Employee Motivation and Engagement at T.G.I. Friday’s
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jan, 2011
Let’s imagine you work for a company called, “Counting the Minutes Until Quittin’ Time,” or “I Really Wish It Was the Weekend So I Wouldn’t Have to Be Here” This is what I found myself wondering at an airport T.G.I. Friday’s the other week, eating a Tropical Splash Salad (so good) and being served by a very courteous, efficient gentleman named Evan. Sure, the operation seemed to be running smoothly, and given the number of...
Is Your Professional Brand as Strong as Starbucks?
by Barbara Safani - Jan, 2011
Starbucks just unveiled their new logo featuring their well-known green siren but with one dramatic change – the words “Starbucks Coffee” have been dropped from the logo. At first I thought, “What the heck? Why would a company drop their name from their logo? How is that a sound marketing strategy?” But then I thought about it. Maybe it’s an act of shear brilliance. Maybe it’s Starbucks’ way of saying, “Hey, we are Starb...
How to Create a Job for Yourself
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2011
If you’ve been jobless for an extended period of time, maybe you ought to stop looking for the right job. Instead, try looking for the right employer. If you do, and contact them with the right message, employers may create a job just for you. It happens all the time -- even in today’s economy. Here are three case studies and takeaway lessons to illustrate … 1) Offer to help first and get hired later While...
Leadership Charisma and Employee Engagement
by Eva Jenkins - Jan, 2011
Background on Charisma Arthur C. Clarke famously said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It is a classic human tendency to describe anything we do not fully understand in magical or mystical terms. The ancient Greeks observed that some people, generally their leaders, had what they perceived to be a “mysterious quality” that enthralled others and made them want to follow them. Becaus...
Rejuvenate Your Job Search
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Jan, 2011
Not getting what you want in your career these days? Are the resumes you've been sending not getting a response? Are your phone calls or e-mail not getting replies? Are your attempts to leave a job that may be eliminated not making a difference? Do you wish the recession would go away? Today's job market is tough. Demand for jobs is high and supply is low. It is easy to become frustrated and disappointed w...
How to find a job in 2011: pay attention to emotional intelligence
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2011
A new calendar year encourages us to think about resolutions (for those who believe in them), making changes and fresh starts. Today’s post is one of many from members of the Career Collective community I co-coordinate with my colleague Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter. I encourage you to visit other members’ responses, which will linked at the end of my post tomorrow. Please follow our hashtag on Twitter: #careercollective. This mon...
What Do You Want to Be Known For?
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2011
My friend Tim Ferriss just released his new book, The 4-Hour Body. It contains lots of tantalizing body hacking strategies from losing 20 pounds in a month without exercise to reversing permanent injuries. More intriguing than the book itself is how Tim intends to keep it on the bestseller lists for the better part of this year. As my other buddy Jonathan Fields put it on his Tribal Author blog, instead of trying to appe...
Job Search: Which Methods Really Work?
by Todd Rhoad - Jan, 2011
Many aspiring executives flock to business schools to obtain the coveted MBA degree. Optimism oozes out of every pore, while visions of money, promotions, raises and opportunities dance in their head. Then, graduation comes. Uncertainty and doubt flood the mind as reality begins to take hold. They have to find a job and work now. For most MBA graduates, it’s not a daunting task. However, the trends are starting to change...
New Years Resolution: Don't Insult Potential Partners
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2010
We all know the importance of developing deep and meaningful one-on-one relationships in business. The people you work with today will inevitably be the people you work with in the future, and you never know when these will be the very individuals who are in a position to help you move forward in your career. Therefore, you will always be well-served by treating new contacts with dignity and respect. This sounds like a no...
3 Keys to a successful start in a new job
by Dwain Celistan - Dec, 2010
Whether you are new in role within your current organization or new to the organization, it is important to get off to a strong start. In each situation, there are three steps you can employ to increase your likelihood of success. First, you need to develop a 90 day plan. This plan should have 30 and 60 day milestones. The plan should include understanding the expectations of your role, determining its impact on key stake...
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