Career Change

The Next Oprah Winfrey

Though it isn’t immediately the first thought that surfaces when thinking of Oprah Winfrey, she is a very appropriate leader to emulate when it comes to personal and organizational goal alignment. As a woman who aimed to be a millionaire by age 32 and surpassed her aim, Oprah Winfrey can attest to the power of goals. Her belief that she ...

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How to get Promoted

Do’s and Don’t of Promotions I work with many individuals who are shakers and movers.  They have been with their organization for at least 10 years, have a strong sense of their job duties and requirements, and yet are passed during promotions.  They come to me, because they are tired of being the “door matt”.  They want to know precisely why, ...

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How to do the things you love

This Management Monday, let’s look at managing interests There is a lot more to finding happiness than earning a big paycheck. You may have noticed that some people seem extremely fulfilled in life while others seem unmotivated and down. Further investigation will show that a large majority of the time, happy individuals aren’t necessarily rich or famous; they are just motivated. ...

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Want to be headhunted?

Imagine that it’s 4:30pm in the afternoon at the end of a busy work day. The phone rings and you answer to find out a headhunter is interested in recruiting you for a job. Maybe your job is a perfect fit, or maybe not. However, if this is a scenario that does entice you, then you may want to listen ...

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Mothers ask “To work or not to work?”

It is Management Monday! Let’s talk about mothers managing the important decision making topic of going back to work. Do you know a mother or are you a mother who is thinking about going back to work? Chances are you are familiar with this cross-road in some way. Recently, Pew Research reported that the percentage of mothers who believe they should work ...

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Job change with rose colored glasses

Things at work seem to be growing more stressful by the day. There are still the same complaints among co-workers about this client or that old software. You’re just feeling burnt out. Add to all that the seemingly endless demands of your position, that keep growing. Now you’re considering a new career path. Maybe that is a good move and ...

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Succession Planning: Planting Seeds

It is realistic to acknowledge that at some point, you may receive a promotion or have new job opportunities. When that time comes, have you thought about what seeds you will have planted so that your job duties are still fulfilled? Will you have trained a successor to fill your specific job title? Will you depart having developed the capabilities ...

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Is Your Parachute the Right Color?

Unemployment has caused a havoc among all layers of society. Many students are no longer interested to continue college because they see their graduated counterparts standing without steady paychecks.  Furthermore, midlevel and c-level executives have experienced many layoffs which have created confusion and disarray about future plans and goals and discouragement.  Most of the change has not been positive. Many ...

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The War for Talent

New data is showing that more than half of your executive talent is likely to leave your company during the course of the next year. So why are executives considering a career change? More importantly, what can you do to make these executives want to stay? Take a look at this data provided by ExecuNet.

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Business Etiquette You Need to Follow

Etiquette is all about making others feel good, ensuring some basic social comforts to be more exact. Read below for some business etiquette that you need to make sure you’re following… 1) Send a thank you note – It doesn’t take long to write out a thank you note. Especially when you really want the job, contract, or deal. 2) ...

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