| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: The 132nd Army Band
by Brad Anderson and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Tim Muma speaks with Chief Warrant Officer Brad Anderson of the 132nd Army Band to talk about what people can expect from this group of musicians. Brad also give the listeners some history on military bands, including the 132nd, and what events he enjoys doing the most. Moving Up the L...
| Employment Notebook - The Impact of Procrastinating With Your Retirement Planning
by Rick Martin and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many people put off retirement planning until they see the horizon, which often puts them in a bad spot when the time comes to leave the workforce. Rick Martin, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, breaks down the ways that delaying your retirement planning can harm you down the road. He explains to Tim Muma how each year of waiting decreases value and increases the chances you'll need to work well past retirement ag...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: A Broadway Lunch with Niffer Clarke and Paul Helm
by Niffer Clarke, Tim Muma and Paul Helm - Jul, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Tim Muma speaks with Niffer Clarke and Paul Helm, a pair of talented performers, about their live show, "A Broadway Lunch." Niffer and Paul have countless credits to their names as actors, singers, musicians, and directors, and they give us a rundown of where their careers have taken them...
| Job Search Guide - The Hidden Job Market
by Debra Feldman and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2015
You’ve exhausted the online job boards. Now what? If you’re a serious job seeker, you know that applying for jobs online may not get you the most desirable or speedy results. Finding unadvertised jobs or accessing the hidden job market is invaluable. These are employment opportunities in which a company doesn’t publically advertise and have openings known only to the hiring manager and company insiders. Debra Feldman, The JobW...
Fear Can Keep a Professional Woman from Succeeding
by Connie Pheiff - Aug, 2015
As professional businesswomen, we sometimes have to prove ourselves and our ability to do the job just as well, if not better, than a man. I’m not a man beater, however, the road to success for us can be long, with many bumps to slow the process of our professional progression. There is one very important thing that can slow, or even completely stop, our journey to success. Fear! Our own fears can either make, or break the fut...
4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet? In my travels around the world, I talk with thousands of people every year who want to be treated as “partners” rather than as employees. They want information to flow up as well as down. But, oftentimes, leaders do not want to give up control....
Asking For Career Help When You Need It: 5 Empowering Tips
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I meet lots of self-directed, self-possessed women who struggle with asking for help – especially when it comes to their careers. Many coaching clients and women I’ve met during workshops and speaking engagements have shared how difficult it’s been to reach out – a lot of them feeling that asking for help is akin to ‘falling down on the job’. I know the feeling. When I was transitioning out of a career in Music, it was diff...
How to Work When You’re Dealing With a Personal Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
If you’ve made your career a top priority, you’re no doubt a pro at honoring your professional commitments and continually striving for excellence. You may have even made sacrifices to succeed in the workplace—like not calling in sick when you probably should have or putting your social life on the back burner to stay late and produce the best possible results at the office. But how do you keep those career ambitions on tra...
On-Demand Economy Executives – 6 Tactics To Land Lucrative Assignments
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
The Economist reports that the On-Demand Economy in the U.S. currently employs 53 million free agents. A growing number of those free agent consultants are executives. The odds are that you will be among them, as a bridge to your next full-time job or as a new career path. Fewer Executive-Level Openings Projected From 2010 until 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall full-time jobs will grow about 14...
Do you know why you are unemployed?
by Sherri Edwards - Aug, 2015
If you are thinking this is a dumb question, you may want to think again. Unless you are aware of the circumstances that led to your layoff or termination and are also very clear about your current market value, you’ll be unable to craft a strategy for moving forward. Although statistics may show there are more jobs available this year, what you actually do and how you do it will play a significant part in determining whether...
Go Fish! Turning Blah Blah Blah into Bling
by Barbara Giamanco - Aug, 2015
Convincing people to buy from you is sort of like fishing. To catch those fish you need a product or service that someone else needs, a process you work consistently, a hook with the right kind of bait, patience and great timing. When it gets right down to it, your ability to attract clients and close sales is not that much different. Ditch the pitch. If you stop and think about it for a minute, it’s pretty obvious that...
11 Ways to Overcome Change Resistance
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2015
Is change really the only constant in life? Many well-known thought leaders – as well as at least one ancient Greek philosopher (Heraclitus) – seem to think so. It may not be the only constant, but change is certainly an important – and ongoing – aspect of the world of work. 11 Strategies for Overcoming Change Resistance HR professionals, executives, managers and business owners are well-served by spending some time lear...
15 Key Characteristics of Influential People
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2015
Do you want to be viewed as an influencer in your organization or profession? First, you need to realize that you don’t get to decide that you are an influential person. It’s up to other people to decide if they want to allow themselves to be influenced by you. The first step in learning how to cultivate influence lies with considering key behaviors and characteristics of people who tend to be viewed as influential and focusin...
The Raise Rules: 5 Rules for Getting the Raise You Deserve
by Michelle Kerrigan - Aug, 2015
Recently, I was asked, “I’ve been in my company for 13 years, and feel I deserve a raise for that. How do I approach my boss?” Over the course of my career, I’ve been on both sides of the desk regarding salary increases. So, I thought I’d share my perspective along with 5 tips to help you become more confident and successful in asking for—and getting—what you want throughout your career. Behold the Raise Rules, beginning...
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