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  • 7 Traits Of Inspiring Leadership That Uplifts Rather Than Destroys
    by Kathy Caprino - April 24, 2017
    In the leadership development work I do with mid- to high-level professionals, we begin by focusing on how to help each individual lead his or her own personal life in more positive and enlivening ways. You can’t lead anything well (including others, projects, growth, or organizational behavior) if you’re not honest, brave, emotionally self-aware and mentally healthy. After all, you’re a person when you show...
  • Do You Love What You Do?
    by Steve Farber - April 24, 2017
    How do you know if you love what you do for a living? It’s a simple question that seems straight-forward enough, but it’s not always easy to answer. Many people would instinctively say something like, “I just know” or “I can just feel that it’s right” or “I definitely know the opposite – when I don’t love what I do.” Those aren’t wrong answers, they&...
  • Everything Old Is New Again
    by Stacey Lane - April 24, 2017
    I’ve been walking several times a week with a friend. We hike through the hills in our neighborhood and at the end of the hour, I’ve easily gotten 90+ flights of stairs and 10,000 steps logged on my Fitbit. We chat the entire hour. We discuss politics, the economy, technology, work, family, new recipes we’ve tried and our weekend plans. We’re both self-employed so we often talk business strategy and wha...
  • Recruiters And Your Job Search
    by Georgia Adamson - April 21, 2017
    Clients often ask me about using executive recruiters in their job search. My first response frequently addresses a key misconception about what recruiters do and don’t do, followed by a few cautionary pieces of advice. If you’re considering recruiters as part of your job search strategy, you might want to take note of this. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT RECRUITERS The most common mistaken idea is that recruiters will...
  • The Art Of Giving And Receiving Feedback At Work
    by Lindsey Pollak - April 21, 2017
    Do you wonder if you’re giving your employees feedback that can help them excel at their jobs — and feel more included? Chances are, we could all improve at giving feedback at work. In fact, one survey found that 64 percent of employees wanted their supervisor to check in with them at least every two weeks. This desire for frequent, steady feedback has even been tied to the demise of the annual review. Who wants...
  • Video + Working From Home Sounds Great - Until Your Spouse Crawls Through The Background
    by Kris Dunn - April 21, 2017
    Working from home. It used to be great and still is for many of us, but there's a canary in the coal mine that's emerging that could take the joy out of your sweats/PJs/hat game. That thing? It's called video meetings. And it's increasingly required for the simplest of calls you need to take. The trend is positive. When you're working remote, you can take phone calls and be pretty absent, especially o...
  • 6 Triggers that Can Make or Break Your Success
    by Marshall Goldsmith - April 20, 2017
    What if you could control your environment so it triggered your most desired behavior and steered you toward success? This would mean that instead of blocking us from our goals, the environment would propel us toward them. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? It also sounds far-fetched. It’s not. To achieve “control” of the environment so it triggers our most desired behavior, we must first clarify the term tri...
  • Misleading Job Titles: Are They Hurting Your Resume?
    by Robin Schlinger - April 20, 2017
    The companies you are applying to know what position they are trying to fill. They search for someone with a job title and history that matches their expectations for the position. However, your own company might have a different approach to job titles. You should never change your job title on your resume: you should use the title your company uses. However, you may need to bridge the gap between your current title and you...
  • Perseverance: A Secret to Success
    by Carole Kanchier - April 20, 2017
    Kevin's first try at establishing his sportswear store failed. After re-evaluating his experience, he opened another store. Kevin is now the proud owner of four successful sportswear stores. Kevin didn’t fail in his first attempt. Failure occurs when we quit or stop trying. Kevin has perseverance. He kept improving his products and services. Perseverance is the key to success. After thousands of efforts to make...
  • How to Let Go of Perfection and Pursue Happiness
    by Steve Farber - April 19, 2017
    Ever noticed how the drive toward perfection that fuels our success also ends up running right over our happiness? Call it the Perfectionist’s Dilemma. Yes, the pursuit of excellence pushes us toward greatness. But as Dr. Marissa Pei points out, it typically leads us into a cycle of perfectionism, procrastination, and paralysis that never ends in happiness. Pei is an organizational psychologist who’s gone...