| Moving Up the Ladder - Illustrator Jason Seiler: His Career, the Pope and the TIME Magazine Cover
by Jason Seiler and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Jason Seiler has been creating art since he was a kid, and his talent and passion has led to a fulfilling career as an illustrator. His work has been seen in countless publications and on covers across the world. However, the most-widely seen illustration came recently as his depiction of Pope Francis graced the cover of TIME Magazine. It wasn't just any cover - it was the 2013 Person of the Year cover. Tim Muma talks with Jas...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Expected Leadership Characteristics
by Ryan Hanley and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Many people are thrust into a management position with nary an idea of how to be a leader. When in a position to display leadership characteristics, an individual's boss or employer will expect certain traits to be common. Ryan Hanley, the director of marketing for The Murray Group Insurance Services, describes some of the unique qualites that a leader should encompass. He also gives Tim Muma some ideas on how to display these...
| Volunteering At - Hunger Task Force
by Sherrie Tussler and Cady Chesney - Feb, 2014
Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today, and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger-free community tomorrow. We attack the issue of Hunger on two fronts: Advocacy and Food Banking. Join host Cady Chesney and Executive Director Sherrie Tussler to find out how you can contribute to Hunger Task Force by volunteering, what types of roles are available, and wher...
| Volunteering At - Special Olympics
by Amie Dugan and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Special Olympics run events throughout the year and across the country, giving athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete, learn and have fun through sports. There are almost limitless opportunities to volunteer for this unique organization. Amie Dugan, Director of Marketing and Communications, talks to Tim Muma about the various ways you can lend a hand, whether it be for one day, one week or as often...
Job Performance: How Do You Measure Up?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
It’s easy–sometimes all too easy–to get caught up in the day-to-day activities of your work-life and not take a good look at how you’re really doing overall. This approach bears an uncomfortably strong resemblance to a racehorse with blinkers on. If you’ve fallen into that trap, now is the time to free yourself from it. Job Performance and Blinkers Just to give a little background, blinkers have at least a couple of pu...
Is it time to strengthen your professional brand?
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2014
What’s your brand at work? And why does it matter? There’s you, the essential person you are. Obviously related, but not quite the same, is you — the professional who shows up on the job and makes a contribution. And then there’s your professional brand. Originally a “brand” referred to a word or symbol indicating the owner or producer of a product. Ranchers used hot irons to brand cattle. And bac...
Five Things To Include In Your Career Development Toolkit
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
In order to excel in life and with your career, it is of utmost importance you have a career development plan to follow. A career development toolkit is an excellent resource which will help guide you through some of the steps in the career management process so you can effectively reach your goals. To help with the process, here are five things to include in your career development toolkit. 1. Know what you want The nu...
What Is A Career Development Plan?
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
Whether you are just beginning a career are in the midst of one, it is crucial you have a career development plan to follow. There are far too many variables and bumps in the road you will face along the way to pursue a career without an effective plan. Ideally, you should have a career guide from the beginning. Look at it as a roadmap that you would use when going on vacation. You are going to start at one point and pla...
Why Is It Important To Have A Career Development
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
There are few things as important as having a career development plan when it comes to excelling in life and accelerating in your chosen field. It is vital that you have a clear sense of the direction you would like to head with your career. Career planning is a critical step and is essential to your success not something you want to skip over. The purpose of a career development plan is to help you reach your goals. Ever...
Ten Things for Your Professional Bucket List
by Tiffany Young - Jan, 2014
The traditional bucket list is a list of things to achieve before you die. I think this is an idea that can also be used by any young professional who wants to achieve specific career goals by a certain age. Creating a professional bucket list can put you in a position for a job promotion, a new career, or, better yet, let you explore something new. Here are ten things that young professionals should consider for their lis...
The Fine Art of Listening
by Brian Muys - Jan, 2014
As a communications professional, I take my obligation seriously to write and speak clearly and effectively when interacting with the media, senior executives or faculty, and co-workers. While this seemingly basic skill is not unique to my trade by any means, I’ve found it’s equally essential to respect and master the art of listening. Many of us, regardless of our specific job, are quick to brush off this advice and say t...
A Growth Mindset Can Increase Career Options for Females
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jan, 2014
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How about others you encounter, whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or career coach? Have you noticed if some are more open to trying new things than others? What is a fixed mindset? According to Stanford University psychologist and author Carol Dweck, a fixed mindset occurs an individual believes intelligence is a fixed trait and are therefore more likely to avoid c...
Have goals? Measuring progress gets you there faster!
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
Step 1: Set clear goals. Step 2: Choose metrics. Do you have professional and other goals in mind for the year? For the future? So what’s your plan? It can be motivating to have a broad, enticing vision, but it can also be daunting. Sometimes people put off their biggest objectives and most exciting projects because they don’t even know where to begin. To get started and keep moving toward your goals,...
The Myth of the 10,000 Hour Rule – Why Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2014
"Ask the great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice." ~ Eric Butterworth from Spiritual Economics People who can stay on mission and on task with focused intensity for an entire decade are often world-class in their chosen are...
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