Archive | September, 2015

Meeting Management Tips

Sometimes meetings can get out of hand. We can steer off the agenda, kick up side chatter or even lose focus altogether. Here are a few meeting management tips that may help you stay on course for a productive session:   Stay on Time. People will start to mentally shut down in the last hour, […]

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Is Your Boss Blocking Your Career Advancement?

What do you do when the biggest obstacle to growth is your boss? This isn’t uncommon. Many success-minded professionals are challenged by a boss who is too controlling, limiting, clingy or even takes credit for your good work. So what do you do when your boss is blocking your career advancement? You’ve got to make […]

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Career Transition?—Career Coaching Can Help

Career transition means change and change is never easy. It can be exiting and energizing, but there’s the unknown that must be contended with. What might you expect in your new role? How will it feel to be out of your current comfort zone? What will you do now that you’ve been downsized? Whatever the […]

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30-Second Commercial—The Elevator Speech Decoded

Wherever you go, someone is bound to ask, “What do you do?” Savvy job seekers, career professionals, executives, consultants and business owners understand well the success of employing a “30-Second Commercial” or “Elevator Speech” to describe their qualifications, skills and/or services, features and benefits they offer a potential employer or client. At networking events, professionals […]

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Get Real—An Authentic Approach to the Job Search

When it comes to the resume, interview and job search process, it’s time to get real. All too often job seekers feel it’s necessary to take on a certain persona, as well as a scripted portfolio, when searching for a new position. These adopted characteristics don’t accurately reflect who you are or who you want […]

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How to Deal with Difficult People

Sometimes a colleague, client, subordinate or even a supervisor can be difficult from time to time. We all have been and we all will be again. Just because we have a bad day doesn’t make us difficult people. But when you see a pattern of repeated behaviors that result in disrupting workflow or creating toxicity […]

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What is Professionalism?

Recently, I attended a workshop where everyone was asked to define professionalism. For me, I believe that professionalism is treating others respectfully, making others feel welcome and engaged in my presence and representing my organization with high level of demeanor and presence. I also believe that it is showing up at your best, doing your […]

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