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  • Test Your Nonverbal Communication
    by Carole Kanchier - September 25, 2017
    Are you aware of the nonverbal signals you send? Do you know how to interpret the body language of colleagues and clients? We both send and receive conscious and subconscious nonverbal messages. Experts say that 70 to 90 percent of communication is nonverbal. Gain a competitive edge in the business world. Attend to nonverbal messages. What you say as well as how you say it give you advantages during interviews, presenta...
  • Authentic personality styles affect your career and work.
    by Kathy Caprino - September 21, 2017
    Working with mid- to high-level professionals who long to create something dramatically better in their lives and careers, a stunning realization often emerges. Many see that they haven’t been true to themselves or honored who they are deep down. They begin to recognize that their authentic, core self has been denied in order to to feel accepted and validated in their job(s) and work cultures. Oftentimes, they realize to...
  • Making the right career decisions
    by Georgia Adamson - September 20, 2017
    What would you do if the kind of career opportunity you’ve been eagerly seeking suddenly appeared–but it came with a “catch”? That is, it carried some baggage that wasn’t what you wanted. Would you walk away in disappointment or take it and hope for the best? Career opportunity decisions can force choices you’re not sure how to make. What Do Career Opportunities with a Catch Look Like?...
  • 5 Lessons Yoga Has Taught Me About Career Success
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 19, 2017
    While yoga’s benefits are well documented, I was a bit resistant to try it — I didn’t start practicing regularly until I turned 40 a few years ago. I now enjoy the practice so much that yoga has become one of my essentials. Like most yogis and yoginis, I have seen its benefits to my overall flexibility, focus and health. And, as my regular readers might guess, I’ve also discovered a number of parallels...
  • Unlimited PTO - More For the Employer or the Employee?
    by Kris Dunn - September 19, 2017
    Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic. And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me? Against me? As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection to the concept of unlimited PTO: Unlimited PTO is limitless in its attraction as a co...
  • Winning at Working: Two Kinds of People
    by Nan S. Russell - September 19, 2017
    Twelve minutes before I was to speak to a large group in a hotel ballroom, I was struggling with A/V equipment. With hundreds of presentations under my belt, I’m accustomed to glitches, but no matter what I tried my presentation wouldn’t project. Hailing the meeting planner, he did his magic and within minutes an A/V tech arrived with another projector. That, too, failed and with five minutes remaining, he began...
  • Does Birth Order Influence Career Decision Making?
    by Carole Kanchier - September 18, 2017
    Are you the eldest, middle, youngest or only child? Do you think your position in the family affects your career development? Birth order is defined as a person's rank by age among his or her brothers and sisters. Many researchers state that birth order influences our personality, intelligence, career choice and success. Oldest, youngest, middle, only children and twins develop distinctive personality traits because...
  • 3 Ways Leaders Kill Innovation
    by Sara Canaday - September 15, 2017
    Many companies today are worried they don’t have the right leadership to succeed in the digital and disruptive age. Maybe they’ve got it all wrong. What if they actually have the right leaders—but they’re being held hostage by the same old expectations, metrics, and rewards? Here’s the problem. The very nature of business is continually evolving. Consumer needs fluctuate. Technology keeps sh...
  • 4 Things Successful People Do to Have Great Relationships
    by Marshall Goldsmith - September 14, 2017
    Relationships fuel our journey. Some are constant sources of power, some are present for certain intervals and provide guidance and help. There are others, however, which should be avoided, ended, or minimized because they represent unwanted detours, excess weight, or distraction. First let’s review different types of relationships. Some are permanent; examples can include our families, life partners, close friends...
  • A Career Portfolio Can Give You A Competitive Edge
    by Carole Kanchier - September 14, 2017
    Advance your career. Develop a career portfolio that demonstrates what you can offer a potential employer, business investor, or new client. Portfolios provide considerably more information than a cover letter and resume alone. Career portfolios use words and pictures, as well as an array of multi-media formats. A portfolio is limited only by one’s imagination. A portfolio includes work samples that show y...