Archive for 'Career Coaching'

Hiring Smart People

Hiring Smart People

Posted on16. May, 2017 by .

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One of the biggest challenges any organization faces is hiring the right people. You’re always balancing who you can afford to hire and who is interested in working for you. It’s a challenging balance, but when it works well the results can be extraordinary. However, this quote from Steve Jobs highlights another issue that so […]

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Be Careful to Rush Judgment in the Workplace

Be Careful to Rush Judgment in the Workplace

Posted on09. May, 2017 by .

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One of the key requirements as a leader is to make judgment calls and to be decisive in your decision making. We’ve all had bosses who wouldn’t make a decision or that sat on decisions so long that the situation became worse. While being decisive in your decision making as a leader is beneficial, we […]

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Turning Down a Job Offer

Turning Down a Job Offer

Posted on02. May, 2017 by .

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I’m really into first-hand stories lately. Everyone loves a good story, but I think I’ve also been blessed to find a lot of great stories about careers lately. Today’s story is about someone (left anonymous) who was searching for a job through a recruiter and then chose not to take the job. First time in […]

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Time is a Funny Thing

Time is a Funny Thing

Posted on25. Apr, 2017 by .

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Sanjoy Kumar Malik offered up this interesting perspective on time and age that should give us all a little perspective on things. Someone became a CEO at 25, and died at 50, while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years. Obama retires at 55, while Trump starts at 70. Everyone in […]

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When Your Career Is Stuck in a Bad Situation

When Your Career Is Stuck in a Bad Situation

Posted on20. Apr, 2017 by .

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Lauren McDonald offered this great story of her past experience working at a job that was a really bad situation. She talks about what she did and makes a suggestion for how you can learn from her mistakes. When I worked at a recruiting firm in NYC from 2004 to 2005, I would be feel […]

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Are You Replaceable at Your Company?

Are You Replaceable at Your Company?

Posted on18. Apr, 2017 by .

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Often when we look at the work we do, we think to ourselves, how would this company survive without me? Or said another way, who would do all the work I’m doing if I weren’t here to do it? This is a somewhat arrogant view, but it’s also a common view of how we think […]

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Posted on11. Apr, 2017 by .

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There are a lot of things in life that are really hard. That’s true in our personal lives and in our work lives as well. When times get hard it’s easy to just give up. However, my experience is that the most valuable things in life come when you persist through the hard times and […]

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How Do You Handle a Lapse in Employment?

How Do You Handle a Lapse in Employment?

Posted on05. Apr, 2017 by .

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There are a wide variety of reasons for why you might have a lapse of employment on your resume. Job searching can be challenging and finding the right position that works great for the company and yourself can be tricky and requires the right timing. Plus, sometimes people just want to take some time off […]

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Unsolicited Recommendations and Gratitude

Unsolicited Recommendations and Gratitude

Posted on30. Mar, 2017 by .

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My good friend Mandi Bishop offered this sage suggestion and advice: Ever written an unsolicited recommendation, just because someone made a noteworthy professional impact on you and you happened to think of them as you were on LinkedIn? If you haven’t, try it. It feels good. I’ve done this a few times and Mandi is […]

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Simplicity

Simplicity

Posted on28. Mar, 2017 by .

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As a professional blogger, people always ask me what’s the right length for a blog post. That’s an extremely difficult question since there are always a lot of factors that influence the decision. However, my usual response is not a word more and not a word less than is needed to share something of value. […]

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Focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

Focus on Strengths or Weaknesses?

Posted on23. Mar, 2017 by .

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You hired them for their strengths. Why focus on their weaknesses? – Dr. Travis Bradberry Are you this type of boss? Have you had this type of boss? It’s never fun when the leader of your organization spends so much time on your weaknesses and never spends any time on your strengths. If you’re this […]

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