Year: 2017

Twitter for Career Development

Using Twitter for Career Development

Social Media and Career Development Most professionals are very busy, with many feeling over committed or struggling to make time for everything they want to accomplish. With new opportunities and social norms continuing to evolve, the savviest professionals understand the importance of deciding how they will use social media for career development—this includes selecting which […]

performance management

Build High Performing Teams

Prepare to Build a High Performing Team How to build high performing teams is one of the biggest challenges faced by managers. Managers who inherit employees need to invest time and effort to ensure they have the right people on the team and that the team has the guidance and support to do their best […]

leveraging your network during a job search

Leverage Your Network During Your Job Search

  Leverage Your Network During Your Job Search Relationships are the key to your professional success. You will need to leverage your network during a job search and throughout your career. Opportunities often result because of who knows you and what you are capable of. Your connections can offer you opportunities directly or refer you […]

Managing without Guidance

What Managing Without Guidance Can Cost Us

Management is a Preparedness Issue Hiring, training and attrition cost us a lot – much more than we might think: First, it can cost us our jobs. We may think because we’ve acquired a certain level of experience and education that we’re somewhat insulated from cutbacks or outsourcing but that’s not everyone’s reality. Yes, some […]

employee success

A Surprisingly Simple Tactic for Improving Employee Success

Managers Can Help Improve Employee Success It goes without saying that employees need information, training and support to perform their jobs. Yet even the best organizations struggle with ensuring communication is consistent and timely and that employees are made aware of important information. Unfortunately, when communication is lacking for whatever reason, employees become frustrated and […]

professional reputation - networking

Build a Professional Reputation You Can Be Proud Of

Personal and professional commitments keep even the most organized professionals striving to keep up or do more, often in less time. Demands for our time and attention are nothing new—what is new to many involves proactively managing your reputation in spite of so many demands. Savvy professionals, particularly those with aggressive plans for their careers, […]

Using Your Strengths at Work

Who Else Wants a Job They Love? Use Your Strengths at Work

According to Gallup, 70% of U.S. employees are not engaged at work. It’s difficult to be engaged and love your job if you aren’t able to use your strengths or tap into your interests. Yes, there are people who just want a job that meets their most basic of needs or preferences and aren’t concerned […]

professional reputation - networking

All Employees are Brand Ambassadors

All employees, whether or not they interact directly with customers as part of their daily duties, are brand ambassadors. Managers and employees are all brand ambassadors whether or not they think of themselves in this way.  When networking or simply meeting someone, usually one of the first questions asked involves some version of “where do […]

New Managers: Six Aspects to Consider When Coaching Employees

When I was in corporate management, I spent a great deal of time coaching employees. Working in a call center that survived on productive employees meant that management coached employees to ensure performance remained on track. All employees had access to incredible training and were expected to use that learning to solve customer problems and […]

goals

Goal Setting in the New Year: Let’s Keep it Simple

Goal setting remains one of the most talked about aspects of a new year. What’s often not talked about is the importance of owning your development for the life of your career, not just for the position you’re in.  Many professionals try to connect goals with their near term aspirations only and fail to plan […]

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