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  • Is Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Advancing Your Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 21, 2018
    You’re in a meeting when a colleague takes credit for your work. What would you do: 1) Publicly confront the colleague over ownership? 2) After the meeting, request she give you credit when discussing your work? 3) Nothing? 4) Publicly thank her for referencing your work, and give the group additional information? If you selected # 4, you've demonstrated emotional intelligence or EQ. Studies show that emotionally...
  • How to Succeed in Your New Job
    by Carole Kanchier - May 14, 2018
    Rosemary writes: “I’m starting a new position and want to make sure I get off to a good start. What to do?” Starting a new job is exciting and sometimes intimidating. You have a fresh start, new challenges and renewed energy. But you may also feel apprehensive, particularly if you were fired or laid off from your last job. Tips for thriving in your new job - Believe in yourself. Have faith in your...
  • Building Brand Awareness
    by Debra Wheatman - May 10, 2018
    You know you need to build a professional brand to effectively market yourself in your career. But how do you build awareness of your brand? Branding is one of those things that we like to make really difficult. It doesn’t have to be; it’s actually quite simple. Let’s start with what branding is not. It isn’t: A tagline A logo A website A campaign These are all tactics that you employ to...
  • How to Avoid One of the Most Devastating Causes of Career Lag!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - May 9, 2018
    Our environment is full of triggers! Smells, sounds, sights barrage us constantly and can affect our actions in both our personal and professional lives. Some triggers are so powerful they can keep us from focusing on making meaningful change, and we unknowingly become a creation of the world around us rather than who we want to be. In this digital age, the biggest trigger is the internet and advent of very sophisticated on...
  • Better Office Seating Arrangements Increase Productivity
    by Alexandra Levit - May 8, 2018
    Cornerstone OnDemand researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity: better office seating arrangements. In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor described the results of a new study, which suggested that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and that grouping the right types of coworkers together can improve productivity and work...
  • Use Intuition for Career Decision Making
    by Carole Kanchier - May 7, 2018
    Kathleen, a grade six teacher wonders whether to accept the promotion to principal. Les, a human resources manager, wants a job that 'excites' him. Recently laid off, Barbara thinks this might be a perfect time to start her own business. Tom, an engineer, wants to try a different field where he can still use his engineering skills. Intuition is a great tool to use in solving varied career and personal challenges. Sigmund F...
  • Hating the Game - Referrals From People Who Just Quit
    by Kris Dunn - May 4, 2018
    John resigned and left a couple of weeks ago. It was on good terms, but you recruited John and feel some of the sting. After all, you needed him in that role and went out and got him. He left you hanging - he left for what he considers a better opportunity before spending a year at your company. Free Agent Nation my #$$. What ever happened to working through the bumps? Cue the music from the Godfather... Then, the...
  • How to Illuminate and Eliminate the Problems Haunting Your Company
    by Steve Farber - May 3, 2018
    Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers first recorded the song “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” in 1944, and many stars have covered the tune–Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow, and, for you punk fans, The Vindictives, just to name a few. But for David Corbin, it was a version by a dancing bear that stood out. Corbin, a friend I’ve grown to respect as a fellow professional speaker...
  • 3 Tips for Leaders Who Engage on Social Media
    by Marshall Goldsmith - May 2, 2018
    Some relationships are permanent; examples can include our families, life partners, close friends, and professional colleagues. These are lifelong bonds we form with some people. Other relationships are transient. Transient relationships with friends, acquaintances, coworkers and colleagues can be highly enriching or quickly forgotten and last for a few days or a few years, either way, they are temporary. Today we have a...
  • Level Up Your Personal Branding
    by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - May 1, 2018
    Taking control of what recruiters and hiring authorities find when they search for your name online isn’t just smart — but critical in today’s digital and global job search landscape. So, what have you done to steer your online image the right way? We'll, let's see... #1 You are probably on LinkedIn. Yes? Great. No? #2 You have a Facebook account. Good! Maybe. Be careful with what...