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  • 7 Business Thought Leaders to Follow
    by Steve Farber - May 26, 2017
    Many so-called thought leaders spew a jargon-laced mish-mash of business nonsense that goes something like this: If your core competencies and best practices aren’t producing buy-in and you feel the need to empower more synergies so you can move the needle to avoid a burning platform in your ecosystem, then you need to leverage your outside-the-box thinking and make hay with a robust, scalable solution. Here’...
  • Jump On Your Career Surfboard and Ride the Wave
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May 26, 2017
    A client + senior executive careerist reminded me today the importance of ‘riding the wave’ of change, of its constancy. We sometimes become weary of change and don obstinacy, like a prized robe. We want to control the journey, dissuading potential obstacles or unplanned paths. We want to close the door and the blinds and only let in people and activities that are amenable and cozy. This may seem ideal, for a...
  • Write Your Resume with Facts—Not Adjectives
    by Robin Schlinger - May 26, 2017
    Hyperbole is an exaggerated statement or claim. When you claim that you are a “world-champion” sales person or an “extraordinary” team player, you are engaged in hyperbole if you do not back those claims up with real statistics and results. Resumes that are heavy on adjectives, like “world-champion,” “state-of-the-art,” “exceptional” or “extraordinary,”...
  • 5 Actions to Take After a Networking Event
    by Lisa Rangel - May 25, 2017
    So we know why we network, but what do you do to follow up after a networking event? After all, it’s what you do after the event that matters, as that is where the real work begins! Here are 5 suggestions of what to do: 1) Google their name – You’d be amazed at what you can find by Googling a person. You can find additional information to help you with reasons to connect – or not to connect. Th...
  • Are You Motivated to Achieve?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 25, 2017
    Do you measure success by internal standards, rather than by status symbols or material wealth? Do you enjoy the process of learning, accomplishing, and mastering? If so, you may have a high need for achievement. This personality trait is characterized by an enduring and consistent concern with setting and meeting high standards of accomplishment. The need for achievement motivates individuals to excel in activities import...
  • Manager Training: How 3 Business Owners Groom Their Teams
    by Alexandra Levit - May 25, 2017
    Business owners who wish to increase their growth trajectory should be mindful of succession issues and make solid plans to ensure that the next generation of leaders is ready to take over. Manager training is a critical part of the mix, but should your business engage in formal or informal training, and what type of mentorship should you encourage? I spoke with three business owners about their strategies for getting their...
  • Cult Of Meeting Culture
    by Debra Wheatman - May 24, 2017
    Collaboration. Teamwork. Group brainstorming. Knowledge sharing. All are great ideas that can help spur innovation. However, the execution of these concepts generally takes on a much less inspiring form–the Meeting. You know that when you see a meeting invitation pop up, your first thought is not, “Wow, what an excellent opportunity to collaborate with other folks and share ideas!” More than likely, you echo...
  • Some Thoughts on Recognition for Blue-Collar Workers
    by Kris Dunn - May 24, 2017
    Recognition. We've been trained to believe that everyone needs it. Do they? I think so, but something that's lost in the recognition/engagement market is that for many blue collar workers, getting recognition in front of their peers actually makes them feel Blue collarlike a dork/brown-noser. Some notes from my life follow... My dad, Kent Dunn (RIP CKD), was a lifetime telephone/telecom lineman. One of the gr...
  • Why Leaders Need Term Limits
    by Marshall Goldsmith - May 24, 2017
    Normally, successful people are highly committed to their work. Here is the problem: the more committed we are to a given path the harder it is for us to admit when it’s time to leave. This is why leaders need term limits – it is often just too difficult for them to set these for themselves. I have had the privilege of working with more than 120 CEOs. I’ve also had the unfortunate privilege of working with...
  • 3 Ways to Write Eye-Catching Resume Bullet Points For Managers
    by Louise Garver - May 23, 2017
    Writing eye-catching resume bullet points for your management resume aren’t a want. But, an ABSOLUTE need. This is where many managers go wrong when writing their resumes. HR managers and recruiters look for managers who make things happen. In fact, you may too. If you’re a manager who recruits and hires, then you’re looking for the “movers and shakers” too. Right? So, how do you go ab...