Social Network Your Career Success
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
Hey girl, are you a new grad? Consider owning your own business. Women have gained in the controlling share of the current “spend”, racking up over 3 trillion dollars in revenues through women-owned business in the last year. Our very nature assigns our gender to find the greatest success in developing and maintaining positive and harmonious relationships. However, for the first time in history, we are now competing on very...
Success with a Career Coach
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
Career coaching is in its infancy as an industry. When I began coaching in the 1990’s the term was brand new. Now there are so many coaches, it can cause confusion as to what any coach can do and what the client should expect from that coach. Coaches can fall into one or several of the four major areas of career services provision. Career Planning Coaches If you are just starting out in your career, you will want to ide...
The 12 Ways of… Business Fitness! Checkin’ Your List?
by Dawn Lennon - Dec, 2010
The things we want always come with a price, but not everything delivers results worth the cost. Accumulating stuff is easy. Creating the life we want isn’t. What’s on your list? It’s time to ask yourself if you’re where you want to be in your career. Are you: -Unemployed and looking for the right spot -Working at a job you hate -Yearning to be your own boss -Frustrated by slow growth in your business -U...
How Clothes Make The Man and The Woman More Employable
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2010
Guerrilla job hunters know that every search for work is really a sales campaign. You have to identify prospects (employers) who can buy (hire you), then sell them (get a job offer). Once you understand that you must sell yourself, it makes sense to study successful sales people. And here’s one thing every sales pro knows, yet too many job hunters have yet to discover: You can’t get the sale if you don’t look the part. To...
Career Development through Volunteering: Volunteering for the Newly Hired Professional
by Dr. John Meeker - Dec, 2010
Executive Summary Professionals have often donated their time, know-how and experience to non-profits as a way to give back to the community. During the recent recession, many discovered that the relationships built through this process created a strong business network on which they were able to rely and seek out new business opportunities. As the economy regains its strength and professionals are embarking on new opportun...
Lessons on the River
by Suzanne Bates - Dec, 2010
Back in my wild and crazy youth, my friends and I used to take an annual weekend canoe trip down the Wisconsin River. For those of you unfamiliar with that part of the world, the Wisconsin is a 10,000 year old, 430 mile waterway (we did about 25 or 30 miles) originating in the northern part of the state near the border of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. This isn’t whitewater rafting. It’s a relaxing way to hang with your p...
How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 4 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009 alone. For those millions of people, a new reality has emerged that may include stress, financial difficulties, and uncertainty about the future. Many sociologists have written about the long-term psychological effects of prolonged unemployment. One problem often mentioned is the loss of identity experienced by people who are out...
Cleaning Out The Gutters
by Suzanne Bates - Dec, 2010
As I write this I’m gazing (lovingly) out the picture window at my husband on a ladder, cleaning out the gutters. For those of you who live in condos or climates where trees don’t shed, this is an annual fall sport for men. They do it because they ARE men and it makes absolutely no sense to them to pay someone a couple of hundred bucks when they have a ladder, a pair of work gloves, and about an hour and a half between their...
The Trusted Advisor Relationship – Developing Empathy
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2010
Enlightened businesses today hire leadership consultants and executive coaches to help with their leadership development programs. However, increasingly a number of my clients now prefer me to help them in the role of trusted advisor rather than expert consultant. This special partnership based on mutual respect and collaboration helps clients achieve desired results. The role of trusted advisor is open, transparent and fier...
Why Executives Hire Coaches?
by Maureen Cullen - Dec, 2010
Most successful people are self-directing and self-managing. They take initiative, they know what they want to achieve, and they have discipline. They have self-knowledge and know their strengths and weaknesses. They have action plans to follow in order to avoid procrastination and keep on track with goals. Then why would successful people seek out the services of a coach? Why do so many executives – who are already in top...
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