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  • Baby Boomers and Retirement
    by Carole Kanchier - March 29, 2017
    What does retirement mean to you? What does it mean to baby boomers? Retirement is traditionally viewed as the resignation, sometimes mandatory, from a long-term employer at about 65. This age was set by German Chancellor Otto von Bismark in the late 1880s. Nowadays, people are living longer and have better health at older ages than they did in Bismark's times. We have gained 25 years of life since 1900, and researc...
  • Body Language Mistakes To Avoid
    by Debra Wheatman - March 29, 2017
    We all know that body language is of critical importance in all human interactions. This is especially true when interviewing. When you are being interviewed, you are being evaluated on not only what you say, but how you say it. With that in mind, here are the most common body language mistakes people make, and how you can avoid them. Poor posture. Slouching in your chair sends the message that you are lazy. Leaning slightl...
  • Three things Successful People Do
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 29, 2017
    If you’ve read my best-selling book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, you know that most of us are successful in spite of certain behaviors. For instance, most highly successful people have the bad habit of Winning Too Much. Winning too much is the #1 challenge for most people, because it underlies nearly every other behavioral problem. If we argue too much, it’s because we want our view to prevail (...
  • Be the Authentic Leader Your People Need
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 28, 2017
    Many leaders are unaware of how their lack of authenticity chips away at people, breeding dissatisfaction, distrust and disloyalty. Organizational effectiveness and productivity suffer when workers view leaders as inauthentic. One out of three people distrusts his or her employer, according to the 2017 Edelman “Trust Barometer.” Four out of five don’t see authenticity in their leaders’ performance. W...
  • Customized Company Culture
    by Steve Farber - March 28, 2017
    When you’re building a culture that matters, the mission matters. Researchers with Deloitte, for instance, found that “mission-driven” companies typically are first or second in their market segment, have 30 percent higher levels of innovation, and have 40 percent higher retention levels. Neil Gill faced this challenge in 2015 when he took over as president and CEO of Dogtopia, which offers daycare, boardi...
  • The Uber Thing: Now Is Your Chance to Get Funding for Leadership Training
    by Kris Dunn - March 28, 2017
    By now you've heard the news coming out of Uber. We always knew that this startup darling had a rough and tumble culture, and let's face it - sometimes that's needed to spark innovation. But reasonable people know you can have a performance-based culture without creating an environment full of bad stuff - including harassment. If you've always wanted to get budget for manager/leadership training, now is th...
  • How to Hit the Job Market Successfully While Still Working
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - March 27, 2017
    Job searching while you’re still working can be quite the undertaking, but it’s your best bet for climbing the corporate ladder without your having to lose out on any opportunities (or money for that matter). In order to conduct a successful job search without negatively impacting your current position, I have gathered some top tips to get you moving in the right direction. Notify Your Network Be sure to let...
  • Is Your Resume Readable on Mobile Devices?
    by Lisa Rangel - March 27, 2017
    Just when you think the resume is outdated or no longer serves a purpose, it is resurrected with new life and new purpose – assuming it ever really died in the first place. What is the new-to-you-because-it-really-isn’t-new resume purpose? Ensuring your resume can be read on mobile devices. When I was a recruiter, I used to look at resumes in 2008 via email on my chunky Samsung phone (Man, I loved that pho...
  • Job Search - Got A Foolproof Plan?
    by Georgia Adamson - March 27, 2017
    Have you ever had a job search go exactly as planned from start to finish? Seriously? In case my question wasn’t clear, I don’t mean in your dreams but in real life! In fact, if you ever did have that experience, I’d love to hear about it, because I don’t think I’ve ever run into someone who could make that claim truthfully. JOB SEARCH SPEED BUMPS & ROADBLOCKS Since we recently entered a new...
  • 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...