Take The Job – Or Finish Your Degree?
by Teena Rose - Aug, 2009
Internships are not just for med students. For those in many fields, they are part of training and education. In this sense, they are similar to the old-time apprenticeship. A Bit of History For those who don't know their history, apprenticeship is how job and career training was done prior to the Industrial Age; a “master” in a trade (i.e., blacksmithery, carpentry, stonecutting, etc.) would take on an assistant – gene...
When You Don’t ‘Feel Like’ Doing Your Work Now
by Sharon Melnick, Ph.D. - Aug, 2009
What happens when you know you have to do something but you just ‘don’t feel like it’ right now? Its 85° and Sunny. Business might be looking up but you are still up against a lot of resistance. When it comes time to send that email, write that proposal, make those follow up calls, etc. do you ‘feel like’ doing it? If you don’t, you probably won’t. Procrastination. I am putting together a program for the American Man...
Be More Childlike In Your Career
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Aug, 2009
Kids believe in the best. Adults expect the worst so they won't be disappointed. As a mother of a toddler son, I watch a lot of kid's shows. What strikes me about these shows is the positive messages that come across; messages of hope and encouragement. Why is it that as adults we lose hope when it comes to our careers? Did career setbacks or the economy make negativity more prevalent than being positive? Remember ba...
Coping With A Job You Hate
by Teena Rose - Aug, 2009
All of us have been there at some point. Out of necessity, you are stuck in a job that is unbearable — and as a result, you hate life. This is all-too-common in the U.S., where workers are often treated as commodities and liabilities, and get almost no real respect. Unfortunately, under current conditions few have the luxury of simply quitting, so here are several strategies for coping in a job you just can’t stomach. Six ...
The Five Biggest Mistakes in Business Presentations
by Suzanne Bates - Aug, 2009
I’m often asked, “what are the biggest mistakes people make in a business presentation?” I’ve seen speakers trip up on all of these, and the pain is also personal - I’ve made every one of these mistakes myself. Here are 5 mistakes to avoid at all costs: Mistake #1: Failing to get important information about your audience. This is not just a rookie mistake. Experienced speakers do it, usually when they get lazy and ...
Key to Success: Show Up Like You Mean It
by Dee McCrorey - Aug, 2009
Much of life's success is just showing up--making choices about how you plan to prioritize the 24 hours you have now. No matter what title someone carries or how much money they earn (or not earn), no one has more than 24 hours. Easy enough. But showing up like you mean it sends a different message to people. It tells people that you made a conscious decision to be there, whether you're spending time with a loved one, at...
Intelligence Means Squat: Study Shows One Trait Predicts Success BETTER
by J.T. O'Donnell - Aug, 2009
Okay, so you weren’t the brightest bulb in school. Perhaps, you spent more time partying then you did in the library? Well, good news! A new study pioneered in part by a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Angela Duckworth, says one trait is a better predictor of success than intelligence. So, what could possibly be more important than genius? Well, this trait also begins with a “g” but it represents resilience...
A Little More Kindness At Work
by David Lee - Aug, 2009
What would it be like at your workplace if people were... 1. Just a little kinder to each other? 2. Just a little more thoughtful? – i.e. they were more mindful of how their choice of words and actions affected others, and were also more aware of opportunities to help others. 3. Just a little more compassionate? 4. Just a little more grateful? – e.g. they expressed appreciation for someone’s hard work, they thanked...
Discover The Secret To Accomplish What You Want, Faster!
by Chris Makell - Aug, 2009
How would you like to accomplish anything you want, faster? There is a secret that is available to any and everyone who wants just that! It’s a secret that is really powerful but sometimes hard to understand and take action around. It’s simple, yet difficult at the same time. But when you get it, you’ve got the key to unlock the achievement of your goals. What is that secret? Clarity. Clarity, as defined in the dictionary i...
How You Can Use Today’s Headlines For Tomorrow’s Success
by Chris Makell - Aug, 2009
If you continue to read the press, which I only do to get a sense of what my clients may be exposed to; you can’t miss all of the articles written about layoffs and survivors guilt. Lately, the focus and direction has been toward advising organizations and companies how to “help” employees manage their survivor guilt. By focusing on acknowledging and healing survivor guilt, leaders can help remaining employees know that the...
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