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  • Women in Leadership: A Win-Win for Companies and Individuals
    with Joelle Jay and Tim Muma - March 29, 2017
    Though many people focus on the pay gap between men and women, an emphasis on moving women up the corporate ladder serves a greater benefit for all involved. Executive coach Joelle Jay, a principal with the Leadership Research Institute, describes key points from her book, "The New Advantage: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for Their Companies and Themselves." Joelle explains to Tim Muma why women have an edge in l...
  • 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...
  • Interview Quick Hits
    with Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - March 27, 2017
    The job interview remains the best opportunity to truly sell yourself as a person and a professional to land a new job. There are a number components to the interview that runs the gamut from preparation and body language to questions for the employer and following up. Barry Drexler, the Expert Interview Coach, tackles a number of terms associated with the interview and gives Tim Muma an idea of how each of these impact your c...
  • 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...
  • Millennials Manage Differently, And That's A Good Thing
    by Lindsey Pollak - March 20, 2017
    I’ve shared before that I think it’s time to stop shaming millennials. One of the reasons: They’re no longer all young 20-somethings just starting their careers. More millennials are stepping into management and leadership roles every day. In fact, The Hartford’s 2015 Millennial Leadership Survey found that 80 percent of millennials currently define themselves as leaders. And, in my opinion, their as...
  • Too Much Work? What To Do?
    by Georgia Adamson - March 17, 2017
    Unless you’re Superman or Wonder Woman, a workload overload situation could drive you to distraction–or worse! Since we’ve just started a new year, this might be a great time to evaluate what your work situation is and whether the workload is sustainable through the year ahead. OVERWHELMED AND NO END IN SIGHT When your over-the-top workload has you spinning in circles or hyperventilating from stress, wi...
  • The Project Management Industry Just Got a Facelift
    by Alexandra Levit - March 15, 2017
    In a 2016 Fast Track piece, we covered a disconcerting study conducted by The Project Management Institute (PMI). The research illustrated that organizations around the world waste an average of $122 million for every $1 billion spent on projects as a result of poor project management practices. Called Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance study, the study indicated that the amount of waste had incr...
  • How Your Company Can Turn Kindness Into Cash
    by Steve Farber - March 14, 2017
    If you are one of those people who really believes no good deed goes unpunished, then you might find very little value in kindness. I, however, believe most people see kindness as a pretty good thing. But is it essential to the success of your business? Is it more than just a morally good best-practice? Does it have, you know … monetary value? Absolutely. Kindness, you might recall, is part of the love-at-work...
  • Exclusive Online Guide to Help You Win @ Salary Negotiations
    by Louise Garver - March 9, 2017
    There are generally two opportunities to influence how much money you make: when you get a new job and when you ask for a raise in an existing job. Salary negotiations are generally the most sensitive issue in the hiring process. Discussing compensation often causes anxiety for both employee and employer. Negotiating an initial salary can be stressful; it doesn’t get any easier once you have the job and want a raise....