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  • Our Digital Future: Machine, Platform, Crowd
    by Alexandra Levit - October 17, 2017
    The MIT Sloan Expert Series recently presented a webcast with Andrew McAfee ?and ?Erik Brynjolfsson, co-authors of the new book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, Beth Comstock, vice chair of GE, and Sandy Pentland, MIT professor and expert of group dynamics in a digital world. A crucial theme of the new book is that unsettling, disruptive change is becoming the status quo. Suddenly, companies we think...
  • Leading Beyond Your Authority
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 12, 2017
    In today’s complex and dotted-line organizational culture, your job frequently requires buy-in from people outside your direct authority. Influencing people who report to someone else can prove daunting—and an even greater challenge if you confuse the principles of leadership and authority. (They’re not the same.) Contrary to what you may have learned in leadership training, you can effectively guide peopl...
  • Helicopter Parents in the Workplace: It Happens and It Needs to Stop
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 11, 2017
    The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke. No doubt you’ve heard of this phenomenon — parents sitting in on interviews or calling to re-negotiate a child’s compensation package. NBA recruit Lonzo Ball has recently received a ton of attention for his dad’s, um, involvement, in the draft p...
  • Communicate Effectively to Get What You Want
    by Sherri Edwards - October 10, 2017
    Are you overloaded with communications all day, every day? I know that I am! It seems like many of us spend an inordinate amount of time reading emails and texts, and watching and listening to news clips, videos and sound bites, yet very few messages are received with the sender’s true intent. It’s startling to see how many duplicate messages from advertisers land in my inbox and how many unnecessary texts I receiv...
  • Depression - Tips for Lifting the Blues
    by Carole Kanchier - October 9, 2017
    Do you have difficulty sleeping or concentrating? Have you lost your appetite or interest in pleasurable activities? Are you sad most of the time? If so, you may be depressed. The Mind/Body Health Newsletter reports that depression is more common than coronary artery disease, cancer or AIDS. It causes greater day-to-day impairment in quality of life than diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis or ulcers. Depression cost...
  • Quit Saying If Only - These Words Can Hold You Back
    by Beverly Jones - October 5, 2017
    If only I’d done more networking, I’d be able to find a new job.” “If only they’d stop bothering me with trivial meetings, I could finish this project.” “If only I’d gotten that promotion, I wouldn’t hate this company.” “If only I were younger, I bet they’d listen.” One of the more self-destructive phrases used in discussing careers is &l...
  • Bad Writing Reflects Poorly on You
    by Debra Wheatman - October 4, 2017
    I remember teachers always impressing upon students the importance of being able to write clearly and cogently. I was a strong writer, and banging out a quick five paragraph essay posed no problem for me, only minor inconvenience. I knew that not everyone was as adept at writing as I, but I also recognized that other people were far better at math and science than I. It was not until email became a widely-used tool for busi...
  • 3 tips for becoming a thought leader
    by Steve Farber - October 3, 2017
    Have you ever meet someone who seems so consumed with convincing you of his or her credibility that you quickly realize this person has absolutely no credibility? I often have that feeling when people tell me they are a “thought leader.” Really? Did you get a degree for that? Is it on your business card? Yet, that label is much-desired these days among people, brands, and companies. And that’s not a bad...
  • Job dissatisfaction can negatively affect your health and productivity
    by Carole Kanchier - October 2, 2017
    Staying at a job you hate may affect more than just your happiness. Research suggest that employees who are dissatisfied with their jobs are prone to several interrelated health problems, including exhaustion, stress, anxiety, headaches, and burnout. Job dissatisfaction is a reliable indicator that a person is at high risk for high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. Studies indicate that heart rate and blood press...
  • 7 Tips on How to Create Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch
    by Lisa Rangel - September 29, 2017
    If you have a career of any kind, you need an elevator pitch (some call it an elevator speech or a value proposition). An elevator pitch is a roughly 30-second sound bite - a response to the question, 'Tell me about yourself' or 'What do you do?' Has anyone ever actually used the elevator pitch in an elevator? While I doubt you will actually use it in an elevator, you will most definitely use it at BBQ's, conferen...