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  • Re-entering the workforce
    by Carole Kanchier - April 16, 2018
    Amanda had a great career as a computer programmer that she put on hold to devote time to raise her sons. Now that they're older, she wants to reenter the job market, but she doesn't know where to start! Ihor, who took time out to care for his aging mother, is in a similar position. Thousands of women and men who took time away from work feel the same as Amanda and Ihor. Those who research and plan, do very well. Y...
  • passive aggressive coworkers
    by Melody Wilding - April 10, 2018
    We’re all guilty of occasionally acting in passive-aggressive ways at work. We may use humor to deflect criticism, half-heartedly say yes when we mean no or signal disinterest by waiting days before replying to an email. Identifying passive aggressive people usually isn’t hard. They’re the colleagues whose snide comments make your blood boil. Their penchant to shift blame or avoid picking up their share of...
  • Trust in the workplace
    by Carole Kanchier - April 9, 2018
    'The people when rightfully and fully trusted will return the trust.' -Abraham Lincoln Trust is an essential element of a work relationship. Trust may take time to develop but easy to lose. Examples of trust include having faith that a colleague will complete his or her part of an assigned project or relying on a supervisor's promise of a promotion by a specific date. Betrayal is a loss of trust that can ste...
  • Sleep and Success: A Necessity to Get Ahead
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - April 6, 2018
    We often put our own well-being to the back of the proverbial back burner in order to get ahead, but over time all this does is set us back. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the working world is sleep deprived, which may equal meeting short term deadline goals, but it doesn’t take long for a lack of sleep to begin to cut into success. Not only does it add to our stress and interrupt how we cope with it, but it...
  • What is Leadership?
    by Debra Wheatman - April 5, 2018
    It seems such a simple question, yet it still confuses managers, employees, consultants, and journalists. We all know that leaders are necessary. After all, someone must be accountable for driving results. But what happens all too often in companies is that there is a distinct gap between managers and leaders. Some managers are good leaders, but the reality is that most managers lack the training and awareness necessary to be...
  • Adapt, Adjust and Overcome
    by Sherri Edwards - April 3, 2018
    News reports indicate a big decline in unemployment and a steady increase in jobs. This news could be interpreted by many people to mean that getting the job of their dreams will be easy. There are also many “help wanted” signs displayed in windows and on job boards. These clues could imply to some that employers are becoming more desperate and that keeping a job is easy. Don’t let the numbers give you false...
  • Quester Traits
    by Carole Kanchier - April 2, 2018
    Today we see the beginnings of a ground-shaking new wave of developments, with artificial intelligence as the primary driver but also genomics, blockchain, 3D printing, nanotechnology, virtual reality, and more discoveries gaining recognition. How can we manage our way through these upheavals to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes? We can strengthen Quester traits. Questers are described in the award winn...
  • Introducing Tours of Duty for the Business World
    by Alexandra Levit - March 30, 2018
    According to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and author of the book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, a tour of duty is an employee situation that involves working full-time in consecutive roles within an organization, working full-time in consecutive organizations for the purpose of up-skilling, or taking breaks or dialing down from a full-time role in an organization. Within a single organization, a...
  • Six Things Within Your Control That are Killing Your Productivity
    by Debra Wheatman - March 29, 2018
    Many factors that sap workplace productivity are beyond the control of individual employees. For example, you can’t control whether or not you work in an open office environment, or whether your manager schedules excessive meetings. But there are plenty of productivity eliminating moves that you CAN control. Some of these are obvious, but some are rather stealthy. Do you recognize any of these? Reply all. When you are...
  • Winning at Working: Being Present
    by Nan S. Russell - March 28, 2018
    It was a dimly lit restaurant. Still she was dressed in pink, and while I admit it’s hard to tell the gender of babies, clothing color is a reliable clue. So, it surprised me when the waitress began playing with my granddaughter, asking “How old is he?” Twenty minutes later, that same waitress served our dinners into my daughter-in-law’s lap, spilling the contents of her tray as she approached the ta...