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  • Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - June 26, 2017
    From academia to the non-profit arena, as well as the corporate world-of-work, I have had many clients who complained about bosses who were ineffective leaders. Were their leaders intelligent and talented people? Yes. But, were they able to lead a team, motivate others, and empower success in their colleagues? No! I have come to believe that while some leaders are born, most are developed and our current professional market...
  • How To Leap Into Extreme Leadership
    by Steve Farber - June 26, 2017
    The world is full of people who call themselves leaders, but woefully short of Extreme Leaders. Perhaps you think that’s OK. Extreme Leaders, you might reason, are only needed for extreme circumstances – a soldier taking fellow troops into battle, a Sherpa guiding climbers up Mount Everest, or a quarterback directing a potential game-winning drive in the Super Bowl. Everyday life, you might say, requires only every...
  • Managing Millennals Q&A: Why Don't My Millennial Employees Work As Hard As I Did?
    by Lindsey Pollak - June 26, 2017
    Read the original article on Lindsey's blog. Note to readers: This is the fourth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is help...
  • Beyond the Buzzwords: How Do You Show Soft Skills on Your Resume?
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - June 23, 2017
    Last week I was reading through LinkedIn’s recent 2017 Global Trends Survey and was intrigued to see that 35% of recruiters stated soft skills assessment as one of the leading factors affecting future recruiting trends. With a more competitive job market, employers are saying that culture fit and soft skills are becoming big game changers in the screening and hiring process. With this in mind, the challenge then beco...
  • Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? Start ANEW!
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - June 23, 2017
    The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. For example, careerists still need … to have a great resume. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. to know people who know people. In other instances, job search strategies have metamorphosed. For example, you must … 1. Have more than a resume chronology. Your resume must tell...
  • Last Minute Resume - It's A Bad Idea!
    by Georgia Adamson - June 23, 2017
    You get a phone call or an email from someone who urgently needs your resume to submit for a great but time-limited job opportunity. Fantastic! Except for one problem–you haven’t updated your resume in at least 10 years. So you quickly throw together an “updated resume” that you figure will do for the time being and send it off. HUGE mistake! Last-Minute Resumes: Why They’re a BAD Idea Fi...
  • Good Business Etiquette Can Pay Off
    by Carole Kanchier - June 22, 2017
    At a recent business luncheon one of the guests blew his nose in his napkin. Another guest wore jeans and a sheer blouse. Are these appropriate business behaviors? Do you practice such basic courtesies as returning messages promptly, and greeting people when they enter your office? Does your organization have uniform policies regarding emails, punctuality, and kitchen use? Good manners are good business. Many potential...
  • My Little Bit of Fun with a Resume Troll
    by Lisa Rangel - June 22, 2017
    In today’s political climate we have no shortage of trolls. The topic does not matter. The side you are on does not really matter either. Diverse, equal opportunity trollage is ever present. Make trolling great again! Well, my little resume writing company is no different as we have our share of trolls. Recently there was a good one. Meet Charles Snell. No, I am not outing him – he trolled m...
  • The Trap of Non-Specific Feedback As a Replacement For Coaching
    by Kris Dunn - June 22, 2017
    If you look around long enough in your life - especially if you have kids - you'll see a pattern emerge. People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is unhelpful at best and counter-productive at worst. Want some examples? Sweet! Here you go: 'Try Harder' 'You Just Need To Work More' 'Focus' 'Be Patient' 'Give Them What They Want' Read that...
  • How to Build True Friendships in the Business World
    by Steve Farber - June 21, 2017
    Heshie Segal is my friend. I don’t mean that as a disclaimer, but as a prime example of what you’re about to learn from her. British anthropologist Robin Dunbar famously estimated that humans can maintain a social circle of no more than 150 people, with no more than five people in our “closest layer” of friends. For entrepreneurs who depend on networks of relationships, that might seem a bit disco...