MAKE THAT NET-WORK
by Wendy Adams - May, 2011
The old adage of its not what you know, but who you know will never go out of style. We see it daily represented in almost anything publically displayed in the media. Now that media is currently most strongly held in the hands of the people, there is no shortage of proof that power is grown by the more people you know; the greater the access you have to these people and by the diversity of people you know. We are expanding...
by Suzanne Bates - May, 2011
Many years ago as a young, single professional, I got this idea that I should put down roots. Although I was a carpet bagging television reporter moving from city to city every two or three years, I found a condo in Tampa that I loved and couldn’t afford. Though I was likely to leave town before a year or two was out, I really wanted to buy it. My dad happened to be coming for a visit so I took him to see the place. As we st...
Getting Started on LinkedIn: Advice for Recent Grads
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2011
In honor of LinkedIn’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to share some reminders about why the site is valuable to young professionals and how to use it effectively. As the largest and most vibrant professional social network in the world (100 million members in over 200 countries and counting), LinkedIn provides a wealth of opportunities for personal branding, networking and fi...
THE RISE OF CORPORATE GLOBAL AND DECLINE OF CORPORATE AMERICA
by Yvonne Brown - May, 2011
As a child in Jamaica I grew up in a time when coming to America was the ultimate dream. People from all over the world coveted the American lifestyle with its manicured lawns, beautiful homes, and happy healthy children playing in the yard or riding their bikes in the neighborhood. Now all of that has changed and many Americans are moving to foreign lands just to find work, some are struggling to make a living,and feed th...
How Is Your Customer Service?
by Christine Hassler - May, 2011
“Here is a simple but powerful rule – always give people more than what they expect to get.” – Nelson Boswell This week I designated a day to catch up on my errands and to-do list which involved interacting with various businesses. I was aware of how pleasurable my interaction with each business was based on the level of customer service I received. On several occasions I encountered unhelpful, unfriendly or apathetic ind...
How to Harness the Power of Culture
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients - a senior executive in a professional services firm. We discussed how the right culture needed to be designed to create a desired future state. My client’s firm is led by a leadership team that doesn’t like marketing and even more so sales, and is resistant to change. My client and I further discussed how the culture that got them t...
Ten Tips to Build Accountability
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2011
Accountability is the single biggest issue confronting organizations today, especially for those engaged in big change initiatives. When you build an organization that motivates people to be accountable, people will achieve game-changing results. In organizations, accountability is often viewed as something negative that happens to you when things go wrong. This kind of accountability never works. Real accountability is achie...
Career Help: Fail Forward and Fail Often
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2011
This is a continuation of my response on the Wall Street Journal article, written by Dilbert, creator Scott Adams, How to Get a Real Education. Fail Forward. If you’re taking risks, and you probably should, you can find yourself failing 90% of the time. The trick is to get paid while you’re doing the failing and to use the experience to gain skills that will be useful later. I failed at my first career in banking. I failed...
Career Secrets from the Insiders
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
I have been reading Martin Yate since I was a job seeker about to be fresh out of college, and he has been one of my major sources of inspiration over the last few years. Fortunately for us, Martin's got a new Knock Em Dead book (this one is called Secrets and Strategies from the Insiders), and when I asked him if he could share some of the book's most important wisdom with you guys, here's what he had to say: Take control...
3 Questions Interviewees Must Ask or Risk Doom—After Getting the Job!
by Dawn Lennon - May, 2011
Job interviews are the beginning. It’s the moment when we begin our relationship with a future boss. We tend to look at the hiring process like a game show. We’re picked as contestants, and if we answer the questions correctly, we win the prize. The game show winner takes his/her winnings and goes home. When you get the job, however, you’re expected to report to work every day, take direction, complete assignments, and...
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