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  • What Diversity Really Means
    by Alexandra Levit - March 2, 2018
    Lighthouse Research Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks hammered home the importance of culturally embedded diversity and inclusion practices. According to Deloitte, employees that rated their employers highly for both diversity and inclusion were 80 percent more likely to say their organization was high performing. Corporate boards with three or more women have 50 percent higher return on equity, and 40 percent higher return on sal...
  • The Traps of Consensus-Style Leadership
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 1, 2018
    Most employees favor consensus-run organizations, where a leader uses inclusion and feedback to manage democratically. A consensus-style leader is a refreshing alternative to the tyrant who issues stern orders. But democracy, taken to an extreme, creates numerous frustrations for direct reports. Leaders who advocate for consensus want everyone to feel valued and happy. These apparent benefits may be dwarfed by their inheren...
  • Technology Can Help with Your Personal Goals
    by Debra Wheatman - February 27, 2018
    There are countless articles out there that vilify the pervasiveness of technology in our lives. Modern technologies, it seems, has succeeded in eroding the barrier between work and personal life. Contemporary workers are always “on,” attached by wireless umbilical cords to their various devices. You can respond to your boss’s email via your car’s voice recognition software. Need an immediate answer fro...
  • Good Business Etiquette Can Advance Your Career
    by Carole Kanchier - February 26, 2018
    Good manners are good business. Many potentially profitable alliances or promotional opportunities are lost because of unintentional breaches of manners. Second chances aren’t always possible. Test your business etiquette Which of the following demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate business etiquette? 1. Your boss, Ms. Andrews, enters the room when you’re meeting with a client, Mr. Block. You rise and...
  • It's Time to Stop Dreaming and Start Activating
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - February 23, 2018
    So many of us have waited for the perfect job description to magically appear and make all of our career dreams come true. Or, a perfectly balanced life with less stress, more time to exercise, well-behaved kids and the ideal life partner. What are you waiting for? It’s time to stop wishing for great things to happen and take action. Change the World by Changing Yourself First Martha Hoover, former sex crimes pro...
  • Alignment: A Critical Variable in Performance
    by Alexandra Levit - February 22, 2018
    ITM President and HR Bartender blogger Sharlyn Lauby recently discussed the current war for skilled talent. “It’s a candidate-driven market,” she said. “Finding the right people for the job is becoming increasingly difficult. The worst situation is when a company gets a new piece of business, but doesn’t know if it can deliver the service because it isn’t staffed appropriately.” Man...
  • Your Top Priority in the Interview: Hint - It's Not Getting the Offer
    by Randy Block - February 21, 2018
    Success is measured by your results. You’ve had this ingrained in you:. It follows that if you didn’t get an offer after your interview, you failed. Your self-esteem takes a hit and maybe even depression sets in. “Nobody wants me.” You make all about you. You all have heard about how much a “bad hire” costs the company. Well it costs you as well. Your zeal to get the offer by overs...
  • Becoming Self-Aware
    by Debra Wheatman - February 20, 2018
    In my job as a career coach and advisor, I have had the opportunity to speak with literally thousands of people from all over the world, with different experiences and backgrounds, who have different end goals. Some clients come to me to rework a résumé or build out a social media plan. Others seek counsel on creating and managing a strong personal brand. Still, others contact me because they are looking to manag...
  • Do You Frequently Make Excuses?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 19, 2018
    Do you feel stuck in your career? Do you want to make a career change, but keep making excuses? Do you say, “yea, but,” to justify why you can’t pursue desired goals? What does this quiz say bout you? To identify the degree to which you may be stuck and reasons you’re trapped, answer “yes” or “no:” I. I’m usually tired. 2. I have little time for leisure activitie...
  • 5 Tips to Ace a Surprise Phone Screen Interview
    by Thea Kelley - February 16, 2018
    If you’re open to new job opportunities, you know it’s smart to keep your resume updated. But did you know it’s equally important to be ready for a phone screen interview – which could happen at any time? And are you ready? A headhunter may find you through a personal referral or LinkedIn and give you a call. Make no mistake – this “chat” is an interview! And typically fewer than...