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  • Be a Quester: Develop a Visionary Mindset
    by Carole Kanchier - February 18, 2019
    We live in a world that is changing faster than we as humans can currently internalize. We’re on the cusp of an exponential growth curve leading to a future that we may not even recognize. To succeed, we must develop visionary mindsets. A visionary is someone who thinks about the future or advancements in creative and imaginative ways. Visionaries have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in t...
  • How to Decide Which Company is Right for You
    by Carole Kanchier - February 11, 2019
    Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals. An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for. To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and tr...
  • Do You Have Control Over Your Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 4, 2019
    Do you take control of your own career? Or, do you wait for others to make your career decisions? How Autonomous Are You? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I often do things I don't want to do at work. 2. I accept responsibility for the work I do. 3. I'm usually self-reliant at work. 4. I perform tasks required in my job description. 5. I have little influence over things that happen to me at work. 6. I can us...
  • Boost Brain Power: Enhance Each Side of Your Brain
    by Carole Kanchier - January 28, 2019
    Do you have right or left brain thinking abilities? Or do you use both sides equally well? Although we use both hemispheres, scientists suggest we have preferences or strengths for one or the other. To be competitive in today's job market we must develop both creative and analytical thinking styles. Analytical and creative problem solving abilities rely on different skill sets. Sometimes the difference is describe...
  • Are You a Perfectionist Who Procrastinates?
    by Carole Kanchier - January 22, 2019
    Are you reluctant to try new things? Make big plans, but don't follow through? Tend to be critical of self and others? If so, you may be a perfectionist procrastinator. Perfectionism and procrastination often go hand-in-hand. Certain characteristics drive perfectionists to delay things. What does this quiz say about you? Are you a perfectionist procrastinator? Answer “yes” or “no.” 1....
  • Learning Resilience in a Changing World
    by Carole Kanchier - January 15, 2019
    How do you react to unexpected challenges? Do you rebound from major setbacks stronger than before? Or do you play the victim, blame others? It's essential to strengthen resilience to adapt and succeed in changing times. How resilient are you? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I like trying new ways of doing things. 2. I find it challenging to recover emotionally from losses. 3. I adapt quickly to new situations. 4...
  • Start Your Job Off Right in 2019
    by Carole Kanchier - January 7, 2019
    You’ve had a few days off or maybe more, and getting back into your regular work routine may be challenging. You may forget passwords, feel like another coffee break, a longer lunch with friends. The sudden change of pace from lounging and flexibility to rigorous 9-to-5 schedule after the holidays, is the reality. But you can come back energetically and happily. Here are suggestions to get back to business: 1. Clea...
  • Seven Step Career Decision Mkaing Model
    by Carole Kanchier - December 31, 2018
    What does it take to make a wise career decision? Research has demonstrated that individuals who make efficient, wise career decisions combine initiative strengths with intellect or analytical thinking and research. Successful career decisions will take you through seven stages. Backtracking may occur as you gather more information, but if you omit one of the stages, you may be in trouble. Throughout the process, take t...
  • Managing Stress in the Holiday Season
    by Carole Kanchier - December 24, 2018
    The holidays can be an enjoyable time—but not for everyone. Some of us suffer from the blues, whether it's because we can't celebrate with family or have a hard time adjusting to the colder, shorter days. Perhaps being around family brings back old dynamics that make you feel bad. Perhaps you don’t have any family or live too far away to be with them. Or maybe it’s the cold weather and the shorter...
  • Start the New Year with Confidence
    by Carole Kanchier - December 17, 2018
    How you feel about yourself colors your dealings with the world. Confidence gives you the courage to set high expectations, to risk, to grow, to achieve desired personal and professional goals. Those who lack confidence take jobs that are too easy or lovers who won't ask for too much. They're losing out on work opportunities, fun, and growth. How confident are you? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' When I do a job,...