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  • Is Perfectionism Hindering Your Career Advancement?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 13, 2017
    Are you always worried that no matter how hard you try it’s never good enough? Do you feel you must give 100 percent on everything or be considered a failure? Do you delay completing projects because you can’t get them right? Avoid giving opinions because they may sound stupid? If so, you may be a perfectionist. Perfectionism refers to self-defeating thoughts and behaviors which cause people to set unrealistic g...
  • Hold yourself accountable for your choices and goals.
    by Sherri Edwards - November 10, 2017
    You’ve talked about starting a business, getting a new job or maybe buying a home. For longer than you care to remember, you have wanted to accomplish something major that will improve your life, but nothing has happened. What’s stopping you? Without going into any possible psychological reasons we sabotage ourselves, we can look at some very simple and highly probable reasons things haven’t moved forward....
  • IDEO's New Ieas for Building Innovation
    by Alexandra Levit - November 9, 2017
    Global design firm IDEO is known for its innovation. In fact, many clients approach the firm specifically because they want to learn its secrets. In a research initiative meant to get at the heart at what makes innovative companies tick, IDEO studied its 26-year archive of projects that focused on clients’ internal team dynamics, as well as external sources focused on innovation (including Fast Company‘s annual Mos...
  • Three Simple Tips to Start Solving Problems in Your Business Today
    by Steve Farber - November 8, 2017
    David Conley found himself on a team of experts who were attempting to design satellite superstructures, a challenge not specifically covered while earning his college degree in nuclear engineering. As he succinctly put it: “What the hell do I know about satellite super structures?” So, when the team shared the key problems that were holding back progress, Conley turned to something he knew rather well: a method...
  • Here's One Man's Formula for Loving His Work Life
    by Beverly Jones - November 7, 2017
    I book my haircuts three months in advance because Jason Holloway, my hairdresser, has a full calendar and a long waitlist. Jason sometimes works just 4 days a week, and he sees clients only 6 to 8 hours a day. Unlike other studio owners I've known, he never double books in order to squeeze in a second client for a quick cut while the first in that time block waits for her color to take. I love that, once I reach Jas...
  • Dodging Downsizing
    by Carole Kanchier - November 6, 2017
    When Manuel learned that the company he worked for was laying off hazardous-waste technicians and outsourcing this kind of work to Company Y, he updated his resume and applied for work at company Y. He started his new position with Company Y the same day his layoff from Company X took effect. People like Manuel will prevail in the current job market. Experts suggest that there will continue to be layoffs. Whereas previously...
  • How to Say No
    by Debra Wheatman - November 3, 2017
    It seems simple enough. Someone asks you to do something that you don’t want to do, or can’t take on at the moment. You should say no. But you don’t. All too often, we waffle. This is especially true of women, who have been socialized to be helpful and agreeable, often to the detriment of our own best interests. It doesn’t help that in today’s workplace, we are constantly challenged to do more wit...
  • Top 3 Hiring Factors That Make a Good Candidate - According to Recruiters
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 2, 2017
    What are recruiters searching for in a good candidate? What qualities does a good candidate possess that makes them the right candidate? Ever wonder what’s at the forefront of a recruiter’s mind when they’re making a hiring decision? Well, wonder no more. Recruiters have revealed the top three most important factors they consider when making a hiring decision. I’m going to share each of them with you...
  • Ignore the Overhype - Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything
    by Lindsey Pollak - November 1, 2017
    We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m totally over words like “ninja” and “guru.” But there are several words that are common in today’s management vernacular that really do describe great leaders. If you’re a leader or aspiring to be one, I hope you&rsquo...
  • The Paradox of Leadership Give and Take
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 31, 2017
    Western leaders have been conditioned for generations to believe that the way to advance is to claim as much as possible, to take more than you give. Many leaders make personal gain the objective of business life, and almost any means to achieve it is fair game. Hard work, perseverance, passion, and talent are valuable, of course. However, in the human dynamics of business, taking what you can, even if it’s from othe...