| Technically Speaking - Twist Bioscience: Faster Synthetic DNA and the Impact Across Industries
by Emily Leproust and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
It's no secret the immense value technological advances have brought to a variety of industries. Twist Bioscience is at the forefront of creating synthetic DNA more quickly, making it readily available to companies across countless fields - including food and medicine. Dr. Emily Leproust, founder and CEO of Twist Bioscience, gives Tim Muma all the details on how her company fills voids and makes organizations more viable to gi...
| Employment Notebook - Taming the Gremlin: Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
by Hallie Crawford and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
If you’ve ever experienced feelings of self-doubt in your career – believing that you’ve only gotten to your current role because of luck or random chance – you could be suffering from “the Imposter Syndrome.” Hallie Crawford returns to LJNRadio to discuss the harm of such thoughts, and how you can overcome them to be more confident in your career and abilities. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to tho...
| Management Decisions - Five Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce
by Ruth Ross and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
The topic of employee engagement has been in the spotlight in recent months. Engaged employees are more motivated and productive in the workplace, ultimately leading to a more successful company. As a manager, there are many ways you can help your employees stay engaged. Ruth Ross – engagement evangelist, speaker, and author – joins LJNRadio to offer her insight on the topic. Employment Notebook explores various topics of i...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Leadership and Downward Mobility
by Rob Asghar and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Leadership roles have traditionally been seen as positions of prestige and ones nearly all people desired. With the ever-changing landscape of the workforce and the expectations, many are shying away from leadership - or at least seriously considering its value. Rob Asghar, author and management consultant, brings the idea of downward mobility to LJNRadio. Rob tells Tim Muma that the practice of downward mobility will encourag...
4 Ways to Comfort a Coworker in Crisis (When You Have No Idea How to React)
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
When you spend 40+ hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences like laughing at office-related inside jokes, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favorite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. You may even come to know about your co-workers’ lives outside of the office. In the modern workplace, it’s not uncommon to spend time with your co-workers out...
7 Clues the Interview Didn’t Go as Planned
by Lisa Rangel - Jul, 2015
The most difficult part of the job search for many is the dreaded interview. Interviews are designed to test applicants to see if they will be a good fit for the company. After an interview, it is normal to spend time waiting for a phone call as you hope to land that next job. However, if you pay attention to a few details, you can probably already tell if you have shot at the job or not. Knowing when an interview didn’t go as...
Don’t Expect Anyone to Be Your Savior + 4 More Job Seeker Tips
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jul, 2015
Calling or emailing your friends, family and colleagues when you are looking for a new job may seem like the natural route. In fact, many experts say, if you know how to concisely guide people to help you, you should do just that. However, like any advice, you should use discernment before applying it to your life. With the wide-open Internet forum and the ease and speed with which we are able to ping, email, send insta...
Research Proves That Delayed Responses Hurt You
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Instant ecommunication equals sky high expectations. I’ve talked before about how responsiveness – or lack thereof – can make or break your reputation at work. Typically, I complain about people who never answer emails unless there’s something in it for them at that moment, or who take weeks to do so. However, it turns out that most people’s definition of responsiveness is even stricter than I would have thought. It turns...
Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Multitasking used to be a sought after professional competency thought to be a valuable skill for the busy professional. Research tells us that singletasking is actually more effective and can result in higher productivity and time efficiency. I can envision a woman at work reading this blog while eating her lunch, checking her email, listening to a webinar, and texting her daughter about carpool plans for soccer practice...
The Simple Way to Build Intergenerational Relationships at Work
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
If there’s one issue on which all generations agree, it’s that millennials are masters of technology. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on millennials helping “befuddled” older employees with their tech troubles. Although I don’t love the thought of myself as “befuddled,” I did recently share in my newsletter how I enlisted a willing Millennial (my “Snapchat mentor”) to help me master the app’s quirks....
This Leading Productivity Killer is Not What You’d Expect
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Overwork is creating a vicious cycle that results in net losses. During the recession of the late aughts, organizations laid off a ton of employees. Many of them didn’t replace these people, but the amount of work remained. Nearly seven years since the recession began, individual American professionals are feeling the fatigue of doing the jobs of two or three former colleagues. In their State of Workplace Productivity...
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2015
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. To help you identify where your resistance may be coming from, I’ve identified the top 3 reasons people don’t use social media in their job...
An Open Letter To All College Students
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2015
In college, you are given an opportunity to go on a great journey. Take advantage of that chance to learn, grow and explore. Along to way, be sure to savor and appreciate every experience. As you move along your path to the future, make friends, make something better and do something for others. Ask questions and say what you mean. Learn about yourself. Think about your future and clarify your dreams. In order to fly o...
Creating a State of Flow at Work
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2015
We coach leaders to cultivate, creativity, clarity, focus and trust in a full engagement culture. Creating a State of Flow at Work One of my CEO executive coaching clients is working with his executive leadership team to create an organizational culture that unleashes employees’ intrinsic motivation and state of flow. I am coaching him to become more effective at appealing to employees’ intrinsic motivation and core valu...
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