Entrepreneur vs Employee: Addressing Dissatisfaction by Owning Your Path Entrepreneur vs Employee: Addressing Dissatisfaction by Owning Your Path (6/5/2016) - Have you often thought to yourself, “I can do a better job running this company than my boss?” Do you fantasize about setting your own hours, and working by your own rules?  As more and more employees continue to be disengaged at work, one possible career path, which is not often explored, is that of […]
Tips for Receiving a Promotion Tips for Receiving a Promotion (1/19/2016) - As the New Year settles in, and performance review time nears, you may be considering the opportunity to advance. However, people are often hesitant to advocate for a promotion, because they are unsure about how to approach the subject, and what to say. The following are some tips about how to ask for and receive […]
Great Leadership: A People-Centered Approach Great Leadership: A People-Centered Approach (1/4/2016) - A review of the movie Steve Jobs made the argument that the Apple founder’s unpleasantness was worth it due to how much his efforts have changed the world. It is a typical premise advanced by those who wish to bolster the legacy of so-called corporate icons. This notion is that the mean-spirited, demeaning attitude of […]
New Teams Leading a New Team: Tips for Success (5/15/2015) - You have finally gotten the promotion you have long sought. You are excited about the opportunity to raise your profile and make greater impact in your company. However, the initial elation of this promotion quickly gives way to the reality of leading a team for the first time. While your technical skill enabled you to […]
team conflict Dissension in the Ranks (5/15/2015) - You can sense it. Your team is fragmented. Maybe you see edginess in meetings. Maybe it’s whispers and looks you notice. Or maybe someone has come directly to you regarding issues. Whatever the signs – you need to deal with it. Most managers and executives don’t want to deal with brewing conflict in their organization, […]
Negative Performance Reviews A Defining Performance Review (3/17/2015) - The end of the first quarter for most organizations is performance review and bonus season. When all goes well, it feels great. You are being seen by your supervisor in the way that you see yourself. You are being noticed for the value that you feel that you are adding to the organization. However, it […]
Concrete Career Advancement Career Advancement: Tips for Moving to a New Role (9/30/2014) - Has your job search lagged? Would you like to advocate for a promotion & new responsibilities? Are you thinking about a career transition? Do you feel stuck in your career advancement? Here are five tips to regain momentum on your job search, or to recharge your career advancement efforts: Update your resume – even if […]
Advancement How to Succeed in Business by Strategically Trying! (3/2/2014) - As the first quarter comes to a close, many employees are going through performance reviews, which can be unpleasant and frustrating experience. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association concerning stress in the workplace, 46% of workers are not satisfied with the recognition practices of their employers, and 44% are unhappy about opportunities […]
Being Assertive Finding Your Assertive Voice (2/21/2014) - When getting heard is difficult and you want to make a change, it becomes important to give voice to the part of yourself that has been silenced or quieted. It can be difficult to find your assertive voice. It usually takes some practice for that voice to become authentically yours. While you definitely may want […]
Mentors are critical to career development Mentorship: A Key to Long-Term Career Success (1/31/2014) - Effective mentors can provide you with useful career advice, facilitate job leads, and assist you in expanding your professional network over the long-term course of your career.  For many, however, finding a mentor is easier said than done.  The following are some tips to obtaining and keeping good mentorship. 1) Identify the kind of mentor(s) […]
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