The Risk of Not Taking Risks
by John E. Kobara - Sep, 2012
How will I know when I can take a risk? This may be the most popular question I get. Some hear about my career path and some are hovering around a decision and they wonder---How will I know when to jump? How will I know if it is worth it? How will I know if I should take the chance? We are confronted with these decisions everyday and I assert almost every moment. Managing risk, choosing options, deciding not to say somet...
USING YOUR WHINE FACTOR
by Nan S. Russell - Aug, 2012
Brian's work was exceptional. Still, as his boss, I rarely offered him additional responsibilities, never thought of promoting him, or selecting him for a critical project. Why? His whine factor got in the way. He was quick to complain to anyone who'd listen how much work was on his plate, or how hard or how late he worked. His whine factor was a protective shield that insured he didn't get more work to do. However, it also...
Executive Coach Tip: Adopting a New Habit? Try This Approach
by Andy Robinson - Aug, 2012
Old habits die hard and new habits can be difficult to sustain. Change is tough ... change requires willpower ... change requires determination, and ... change requires effort. Change is necessary if you're planning to adopt winning habits, particularly those that seem "foreign" to you or take you out of your "comfort zone." Winners, high achievers, super-star performers ALL have adopted winning habits -- habits that...
10 Smart Tips to Impress the Boss Your First Day
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2012
When you land a job finally, the important work isn't over. It's essential to do your best to impress your boss and teammates right from the start. First impressions count; your supervisor and colleagues will judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. It is much easier to start off on the right foot than it is to change their perceptions later. Holly Paul, PricewaterhouseCooper's U.S. recruitin...
How Do You Show Up?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2012
June was a busy month of executive coaching. During these sessions I’ve consistently heard what a struggle it is for leaders to handle their over-flowing workloads. Yes, the age-old Time Management dilemma. So I held some informal focus groups to see how people are handling this dilemma. Here are some suggestions from those who have figured it out!. #1 – Strive for work/life integration rather than work/life balance. O...
Living in Yesterday’s Trash
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2012
Who wants to live with yesterday’s trash? Show of hands? Just as I thought. No one. So, why do we keep looking in the rear view mirror at yesterday’s rubbish in our lives, like the disappointment when we didn’t get the promotion…the times the people we thought had our back, yet let us down…or that deep resentment we felt over a business deal. I’ve always known it did no good to dig up the past. But what about those of us...
Failure–Who Needs It? | You Do
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2012
We just don’t like it. We often fear it, dread it, struggle to avoid it, and sometimes succumb to it. Failure tests us. It makes us face up to what we’re made of. Failure and fear are ominous bedfellows. They feed each other and us too in ways that can be crushing. Embracing failure If we want to succeed, we need to welcome failure. It’s our greatest teacher. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t remember our failures...
Networking Choices that Change You
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
What you choose changes you. We are confronted with many choices everyday. We select when to get up, what we wear, eat, and what we do. We decide what our priorities are, what needs to be done and who are our friends will be. While we can sometimes feel that life happens to us, we choose many of the details. Possibly the most important thing we do is decide where our attention is placed. What we listen to, look at, and und...
Time Management – The Power of Purpose
by Joe Feest - Aug, 2012
Do you ever find yourself thinking that there are so many things you could do at work that would have a huge impact upon your effectiveness—if only you could find the time! Does getting by day to day seem to take up all your time? So often when people think of time management they think in terms of tips, tricks, tools and techniques. What’s the latest new and creative approach? A focus on seeking out the latest trendy to...
20 Pieces of REAL Advice for College Freshmen
by Marcia Robinson - Aug, 2012
In a few weeks, summer will end and thousands of new college freshmen will file onto college campuses and populate college residence halls. Most college students will enter college with tons of advice from parents, teachers and college counselors. With all the advice out there, it is hard for college students to separate the advice that will lead to long term success. If you are a new college freshman or know one, let me shar...
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