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  • 4 Things Newly Promoted Leaders Need to do Right Away
    by Steve Farber - November 5, 2018
    When the company taps you on the back, don’t look back. Think about what you need to do (and what not to do) to make yourself successful in your new role. If this scenario hasn’t happened to you, or not recently, it is surely something you dream about. You’re called in to the boss’s office for a meeting. There, you get the happy news that you’ve been tapped for a new role at your company, poss...
  • Identify the Untapped Talent of Your Team Members
    by Debra Wheatman - November 1, 2018
    Employees are critical to the success of most businesses. They are the profit makers of any company, without whom delivering products and services to customers would be impossible. Savvy managers understand that success is dependent upon teamwork. But are you sure that you’re making the most of the talents your team members have? Each individual is unique and has her own set of experiences and strengths formed through...
  • New Mentoring Trends Help Boost Success in a Multigenerational Workplace
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 24, 2018
    When the concept of reverse mentoring burst on the scene in the multigenerational workplace, it was all about having cool 20-somethings teach the older crowd how to use “the Facebook.” Now most generations are pretty savvy—in fact their takeover of Facebook has sent Gen Z scurrying to Instagram or Snapchat. But that doesn’t mean that they still can’t learn a thing or two from the younger generati...
  • Job By Design: Forging Your Own Path
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 5, 2018
    If you’re looking for more challenge in your job, and there doesn’t seem to be a promotion in the offing, you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s next?’ That’s how my coaching client (I’ll call her Dawn) was feeling when we first met. Dawn was a manager at a non-profit and felt like she’d gone as far as she could go in her position. She’d been taking on more responsibility,...
  • Your Content May Be Boring
    by Debra Wheatman - October 5, 2018
    Content. We hear about it all the time and are encouraged to produce more of it. But what is content? Simply put, content is anything that you create that communicates an idea. Content can be a blog, a white paper, a video, or an audio recording. “Content marketing” is the practice of creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain your audience. The ultimate goal is to dr...
  • The Average Person Wastes 50 Minutes a Day in the Car. Here's How to Reclaim That Time.
    by Steve Farber - October 2, 2018
    It’s understandable that a lot of people complain about their commutes to and from work, appointments, or client meetings. I don’t. It’s not that I like being cut off in traffic or sitting at stoplights; it’s just that I have learned to see the time I spend driving as an opportunity. A recent AAA survey says the average American adult drives 17,600 minutes—that’s almost 300 hours—ev...
  • Keeping LinkedIn Relevant
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - September 26, 2018
    Congratulations! You finally made the time to create a professional LinkedIn profile and it looks pretty darn good, if you do say so yourself. Here are some do’s and don’ts for keeping it relevant. Regularly add to your contacts. A robust network is your ticket to ongoing success. When you meet new business associates, clients or colleagues add them to your network — the sooner, the better. When you head b...
  • Telephone Communication Skills Crucial for Career Success
    by Carole Kanchier - September 24, 2018
    The telephone is the most common business tool and its proper use is essential for career advancement. Talking with a potential client, customer or colleague on the phone can sometimes be challenging. Without seeing an individual’s face, messages can become muddled and meanings misinterpreted. To strengthen telephone communication skills, ace the following: Make a great first impression Show the caller you&#...
  • 11 Guidelines for Influencing Top Decision Makers
    by Marshall Goldsmith - September 12, 2018
    “The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ them and should do for them. And they are conscious above all of the authority they ‘should have.’ As a result they render themselves ineffectual.” - Peter Drucker You can make a positive difference, even when you do not...
  • Portfolio Careers Can Satisfy Your Different Needs
    by Sherri Edwards - September 6, 2018
    Who said one career choice or any singular job is supposed to fill all of your needs? That notion is a thing of the past, yet it is a consistent expectation voiced by people who are unsatisfied with their work. If you have multiple talents and interests, it’s simply unreasonable to assume any one employer or job is going to satisfy your every need. In today’s market, having that expectation can set you up for disap...