Three Ways to Spring Clean Your Career
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2010
I’m having trouble writing this blog post, because all I want to do is go outside and enjoy the warm spring air. Alas, I am inside at my computer, occasionally staring out my window at the bright blue sky. And, after I finish writing, there is more inside work to be done today. I’ve just received a delivery of three brown boxes filled with file folders, storage bins, crates and plastic hangers. I have a stack of garbage ba...
The WAR For Talent Is...OVER?
by Todd Rhoad - Mar, 2010
Many high achievers still fail to recognize the need for skills beyond their own technical ability. A hard charging attitude coupled with a graduate degree isn’t sufficient. While they see themselves as real talent, they fail to see that the needs of industry are continually evolving. The battle for technical skill alone is over. We’ve stepped off that field and have engaged a foe of the social nature. You’ve just spent tha...
No One Told Me...
by Dawn Bugni - Mar, 2010
No one told me... That was the response I heard when I asked a client about the monetary impact of changes she’d suggested and implemented. I pressed further. “Can you remember anything about how things changed after you introduced your idea?” Her response...a nervous giggle, then **crickets**. I’m not picking on her. It’s not the first time I’ve gotten that response. Pragmatically, we know no job comes with guarantees. ...
Face To Face
by Suzanne Bates - Mar, 2010
The other night three of us from our firm were taking the high speed Acela train home from New York. We clambered aboard at Penn Station and grabbed one of those foursome setups where the seats face each other. I was okay with it as long as I didnft have to ride backward. With one empty seat left, we were relieved and delighted when our friend Marcia unexpectedly appeared, exclaiming well, my day just got a whole lot bette...
Is Moving to a Management Position Your Next Best Career Move?
by Tai Goodwin - Mar, 2010
If you’ve reached the 10-year mark in your career, you may be at a crossroad as you decide the next best move to further your career. For many people, it would appear that taking a management position is the only way to reach the next level. However, the perks of being a manager don’t always outweigh the drawbacks of moving into a management position – especially if you have invested time and money in developing more functiona...
Are You Getting The REALLY Important Things Done?
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
One of the very common themes I come across when coaching my clients is the challenge of staying focused on the IMPORTANT at work. With so many "balls in the air" these days, the "magnetism" of the constant email "bell," the drop-bys in your office, the ringing telephone and the many distractions common to all of us, most busy professionals have a very hard time focusing their efforts on the things that are truly most importa...
Performance Reviews in a Recession: Four Types of Bosses and Psychological Tips To Succeed!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2010
• Performance review coming up? • Wondering what this means, in a recession? • Need tips to understand your boss? Most of us, have either been on the receiving end of a performance review or as a supervisor, may have conducted performance reviews. We have all had our share, of these uncomfortable meetings. In a previous work role, I had a staff of 30 part-time employees, volunteers and interns. As the “boss” I dreaded ...
Quality and Personal Excellence...NOT an Option!
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
Quality and Personal Excellence are two key elements of your Personal Brand. The degree to which you fully embrace the importance of these elements is communicated to others on a continuous basis and is incorporated into others' vision of who you are -- i.e., the Personal Brand that you broadcast. Those who are fully aware of this fact can definitely undertake action to broadcast a Personal Brand that elevates their profession...
Customer Service as Horror Story - Give It The Boot
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2010
Ever wonder if really bad customer service is a conspiracy? Or is bad service just about poor leadership? I had to break my foot to find out. On a very hot summer morning, I was trying to teach a strong-willed colt of mine to walk nicely when being led. Instead he’d take two steps and rear. I would dodge his feet and try again. Well, my luck ran out. Up he went and down he came, digging his hoof into the outside of my le...
Six Ways To Increase Your Visibility at Work
by Tai Goodwin - Mar, 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. ...
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