6 Ways You Give Your Power Away at Work
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jan, 2015
There are many ways you give your power away in your career, often without you even knowing it. Here are six that leap to mind, along with solutions for avoiding the power drain: #1: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. We all do this. We want to change our boss, our co-worker, our husband — you name it. At one time, I felt as though I spent a lifetime trying to change a few people on my team....
New Year–New Job Search?
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2015
Did your new year get off to a strong start? If not, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to make a course correction. However, if you were thinking about launching a new job search this year, you’ve already missed your chance to gain early momentum (late December would have been a good time for that). As the saying goes, though, “all is not lost.” You just need to get cracking! Key Points for Your Job Search As the Greek...
Are You Ready For a New Career?
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career -- and life, or stay put? You know that something’s missing but you can’t put your finger on it! Are you satisfied with your job? Respond "yes" or "no:" 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting up work days? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can hardly wait till Friday?” 3. Do you frequently daydream at...
How to Stay Motivated When You're Not Getting a Raise
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
It’s time for your annual review, and you’re gunning for a raise. You enter the meeting with your boss armed with a list of reasons why you deserve a salary bump—including the extra responsibilities you’ve taken on since a more senior colleague left the company, the major project you spearheaded last month, and the consistent positive feedback you’ve received from your clients, peers, managers, and direct reports over the past...
Your Best is Yet to Come
by Connie Pheiff - Jan, 2015
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join me. And the world will live as one. ~John Lennon I am proud to say I am a professional speaker, master coach, author, and radio personality. I speak and train at universities, corporations, and trade associations about achievement ~ about how to make it happen now! I’m going to share ideas about achieving more and taking it to the next level...
3 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Promotion
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
Promotions at an executive level present a couple of unique problems. First, the jobs are few and far between. This isn’t because of a bad economy, it’s just that the higher level the job the less positions for said job. Second, the competition is fierce. That’s why it’s important to do what you can to make sure you don’t get turned down for a promotion. Use our tips below to better your chances of getting a promotion when...
Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2014
If you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. How can you address that without causing additional friction? Here's my advice: Getting through organizational roadblocks, or simply trying to persuade a colleague to come over to the side of yo...
Is Your End-of-Year Career Plan in Good Shape?
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2014
The thought that no one hires toward the end of the year is a topic I’ve covered before, but I think it’s worth another quick look as Christmas and other holiday celebrations take center-stage in people’s lives. Year-End Hiring Dormant or Nearly So? Conventional wisdom often says that you might as well “hang it up” until at least the first of the new year as far as job searching or other career management activities goes...
Overcoming Challenges & Having It All
by Connie Pheiff - Dec, 2014
Often, when we often talk about overcoming challenges what we really mean is that we are seeking a work-life balance. Finding that balance between family and career, especially as an entrepreneur isn’t an easy task. Sheryl Sandberg says in her book, Lean In, that women face complex challenges... adjustments or differences that we can make ourselves to increase our self-confidence (sit at the table with the big boys), getting o...
8 times to get over your fear of looking like a suckup
by Beverly Jones - Dec, 2014
Fear looking like an apple polisher? It’s probably time to get over it. One of the greatest TV characters ever was Eddie Haskell, Wally Cleaver’s oily conniving friend, still to be seen on reruns of “Leave It To Beaver.” Eddie was an archetype who no decent person wants to resemble — a two-faced sycophant, always scheming and currying favor to promote his plans The fear of looking like a brown noser is so powerful amo...
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