When Are You Most Productive — The Middle of the Day?!?!

Here’s How to Succeed When You’re Not an Early Bird or a Night Owl I’m not a morning person. I don’t jump out of bed when my alarm goes off, run through my favorite sun salutations, and dive headfirst into my work. If anything, I’m that “Don’t talk to me before my coffee” cliché. The catch is that I’m also not a night owl. In fact, I’d say that my peak productivity hours are between 10 AM and 2 PM. That … Continued

I’m Working With Associates, How Do I Evaluate Them?

The Most Effective Way to Give Your Employees Feedback No one can perform better without feedback. In fact you could argue that giving great feedback is a leader’s most important job. So we give it — sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much. But there’s one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give — whether the actual feedback is positive or negative. The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The … Continued

Why Worry?!?! How to Beat the Stress!!

3 Work Situations You’re Stressing Out About for No Reason Ever spent any amount of time obsessing over a problem that’s not really even a problem? I’m guilty of this on a personal level (just ask my spouse), and there once was a time when I struggled with making mountains out of molehills at work too. But the thing to know? More often than not, unless you’re really, truly slacking off and regularly under-delivering at your job, your so-called problems … Continued

Be The Chosen One For The Best Work Projects!

Here’s the Simple Secret to Getting Chosen for Exciting Projects at Work Your co-worker pitched an interesting team project , and you’d love to be a part of it. Just one little catch: You’re not an obvious choice. Other people in your company have more experience or directly relevant skill sets. What can do you to bolster your chances of being picked? Good news: You might already be doing it. Who Gets Selected And Why? In an article for New York Magazine about “the office jerk,” … Continued

I Just Graduated From College And I’m Looking For A Job! What Do I Do?

4 Misconceptions About Getting a Job After College Dialogues with college seniors in the midst of trying to figure out “what comes next” often reveal a disconnect between student life and launching a successful career. It’s easy to empathize with the cry, “I can get an A in my senior seminar but I don’t have a clue about how to get a job.” Ideally, colleges and universities would fund career services departments with a full complement of savvy professionals. However, … Continued

Nevertheless, She Persisted . . .

10 Shocking Stats That Should Convince Every Woman to Ask for a Raise on #EqualPayDay In case you didn’t know, today, April 4, 2017, was Equal Pay Day. Not only does this day represent a movement to recognize the wage gap between men and women (which is currently around 20%, and even greater for women of color) and encourage individuals and companies everywhere to fight to close it, but the date itself signifies “how far into the year women must work … Continued

I Work Hard And Want A Promotion — How Do I Get It?

How to Make Yourself More Promotable Want to move up the ladder? Whether you’ve been holding down the same position for a while, you’re noticing internal shuffling or you just want to make yourself an irreplaceable employee from the get-go, you might need to take matters into your own hands. If you want to advance your career, use the tips below to make yourself more promotable.  1. Put the Company First. Remember that not everything is about you. If you … Continued

Are You Looking For A Job? If So, Be Careful!!

Job Seekers, Dodge These 4 Avoidable Errors Whenever you are rooting for your favorite sports team, nothing makes your heart sink more than when it loses due to its own ineptitude, fumbles or unforced errors. Too often, people also fail to progress in their job search because they self-destruct, even when they would be quite capable of being successful in the job they seek. When you are searching for your next job, be careful not to sideline your efforts by … Continued