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  • Strategies for Excelling at Product Development
    by Alexandra Levit - November 13, 2018
    Product development is one of the most challenging aspects of running a business, because it’s a rare situation in which your offering is already so perfect you don’t need to improve or evolve with the market. You can vastly save a great deal of time and stress in your efforts to create new products and services, or expand on or enhance your existing ones, with five specific strategies. Put Yourself in Your Cust...
  • In Flanders Fields
    by Carole Kanchier - November 12, 2018
    In celebration of our veterans on Veterans' Day in Canada, US and elsewhere, I am dedicating this article to our brave, selfless veterans who gave their lives for world peace. May they rest in peace. In Flanders Fields by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below....
  • Hidden Job Skills Millennials Have
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 9, 2018
    Millennials have been the focus of a lot of analysis and discussion in recent years, often to lament their shortcomings and the skills they lack for functioning in society or the workplace. But this generation, raised around technology from day one in a quickly changing world, brings certain skills to the workplace. Whether you’re a hiring manager wondering if a millennial is worth the hire, or if you’re a millenni...
  • The Problem with Problem-Solving Leaders
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - November 8, 2018
    Many employees long for leaders who can solve workplace problems—from flawed systems and procedures to inconsistent policies and managers. They want their leaders to see through the trees and attack forest-sized issues, with the discernment and authority to fix them one by one. While this sounds great on the surface, employees who report to problem-solving leaders cite challenges that dwarf the problems themselves. Or...
  • Stop Daydreaming. Set Goals for Achieving Your Dreams.
    by Sherri Edwards - November 7, 2018
    It’s never too early or too late to create a picture of what you want in your life. Dreaming big and imagining all the possibilities open to you is a fabulous start to shaping your life and planning your future. For many, the dreams seem clear, but achieving them remains elusive. If this describes your situation, then get moving in the right direction and make an investment that can ensure your dreams are actually realiz...
  • How to Lead a Team in the Workplace of the Future
    by Alexandra Levit - November 6, 2018
    Technology and office culture will undoubtedly change in the coming years, and with it, workplace dynamics. Three experts weigh in on how to lead a team in this potential new day. 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 const...
  • 4 Things Newly Promoted Leaders Need to do Right Away
    by Steve Farber - November 5, 2018
    When the company taps you on the back, don’t look back. Think about what you need to do (and what not to do) to make yourself successful in your new role. If this scenario hasn’t happened to you, or not recently, it is surely something you dream about. You’re called in to the boss’s office for a meeting. There, you get the happy news that you’ve been tapped for a new role at your company, poss...
  • When Search is Tough, Try These Tips
    by Carole Kanchier - November 5, 2018
    Maintaining a positive, self-confident attitude when letters and phone calls are not returned or interviews bring rejection letters can be disheartening, particularly during prolonged job search. But perk up. There are ways you can stay enthusiastic and optimistic. - Know what you want. It’s very important that you have clear career goals that represent your passion, not what others think you should be doing. It&rsq...
  • Strategies for Keeping Your LinkedIn Profile Fresh
    by Louise Garver - November 2, 2018
    As you know LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network. Therefore, you want to be sure your profile is a compelling and accurate portrayal of your professional brand. Whether you are actively seeking new opportunities or not, it’s important to maintain your LinkedIn profile to keep it fresh and up-to-date. A few minutes a week is all you need to maximize your visibility and capture the attention o...
  • Identify the Untapped Talent of Your Team Members
    by Debra Wheatman - November 1, 2018
    Employees are critical to the success of most businesses. They are the profit makers of any company, without whom delivering products and services to customers would be impossible. Savvy managers understand that success is dependent upon teamwork. But are you sure that you’re making the most of the talents your team members have? Each individual is unique and has her own set of experiences and strengths formed through...