The Prep Zone - A Great Habit
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2011
I made a personal commitment at the beginning of this year as follows: "If a business appointment or meeting is important enough to be on my calendar, then scheduling a block of time to PREPARE for that appointment is equally important." In the past, my practice had been to leave enough time between appointments and meetings to allow for what I thought would be adequate advance prep time. What tended to happen, however, w...
The Wrong Question
by Suzanne Bates - Sep, 2011
The The phone was ringing, and no one was picking up. "Bates Communications, how may I help you?" "I was hoping to speak with the CEO or owner," replied a young woman. "Well, you've reached her. Who is calling?" "Oh, well this is Michelle from (a payroll service which shall remain unnamed). I wonder if you can tell me how your payroll is processed." "Well," I said, confused for a moment. "Do you mean how do...
Trickle Down Leadership
by Suzanne Bates - Sep, 2011
Unless you have a small business, and by that I basically mean you, your dog and your thoughts, you have to communicate the big picture to other people. Your vision has to do more than trickle down; it needs to flow. Sounds simple. Until you become a leader and you realize how hard it really is. The other day my husband and I decided to try out a new restaurant. I called around noon for a 6 pm reservation. There was...
Turning lemons into lemonade
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2011
Finding your dream job sounds great right, but what if you can’t just jump ship? What if you’re stuck in your job for the time being because of financial reasons for example? I was talking to a client Anna about this the other day—sometimes we just have to make the best of where we are now. She can’t just quit her job; she’s in a dual income household that relies on her income. So for the moment at least, she has to make the b...
Unleashing the Career Superstar in You—Ready?
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2011
Superstars aren’t just sports and entertainment icons. They’re also us. Every workplace and every career has its superstars. There’s no reason why you aren’t among them. By definition superstars are individuals in prominence who attract attention. Look around: That’s lots of people you know. We have to perform well and consistently to be considered a superstar in our line of work. On-the- job superstars are those indispe...
Updated Networking Stats
by Jan Melnik - Sep, 2011
Job seekers still rank networking as the #1 way by which to find their next gig — but Internet job boards took a jump up in prominence. According to the Sept. 2, 2011, issue of Human Resource Executive, in 2010, 41% of new career opportunities were secured through traditional networking. An amazing 25% of new positions were secured through the Internet job boards. Right Management in Philadelphia conducted the survey with 59,1...
Utilizing Keywords to Strengthen Your Executive Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2011
The process of writing an executive resume can be extensive to say the least. There are many considerations you’ll want to keep in mind along the way in order to ensure you catch the attention of recruiters and hiring managers who read your document. One key component of strengthening your resume is incorporating the right keywords. There are some keywords that you could use to add great depth to your executive resume whi...
What to Eat Before an Interview
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2011
No detail is too small when you're job hunting. You don't want to wait until the last minute to decide what you'll wear to an interview, or what you'll say when they ask, "Why should we hire you?" You want to bring your "A game" to every conversation. Knowing what to eat for peak performance may be as important before a big meeting as it is when training for a marathon. Athletes know how to load up on all the right foods an...
Why is Your Professional Brand the Best?
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2011
If you don’t know the answer to this question, it may be time for you to figure out the true differentiators that make you #1 in the job market. Creating a professional brand image for your career growth is not something that happens overnight. It is something that you build over time. How can you create a personal brand and a professional brand image that is unique, if you are not sure what it is about YOU that makes you...
8 Pillars of Leadership Wisdom
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We had a collaborative coaching conversation discussing the comp0nents of wisdom. My executive coaching client and I discussed how judgment, social intelligence and core values have influenced his ability to make wise decisions. I am coaching my client to tap into his wisdom and creativity....
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