The Worst Thing You Can Do Is Lead A Changeless Life!
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jun, 2016
Imagine living a life in which nothing changed. I’m not talking about working at the same company your entire adult life, or staying married to the same person for fifty years, or never leaving the community you were born in. Those are choices to be honored, not regretted or derided. These actually reflect a sturdy permanence and consistency worth celebrating. Think about it though – even among the steadiest of people –...
 
  4 Easy Steps To Set Up The Optimal Workspace
by Andy Rasico - Jun, 2016
Do you have a cluttered or un-kept desk? How can you focus if you have five different projects sprawled across your desk, a cup of coffee on the verge of causing a flood, and your keyboard tilted to the left on top of that lost pen? It doesn’t take a genius to realize how problematic this is when getting things done. What’s worse is sitting down hunched over a computer for eight hours a day. This can lead to m...
 
  Network vs Contact
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2016
I’ve noticed that many people use the terms “network” and “contacts” interchangeably. This is incorrect, as they are two related, but distinct groups. Your contacts are people you may have met in real life or online. You may have common interests or goals. However, you are not invested in your contacts’ lives, their successes, or their failures. Your network is comprised of people with whom you have either met in person or sp...
 
  When Resumes Go Wrong
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2016
Even perfect resumes—perfect in format and content—can fail to gain you the interviews you hoped for. Here are the four biggest reasons why resumes go wrong: 1.You are targeting the wrong job. As I’ve mentioned often, one-size-fits-all resumes (or generic resumes) have no value in the marketplace. Employers want to know that you understand and meet their specific requirements. Your resume may be perfect, but it has to match...
 
  Business Process Improvement - 8 Pitfalls To Avoid For Success
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
Business process improvement requires good business process visibility, or the ability to accurately and completely view the processes, transactions and other activities operating within an enterprise. In particular, it ensures that the business has a complete and accurate picture of IT operations, and vice versa. Organizations can also quickly identify process problems and get processes that don’t map to overall business o...
 
  How Long Is Too Long For My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
You know the myth—a good resume should be no longer than one page. Why in the world should that be etched in stone? Maybe one page is not the right length. You might have a lot of accomplishments to share. You might have a very long career history. And it might not be even remotely reasonable to expect you to sum yourself up in one page. Now, that said, how long is too long? Best Length for a Resume Here is my best...
 
  Winning At Working: Choosing A Path
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2016
Reading in the airport while waiting for a flight, a housekeeper was tidying around me when approached by another facilities employee. After a few minutes of easily overheard chit-chat, she received coaching from her now apparent supervisor. "You know," he said "I'd like you to pace yourself." Intrigued by his words, I stopped reading to eavesdrop and heard as he told her, "You're doing too good a job. You don't need to wor...
 
  Don't Coach Integrity Violations - Fire Them!
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jun, 2016
A very wise leader, Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford and Fortune’s #3 greatest leader in the world 2013, once told me, “The key to your success is having great customers. If you have a great customer, your process will always work. If you have the wrong customer, your process will never work.” You probably won’t be surprised to learn that not all executive coaching engagements are successful. Unsuccessful coaching engag...
 
  How Should I Represent My Education on My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
It is important to include your education on your resume, even if you have none. Now, how did that statement even make sense? Well, having no formal education doesn’t mean that you have never learned anything during your lifetime. There has to be something in your background that is relevant to the position you want. You just have to make it fit your resume. Where Do I Put My Education? Okay, the good thing about e...
 
  Starting A Summer Internship? Here's Advice You Haven't Heard Before
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2016
Show up on time. Ask smart questions. Have a can-do attitude. All good internship advice that you’ve likely heard before. There’s no question that summer internships can be the gateway to future employment: a new survey from Looksharp confirms that internships increase your chances of early career success. And, since demand for internships is greater than supply, you have to prove you’re among the best and the brightest. Bu...
 
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