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Establishing Focus in an Interview

Establishing directive focus is an important competency to demonstrate in an interview. Those familiar with the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, (Gallup Organization) know this important leadership quality comes into play under the strength of connectedness. People who are firmly grounded in connectedness have a knack for understanding how things relate. Individuals with strong strategic leadership skills […]

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Don’t Tread On Me

I recently finished a best-selling business book which I found insightful and peppered with thought-provoking inspiration. However, despite the riveting read, I couldn’t shake the tone of the “attention-grabbing” introduction. Within this section, the author, an “expert” in his field, continuously insulted those in the helping profession. “Who needs a therapist?” he queried and “What […]

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Attitude is Everything

Your mother was right, if you keep a positive outlook, goods things will come your way. Think about it. People like being around optimistic people. We also admire those who have a sense of self-worth and are self-forgiving instead of self-condemning. Positive people are also rewarded for this behavior. They are hired, promoted and sought […]

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I’m too “Woo” to be an Accountant

Assessments are great ways to unearth our interests and help us identify our skills, strengths and career-related orientations, but unfortunately they are often misused. There are typically two reasons for this: Either an assessment is interpreted by an untrained professional who’s not certified in the application; or the recipient depends on the results of the […]

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