| Moving Up the Ladder - Being Assertive, Not Aggressive
by Lynn Taylor and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
It's been a key component to workplace success for a while, but it remains a difficult concept to to get a hold of as an employee. We're talking about the way you can be assertive, while not being aggessive. Lynn Taylor, a frequently-quoted workplace expert and CEO of Lynn Taylor Consulting, uses her experience to breakdown the keys to striking this balance. She explains to Tim Muma the negative side of aggressivenes and the b...
| Moving Up the Ladder - One Word That Signals Fear in Your Career
by Marcia Reynolds and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
You may speak and write thousands of words a day, yet there's one that may scream you're afraid when it comes to a career move. Marcia Reynolds, a master certified career coach, tells Tim Muma which word this is and why it can have such an impact. She also explains how people can avoid using it, and more importantly, how to be fearless when it comes to your career. Moving Up the Ladder gives employees and employers fresh pe...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Comparing Ourselves to Others
by Jim McCarthy and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
We all naturally tend to compare ourselves to those around us or individuals we look up to, and it's prevalent when thinking about our careers as well. Jim McCarthy, a leadership consultant and motivational speaker, warns Tim Muma that participating in this activity could be to our detriment, depending on who we are looking at. He also says it all depends on what factors we deem important, and of course, what we do about it....
| Moving Up the Ladder - Transcending Your Job Description
by Jesse Sostrin and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
In a hypercompetitive job market, even those holding a position are often looking over their shoulders for the “next great person” to take their job. Thus, individuals need to ensure they make themselves more valuable to the organization. Author Jesse Sostrin joins the show to give listeners some strategies to transcend the job description to become a vital part of the company. Jesse is a nationally recognized workplace expert...
Toxic Work Environments
by Georgia Adamson - Apr, 2014
This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about toxic work situations–including toxic bosses. However, it was prompted by a recent comment from a new client that was fairly disturbing. He indicated that even though he’d had a successful record over the past three years, he was very concerned about the situation in his company. Many people had quit, including his last two bosses, and a number of others had been fired. He...
Bored at work? Then do something!
by Beverly Jones - Mar, 2014
Boredom isn’t productive. So make some changes! As I waited in a Post Office line, I watched the clerk. She looked to be so deep into the doldrums that she could barely hear her customers. It seemed that, when she finally took in a request, she’d move in slow motion, lethargically searching through stacks of paper with her eyes half closed and her mouth half open. As the minutes ticked on, I became annoyed. T...
How to Tell When It’s Time to Quit Your Job
by Adrienne Erin - Jan, 2014
There was a time when you loved getting up every morning to go to work. Somewhere along the road however, something changed. Now, your dream job is more like a nightmare. How can you tell if you’re going through a rough patch or if it’s time to pull up stakes and leave? There are several things you should take into account when deciding if you should quit your job. Consider these factors before choosing to walk out the door....
Will You Have a Portfolio Career?
by Jean Cummings - Dec, 2013
Everyone's head is spinning with the rapid pace of change in the employment market. Many more workers are contract workers or consultants, whether by necessity or choice. Many have a business on the side. Many have 2-4+ jobs they are juggling at any one time. Those who have more than one employment gig at a time have "portfolio careers." Why do they do it? 1. They can't find or don't want a full-time job that uses only the...
4 Ways Women Can Get a Miserable Job Off of Their Back
by Debra Ann Matthews - Nov, 2013
Five years ago, you enjoyed your job, right? Now, you are bored, restless and feel as if you do not want to go back to work. So in a way you feel stuck. But then again, it's the end of the year and you are in luck. Time to take stock and re-evaluate your career plan to get that miserable job off of your back. Here are a few good tips taken from a talented woman from the Barnes and Company organization, Ms. Emily Barnes. You ma...
Finding Yourself in Your Work or Losing Yourself in It? | Pursuing Growth
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2013
Work has a habit of revealing a lot about you. Coworkers watch what you do and then draw conclusions like you: Really know how to get stuff done the right way (or not) Are someone who should be promoted (or never allowed to supervise) Want to keep getting better (or only do enough to get by) You assess yourself too each time you cross a work hurdle, discovering that you: Take to new assignments with relative ease (or...
Relationships Matter–For Your Career and Your Life
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
Relationships don’t just happen–at least, the ones that matter don’t. And in my book, those are the only ones worth spending much time and energy on. Whether it’s in relation to your ongoing career success or to your non-work-related life, you can’t afford to ignore the value and importance of building and nurturing strong relationships. That’s true whether or not they produce any short-term benefits for you personally. R...
Not Everyone Needs to be an Executive
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
The employment trend for years has been to encourage (urge?) everyone to go for a college degree focused on a non-trades career. In fact, skilled trades stopped being even considered as a career path by many people, and those individuals who did choose such a goal have often been looked-down-on. However, that view could need to change drastically and sooner than you might think. Should Everyone Target Senior Management?...
You Made a Mistake at Work. How Does Your Brand Recover?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Nov, 2013
So what happens when you make a mistake? How do you recover? First of all, own up to it. It’s difficult, but bad news over time only gets worse. Sometimes we just want to put it to the side and make nice. Instead of hiding it, be honest and try to right the wrong. Lastly, don’t beat yourself up, and move on. Here are a few points I made on KTXD-TV as the guest Leadership Excellence expert. TIPS: 1 – Fess up NOW. Reme...
Is Socializing at Work Good for Your Career?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2013
Is Socializing at Work Good for Your Career? One of my executive coaching clients was having some difficulty at her company determining whether employee socializing at work was a good or bad thing. We had a very lively conversation about the topic. She asked me some questions about the issue, and was interested in my perspective. I’ve indicated her questions, and my responses below. What do you think are the pros and con...
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