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  • Authenticity: A Crucial Skill for Changing Times
    by Carole Kanchier - May 22, 2017
    The word, 'authenticity' comes from the Greek root authentikos, meaning 'original, genuine, principal.' Authentic people are genuine, self actualizing and have a sense of purpose. Along with fearless passion and courage, they possess strong mental discipline. Authenticity does not come from title, social stature, or wealth, but rather from how we live. That is, how we go about pursuing our purpose and making a contributio...
  • Three Ways to Show You Believe in Others
    by Steve Farber - May 22, 2017
    The last person who had a stellar career without help from anyone whatsoever was … well … no one. So it makes no sense to lead as if the people around you never need help getting where they, and you, want them to go. In fact, just the opposite is true. If you want to create leaders who are Greater Than Yourself – and that should be your goal, by the way – then you need to express a deep belief in peop...
  • Are You Lucky?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 18, 2017
    Do you look at the bright side of life and anticipate good fortune and success? Or, do you feel that you are missing something when it comes to good luck and fortune? Do you have winning personality traits? Answer “Yes” or “No” 1. I expect to win. 2. I often follow my intuition. 3. I see the bright side of a problem. 4. I seize opportunities in unexpected situations. 5. I'm open to ne...
  • How To Lower Stress At Work
    by Lindsey Pollak - May 18, 2017
    What stresses out your employees? Deadlines? A never-ending to-do list? An overflowing inbox? While the concept of work-life integration is designed to reduce workplace stress, sometimes it can have the opposite effect, as schedules become blurry and we try to cope with being “always on.” And of course, stress isn’t limited to our schedules. Work itself can be a pressure cooker – a 2017 survey by...
  • Productivity Versus Being Busy
    by Debra Wheatman - May 17, 2017
    Super busy. Crazy busy. Overloaded. A to-do list that’s a mile long. Busyness has become a cult in Western culture. Maybe that’s because humans are hardwired with a bias toward action. Maybe it’s because it feels satisfying to cross items off that to-do list. Or maybe it’s because we operate under a self-imposed feeling that we should always be doing something. Idleness is bad. Don’t want to waste...
  • The Myth of Balance
    by Nan S. Russell - May 17, 2017
    I tried time management, increased efficiency, being more productive, working more hours plus weekends-and-nights during a first-act career that took me from a minimum wage employee, through various management roles, to a Vice President of a multibillion dollar company. At the same time I was a wife, mom, and sometimes elder care giver, seeking to have 'balance' in my 'real life' while trying to squeeze in time to work on a fe...
  • 6 Do's and Don'ts For Talking Politics At Work
    by Melody Wilding - May 16, 2017
    Politics is already a sensitive subject at the office. The touchiness has been amplified recently. Yet whether it’s in the office, during happy hour or even on social media, politics will likely come up. Although it’s easier said than done, plenty of experts maintain you should never discuss politics at work under any circumstances. After all, it can be divisive. You’re talking about people’s world...
  • 6 Positive Mindsets That Give Your Dream Its Best Chance To Soar
    by Kathy Caprino - May 16, 2017
    Working with people who can't wait to “dig deep, discover their true self and illuminate the world with it,” we focus on not just landing a job, or making more money. These folks are pursuing the big dream or vision that will change everything for them, and bring the thrill, reward and impact that they desperately long for. In fact, this one dream has become a true calling for them. Over time, I’ve se...
  • Are You Ready For a New Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 15, 2017
    Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career -- and life, or stay put? You know that something’s missing but you can’t put your finger on it! Are you satisfied with your job? Respond 'yes' or 'no:' 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting up work days? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can hardly wait till Friday?” 3. Do you f...
  • Career Wisdom for the Class of 2017
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 15, 2017
    It is commencement season and newly minted graduates will be entering the career world in droves. From undergrads to those earning advanced degrees, micro credentials, and everything in-between – The Class of 2017 is ready to get to work. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) rates the job market for new 2017 graduates as “good” – a positive uptick from the last few years. While t...