6 times listening may be the best strategy
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Have a problem at work? Listening may be a solution. Regardless of how you define your key workplace objectives, I’m willing to bet that better listening skills could help you achieve at least one of them. By “listening” I mean you not only keep your mouth shut long enough for the other person to talk, but you also shut down the voice in your head when it tries to tell you what to say next. You concentrate on the spea...
6 Ways You Give Your Power Away at Work
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jan, 2015
There are many ways you give your power away in your career, often without you even knowing it. Here are six that leap to mind, along with solutions for avoiding the power drain: #1: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. We all do this. We want to change our boss, our co-worker, our husband — you name it. At one time, I felt as though I spent a lifetime trying to change a few people on my team....
New Year–New Job Search?
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2015
Did your new year get off to a strong start? If not, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to make a course correction. However, if you were thinking about launching a new job search this year, you’ve already missed your chance to gain early momentum (late December would have been a good time for that). As the saying goes, though, “all is not lost.” You just need to get cracking! Key Points for Your Job Search As the Greek...
Are You Ready For a New Career?
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career -- and life, or stay put? You know that something’s missing but you can’t put your finger on it! Are you satisfied with your job? Respond "yes" or "no:" 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting up work days? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can hardly wait till Friday?” 3. Do you frequently daydream at...
How to Stay Motivated When You're Not Getting a Raise
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
It’s time for your annual review, and you’re gunning for a raise. You enter the meeting with your boss armed with a list of reasons why you deserve a salary bump—including the extra responsibilities you’ve taken on since a more senior colleague left the company, the major project you spearheaded last month, and the consistent positive feedback you’ve received from your clients, peers, managers, and direct reports over the past...
Your Best is Yet to Come
by Connie Pheiff - Jan, 2015
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join me. And the world will live as one. ~John Lennon I am proud to say I am a professional speaker, master coach, author, and radio personality. I speak and train at universities, corporations, and trade associations about achievement ~ about how to make it happen now! I’m going to share ideas about achieving more and taking it to the next level...
Handling Personal Issues On the Job: 4 Tips To Help
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2015
In a perfect world, we’d be able to do our jobs without personal issues ever causing a ripple. Our work life would stay neatly in the work compartment, our personal life would stay perfectly in the personal compartment, and each area would behave itself and not cross the other’s boundaries… Of course that’s not the way things usually work. “Life happens”, as the saying goes, and the scales balancing work and personal life a...
Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2014
If you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. How can you address that without causing additional friction? Here's my advice: Getting through organizational roadblocks, or simply trying to persuade a colleague to come over to the side of yo...
Is Your End-of-Year Career Plan in Good Shape?
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2014
The thought that no one hires toward the end of the year is a topic I’ve covered before, but I think it’s worth another quick look as Christmas and other holiday celebrations take center-stage in people’s lives. Year-End Hiring Dormant or Nearly So? Conventional wisdom often says that you might as well “hang it up” until at least the first of the new year as far as job searching or other career management activities goes...
How to Make LinkedIn Your Social Networking Obsession
by Rachel Adler - Dec, 2014
I have been obsessed and yes, I know, that is a strong term to LinkedIn since 2006. Why you ask? I have seen the potential of this network from the beginning. LinkedIn isn’t just a great tool for your job search but also fantastic way to build up your personal profile. This is your little soapbox in which you can stand on and say to the working world, “Hey, aren’t I great?” The key to really utilizing LinkedIn is using it prop...
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