Work Life Balance: Tips & Techniques
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
These are typical signs of work life balance gone amuck: Feeling that you are merely trying to get through the day. Barely making it to the end of the week and feeling completely exhausted by the time you get home. Feeling that you are on the merry-go-round of life and just wanting to get off. Feeling like you are falling behind and never catching up in the game of life. If you are not “wicked happy” then there...
Unconscious Bias is a Reality
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2013
Imagine that your employee has been talking about continuing his or her education, and is considering going back to grad school. You have a managerial position open for which this person would be perfect, but in the back of your mind, you worry that he or she will either leave or be overly distracted with school. So you create other reasons why another employee is better for the role, and leave this person as is. This is jus...
Is Your Boss a Poor Communicator?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2013
Good communication skills should be a minimum requirement for promotion to management, but too often that doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, you might find that your boss is a poor communicator, and you have to cope with that unsatisfactory situation. Unless you find a way to deal with it successfully, you might find yourself heading out the door sooner than expected–either voluntarily or involuntarily. In view of that...
Performance Management–Yours or Your Team’s
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2013
Performance management through open-minded learning has always made good sense to me. Along those lines, I always enjoy reading insightful communications from professionals I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with and getting to know at least a little. One of those is Saeed al Muntafiq, a senior executive in Dubai who has a view of the business world that transcends geographical boundaries. Performance Management and Deve...
A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Careerist Self About What Really Matters
by Karen Vitale - Mar, 2013
It’s a classic Catch-22—with a careerist twist. When facing big decisions early in your career, you don’t have tons of real-world experience to draw upon. And by the time you’ve actually racked up a decent supply of workplace wisdom, you may feel like you no longer need career advice. If only career tracks came with fast-forward and rewind buttons. (Or a blue police call box, for those who like to time travel in style.) Wh...
Rumors in the Workplace – Stop Unethical Gossip
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2013
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well – Mahatma Gandhi I recently spoke with the VP of Human Resources of a San Francisco Bay Area company regarding providing executive coaching for the company CEO. She asked some very insightful questions to determine fit. She specifically wanted to know how I worked with different personality styles, an...
Are You Selling Yourself as Well as You Could?
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
For several years, I’ve been recommending that people focus on being able to succinctly and effectively highlight their accomplishments because others (i.e. recruiters, managers, partners) will judge them mostly based on their past track record of success. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. What You Could Do is Better Than What You Have Done According to Heidi Grant Harvorson at the Harvard Business Review,...
3 Remedies for the Long-Term, Unhappily EMPLOYED
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Mar, 2013
International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton inspired me with her recent post on surviving long-term unemployment. Her pithy, content-rich article articulated real-life examples of professionals and executives battling extended job loss as well as strategies to stimulate career traction. Her article spurred me to think about the other side of the job-search coin, the long-term ‘employed’ who feel stuck and una...
How to Walk Into Your Boss’s Office With Confidence and Walk Out With a Raise
by Katie Slater - Mar, 2013
It’s the holy grail of negotiating for yourself at work—walking into your boss’s office and knowing you will come out with a raise. It is actually possible. And no, there isn’t a magic phrase or action. It takes more than minimal effort. But putting in the time to understand what it takes, and then doing it, will get you that raise. Understand your workplace’s financial dynamics Long before you walk into tha...
Did You Lose Your Job? How To Get Your Mojo Back and Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
Okay, let’s start this with one of the most obvious and truthful statements you’ll read in a “How to” piece: Getting fired sucks. Actually, losing your job in any fashion does. Even if you’ve “only been laid off”. The trauma of losing a job is made worse if it was unexpected or if the situation involved personal as well as/rather than professional circumstances. Days, even weeks go by where you find yourself wondering...
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