What to Do During a Recession
by Sherri Edwards - May, 2009
For many, a recession is a new experience. Others may simply have weathered past storms by remaining employed with the same company during times when the rest of the market was in turmoil. This year may be different for everyone. If you haven't had a strategy for getting work in the past, it is probably high time to develop one. If you have previously relied on a strategy that is no longer working, then it is time to look more...
A Company of One: Competitive Advantages
by Wendy Adams - May, 2009
There is a common theme in both business and career success that can ensure achievement for anyone who is committed to success in their career. This is the premise of representing and articulating Competitive Advantages. Competitive Advantages are not things you often will think about, yet they are the ‘success requirement’ for every well-written resume, every well-planned marketing campaign. Corporate business has known ab...
Position Yourself for Success: 4 Tips to
by Mary G. White - Apr, 2009
Regardless of the current state of the economy, it's up to each of us to position ourselves for success. No matter what is going on in the world around us, each of us has to take steps to make sure that we are prepared to succeed – for now, and into the future. While we may not be able to control what is going on in the world around us, it is a fact that we are responsible for making sure that we are prepared to deal with what...
How Do You Get Back Up? A Counterintuitive Approach to Thriving in Challenging Times
by Steve Farber - Apr, 2009
A while back, I received a distressed email from Ken, a young manager at a high-tech company. Ken and I had never met, but he had read my first two books and had done his best to apply the ideas and practices of Extreme Leadership to the way he'd led his team. To their culture, their work ethic, their camaraderie. When necessary, Ken told me, they would band together and work hard -- 10 to 20 hours a day at times -- to so...
Why Do People Make Bad Decisions?
by Ramon Greenwood - Apr, 2009
It is wise to spend some time examining the question as to why people make bad decisions because there's an inescapable correlation between the quality of one's decisions at work and the total of one's career success. "Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How To Keep It From Happening To You", a new book co-authored by Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, provides some kee...
Flexibility in a Fragile Job Market
by Barbara Wulf, MS, CPCC - Apr, 2009
It's a tough job market out there, no question about that, but this downturn will pass. When? How? I don’t know, but tough times call for a tough, flexible attitude. There isn’t time for self-pity or feeling like a victim. I encourage you to find the emotional support you need to keep you from spiraling down. These are trying times, but remember, this is not All About YOU, it's about the economy, the global economy. Tak...
Take A Look At Mentoring
by Barbara Wulf, MS, CPCC - Apr, 2009
Throughout the ages, people have sought out the wisdom and counsel of those more experienced. Could you benefit from having a mentor? Does your employer encourage mentorship? Mentors provide their expertise to less experienced individuals of all ages in order to help them advance their careers, enhance their education and build their networks. As Baby Boomers look to retirement, there are newer employees who could benef...
Should I Change My Career Plans Because of the Recession?
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2009
Question: I graduated in May with a political science major and am wondering what to do next. My plan was to apply to law school, but with so much student debt already incurred I am having second thoughts. I am currently working at a bank as a teller, but this is not the career I wish to pursue. With the current recession and unemployment rate I am terrified that I will be a bank teller forever. Any suggestions? — Lauren, Raci...
Listening and Silence, Powerful Communications Skills
by Ramon Greenwood - Mar, 2009
Common Sense Career Advice Communications must be a two-way street--sending messages and receiving messages--if it is to be effective. That's just common sense; but it is too often ignored, as organizations and individuals spend millions of dollars and countless hours annually on sending messages and make little focused effort on improving listening skills. Managements are so busy unleashing a torrent of comm...
A Career Coaching Client Creates Work with Purpose and Passion
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2009
We are all trying to understand and cope with the enormous changes in our work and personal lives. Mostly we react in a positive and productive manner. However, many people are describing their lives as so busy, working so many hours, trying to balance work and personal lives that we often feel physically and emotionally exhausted. I work as a consulting psychologist and executive/career coach specializing in helping leade...
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