Self-Plagiarism and Other Ethical Grey Areas
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2012
I know a very young and successful business book author named Jonah Lehrer. Lehrer has written two bestselling books and is frequently in the news, but last month it was not for a positive reason. Slate – among other outlets – recently reported that Lehrer had been caught stealing…from himself. “Media watcher Jim Romenesko claimed that Jonah, a newly minted New Yorker staff writer, copied his blog post “Why Smart Pe...
Best & Next Practices in: Executive Resumes, Personal Branding & Executive Job Search
by Jean Cummings - Oct, 2012
Have you been wanting to improve your LinkedIn Profile without tipping off your employer, boss or peers that you are looking? A number of people I talk to are reluctant to fully utilize the potential of LinkedIn for job search for fear of getting questioned or fired by their employer. It's a legitimate concern. Some companies do keep an eye on changes employees make to their profiles and may view them as red flags. So what...
10 Bush-League No-Nos When Starting a New Job
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Oct, 2012
Many new hires are so anxious to make friends and a good impression that they often make mistakes that will leave them with neither. To ensure this isn't you, check out the list below of 10 things you should be cautious of when you're the new kid on the block: 1. Don't tell your new manager how your old manager did things. Unless you were hired to be a change agent in your new position, your new company has little interest...
Digital Dirt & Your Job Search: Tips To Improve Your Online Personal Brand
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Conducting a job search isn’t what it used to be! Once limited to the little time it would take to pore over the classified ads, look over a local job board and perhaps talk to friends and friends of friends, a job search today is essentially a full-time job. The internet has made it possible to search for jobs the world over, researching not only companies but entire industries in hopes of finding the ideal situation. O...
The Social Web: Tips to Advance Your Career By Optimizing Your Online Presence
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Networking used to mean lots of face-to-face time meeting people at workshops and conventions, making calls, handing out business cards, and asking friends for introductions. While this is still true, the social web has added many new ways to build and cultivate your network. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest make it easy to make connections, but how do you get the most from them? These guidelines will help...
Are you a Good Leader?
by Nicholas Dillon - Sep, 2012
A leader is not born. A leader is created and the whole process starts inside the most dangerous place you’ll ever encounter – your own mind. How can you become a strong leader who inspires others, drives people toward excellence, holds people accountable, and instills a sense of trust? Learning what makes a great leader is your first step. Here are some things you can do to become the leader you’ve always wanted to...
Tips On Time Management
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2012
Try to use waiting time (Dr’s office, business appointments) to knock out paperwork. Is everything on your list for today a priority? If not, put it on the list of “nice-to-do’s.” Maintain a list of most important things to do. Those you don’t want to do? “Eat the Frog.” Examine your time-wasting habits (e.g., checking email/texts too often). Eliminate them. Minimize — as gently as you can — those people, tasks who...
Executive Coach Tip: Employ The Copycat Principle
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2012
Is there a problem you're trying to solve, a challenge you're trying to overcome, a goal you're striving to achieve, or an opportunity you're trying to take advantage of? Sure there is, and for most of us, it's all of those things. Stop for a minute, a bring of those things to mind -- the problem, the challenge, the goal or the opportunity -- and take these FOUR STEPS: 1. Clearly define your DESIRED OUTCOME. What EXA...
What Motivates Us
by Suzanne Bates - Sep, 2012
Have you ever been standing in a beautiful place, all by yourself, taking it all in? Have you ever found yourself thinking something like, "This is what it's all about?" It happened to me a few weeks ago as I stood on Popponesset Beach. The calendar had turned, and with the summer tourists gone, there were only a few fortunate souls observing this sparkling day on the shores of Nantucket Sound. As the waves washed gently...
How to Be Happier at Home (and Work)
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2012
Gretchen Rubin has been a friend of mine since the early days of our blogs. Her first book, The Happiness Project, became an international bestseller, and I was excited to read her latest effort, Happier at Home. The new book focuses on ways we can make our homes places of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. Since I specialize in careers and work, I naturally zeroed in on the part of the book that focuses on work/li...
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