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  • 3 Phrases That Kill The Effectiveness of Your Executive Resume
    by Laura Smith-Proulx - March 24, 2017
    Want to distinguish your leadership brand among competing candidates? Then ditch the boring language you’ve seen on other executive resumes. Just because other resumes (both professionally created and self-written) employ a blend of monotonous, overused words doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Shake things up and inject some power into your personal brand message by refusing to add these mundane descripto...
  • 5 Creative Ways To Reach Your Professional Development Goals
    by Lindsey Pollak - March 24, 2017
    In a recent blog post, I discussed a common trait I find among most successful professionals: They are committed to continuous learning and development. As you contemplate your goals for 2017, I urge you to put professional development on your own to-do list as an “essential.” And if you’re a manager, remember that training and development can be a prime way to retain your employees as well. In fact, nearl...
  • How Being Humiliated Can Make You A Great Leader
    by Kathy Caprino - March 24, 2017
    Experiencing public humiliation can feel excruciatingly challenging and confidence-crushing, especially for leaders of organizations who thrive on appearing that they have it all together. But as we see in our personal lives, humiliation can be one of the most potent and transformative pathways to growth, resilience and courage. Interested in learning more about how we can turn our humiliating experiences into fuel for grow...
  • 5 Tips To Make Sure Your Executive Resume Is Ready For 2017
    by Louise Garver - March 23, 2017
    Companies with new budgets and new demands for products and services start posting new openings in the first quarter of the new year (and some companies have already begun). Is your executive resume prepared for a 2017 job search? Let’s state the obvious: your executive resume should be ready to go at all times, even if you’re not actively seeking a new position. You don’t want to miss out on a great op...
  • Is Your Job Search Productive?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - March 23, 2017
    When it comes to your job search, there’s no arguing that the Internet is an incredibly valuable tool. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, online search has become the most used tool for job seekers. But even though the posts are there — are the jobs themselves? The research team at Reviews.com aimed to answer this question with a six-week long study. They consulted with experts and hands-on tested the m...
  • Spirituality At Work
    by Carole Kanchier - March 23, 2017
    Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha What does spirituality mean you? Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it's about participating in organized religion: going to church, synagogue, a mosque, etc. For others, it's more personal: Some people get in touch with their spiritual side through private prayer, yoga, meditation, quiet refle...
  • Brag a Little on Your Resume
    by Robin Schlinger - March 22, 2017
    The other day I was working with a client who started a comment with “I don’t like to brag but….” I laughed and told her that her resume was one place where she should never worry about bragging. A little bit of bragging goes a long way in making your resume stand out from the competition. What type of bragging is most beneficial on a resume? Exceeding goals. Your company set a goal of a 5% incre...
  • One Powerful Way You Can Stand Out
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 22, 2017
    Let’s hear some more! Here is one powerful way that I stand out as an executive coach. I have a unique compensation system – I only get paid if my clients get better. And, “better” means my clients achieve positive, measurable change in behavior, not as judged by themselves but by their key stakeholders. This process usually takes about 18 months and involves an average of 16 stakeholders. My coac...
  • Rejection: The Project Manager's Badge of Honor in 2017
    by Alexandra Levit - March 22, 2017
    Considering the number of people they deal with every day, project managers are ripe for professional rejection. But although unpleasant, rejection can be seen as a critical warning and/or badge of honor. This post, featuring an exclusive interview with Halley Bock, author of Life, Incorporated, will explore the types of professional rejection, how you should take it in different situations, and what it means when you’re...
  • 4 Free and Easy Ways to Show Your Employees Gratitude
    by Steve Farber - March 21, 2017
    The entertainment industry has mastered the art of self-recognition, but it’s not exactly a model for the rest of the world. It costs more than $20 million, for instance, to put on the annual Academy Awards shindig. Those little golden statues they give away? Roughly $45,000 each. And this weekend the music industry will celebrate itself by taking over the Staples Center, handing out Grammy Awards, and jamming along w...