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  • Agility Master: How to Make An Effective Business Decision on the Fly
    by Alexandra Levit - July 25, 2017
    In an increasingly agile world, how can we make the best decisions with limited information? Leaders do not always have the luxury of time when making a critical business decision, yet research shows that quick decisions are often remarkably solid despite time pressures. Here are six strategies for coming to the best conclusion in a non-ideal situation. Strategy 1: Define Your Result Consider why you must make a promp...
  • How 'Snarkiness' And Four Other Communication Flaws Damage Your Success
    by Kathy Caprino - July 25, 2017
    As a coach working with folks to improve their lives and careers, I hear from hundreds of people a month who are dealing with a wide variety of personal and professional problems. What’s become abundantly clear is that there are several common, damaging communication patterns that contribute to or exacerbate our life and work challenges, but most often, people are not at all aware of them. The most common communicatio...
  • 4 Resume Mistakes Even Smart People Make - And How to Fix Them
    by Michelle Dumas - July 24, 2017
    Looking for a new job can be a daunting task! Sometimes it can feel like you’re simply banging your head against the proverbial brick wall. Knowing how to attract the right job involves more than just knocking on doors and saying, “Please hire me.” It involves a thoughtful approach, using proven methods for gaining attention for your resume from the right hiring managers. It also takes the willingness to unde...
  • Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
    by Debra Wheatman - July 24, 2017
    I was speaking with a client about an issue she has in her current position. Her manager has an aggressive revenue goal to meet this year, but he doesn’t want to leave the office. My client is concerned that her manager’s reluctance to get out and engage the market directly is going to result in the revenue goal not being met. She is wise to realize this because if the revenue goal is missed, it can have unpleasant...
  • 6 Things You Don't Ever Want Your Coworkers To Hear You Say
    by Marshall Goldsmith - July 21, 2017
    Six things you never want your colleagues to hear you say are: I don’t care about you. I don’t understand you. You’re wrong. You’re stupid. You’re wasting my time. All of the above. And, when you fail at listening, you’re sending out every one of these very negative messages. It’s a wonder people ever talk to you again! “My boss, co-worker, or direct report...
  • The Failure of "Good Enough" Cultures
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - July 21, 2017
    Billions of dollars are wasted each year by companies who compromise on standards. Many leaders endanger themselves and their organizations by permitting a “good-enough culture.” This danger of mediocrity fortunately has a remedy. “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” ~ Jean Giraudoux, French essayist The good-enough culture plagues an organization in every aspect of its operatio...
  • Leaving Procrastination Behind Increases Your Options
    by Sherri Edwards - July 20, 2017
    Procrastination may be one of the most self-sabotaging and all-too-common behaviors leading to failure to achieve career or work-related goals. Some might say many forms of procrastination are “human nature.” Perhaps. You can Google hundreds of articles on the subject written by psychologists who tell us there is more to it than that. Regardless of the cause, the outcome is the same: your options are typically limi...
  • Winning at Working: What You Control
    by Nan S. Russell - July 20, 2017
    During The Great Recession, thanks to frequent-flyer points and a vacation club exchange, we spent a week in Hawaii for the cost of a rental car and food. While a fun and relaxing vacation, it was strange to be at an ocean-front Maui resort during peak tourist season, without the tourists. Several restaurants on this forty-acre property were even closed. The bellman who showed us around told us he'd been working at the...
  • Pursue Your Goals With Passion
    by Steve Farber - July 19, 2017
    The summit of Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) is 20,310 feet above sea level, and Werner Berger was 200 feet from the peak. Just another 20 minutes of climbing and he would cross the tallest mountain in North America off his list. The weather, however, had turned nasty. And rather than risk getting caught in a whiteout, Berger’s group turned back. “Everybody was so disappointed for me and wondered how...
  • Succeeding In The Digital World
    by Carole Kanchier - July 19, 2017
    How will work be different in the next decade? What skills will be required to succeed? The relentless drive toward increased productivity, lower production costs, electronic intelligence, and computerized business solutions are affecting every job and industry. People can’t compete with electronic solutions in achieving productivity objectives. Offshoring and downsizing are just temporary steps on the way to mass...