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  • 3 Assertive Communication Techniques to Earn the Respect You Deserve
    by Melody Wilding - July 10, 2019
    Aggressive people are hostile, adopting the “my way or the highway” stance. Passive people give up their power and are easily taken advantage of, which creates a surefire recipe for burnout and resentment. You want to be a happy medium—an assertive person and assertive communication. Assertive people seek out win-win scenarios and make their desires and beliefs known. Confident and assured, they approac...
  • Procrastination Is An Excuse, Not A Reason
    by Sherri Edwards - July 9, 2019
    One of the biggest factors I see impacting many people’s pursuit of their employment goals stems from making excuses for not getting things done on time — or, in some cases, ever. When asking someone why they didn’t carry out their objectives for the week, I’ve heard everything from the usual “my dog ate my homework” to “I couldn’t do it because I had to take my dead cat to th...
  • Winning at Working: Serving Company Politics
    by Nan S. Russell - July 5, 2019
    I once had a boss who informed me there was no such thing as company politics. At the time, I decided that depended on whether you were the person wielding power or influenced by it. I’d categorize self-serving antics, sabotaging behaviors, information hoarding, and artful manipulation under the heading of organizational politics. I’d throw in veiled threats, perpetuated mistruths, finger-pointing, and coerci...
  • The Raw Truth that We Refuse To Face About Women, Power and the Workplace
    by Kathy Caprino - July 1, 2019
    As many of my readers know, I had an 18-year corporate marketing career that was very “successful” on the outside, but entirely unsuccessful on the inside. I faced a myriad of crises and challenges including gender discrimination, sexual harassment, zero work-life control or balance, chronic illness, narcissistic bosses and colleagues, and more. But worse than all that was the painfully nagging question “I...
  • Effective Mentors Know When to Recalculate
    by Steve Farber - June 25, 2019
    There are few relationships as intimate in your working life as the one you create when you mentor someone. There are also few partnerships as fraught with peril or as likely to veer off course and lose their effectiveness for both of you. If you’re going to go to the trouble of finding a person you want to mentor and putting quality time into it, you really want to make sure it brings value to both parties. Here are...
  • Summer Solstice - Put Fresh Life Into Your Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - June 24, 2019
    Friday, June 21, 2019, was the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere. It was the longest day and the shortest night of the year, and the beginning of summer. The summer solstice is honored in several cultures as the union between heaven and earth. As we emerge out of spring, where we were in a period of renewal, birthing new ideas, and shedding icy layers, we slowly grow into summer, a time of manifestation and ripenin...
  • The Need for Authentic Leadership
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - June 20, 2019
    Companies can no longer be impersonal buildings where employees show up each day, carry out their duties and shut off their brains before going home each night. People aren’t satisfied with simply following procedures and checking boxes. They seek professional fulfillment through engagement, passion and long-term value. The most successful leaders know that employees want a rewarding work life—an environment...
  • Don’t Be a Work Loser – Take All Your Paid Time Off
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - June 18, 2019
    As a recovering workaholic, I strive regularly to integrate life and career to honor my personal relationships and my professional ambition. My life often resembles a roller coaster with ups and downs of activity and never a steady balance. This reality check has allowed me to navigate the ultra-busy career times and offset them with precious down time for me. I’ll admit that in previous years, I have not taken al...
  • Cutting Cost During Transitions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 17, 2019
    Are you considering a career transition? Are you unemployed? If so, manage money wisely. Here are some tips. - Prepare. Planning and willingness to live on less temporarily will stretch the time you can go without a full-time job. You'll not only have more time to find that ideal position, you'll also eliminate a financially controlled deadline. Before making a career shift, determine how long you can liv...
  • 4 Things Newly Promoted Leaders Need to do Right Away
    by Steve Farber - June 14, 2019
    When the company taps you on the back, don’t look back. Think about what you need to do (and what not to do) to make yourself successful in your new role. If this scenario hasn’t happened to you, or not recently, it is surely something you dream about. You’re called in to the boss’s office for a meeting. There, you get the happy news that you’ve been tapped for a new role at your company, po...