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  • Digging Into The Discomfort of Job Search To Empower Change
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - September 29, 2016
    My sister shared a story about how in playing ping-pong with her grandson recently she was able to win matches. Her grandson was in the process of learning a new technique of spinning the ball, and while ultimately this new technique should give him the upper competitive hand, in the interim, the learning curve has been slowing him down. I could sense her admiration for her grandson, as he focused in on a goal and was willi...
  • Job Interview Tip: How To Achieve Success In A Panel Interview
    by Paul Freiberger - September 29, 2016
    Imagine you've been asked to read a book to your child's first grade class. You're a little bit nervous when you get to the school, but you take a deep breath and open the door to the classroom. That's when you notice the cameras and are told that your "performance" will be beamed to millions of first grade classrooms all over the world. Surprise! Panel Interview Success While your next job interview may not be live stre...
  • Why Goal Setting Can Be Dangerous If You Make These Mistakes
    by Kathy Caprino - September 29, 2016
    In my work as a career coach, my clients and I focus a great deal on authentic goal-setting, working to get at the heart of what they want – deep down – in their life and work. They’re often very surprised at how “off” their goals have been, given what they perrsonally believe and value. Very few of us have received any positive training or guidance on how to set authentic, inspiring goals that will drive us forward to joyful...
  • Women in Leadership: A Win-Win for Companies and Individuals
    with Joelle Jay and Tim Muma - September 29, 2016
    Though many people focus on the pay gap between men and women, an emphasis on moving women up the corporate ladder serves a greater benefit for all involved. Executive coach Joelle Jay, a principal with the Leadership Research Institute, describes key points from her book, "The New Advantage: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for Their Companies and Themselves." Joelle explains to Tim Muma why women have an edge in l...
  • Advancing Partnerships In The Workplace
    by Alexandra Levit - September 28, 2016
    In their research, Gartner analysts Jeffrey Brooks, Heather Colella, and John Roberts found that CIOs believe current approaches to assessing executive satisfaction are missing something, and that IT organizations require a technique that puts the onus on line of business partners to articulate exactly what they need from IT. Gartner has developed one such technique, which involves understanding the importance of a reciproc...
  • How To Change The World One Pizza At A Time
    by Steve Farber - September 28, 2016
    Byron Stephens has helped Marco’s Pizza grow to more than 700 stores in 35 states and three countries. That type of expansion often kills a culture; in fact, while Marco’s growth numbers looked great on paper, employee morale began to nosedive. As an organization, they were falling victim to the classic “Growth Trap.” Stephens joined Marco’s Pizza in 2004 when it was a successful but regional chain operating 110 stor...
  • I'm a Presidential Speechwriter
    with John Pollack and Tim Muma - September 28, 2016
    While being a speechwriter isn't necessarily non-traditional, being one of the writers for the President of the United States definitely qualifies as rare. John Pollack is a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, and he fills Tim Muma in on the process of landing such a prestigious role, as well as the details that went into the position. John is also the author of "Shortcut" where he dives into the power of analogies...
  • The Biggest HR Mistakes Companies Make
    by Judith Lindenberger - September 28, 2016
    I was recently asked to give a talk to a group of entrepreneurs on the biggest HR mistakes that companies make. In my experience of doing HR work for over thirty years, and from running a consulting practice for the last fifteen years, the biggest HR mistakes companies make are as follows: 1. Not keeping up with employment laws Running a business requires wearing many hats. Add to that keeping up with new state and feder...
  • Career Success Takes Hard Work
    by Georgia Adamson - September 27, 2016
    Sorry, but I don’t believe there’s a proven “easy” path to long-term career success. Most things worth having are worth working for–and do require work, not wishful thinking or a haphazard effort. Your career success falls into that category. I’d actually suspect that most of you “get” this point. You’re not likely to hold your breath waiting for someone to hand you career success on a platter. (At least, I certainly hope y...
  • Pure Gold: Workplace Lessons From The 2016 Olympics
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 27, 2016
    The explosive power of gymnast Simone Biles. The incredible determination of swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. The feats we see at the Olympics are the result of discipline, grit and hours and hours (and hours) of practice. They showcase teamwork, focus, communication and dedication – coincidentally, all traits that make for a great employee. As the spectacle of Rio winds down, let’s reflect on some workplace...