The Late Show
by Suzanne Bates - May, 2010
"How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives" - Annie Dillard, The Writing Life The meeting was in downtown Boston, about a 25 minute ride with no traffic. For some reason I had reserved only 30 minutes travel time on my calendar. Then it dawned on me, that when I got there I would have the nauseating round and round drive through a circular parking garage; 13 precision point turns of the wheel to maneuver...
They Can’t Reward You if They Don’t See You – How to Increase Your Visibility at Work
by Tai Goodwin - May, 2010
If you come in on time, keep your head down, do your work and show that you are a team player – surely your boss will realize your dedication right? And there’s no way that your company will be able to overlook your hard work and above and beyond contributions right? Wrong. In today’s world of work – hard work, being a team player, and adhering to basic professional standards are baseline expectations of all employees. P...
Resolution: No Longer The Office Pushover!
by Amanda Guralski - May, 2010
Being too sweet may get you stung! “No.” Yeah, it’s a simple word, with just two letters and a lack of preconceived connotations. Yet, many business professionals fear letting this slip from their tongues, thus resulting in a permanent black mark on their record. Despite the desire to decline another’s work, most lack the verbiage and/or knowhow. As many in pursuit of career advancement can attest, this can be one of the...
Forget About Prioritizing
by Suzanne Bates - May, 2010
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Steven Covey It’s that time of year - corporate strategy meetings, team off-sites, global leadership meetings, board of director meetings; they’re coming fast and furious. If you’re like my clients you are preparing at least one presentation, probably a few. Some of my clients go into this process like a Chinese fire drill (which I...
Is It Time to Start Planning Your Next Dream Career?
by Beverly Jones - May, 2010
In a regular U.S. News & World Report feature called “Second Acts,” Kerry Hannon writes about Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 who have launched “encore careers.” For more than three years, she has been interviewing some of the estimated 8.4 million Americans who have moved from a corporate or other traditional job track to an entirely new career that combines income with personal meaning and social impact. In “What...
by Mandy Marchitello - May, 2010
A couple of years ago, I participated in a women’s entrepreneurial workshop. It was a fabulous environment where women bounced ideas off each other regarding the individual businesses we were trying to launch. I learned so much from this group of ladies...but one particular lesson remains embedded in my mind. KEEP MOVING! The group’s facilitator would begin our weekly meetings by going around the room, asking each person...
Career Transition Action Plan (Part I)
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2010
• Wondering if you are playing the job search game correctly? • Are you in career transition and overwhelmed? • Are you considering a new industry, sector, functional role or job? • How do you know if you have the skills, knowledge and experience to be competitive? One of my favorite career management topics is Career Transition Strategy. I love meeting with clients and helping them plan their career transitions. S...
Personal Branding Magic - Keeping Your Promises and Commitments
by Andy Robinson - May, 2010
How effective are you at keeping the promises and commitments you make - those commitments you make to others and those commitments you make to yourself? The cost you pay for not keeping your promises may not seem like much at the time, but the true cost is a cumulative cost, a cost that, over time, will significantly erode (1) the trust others place in you, (2) your personal integrity, (3) your self-esteem, (4) your self-c...
Life On The Job: How to Handle Difficult Coworkers
by Patricia Erickson - May, 2010
Do you love your job but hate your coworkers? If you’re pulling your hair out or plotting out ways to bludgeon your coworker (without getting caught) with a paper weight read on. Unfortunately, your first thought might be to resign from your current position. That is not always necessary. Sure it might be easiest to cut and run when facing difficult or unruly coworkers, but is it the right move? If the job is worth it, you...
How Better Presentation Skills Can Get You Ahead In Your Career
by Shweta Khare - Apr, 2010
When are you making a presentation at your workplace? At the seminars, meetings, expos, sales presentations? Think again, presenting is much more diverse and is an inherent part of today’s workplace. Not only in a meeting but when putting up a proposal on why you must expect a pay increase this year, discussing your performance reviews or trying to move on to a more satisfying project, you are using your presentation skills to...
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