| Moving Up the Ladder - Solutions to Networking Mistakes
by Sandy Geroux and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Effective networking can have enormous benefits, from building relationships with clients, to improving your chances of getting a promotion, to landing a new or better job with a different organization. Sandy Geroux, the founder of WOWplace International, is a professional speaker and author who has focused her efforts on improving the performance and careers of others. She talks with Tim Muma about the mistakes people make w...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Quotes from the 43rd Annual World Economic Forum (Pt. 1)
by Ron Baker and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Every year, the World Economic Forum hosts a meeting of politicians, business leaders and visionaries to discuss far-ranging topics from aspects of capitalism and the economy to a variety of world affairs. We got our hands on a number of quotes from individuals at the event and we're going to break down what some of these may mean in the world of business. Ron Baker, the Founder of the VeraSage Institute and a respected though...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Knowing and Managing Your Brand
by Andria Corso and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Much like companies, each individual has a brand that follows them around whether they intend it that way or not. It's important to understand what traits you're promoting about yourself and how to manage or change them if need be. Andria Corso, the founder of C3 Coaching and Consulting, uses her 17 years of Corporate Human Resources experience to explain to Tim Muma about the importance of personal branding, how to recognize ...
| Job Search Guide - Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making
by Robert Chen and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Attitudes and behaviors - many of which we don't even recognize - sabotage the efforts people make when looking for a job. A lack of understanding of our own subconscious creates frustration, confusion and hopelessness, as we believe we're doing everything right and still coming up short. Robert Chen is the founder of Embrace Possibility and a communication skills consultant, and he explains to Tim Muma how individuals are hur...
Job Success: Make Others Look Great
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Regardless of what you do on the job and when you’re pursuing a new job or career role, quality obviously matters. You certainly wouldn’t knowingly give less than your best to the situation. In fact, if you’re seriously invested in your job success or career advancement, you’re probably making a strong effort to excel in terms of quality performance. Is there something else you should be doing? Quite possibly. Your Success...
How to Be More Optimistic at Work
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2013
I was born a pessimist. From a young age, my thoughts have gravitated to the glass half-empty mentality, negatively impacting my own life satisfaction and my relationships with others. Over the last several years, though, I’ve been working to change my outlook. Dr. Noelle Nelson, the author of Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy, thinks this is definitely a good thing. Research from Yale University found ...
Speaking It Into Existence Isn’t As Important As This
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Positive affirmations ain’t never hurt nobody. But inaction has. I wish I could tell you how many times over the years I’ve tried “speaking it into existence.” I’ve made proclamations to the man in the mirror or to a close friend, which resulted in a “[Hell] yeah!” or “Go be great.” Then I’d swagger away — enthusiasm and endorphins flowing — intent on taking the world by storm before falling into old habits like tv and t...
The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
Career Success: Sharpen Your Focus
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Few people can do a zillion things at once, and even fewer can do them well. Career success and the actions that achieve it are just one example of that fact. You might consider yourself a super-multitasker, but I’m betting you don’t do it as well as you think. You only have a certain amount of energy (although some of you have more than others), not to mention a limited amount of time. Even the best of you can’t get more than...
Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
How To Get Promoted: Smart Steps You Can Take Now
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2013
It’s good to be you. You’re gainfully employed. You’re not worried that your job is threatened by the economy, your performance or the designs of others. Yet…something’s missing. Although not unhappy in your current job, you don’t necessarily see it as being the pinnacle of your career aspirations either. In short, you’re hankering for a promotion. Of course, as is the case with so many things in life, getting one...
Work Life Balance: Tips & Techniques
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
These are typical signs of work life balance gone amuck: Feeling that you are merely trying to get through the day. Barely making it to the end of the week and feeling completely exhausted by the time you get home. Feeling that you are on the merry-go-round of life and just wanting to get off. Feeling like you are falling behind and never catching up in the game of life. If you are not “wicked happy” then there ...
Need a mentor? How to find (and keep) one
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
When you hear about someone looking for a mentor, you probably think about young people seeking an older and wiser, senior person to show them the ropes. Today, the definition of mentorship includes people at all ages and experience levels; mentors aren’t just for twenty-somethings anymore. If you’re in your 40s, can a mentor help you? University of Georgia professor of industrial-organizational psychology, Lillian Eby, Ph...
Performance Management–Yours or Your Team’s
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2013
Performance management through open-minded learning has always made good sense to me. Along those lines, I always enjoy reading insightful communications from professionals I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with and getting to know at least a little. One of those is Saeed al Muntafiq, a senior executive in Dubai who has a view of the business world that transcends geographical boundaries. Performance Management and Deve...
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