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  • Choose One Influential Word to Define Your Year
    by Steve Farber - February 27, 2020
    WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO MINDFULLY AND INTENTIONALLY PUT A NAME TO THE THEME FOR OUR 2020. One of the cultural touchstones that make the end of one year and the beginning of the next fun and interesting is the giving out of prizes for “[Whatever] of the Year.” Car and Driver picks the year’s 10 Best Cars, Time names Person of the Year, annual Nobel prizes are handed out, and the Merriam-Webster dictiona...
  • There is No Mind Reading in the Career World
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - February 18, 2020
    Gone are the days when working hard was enough to earn recognition or a promotion in the career world. Take control of your career trajectory and design your unique path. In addition to mapping out your career future, be sure to tap the wisdom of those who can empower you to achieve your goals. Keeping your professional ambitions a well-kept secret will not move you forward. Your Boss is Not Your Career Coach Many pro...
  • Career Development Lessons from the Royal Rumble
    by Paul Freiberger - February 14, 2020
    The Duke and Duchess Offer Job Search Strategy to We Commoners You may feel that you don’t have much in common with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – those crazy kids, Harry and Meghan, who’ve decided to “step back” from their roles as “senior members” of Britain’s royal family – but it’s entirely possible that we can learn some career lessons from the carryings-...
  • When Procrastination Limits Your Options and Spoils Your Anticipated Outcomes
    by Sherri Edwards - February 13, 2020
    Procrastination may be one of the most self-sabotaging and all too common behaviors leading to someone’s failure to achieve their career/work-related goals. All too often people wait until they are actually laid off before they start investigating new options, or they put off preparing for an interview for their dream job until the last minute. You might say, “It’s human nature.” Perhaps. Just Google...
  • Lifelong Learners Get the Most Out of the Old and the New
    by Steve Farber - February 5, 2020
    If you commit yourself to lifelong learning, you’ll always be seeing the world through new eyes. You know the traditional cartoon showing a tired old man, usually bent over a cane, with a sash reading the number of the outgoing year. Next to him is a chubby-cheeked, smiling infant with a sash bearing the new year on it. Good riddance to the worn-out, moribund old year! Welcome to the fresh new one, with all its pos...
  • 14 Easy Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
    by Lindsey Pollak - January 30, 2020
    After a great response to my recent post on saying thanks to employees, I began thinking about small actions that lead to big results. For example, knowing a junior employee’s name can be more impactful on that person’s motivation than a $1,000 bonus. Then I came across this Harvard Business Review article on tips to cultivate more inclusive meetings. How simple! I understand that diversity is a complicat...
  • How to Curb Your Desire to Control Everything
    by Melody Wilding - January 16, 2020
    What do perfectionism, chronic busyness, and a refusal to delegate have in common? They’re all counter-productive habits driven by an underlying need for control. Having high expectations and knowing what you want can be a great thing. However, if taken too far, it can leave you feeling constantly disappointed. Trying to control everything all the time is not only impossible, but it can also alienate you from other...
  • How to Influence Decision Makers
    by Marshall Goldsmith - January 13, 2020
    The great majority of people tend to focus downward. they are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ them and should do for them. and they are conscious above all of the authority they ‘should have’. As a result, they render themselves ineffectual.” – Peter Drucker Peter Drucker has written extensively about the impact...
  • 4 Books to Help You Thrive Despite a Dysfunctional Workplace
    by Melody Wilding - January 7, 2020
    We spend half of our waking hours at work, yet we rarely stop to consider how work affects us mentally or emotionally. For many people, the office can feel like a second home. You probably spend more time with your team than you do your family or friends. If you’re not happy with your work environment, that dissatisfaction can carry over into your other parts of your life, damaging your self-esteem, confidence...
  • Personal Branding & Your Career
    by Debra Wheatman - January 3, 2020
    A question I’m frequently asked is, “What is personal branding, and why should I care?” My advice is the same regardless of career level or aspiration. Your brand is the experience that people have when they interact with you, whether that’s in person, on social media, or via your content. The number one goal of your professional life is to be the CEO of your career. To do so, you need to build a str...