Tag Archives: attitude
Posted on07. Jan, 2014 by Gwen Darling.
From the time my youngest daughter Kelly was old enough to speak, she was one tough cookie. I vividly remember the first incident in her early childhood that let me know she was going to be extremely independent. She was two and a half, and was fearlessly swinging her tiny little self all over the […]
Posted on02. Jan, 2014 by Erin Kennedy.
OK first off…you know this is a terrible business climate right now, and a lot of people aren’t getting raises, so it’s not just you. The one thing you should absolutely NOT do is get in a snit and go storming out of your boss’s office. That will do nothing for your next evaluation, your […]
Posted on05. Dec, 2012 by Joe Lavelle.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question we probably all have been hearing since kindergarten. At that age, parents just think it’s adorable when their child answers, “A cowboy, doctor, and truck driver!” As we get older, though, the pressure to answer that question with something definitive increases. My […]
Posted on05. Apr, 2012 by Carter Groome.
Virtual meetings have become a staple of business life. In our field and especially in the consulting arena, prospective employers turn to the phone to interview candidates nationwide and beyond. I’ve brokered thousands of phone interviews over the years and just when I think I’ve heard it all some new animal in the background will […]
Posted on30. Dec, 2011 by Joe Lavelle.
If you say this to a client or customer and genuinely mean it, you are well on your way to developing a long-term professional relationship that is likely to be both profitable and meaningful. I can’t speak enough about how important I think it is to approach every day with gratitude and to look for opportunities to tell others about the positive difference they have made in your life. It just might be a few kind words from you that remind a customer why they connected with your business in the first place or simply make another human’s day a little brighter.
Posted on29. Jul, 2011 by Tim Tolan.
Recognition programs are used by employers to drive performance and achieve certain goals that are important to the overall success of the organization. Done correctly, a well-defined recognition program can drive extra effort from employees who love recognition, and see it as a way to track their personal performance. Set a high watermark and watch […]
Posted on21. Jun, 2011 by Tim Tolan.
A few days ago I talked to a great HCIT candidate we’d placed years ago, just to catch up. We chatted – did the small talk thing for awhile – and finally got the real reason for the call. I knew it would eventually come out and boy, did it. The conversation turned to compensation […]
Posted on21. Mar, 2011 by Tim Tolan.
There is a huge difference! Most of us know the (glaring) differences between the two personality types. Well, everyone except the cocky ones – because, in all likelihood they will never read this blog post or any other material that could help them grow their career, their income or become better human beings. No need to. […]
Posted on29. Nov, 2010 by David Kushan.
I have always been a sports fan. I played various organized sports since I was 6 years old all the way through college, where I played baseball. In my opinion, so much of what happens in the sports world translates to everyday life. I also believe there are many lessons that can be learned and […]
Posted on24. Sep, 2010 by Tim Tolan.
I hear you loud and clear! Everybody’s had that moment when you want to tell your boss exactly what you think about them and gleefully spell out how and where they can ‘shove it’. While the feeling is undeniably soothing, the act itself is full of emotion and there’s a 99 percent chance that once […]
Posted on27. Aug, 2010 by David Kushan.
What’s the difference? For the sake of this posting, if someone is “Career Oriented,” they have an idea as to what type of position they want to be in down the road (timeframe can vary) and have an idea as to what they need to learn or accomplish in order to be qualified for that […]