The Quest for Leadership Purpose
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2015
“Great leadership has the potential to excite people to extraordinary levels of achievement. But it is not only about performance; it is also about meaning.” ~ Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006) Great leaders have a profound impact in their communities, families and key societal realms (i.e., sports, politics). Nowhere is good leadership more important than...
The Search for Authentic Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2015
Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. ~ Herminia Ibarra, The Authenticity Paradox, Harvard Business Review, January 2015 Employees at all organizational levels seek meaning and fulfillment at work. Most are willing to work hard for authentic, trustworthy leaders. People are not easily fooled or quick to offe...
You Are What You Accomplish
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2015
It is not how hard we work at something; rather, it's all about the results we achieve. Employers hire people who can get things done well. Because activity without results amounts to little, we know that results are more important than activity alone. Example: Let's say that you volunteer to lead a fundraising drive for your favorite charity. You and your team work sixteen hours a day for twenty-one straight days, in an...
Your best work adventures may begin when you stop worrying about status
by Beverly Jones - Mar, 2015
It's normal to want respect from our colleagues. In his classic theory of human motivation, psychologist Abraham Maslow identified the need for esteem as a basic driver of human behavior. And leaders understand how important it can be for team members to feel accepted and valued by the group. At work, the desire to look like a winner can keep us hustling when we secretly want to just throw in the towel. And praise and appr...
5 Quick Quips for an Impactful Professional Presence
by Valerie Sokolosky - Mar, 2015
Here are quick quips (try and say THAT five times in a row) that I share during each Professional Presence program. They resonate as simple, short messages that are memorable and impactful. 1 – When in doubt – don’t. There are times when you can’t pick up my books or anyone else’s to get a specific answer. At those times, just stop and consider – “if I’m doubting whether to say something or not…maybe it’s best not to!”...
Tempted to Take ANY Job: 4 Strategies To Help You Think Twice
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Mar, 2015
Have you ever been at a point where you’re ready to take any job out of desperation – regardless whether it’s the right fit? There’s no doubt that job-hunting in this economy can be challenging and bills must be paid, however conducting a job search from a place of fear rather than strength doesn’t always add up to success or satisfaction in the workplace. Casting Too Wide A Net A number of coaching clients in “I’ll-t...
Why Quitting is So Hard – Especially If You’re a Winner
by Stacey Lane - Mar, 2015
It’s hard for me to quit something. I keep trying to make things work – jobs, relationships, a broken door handle, whatever. I stay focused on making things work way too long past the freshness expiration date. I guess this makes me a bad quitter. Despite me knowing this about myself, I find it hard to give up on something. “If I just try doing it this way, it might work…” Great if you’re doing a team building challenge wit...
Resume Dilemma: You Have Too Much to Offer
by Robin Schlinger - Mar, 2015
An IT professional responded to one of my blog posts by stating that he contributes so much to his company that his experience bursts the bounds of a resume. He was not overqualified so much as over-experienced. He offered too much value to an employer. Someone who brings too much value to a company usually falls into one or more of the following categories. First, while their job title has not changed, they have taken on m...
Are You Classifying Your Employees Correctly?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
My organization, the Career Advisory Board, which was established in 2010 by DeVry University, recently completed a research study with MBO Partners on the future of independent work. We were interested in this topic because we had seen statistics that by 2020, nearly half the American workforce will consist of contract workers. Although organizations are employing increasing numbers of freelance workers, many are not prop...
How Introverts Can Show Passion During a Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
The challenges of introverts in the work force have been well documented in research studies, articles and surveys. After all, it would seem that in order to succeed in your career you would need to be an extravert. One such challenge many introverts face is that of showing passion during a job interview. In particular, it can be difficult for an introvert to talk about themselves or think on their feet because by nature th...
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