Gifts vs. Favors: Why One is POWER & Other is POISON to Your Career
by J.T. O'Donnell - Feb, 2010
I read a post by Seth Godin recently that discussed the power of a gift. Something struck me immediately: People who struggle to find professional satisfaction (a.k.a. a job they are happy with) are often guilty of doing favors instead of giving gifts. If you’ve ever said the following, then you are guilty too: - I can’t believe they didn’t give me a promotion after all that extra work I did without asking. - I’ll call th...
Why Office Popularity Matters
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2010
In high school, didn’t a part of you always wonder how the cool kids did it? Popularity remained an enigmatic aspect of human existence that ceased to be relevant once we threw our caps in the air...right? There are scores of research studies on popularity in schools, and most have indicated that popular children are viewed as better students and make and maintain friendships more easily. In 2009, however, organizational ps...
Career Management In The New Workplace
by Leslie B. Prager - Feb, 2010
The work world of today is dramatically different than the workplace was when I began my HR career back in 1980. Those were the days before the social media phenomenon, blackberries, the internet, virtual meetings, etc. The issues facing professionals today include the “new workplace”; fast-paced, on-demand staffing; a multi-generational, cross-cultural workforce; demographic trends such as the aging workforce and baby boomer...
Five Beliefs That Keep You Living Paycheck to Paycheck
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
Fearless Woman Magazine is the brain child of fearless networking master, author, and on-line talkshow diva – Adrienne Graham. I recently shared an article on Fearless Woman Magazine, I’d like to share with you here: 5 Beliefs That Keep You Living Paycheck to Paycheck 47% of Americans say they live “paycheck to paycheck” according to a 2008 survey. Even more startling: * 21% of those earning over $100,000 also live payc...
Five Questions To Help Uncover Your Passion
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
What do career burn out and being laid off have in common? Both situations are opportunities to explore what you are passionate about. While there is pressure if you are laid off to find another job as soon as possible, for some markets and industries the opportunities may be far and few between. Savvy professionals benefit from tapping into not only their talent, but also their passion in order to find work that feeds their s...
Five Ways to Take Control of a Job That’s Not Working
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
If you work full time – do you realize more than 1/3 of your day revolves around work? Consider the time you spend preparing for work, traveling to and from work, and then actually at work. That’s a lot of time -too much time in my opinion if it is all about just a paycheck. There are periods of time in almost everyone’s career where we work to live. But wouldn’t life be a whole lot more meaningful if you could enjoy the work...
Too Many Words
by Suzanne Bates - Feb, 2010
Okay, so the other day, I opened up a presentation with this photo. It was Storytelling for Sales Professionals. The caption read, ”Let’s look at the underbelly of your preparation for customers - how do you REALLY get ready for a sales meeting?” Yea, they laughed. (I was so grateful. Isn’t it nice to get a laugh?) The point I hoped to make was that the more experienced you are the less likely you are to prepare becau...
How to Get Through a Big Change Without Having a Cow
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2010
I haven’t blogged for quite a while. That’s not because I ran out of things to say (My husband will confirm that I never run out of things to say) or because I just got lazy and spent the last month eating chocolate and watching reruns of The Golden Girls. I haven’t blogged because our site was being redesigned. Once the blog content had been moved, I had to wait for the new site to go live before adding any new posts. A fe...
Three Steps To Sanity In Your Business!
by Bernadette Boas - Feb, 2010
Do you want to know what would bring real sanity and calm to you and your business, as well as generate energy, focus and confidence? Follow these 3 steps: 1. Commit to your success - you deserve it 2. Verbalize and write out your goals 3. No matter how small or large the task– define, document and execute the task in the same manner each time A great percentage of people do not truly believe deep down in side they de...
Got a Job That’s Crushing You? Start To Lift The Weight
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2010
Oh, boy, it’s exciting to get a new job, especially with a new company. Everything looks so promising. We feel really good about ourselves–validated, reinforced, and successful. It’s amazing how our careers can start out in one place and morph to another. It’s all so gradual that we hardly know it’s happening until one day we realize that we’re someplace that we don’t want to be. Or, more often, a place that’s crushing...
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