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  • Business Casual Dress: It's Complicated
    by Lindsey Pollak - July 27, 2016
    When even the bankers and accountants are dressing down, you know that casual dress is here to stay as a workplace norm. JP Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers are the latest to hang up their suits. While business casual is hardly news in most circles, having such traditional, buttoned-up industries jump on the casual train represents a true sea change. It also adds complication for workers who are unsure what is appropriate to...
  • How To Negotiate Your Salary
    by Paul Freiberger - July 27, 2016
    As a marketplace paradigm, the bazaar has never met with much enthusiasm in the United States. Few people relish the prospect of a protracted negotiation, a distaste that may help explain our aversion to car dealers’ showrooms. Negotiating a salary is a prime example of an activity that makes many of us uneasy. It’s almost as unpleasant as creating the perfect executive resume for your career. It is not just a negotiation;...
  • The Role of Trust in the Hiring Process
    by Debra Wheatman - July 27, 2016
    Trust is the foundation of all human connections, and it governs all interactions we have with one another. The capacity for trust is not equal; some people trust more easily than others, some people are more trustworthy than others, and some are better at gauging trustworthiness than others. For as much as we may like to pretend that the business world is somehow disconnected from humanity, it obviously is not, and human emo...
  • 5 Reasons To Consider A Career Change
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - July 26, 2016
    Many people eventually realize that they’re stuck in a job that just isn’t right for them. Whether it’s because they’re not getting promoted, or they just aren’t getting paid enough to keep the lights on, at some point these people realize that something has to give. That usually serves as good indication that it’s time to either start sprucing up the old resume and looking for something new, or it’s time to start adding to yo...
  • Efficiency Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
    by Alexandra Levit - July 26, 2016
    The last two decades have been all about ensuring that American workers are as productive and efficient as possible. But the tide is turning. Organizations have started to emphasize cultivating more innovative work product as opposed to churning out higher volumes of it. Last year, we reported on the worldwide productivity slowdown. A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared the...
  • Engaging in Authentic Networking
    by Tim Muma - July 26, 2016
    Through the wonders of technology and social media, we have access to an incredible amount of people, information, and companies. Far more than we ever have before. At the same time, it feels like we’re somehow less connected – truly connected – on a level that would be considered authentic. That is the market inefficiency you need to tap into in order to land your next great job or advance your career to the next level...
  • If Political Talk At Work Is Making You Crazy...
    by Beverly Jones - July 25, 2016
    We’ve all heard that it’s not smart to talk about contentious issues, like politics or religion, at the office. Some companies even have rules against discussing political and other potentially inflammatory matters in the workplace. And most of us agree, at least in theory, that it’s wise to avoid talking politics with your colleagues. And yet in this election season it seems that a rising tide of workers are complaining th...
  • Is Empathy Dead? How Your Lack Of Empathy Damages Your Reputation and Impact As A Leader
    by Kathy Caprino - July 25, 2016
    Ever since I studied renowned humanist psychologist Carl Rogers’ groundbreaking work on empathy during my Master’s degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy, I was deeply struck by the power of empathy to improve lives, build meaningful connections, and develop leaders. In my executive coaching work too, I see that empathy is something that we humans today vaguely understand is important, but very few of us have been tr...
  • Job Search As A Fun Activity?
    by Georgia Adamson - July 25, 2016
    When you think about conducting a job search, fun is probably not the first word that springs to mind. On the other hand, summer tends to be viewed by many people as a time for fun. How can you possibly bring those two views together? Job Search and FUN If you take each letter of the word “fun” and look at what it might stand for, here’s one result you could come up with: ?F = Freedom to choose ?U = Unlimited potential...
  • Shedding Self-Doubt in the Workplace
    with Tara Mohr and Tim Muma - July 25, 2016
    While we all like to believe we're confident in our skills and experiences at work, everyone battles with a level of self-doubt. Interestingly, women's leadership expert Tara Mohr says that confidence means little in this regard. Tara is the author of "Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message," and she describes to Tim Muma the key strategies you should be using to shake off your own self-doubt and the doubts o...