Advance Your Career Through Mentoring
by Stacy Harshman - Apr, 2015
Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an expert, the mentor, who has experience and wisdom, assists a novice, the mentee, to gain knowledge, skills, and experience that will contribute to the mentee’s professional growth. American businessman John Crosby describes the concept as “a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”. What are the benefits? Mentoring can bene...
3 Reasons Why Reinvention Is So Darn Hard
by Stacey Lane - Apr, 2015
Maybe it’s because the job market has improved. Or they’re just tired of feeling so unsatisfied. Or that it’s spring. Or my clients have known for a while that they’re mismatched with their current career. Whatever the reason, reinvention is on their minds. When I surveyed my list about what they’d like to hear about, Reinvention was the number one webinar topic they said they’d like to see. Let me tell you a little bit mor...
6 Strategies on How to Use Conflict as a Powerful Career Tool
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Conflict is one of the most underutilized career tools. When conflict presents itself, you want to run, but I suggest that you don’t. Many professionals go to great lengths to duck conflict. That’s because, as Peter T. Colemen and Robert Ferguson explain in the book “Making Conflict Work,” it “elicits anxiety.” Yet, managing conflict is absolutely necessary for achieving your own professional as well as the organization’s g...
5 Ways To Create A Spring Spark In Your Business
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
I love the descriptive words for spring! Refresh. Renew. Re-energize. Recently our team was talking about how ready we are to tell Old Man Winter to take a hike. And ask Spring Sunshine to show herself soon. I echoed their sentiment that when spring comes, most of us are more than ready to re-energize and do something exciting, something new. Let’s look at 5 things you can do to create a spring spark into your busin...
Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2015
Talent leaves an organization when they’re badly managed or when the organization fails to inspire them or provide room for new challenges and growth. You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy. I encourage you to take your power back in your work environment. Here are techniques to rehabilitate...
The Rules of Navigating Work Friendships
by Melody Wilding - Apr, 2015
As you invest more and more time into finding your dream career and professional calling, it’s inevitable that the lines between business and pleasure blur, often out of necessity. A tough day at the office may end with drinks and gossip with a trusted co-worker, or you find yourself responding to emails on your BlackBerry from your yoga mat before class begins. As the lines blur, so too do traditional professional relation...
Winning at Working: Off Track
by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2015
Unfamiliar with the city and location where I was to speak, I added the address to the GPS before leaving home. Arriving in the conference city hours later, I turn it on and dutifully followed the route that chirped at me from the device. “That’s odd,” I thought as the directed turn took me away from the city towards the foothills and into a neighborhood. “Maybe it’s a retreat location,” I mulled as I followed that voice up a...
Long-Term Unemployment Challenges
by Georgia Adamson - Apr, 2015
I’ve had a few clients over the years that have gotten caught up in the Never-Never Land of long-term unemployment, and to say that it’s stressful and disturbing for them is a gross understatement. While I doubt a “magic bullet” exists that will fix the problem effortlessly, I do believe some pointers and potentially hopeful signs can be found to encourage those job seekers. Companies that Discriminate Against Long-Term Un...
Executive Job Search: What Does It Really Take?
by Abby Locke - Apr, 2015
You are energized, excited, positive and motivated – you have finally made up your mind to find a new job and you are off to a great start. Fast forward to 3 months, 6 months and even 18 months later. How do you feel? What is your energy like? Are you still excited about the possibilities. Starting a new job search is like starting a new relationship. It requires us to be open, to be vulnerable, take chances even at the...
How to Keep Going When the Job Search is Getting You Down
by Melody Wilding - Apr, 2015
Looking for a new job is filled with constant emotional highs and lows. Battling the fear of the unknown (will you ever find a job?) is enough to make anyone feel frustrated, anxious, and downright bummed. Job hunting is an intense process that can seriously mess with your mood. For most people, your career is closely linked to your identity, so you may feel like searching for a job is like searching for a piece of yourself...
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