It's Time to Become the Boss: Individual Contributor vs. Leader
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
In writing my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I found that one of the biggest mistakes new leaders make is assuming the skills that got them promoted will be the ones they use in their new management roles. They aren’t. Being great at something doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be great at leading other people to do what you’ve excelled at. Being a great teacher doesn’t guarantee yo...
Is Your Personal Style Hurting You Professionally?
by Bernie Frazier - Oct, 2014
Everyone has a personal style, but not everyone is aware of how their personal style affects their interactions and relationships with others. Some people don’t look you in the eyes because they were told as a child that it’s rude to stare, but don’t realize it can come across as being uninterested or lacking confidence. Others don’t realize the red onions they love to eat make them almost unbearable to be around afterwards....
Present Ideas to Your Boss With Confidence
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Pitching a new idea to your boss does not have to be daunting or intimidating. Some practical tips from eHow magazine will help you on your way and give you the confidence and courage to share your ideas with conviction. Gather information that supports your idea. Find statistics that show the potential success of your proposal with relevant examples. Write your idea out on paper before you pitch your boss. What seems g...
10 Ways to Juice Up Your Job
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When it comes to the topic of finding one’s passion, Curt Rosengren is the man with the plan. He’s been blogging on this issue longer than anyone else I know, and here’s what he had to say on Wild About Work: “Far too often when people’s careers start to get a little stale, they do one of two things. They either go into ‘grit your teeth and suck it up’ mode (after all, work IS a four-letter word, right?), or they do a swan di...
Getting Over Post-Project Depression
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Oct, 2014
Ever get that empty feeling when you’ve worked intensely on something big and then it ends? During the first quarter of this year I worked on three major projects that had me zigzagging the country through the dead of winter to New York, LA, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Tampa and Atlanta. The pace was non-stop and the stakes were high. I worked closely with my clients every day to ensure that what I was delivering was on ta...
The Disorganized Boss!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Oct, 2014
As I write this blog I’m traveling down Interstate 80 through Nebraska with my husband. I’m sixteen hours away from the start of my work week in Denver with a laptop on my lap. My husband is driving and as we get closer to the Colorado state line, my anxiety is increasing thinking about all I have to do before I walk into the workplace tomorrow morning. Meetings start at 7:00 a.m., followed by presentations, budget reviews...
7 Must-Haves You Need to Manage Your Career Proactively
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Oct, 2014
Are you guilty of managing your career only when you’re in or anticipating an active career search? Unfortunately, the “I’ll wait until I really need it” approach doesn’t work effectively. If you want to minimize your current or future unemployment or protect your work life from long gaps between jobs, you will need these 7 tools: A permanent email address with BrandYOU™ signature: To manage your career proactive over time...
The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Years ago I was in an interview for a big freelance opportunity and my almost future boss asked me – “What was your biggest professional failure?” The question really freaked me out since I did not want to expose my vulnerable side or my true weaknesses. I was trying to land the job and show him why I would be a rock star hire. I fumbled through the rest of the interview and left feeling deflated and lacking confidence for job...
How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair
by Cathy Francois - Oct, 2014
Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers. Maximize Your Time by Conducting Research Research the particip...
Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
It was when I called my naval officer father by his first name that he told me I was “bordering on insubordination.” No joke. I wanted to laugh, but even at age 13, I wasn’t that stupid. With my upbringing as a Navy brat, not surprisingly, I entered the work force with as much fear of corporate brass as anyone. At my first job, the new trainees worked mostly with the recent MBA’s. They were pretty approachable, so all wa...
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