At a recent business luncheon one of the guests blew his nose in his napkin. Another guest wore jeans and a sheer blouse. Are these appropriate business behaviors?
Do you practice such basic courtesies as returning messages promptly, and greeting people when they enter your office? Does your organization have uniform policies regarding emails, punctuality, and kitchen use?
Good manners are good business. Many potential...
In today’s political climate we have no shortage of trolls.
The topic does not matter.
The side you are on does not really matter either.
Diverse, equal opportunity trollage is ever present.
Make trolling great again!
Well, my little resume writing company is no different as we have our share of trolls.
Recently there was a good one.
Meet Charles Snell.
No, I am not outing him – he trolled m...
If you look around long enough in your life - especially if you have kids - you'll see a pattern emerge.
People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is unhelpful at best and counter-productive at worst.
Want some examples? Sweet! Here you go:
'You Just Need To Work More'
'Give Them What They Want'
Heshie Segal is my friend. I don’t mean that as a disclaimer, but as a prime example of what you’re about to learn from her.
British anthropologist Robin Dunbar famously estimated that humans can maintain a social circle of no more than 150 people, with no more than five people in our “closest layer” of friends.
For entrepreneurs who depend on networks of relationships, that might seem a bit disco...
Feedback is very useful for telling us “where we are.” Without it, I couldn’t work with my clients. I wouldn’t know what the people around my client think about what he or she needs to change. Likewise, without feedback, we wouldn’t know if were getting better or worse. We all need feedback to see where we are, where we need to go, and to measure our progress along the way. And I have a foolproof...
Job searching can feel like a never-ending quest. The seemingly unending polish of your resume and cover letter, and relentless searching for position postings that match most (if not all) of your career must-haves. It can be exasperating to not hear back from the companies you originally thought would call you within minutes of your submission.
So when a job recruiter calls you, it can be tempting to simply ask “wher...
Many pundits, scholars, academics and lawmakers believe that the current education system is fraught with challenges that have to be addressed and resolved for our country and future generations to thrive. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, for one, recently unveiled a new tuition-free pilot program in New York State that attempts to forge a new way.
To most, it’s become clear that our current system is no longer affordable, a...
I recently worked with a mid-career attorney, who, after ten years at the same firm, wanted to make a switch over to the corporate sector. During our conversation, she casually mentioned that, on a weekly basis, she bakes cookies for the office. As you can imagine, I was horrified. I asked her why on earth she, an educated, white-collar professional, would bake snacks for her colleagues. She explained that she really enjoyed b...
As a career development and executive coach, I work with many individuals who are focused on making changes to their careers to better align with professional values and strengths. But for some, their best plans often get stalled in analysis paralysis, which results in stagnation and a hard stop to all forward momentum.
Ambivalence or uncertainty is often at the center of the struggle to embark upon chan...
What kinds of interviews yield the best candidates? According to research from Glassdoor Economic Research, more difficult interviews lead to more satisfied employees.
And that can be daunting if you’re the candidate — whether you’re a recent college grad, trying to score an internship, or looking for a big career leap. Chances are you’ve probably put most of your effort into practicing responses to...