Pulling a Steven Slater – or how not to burn a bridge
by Elizabeth Freedman - Aug, 2010
After landing a (hopefully) great job and having a (hopefully) great experience, you’ve determined that it’s time to move on. Happens all the time. However, what doesn’t happen all the time is the graceful exit. You’ve heard about Steven Slater, but did you hear the one about the guy who sent the angry email to everyone in the company when he quit? How about the one where the woman gave the boss a piece of her mind (and then s...
We’ve Got A Failure To Communicate
by Ramon Greenwood - Aug, 2010
Everyone agrees…at least pays lip service to the idea that effective internal communications are necessary to have a smooth-running organization. How else would management and employees understand and agree on assignments and common goals? How would members of the team be motivated to achieve their best? Organizations spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on employee attitude surveys, newsletters, brochures, videos...
5 Back-to-School Supplies for Job Seekers
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2010
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Back-to-school shopping season brings back memories of crisp notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, shiny new shoes and the excitement of the new year ahead. Even though I’ve been out of school for a long time, I still feel that sense of excitement and possibility when the end of August rolls around. Whether you’re headed back to campus this fall or already out on the job market, here are...
Career Stagnation: Why You Need an Exit / Re-Entry Strategy
by Dee McCrorey - Aug, 2010
"Why," you might be thinking, "Should I worry about an exit strategy when I don't plan to leave my employer?" With worldwide unemployment rates stuck at we're-not-out-of-the-woods-yet, people with full-time, decent paying jobs will likely stay the course (for now). However, many professionals are nearing burnout after 18 months of relentless stress about jobs, their financial situation, and quality of life. Burnout does...
7 Key Aspects of a Professional Business Philosophy
by Rob Taub - Aug, 2010
The dictionary definition of philosophy is “a set of principles, beliefs and aims, underlying somebody’s practice or conduct”. As such, a “business philosophy” can be both a guide to help you grow a business, and in the ‘business of careers’ it can be a guide to help you decide what to do…and where to do it. So, define what you consider important, and you can be on your way to uncovering your “best fit” job opportunities. I...
12 Steps for Climbing to the Top of Your Career
by Thomas J. Denham - Aug, 2010
I have been climbing mountains across this country for more than 30 years. There are plenty of analogies between climbing to the top of mountains and climbing to the top of your career. I recently returned from a successful summit of The Grand Teton in Wyoming. It was the most difficult and dangerous ascent of my career. Here are some lessons from the top. 1. Pick Your Peak Carefully. Be sure where you want to go is in...
Want to rock your Customer’s World!!! - Send a thank you card, Just Because!
by Bernadette Boas - Aug, 2010
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Unknown….. Have you ever wondered how you could keep your customer completely satisfied with you and your business?????? Out of the blue, send them a Thank You card. Why? Just because! As business owners we get so caught up in the day to day; chasing the next sale, tracking the past invoice, stocking pallets of boxes, paying...
Resiliency-How Do You Measure Up?
by Sherri Edwards - Aug, 2010
This has been a year filled with endings: banks failing, businesses closing their doors, homes going into foreclosure. Everyone has been impacted by the turbulence in the business world, and the need to adjust quickly is greater than ever. If we don’t learn another thing from the economic wake left behind, resiliency is a quality everyone needs to understand and develop to carry on in the years ahead. The initial thought f...
Executive Coaching to Avoid Bad Leadership Decisions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Aug, 2010
A growing body of research reveals that our behavior and decisions are influenced by an array of strong psychological undercurrents, all of which are more powerful and pervasive than we realize. Like streams, they converge to become even more powerful. By charting these undercurrents and their unanticipated effects, we can identify our faulty thinking that lead us to make irrational decisions. Despite a great need for them,...
Stop telling us, start showing us your talents
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jul, 2010
Have you ever thought any of the following: I’m so bored with my job! I could be doing so much more for my clients…but they aren’t using me to my fullest potential! I know that I am capable of doing more than what I am doing and getting paid for. Why can’t anybody else see it? You’ve heard the expression, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Here’s a new expression to consider: It’s not what you know, it’s who yo...
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