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  • 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...
  • Ways Employers Can Minimize Workplace Stress
    by Carole Kanchier - February 12, 2018
    Do you supervise or manage anyone? Are your subordinates suffering from job stress? Does your work environment contribute to worker stress? Do you address job stress issues? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), job stress occurs when job requirements don’t match employee capabilities, resources or needs. Wide spread and costly, job stress is called a “world health epid...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Courage
    by Carole Kanchier - January 16, 2018
    'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.' Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the Af...
  • Resolve to Attain Desired Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - January 9, 2018
    The New Year is here and many of us are planning to make the most of 2018! Here are some tips for moving forward! - Think positively. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. But you must be persistent, optimistic and patient. Also, restructure negative thoughts by restating them positively. - State realistic goals in concrete terms. Ensure your goal is consistent with your purpose. Intend to achi...
  • 3 Tips on...a Variety of Career and Personal Growth
    by Carole Kanchier - December 26, 2017
    * 3 tips for making most of holiday season - Know yourself and job target. - Prepare an elevator speech. - Build your online professional profile on social media channels, and network at holiday events. * 3 tips for achieving - Measure success by your standards. - Enjoy the process mastery. - Set attainable goals. * 3 tips for growing in current job - Identify needs, skills and other personal qualities you want...
  • Managing Criticism at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - December 18, 2017
    Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something, according to Wikipedia. We all have to handle negative feedback at times. Some of it may be constructive feedback, and some may be cruel! Criticism at work can affect every part of your life, adding stress during work hours and invading your thoughts outside the office. If you don't handle it well, negative feedback from your superiors and colleagu...
  • Prepare for Ambush Interviews
    by Carole Kanchier - December 11, 2017
    The term “ambush interview” refers to an unscheduled interview that occurs because someone has forced or tricked another into on-the-spot participation. Although the press typically uses the term to describe a journalism interview tactic, it can also refer to a tactic used by some employers and job seekers. An ambush interview can have a negative or positive result depending on the ambusher. Are you prepared for...