What Your Job Search Says About You. Sometimes It Isn’t Pretty!
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2010
I hear a lot of excuses, justifications, and whining from people looking for a job. It’s always the same things: -“I hate networking.” -“I followed up on a bunch of leads and nothing!” -“I’ve got my resume out there but don’t hear anything.” -“I don’t know what to put on LinkedIn or how to use it.” Come on now! Face reality. Jobs rarely find you. They don’t call it a “search” or “hunting” for nothing. The pr...
When Interns Are in the House
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
Flowers are in full bloom, season finales are dominating the airwaves, and the end of the school year is upon us. That can mean only one thing – it’s intern season! For some of us, that’s ten weeks of delivered coffee, spotless files, and collated copies. Joking aside, interns can be an incredibly valuable resource on a number of fronts. They can provide fresh ideas and perspective, they can deliver solid work output a...
10 Tips to Combat Nerves for Your Next Presentation
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
You have been practicing the big presentation for weeks now, and it is finally show time. You are well rehearsed, polished, ready for questions, and confident. Just as you stand up, a wave of nervousness comes over you. Suddenly your hands are sweating, you look flushed, you can't keep your train of thought, and you are certain everyone is judging you. Sound familiar? Like it or not, we all have nervous tendencies as it...
7 Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills Today
by Courtney Templin - Oct, 2010
Without a doubt, technical skills are important in our day-to-day operations. Advanced technologies and complex software propel our operations and keep our businesses afloat. Professionals spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on education and training on these technical skills annually. Yet, when it comes time to make a presentation on the capabilities or outcomes of these resources, we can't communicate! Communication sk...
Making Time For Success
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
Somehow, seasons seem to fly by before we know it. Memorial Day arrives and in the blink of an eye it is Labor Day. The leaves change one day and what feels like a week later, there will be snow on the ground. This leaves us with the question: where does the time go? Time flies by, so it is important to maximize every second of every day. Here are a few tips to ensure effective and efficient time management: 1....
I’m Not Here to Make Friends
by Elizabeth Freedman - Oct, 2010
“I’m not here to make friends.” More than any other phrase, the no-friends one is what you’ll hear again and again on reality TV. Check out VH1 blogger Rich Juzwiak’s amazing montage of the phrase uttered (or screamed) here – or hear his discussion of it on Act 2 of the “Frenemies” episode of This American Life on National Public Radio. “I’m not here to make friends” works well on Reality TV – but careful if you’ve got the...
Why your next job might come via LinkedIn
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Oct, 2010
As you might expect, I speak with many senior executives and other job hunters on a regular basis. As I review their job search techniques and situation, the common refrain I hear is that they’ve set up a LinkedIn Profile, but then failed to do anything else with it. These executives are often just peripherally aware that using LinkedIn can help their job search, but they're not sure what steps to take that will help them...
What do You Mean My Organization Is Stepping Stone?
by David Watson & Judith Lindenberger - Oct, 2010
I remember the moment I swore that I would always value my employees. It was the late 90s, I was the head of sales and my boss was sitting across the table. “Sales people are a dime a dozen,” he said. “I could replace anyone working here tomorrow and not miss a beat.” That told me everything I needed to know about my value to the organization and it didn’t take long before I left and started my own company. My boss’ thinki...
Consultants: Well-Chosen They're a Boon to Organizations
by Judith Lindenberger - Oct, 2010
Human resources (HR) executives worldwide are being asked to do more with less, to enhance productivity while controlling costs, and to find new ways to increase profitability. At the same time, retaining qualified, motivated employees is as important as ever. How do you manage your day-to-day HR tasks while also transforming and leading human capital business strategy? With the right solution, you can shift your focus to your...
Happy Workers Are Productive Employees - Truth or Fiction?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2010
Are you working in an organization where managers develop employees to be more productive? Do employees at your workplace believe that company perks help them become more productive? I coach a number of managers who are surprised that increase happiness and satisfaction at work doesn’t always translate into increased productivity. Emotionally intelligent managers develop their people resulting in improved work place perform...
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