard – Especially If You’re a Winner
by Stacey Lane - Mar, 2015
It’s hard for me to quit something. I keep trying to make things work – jobs, relationships, a broken door handle, whatever. I stay focused on making things work way too long past the freshness expiration date. I guess this makes me a bad quitter. Despite me knowing this about myself, I find it hard to give up on something. “If I just try doing it this way, it might work…” Great if you’re doing a team building challenge wit...
How Introverts Can Show Passion During a Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
The challenges of introverts in the work force have been well documented in research studies, articles and surveys. After all, it would seem that in order to succeed in your career you would need to be an extravert. One such challenge many introverts face is that of showing passion during a job interview. In particular, it can be difficult for an introvert to talk about themselves or think on their feet because by nature th...
Transition Resumes: Consultant to Employee
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
Many individuals who lost their jobs during the Great Recession became self-employed consultants in their field, performing the same work for companies but without the benefits of full-time employment. Some of those individuals smoothly transitioned from consultant to full-time employee as the economy improved. If you are experiencing difficulty in that transition, here are three questions to ask yourself: Do I really want...
Have You Audited Your Culture Lately?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
In a recent session at SilkRoad Connections, Ulthera’s Stacie Madden placed the onus for cultural assessment on HR representatives. Fortunately, auditing your culture does not have to be an overly complex or expensive proposition. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument is a valid method to examine organizational culture and the desire for change. University of Michigan business school professors Robert Quinn a...
Beat Your Competition With These 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
A recent poll from Right Management reveals that only about 5% of employees today intend to stay in their current positions until the end of 2015 and that 80% of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a job or are open to offers. While this data applies to the job search market as a whole and not specifically to the executive sector, it still can have a huge impact on your job search strategies and success. You can loo...
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