What's Your Attitude to Setbacks
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Vincent would like to establish his own business, but he’s afraid he won’t succeed. Marion would like to return to school, but she fears she may fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated in races for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What’s your attitude toward setbacks? Do you pe...
How and when to say "I'm sorry"
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
Resilient professionals know when to say “I’m sorry” and when it’s time to stop The way you routinely speak at work may say more about you than you realize. Some words are particularly powerful and should be handled with care. One of those big impact words is “sorry.” It’s typically defined to include emotions like regret, sadness and penitence, but in practice it can have many shades of meaning. And when we say the phr...
7 Proven Ways to Be Happier at Work (Starting Today)
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
Are you happy at work? If someone asked you this question, what would first come to your mind? Maybe you’d evaluate your job satisfaction with the type of work you’re doing — does it fit your skill set and challenge you? Others may equate career happiness to compensation or the prestige of a particular employer. Studies show that people who are most satisfied at their job point to a wide range of features from friendly...
How to Talk to the Bully: Disarming Workplace Bullying
by Mark Gorkin - Jun, 2015
Prologue: As many of you know, when I write about bullying or trauma in general it comes from my personal well, including several years of childhood bully trauma: stricken by shame, taunted by peers but mostly stalked by my own lurking fear and helplessness, a constant struggle to concentrate, unaware of my smoldering depression, subliminal rage, and omnipresent mask. Then there was the nuclear tension and family secrets (e....
Winning at Working: Perpetuated Myths
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2015
Myths. Beliefs. Conventional wisdom. Even our own eyes get in our way. Consider what happened to Galileo. In 1589, he gathered the world's most learned professors to the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a demonstration to disprove a 2,000 year old physics principle of Aristotle's: the heavier an object is, the faster it will fall to earth. From the top of the tower, Galileo simultaneously dropped a ten pound and a one pound weig...
7 Habits Of Emotionally Engaged People
by Connie Pheiff - Jun, 2015
People who are emotionally engaged tend to do better in relationships in and out of the workplace. These are habits that set them apart. Business leaders are noticing that working with emotionally engaged people is an important factor in business success and harmony at work. It is also important in relationships that touch all areas of our life. So what are the habits of emotionally engaged people? 1. Emotionally enga...
8 Actions to Take If You Don’t Get the Job
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
“Thank you for your interest, but…” Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call you just received, that began in this manner, let you know otherwise. After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned. You did not get the job—what next? Almost everyone interviews for jobs they do not get. Finding...
Noticing: An Elusive Leadership Skill
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jun, 2015
“Leaders often fail to notice when they are obsessed by other issues, when they are motivated to not notice, and when there are other people in their environment working hard to keep them from noticing.” ~ Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman As a leader, you’re responsible for making key decisions each day. But how confident are you in your ability to notice all pertinent information? If you’re like most le...
Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jun, 2015
How to Write Who You Are Marjorie Liebert, a former dancer, said, “We dance who we are.” Similarly, when writing your career story, you must, “Write who you are.” While being authentic in expressing who you are is important, it is equally essential to be selective in what you parlay versus creating a tell-all story. As in any marketing communication, your story must be choreographed with relevant moves for yo...
Will the Internet of Things Displace HR?
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2015
The latest tech trend is the Internet of Things (IoT), and if you’re like me, you didn’t know what it meant until you were reading a blog post one day (possibly this one). The IoT is what will happen when any device with an off/on switch can be connected to the Internet and to other devices. Technology analyst firm Gartner has predicted that in the very near future, there will be nearly 30 billion connected devices, forging...
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