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  • Good Business Etiquette Can Advance Your Career
    by Carole Kanchier - February 26, 2018
    Good manners are good business. Many potentially profitable alliances or promotional opportunities are lost because of unintentional breaches of manners. Second chances aren’t always possible. Test your business etiquette Which of the following demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate business etiquette? 1. Your boss, Ms. Andrews, enters the room when you’re meeting with a client, Mr. Block. You rise and...
  • It's Time to Stop Dreaming and Start Activating
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - February 23, 2018
    So many of us have waited for the perfect job description to magically appear and make all of our career dreams come true. Or, a perfectly balanced life with less stress, more time to exercise, well-behaved kids and the ideal life partner. What are you waiting for? It’s time to stop wishing for great things to happen and take action. Change the World by Changing Yourself First Martha Hoover, former sex crimes pro...
  • Becoming Self-Aware
    by Debra Wheatman - February 20, 2018
    In my job as a career coach and advisor, I have had the opportunity to speak with literally thousands of people from all over the world, with different experiences and backgrounds, who have different end goals. Some clients come to me to rework a résumé or build out a social media plan. Others seek counsel on creating and managing a strong personal brand. Still, others contact me because they are looking to manag...
  • Do You Frequently Make Excuses?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 19, 2018
    Do you feel stuck in your career? Do you want to make a career change, but keep making excuses? Do you say, “yea, but,” to justify why you can’t pursue desired goals? What does this quiz say bout you? To identify the degree to which you may be stuck and reasons you’re trapped, answer “yes” or “no:” I. I’m usually tired. 2. I have little time for leisure activitie...
  • Are You in Control at Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 5, 2018
    Several studies suggest that having a sense of control over work plays a central role in workers' health. Employees, who are given more autonomy and challenge, have nearly half the number of stress related illnesses such as high blood pressure compared to workers who have little challenge and control over work. Are you in control of your work? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. My job enables me to use my own ideas. 2. M...
  • loyalty at work
    by Carole Kanchier - January 29, 2018
    “If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.” – Elbert Hubbard Loyalty involves faithfulness to commitments or obligations. It requires steadfast allegiance to a sovereign, government, organisation, leader, cause, person or other. Loyalty at work is a two-way street. Both employees and employers need to give and receive loyalty. Loyalty has nothing to do with length of e...
  • Personal Branding and Content
    by Debra Wheatman - January 25, 2018
    You know that I’m all about content, and all about using content as a way to define, promote, and grow your personal brand. But do you think of things like the presentations you give, that thirty-second elevator pitch, or your answer to that often-asked interview question, “So, tell me about yourself” as “content”? Probably not. But you should. Everything you say, every Tweet, every interaction...
  • How Are You Expressing Gratitude as a Leader?
    by Steve Farber - January 23, 2018
    There’s all sorts of science out there that supports the notion that gratitude is good for us. Psychology Today, for instance, ran an article not long ago that listed seven “scientifically proven” benefits of having a thankful attitude. Among them: You’ll be more physically fit, sleep better, and increase your mental strength. Plus, you’ll become fabulously wealthy. Ok, I made that last one up....
  • Telling the Truth
    by Carole Kanchier - January 22, 2018
    'If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.' Mark Twain Have you ever lied at work? Do you tell half-truths to get the sale or job? Do you keep your promises? What does this quiz say about you? Answer yes or no. 1. I’ve lied on my resume or fudged reports. 2. I call in sick when I’m not. 3. I use the Internet on company time. 4. I fail to disclose pertinent information. 5. I&rs...
  • use your vacation time
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 19, 2018
    As a recovering workaholic, I strive regularly to integrate life and career to honor my personal relationships and my professional ambition. The pattern resembles a roller coaster with ups and downs of activity and never a steady balance. This reality check has allowed me to navigate the ultra-busy career times and offset them with precious down time for me. I’ll admit that in previous years, I have not taken all of m...