by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2015
I hesitated before I answered the question. It was just a slight hesitation, but the question took me by surprise. Someone asked me how could they work on self-improvement and development on the clock. And while I answered at the time with a few tips, the on the clock part stuck with me and got me thinking. When it comes to self-improvement and personal development, there are at least four kinds of people at work: people wh...
Give Your Professional Presence Some Spring!
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
Are you ready to put up the winter coat and bring out your spring clothing? Sometimes the cloudy, cold, and even snowy days make us long for Spring. As you get ready for the new season, keep in mind the trends for Spring/Summer 2015 and how you can incorporate them to keep your brand presence fresh. You’ll find that many of the designers’ top picks can be worn at the office. Who says a professional can’t be on trend? 1. Bl...
Networking: Three Ways to Build Your Brand
by Hallie Crawford - Apr, 2015
As we talked about in our radio interview, networking can be a critical piece to helping you build your brand. Usually people only think of networking as a tool for their job search but, that’s not the only time networking can be useful. It can be a critical piece to helping you build your brand in your current industry, or in a new one that you want to transition to. Networking to build your brand can be especially helpful fo...
You Are The Average Of What?
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2015
There are factors that combine to make you who you are, what you are and who you will become, as you move through college and beyond. Your success, mediocrity or failure usually depends on what you surround ourselves with. However, you have a great deal of control over your environment. You choose the people, places, information, tools, motivation and opportunities that you allow to get close to you. So, let?s take a close...
7 Ways to Self-Promote at Work with Grace
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
You don’t have to be an aggressive attention-seeker to get ahead at work. In fact, the less obnoxious you are, the better. Instead, build positive relationships with everyone you can, both inside and outside your organization. Get ahead by helping others succeed, improving their perceptions of you, and doing the marketing legwork required to stay visible. This way, when opportunities come along for promotions, you’ll be...
11 Ways to Master Your Professional Presence
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
Who has a presence you admire? What words would you use to describe that person? Is it how they communicate, how they give engaging presentations, or how they hold meaningful conversations? They may bring a spark the moment they enter the room. They may have a profound self-awareness, naturally knowing how to take control in most situations, being rarely intimidated. Typically they are well dressed and groomed, exhibiting a pr...
4 Ways To Leave Your Job Gracefully
by Stacey Lane - Apr, 2015
“I just need to know how to do it” said a new client. She was referring to how to quit her job. I’ve blogged about this in the past but her request, and what we discussed got me thinking – maybe you, too, are wondering about how to part ways with your employer. If you’re just embarking on a job search, my advice can be summed up in two words. Horse. Cart. Remember – they go in that order. Don’t worry about how you’re goi...
Company Loyalty–How Much Do You “Owe” Them?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2015
The title of this post is somewhat of a trick question. When a company pays your salary, as agreed when you took the job, you probably do owe them something in return. In other words, in most cases you should deliver whatever you agreed to do in exchange for that salary. On the other hand, what if the company expects actions that are, for example, unethical or borderline illegal? Then you’re looking at possible consequences...
Non-communication is the new normal
by Sherri Edwards - Mar, 2015
At the risk of severely dating myself or alienating my readers, I‘ll start with a confession: I still expect people to do what they say they will do. I know, I know, I know. Call me a dreamer. Recently, after a series of disappointments due to people not following through on commitments, I asked someone what they thought about this apparent trend. I was told to “change my expectations.” At first, it seemed like a puzzling r...
Mindfulness -- A Secret to Success
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
What's a secret to success? Mindfulness. Mind has unlimited potential, but it must be trained. Research, from varied disciplines including neuroscience and psychology, demonstrate that when the body is in peak condition and the trained mind is focused, an individual can achieve the extraordinary. Mind power can help you attain desired professional goals. Quester Barbara, a former technical writer, imagined herself tendin...
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