Archive | October, 2015

Don’t Suck Up, Manage Up

We all work with that person who bends over backwards for the boss. No matter how unprofessional or untimely the request, this individual will go out of their way to grant any wish their boss commands. Though their efforts are admirable, they are more than likely wasting valuable time and energy trying to be the […]

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Key Traits for the C-Suite

Successful leaders are continually evolving. They work with coaches, mentors and trainers to continually hone their skills and bring fresh insights to their vision and mission. Although there are ready methods for remedying knowledge gaps or amending leadership approaches, it’s much harder to change personality traits. Behavioral patterns and interpersonal styles are developed through years […]

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You’re an Amazing Superhero

There’s no one else like you. You have something special that people want in their lives and within their organizations. You have super powers! You can do things that no one else can. Your unique combination of skills, experience and “super” talents makes you great. Unfortunately, we all can fall prey to conforming to other’s […]

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Personal Branding—Why Bother?

Branding is a hot new word circulating within organizational walls and C-Suites. But it’s not just for products and companies; nor is “personal branding” only reserved for athletes or superstars. Today, personal branding is the key to success for career professionals because it identifies you as the solution. When you build a brand, you are […]

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Resume Writing Rich with STARs, CARs & OARs

Resumes rich with STARs, CARs and OARs get the most attention and drive the most action because they focus on achievements and add measurable value to every resume. How? By instantly communicating proof of what a candidate has learned and can immediately apply to the new hiring company. If you’re not familiar with these acronyms: […]

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Avoid Interview Flatlining: Tips for Demonstrating Interest and Energy

A colleague of mine recently confessed to “falling asleep” while interviewing a candidate. According to this seasoned Human Resources director the candidate lengthily droned on in a monotone voice luring her into a trance. Though embarrassed by her own lack of professionalism, the director crossed the candidate off her list of potentials citing “lack of […]

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