Why People Want Independent Financial Advisors
by Douglas Bolter - Jun, 2010
Times have changed – and so have financial advisors. Today, people don’t want financial advice from a salesman. Instead, they want a relationship with a financial professional who is candid, trustworthy and thoroughly educated, who provides personalized financial consulting for each client. That search often leads them to a fee-based or fee-only financial advisor or a Registered Investment Advisor. A pleasant alternative...
Clueless Leadership! Can You Bear It? The Perils of Non-Communication
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2010
Do I have to say it too? “Communication is the backbone of good leadership.” Hasn’t it been said enough already? Aren’t there enough books, training programs, and speeches out there to drive home the point? Then why are so many people in leadership positions clueless? Why don’t they communicate well, at the right time, and with the right message? It must be faulty wiring. There seem to be four extremes. Leaders who: ...
Two Ways to Network Smarter
by Kevin Donlin - Jun, 2010
Networking -- everyone will tell you it’s a great way to connect with employers. Yet, I get more questions and complaints from readers about networking than almost any other employment topic. Why is that? Here’s an example. Russ, in Minneapolis, writes: I am looking for a job. The problem is that I have not the foggiest idea where to network. I am looking for a management position, possibly in manufacturing, but I ...
NextGen Sales: Understanding Social Selling
by Barbara Giamanco - Jun, 2010
There is fair amount of buzz about a concept called “social selling” (often used synonymously with Sales 2.0, a term coined and trademarked by Nigel Edelshain). Certainly some people will argue that sales, particularly B2B sales, has always depended on a sales reps ability to build a relationship with their potential buyer, which could be viewed as a social activity. Since successful selling has always revolved around relation...
Instant Gratification: For Leaders Who Want Results
by Suzanne Bates - Jun, 2010
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but imagine if those Romans had had the internet. They would have loved it. Log into Monster.com and hire the team; order supplies and get overnight delivery from Lowes; Google winning city architectual plans and then go to Amazon to choose business best - sellers on project management. Way cool. Yes, it is incredibly comforting to know that many of our needs can be met in an instant. I’ve ju...
What Have You Gotten Better at So Far This Year?
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2010
Business As Usual so far in 2010? In the day-to-day, week-to-week conduct of our work, business life and personal life, we do the things we need to do to accomplish our job and get things done. We exercise our talents to get these things done; we utilize our key skills to do those things as well as we can. Six months go by, a year goes by, lots of work is done, lots of things get done. but...have WE gotten better?... or a...
Are You a Resistor?
by Harry Urschel - Jun, 2010
Over the past 5 years, having taught over 20 – 8 week classes on job transition skills, I’ve consistently seen many people resist applying the ideas and techniques I talk about. Although they nod in agreement in class, they rarely, if ever, change any of their activities throughout the week. They continue doing the same things they’ve always done and expect different results (isn’t that a definition of insanity?). Why do...
Do Recruiters Really Ignore Those Without Jobs?
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Jun, 2010
Chances are you saw this Yahoo! article: finance.yahoo.com/news/Outofwork-job-applicants-told-cnnm and panicked - especially if you are an unemployed job seeker in a tough industry. So what can you do? After all, NYC is already the toughest place live and work - and now you have this to think about? My advice is to take the article with a grain of salt. While the information is pretty discouraging and employers do have a lo...
How to Create a Personal Brand Without Being a Jerk
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2010
There are those talking about personal branding who are nothing more than ego-maniacs used to leading their high-school click. Personal branding is NOT the same as being the center of attention or creating a cult of your own personality. In fact, a good brand is quite the opposite. Let me explain what I mean. Your Personal Brand, their Emotions Think about Steve Jobs. What emotions come to your head...I think: “innova...
Make A Plan For Your Job Hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2010
Today, I spoke to a client. He mentioned that, since he had decided to hire me and we had a plan in place to move forward, he felt much better about his job search plans and not so hurried or hectic. I told him I thought that was a great topic for a blog post! Do you find that just having a plan makes it easier to think about a big task? Sometimes, making the plan work involves partnering with an expert. I am a big proponen...
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