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  • Are You An Effective Communicator?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 19, 2018
    Frank, a brilliant project manager, was demoted. His colleagues and clients thought he was abrupt, critical and aloof. Effective communication nurtures relationships, increases career advancement opportunities, strengthens confidence and helps manage stress. When we communicate effectively and feel understood, life and work are satisfying. We feel in control, valued, trusted and respected. When communication breaks down, ou...
  • More About Getting There: It's About the Journey - Part One
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 14, 2018
    When it comes to career, there’s a lot of pressure in our culture to achieve our goals…to “make it”… to “get there” – yet each time we “get there”, there’s always a new “there” to get to. We reach a goal, and that brings us to ‘What’s next?’ – and then we’re off again – working toward the next new goal on the hor...
  • 4 Things Newly Promoted Leaders Need to do Right Away
    by Steve Farber - November 5, 2018
    When the company taps you on the back, don’t look back. Think about what you need to do (and what not to do) to make yourself successful in your new role. If this scenario hasn’t happened to you, or not recently, it is surely something you dream about. You’re called in to the boss’s office for a meeting. There, you get the happy news that you’ve been tapped for a new role at your company, poss...
  • 5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Left My Corporate Career to Go Out on My Own
    by Kathy Caprino - October 31, 2018
    I spent 18 years in corporate life, and experienced some great successes that I’m proud of. But I also faced some dismal failures. The failures weren’t around outcomes I generated, or projects I launched – those tended to go well. The failures centered around my emotional and physical well-being, how I was treated, and the lack of integrity, meaning and purpose I felt doing work that wasn’t aligned with...
  • Cutting Costs During Transitions
    by Carole Kanchier - October 29, 2018
    Are you considering a career transition? Are you unemployed? If so, you'll need to manage money wisely. Here are some tips: Prepare. Planning and the willingness to live on less temporarily will stretch the time you can go without a full-time job. You'll not only have more time to fin that ideal position, you'll also eliminate a financially controlled deadline. Before making a career shift, determine how lon...
  • Why Work-Life Balance is a Lie, and What Should Take Its Place
    by Steve Farber - October 29, 2018
    Striving for work-life balance isn’t a zero sum game. Being fully present wherever you are is what matters. Right up there with “win-win” in the office lexicon, you’ll be familiar with the tired term, “work-life balance.” But, in truth, there is no such thing. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the very idea is an insidious lie. It implies that “work” and “life&...
  • Career Benefits of Volunteering
    by Paul Freiberger - October 26, 2018
    How Good Deeds Help Your Cause, Boost Your Skills and Add a Spark to Your LinkedIn Profile Volunteer work often involves skills and responsibilities that translate nicely to the workplace, but people tend to neglect those activities and say “it wasn’t a real job.” Volunteering as a Big Brother was challenging and satisfying for me. I connected with a delightful young man and watched him grow. In additio...
  • Blessings in Disguise: Reframing Career Challenges
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 25, 2018
    When it comes to our work lives, the one sure thing is change and challenge. We may moan and groan when faced with hurdles large or small on the job – but these are the experiences we’re most likely to remember for the growth and wisdom they bring. Through my coaching practice and travels for speaking engagements, the most heartening stories I hear about career challenges are the ones that have led to positive o...
  • Is It Time To Leave Your Job?
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - October 22, 2018
    Gone are the days when people stayed with a company for decades, loyal to the end and with no thoughts of leaving unless they were forced out. Now, people move frequently and do so for a variety of reasons. While there isn't a right or wrong reason to leave a job - it will differ for everybody - you will need to approach the decision carefully, weighing the benefits and consequences. It can be tough to gauge if leaving...
  • Self-Discipline at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - October 22, 2018
    Referring to our ability to succeed at any life endeavor, Aristotle once said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” At the root of any successful person, is self-discipline. Whether it’s success in their personal, professional or other life activities, it starts with an intention to be self-disciplined. Thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and habits, must all be kept in check! Successful pe...