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  • 7 Crippling Power Gaps That Keep Women From Reaching Their Highest Potential
    by Kathy Caprino - November 28, 2018
    In the past 13 years of coaching and training professional women around the globe, I’ve seen firsthand that thousands of women have spent years building careers they thought would make them happy, only to wake up and realize they are very far from where they want to be, without a clue as to what’s in the way. Thousands are expending great amounts of energy hiding the fact that they’re scared, sad and demor...
  • Why Don't We Just Stop Having Meetings and Send Texts Instead?
    by Steve Farber - November 27, 2018
    Everybody’s telling you to avoid so many meetings. Here’s some opposite advice. It’s almost a cliché that people hate going to meetings, and many of the complaints are legitimate. Meetings take up a lot of time. They distract people from important tasks. To add insult to injury, if you’re the one who called the meeting, some are focused on other things such as daydreaming, looking at their pho...
  • Does Your Career Express Your Purpose?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 26, 2018
    “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy Having a sense of purpose and striving towards goals that enable you to express your purpose gives life meaning, direction and satisfaction. It not only contributes to health and longevity, but also enables you to succeed in uncertain times. If you're in harmony with your purpose, you're also in sync with the energy of th...
  • Winning at Working: Time-Out
    by Nan S. Russell - November 26, 2018
    When young children misbehave, parents, teachers, and caregivers frequently insist on a time-out. Think how much better your workplace would be if you initiated the same approach. No, it’s not for your boss or coworkers, it’s for you. It’s hard to be amenable to reason or hear a contrary point of view when we’re stubbornly clinging to our position. It’s hard to hear a new idea when the change t...
  • Getting a Job: How Long Will It Take?
    by Thea Kelley - November 23, 2018
    In the past there’s been a rule of thumb among career coaches that finding a job takes one month for every $10K of salary. In 2018 it’s been a lot faster than that: in one survey of recent hires, 58% percent said their job search lasted two months or less.So that’s how it has gone for other people. Now, let’s talk about the real question. What can you do to get your next job as soon as possible? T...
  • Put a Little Love in Your Business and According to this Study, You'll be Repaid with Loyalty and Productivity
    by Steve Farber - November 22, 2018
    As a business leader, I know, you’re no softie. That’s why you’re in charge. You didn’t get where you are today by knowing all the words to “Kumbaya.” You have developed a thick skin, an unsentimental view of the world, and a Teflon exterior that lets problems roll right off your back. Those are all important leadership qualities in the workplace, sure. But if that’s all you are, yo...
  • It's About the Journey - Part Two: 3 Tips for Embracing the Path
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 21, 2018
    I shared the story of my career transition from Opera into the Professional Development work I do today. Making that change eighteen years ago was a huge challenge. My career journey all of the sudden took a turn into uncharted territory and I was shaken to the core, but also changed for the better. If you find yourself in the midst of a career change where you find yourself “off-roading” away from the safe or e...
  • How to Lead a Team in the Workplace of the Future
    by Alexandra Levit - November 20, 2018
    When writing my new book Humanity Works: Merging People and Technology for the Workforce of the Future, I found a business world in the process of rapid transformation. I learned that one way to have a sustainable competitive advantage in a constantly evolving, virtual, global and automated environment is to master how to lead a team. Leaders who do this may well find that running their organizations at this time in history wi...
  • Are You An Effective Communicator?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 19, 2018
    Frank, a brilliant project manager, was demoted. His colleagues and clients thought he was abrupt, critical and aloof. Effective communication nurtures relationships, increases career advancement opportunities, strengthens confidence and helps manage stress. When we communicate effectively and feel understood, life and work are satisfying. We feel in control, valued, trusted and respected. When communication breaks down, ou...
  • Get Real and Optimize Your Hiring Strategy
    by Debra Wheatman - November 19, 2018
    You’ve noticed. The job market has changed. A few short years ago, you were able to sit back and let the resumes of highly qualified candidates roll in. Between 2008-2014, you could require all sorts of criteria for candidates, and you could put them through a myriad of exercises, assessments, and interviews. But today, the candidates hold the cards. You can sit back and complain that you can’t find any qualified c...