3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself When the Clock’s Ticking on a Job Offer

How Do You Manage Job Offers Yes! You got the job. There’s just one catch: It came with an exploding offer, a.k.a., a job offer that you have to accept fast if you want it. Sure, you want the position—after all, you went through a really long process to get it. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to read everything thoroughly, speak with a few people about it, and negotiate the best possible salary for yourself. If you’re currently … Continued

4 Smart Ways to Spin a Career Change in Your Favor During an Interview

There’s a pervasive and convincing lie circulating through colleges and workplaces everywhere: You get an education in a certain field (formal or otherwise) and then work in that field until you retire or collapse on your desk one day. I wish this myth would die. Unfortunately, this belief causes a lot of distress for people who desire a career change. They believe they’ve invested their resources in a certain area, and shifting to a new field means starting from scratch. … Continued

The One Leadership Skill That Impacts Overall Success

The single most important skill of a good leader may not be what you think. Although it is important to be visionary and a strategic thinker, a new study suggests that it’s more rooted in their daily dealings with people. According to DDI, the leader who’s mastered having successful conversations is most likely to do well steering their team and/or their business. “By the end of each day, leaders likely have had multiple conversations with a range of their constituents,” … Continued

10 Simple Mistakes You’ll Never See Successful People Make More Than Once

Successful People Learn From These Mistakes Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but not everyone learns from them. Some people make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them,” Bruce Lee said. Making Mistakes When we make mistakes, it can be hard to admit to because doing so feels like an attack on our self-worth. This tendency poses a huge … Continued

Want to Be a Great Leader? Avoid This Type of Work Culture

Prevent a high turnover rate by steering clear of this policy.   Flexibility and autonomy are essential to attracting and retaining employees -millennials in particular – so a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) is the ultimate employee retention tool, right? Maybe, but my experience working in a ROWE was a dismal failure, and contributed to an abnormally high turnover rate. Here’s what went wrong: 1. Employees felt like pets, not people. A Results Only Work Environment, originally developed at retailer … Continued

Improve Your Workplace Vocabulary!!

How To Sound Smarter At Work! Do you worry how you sound in the workplace?  If so, you are not alone.  All professionals want to sound more articulate and word-conscious at work. As a result, it never hurts to read a bit more and brush up on vocabulary words that can add color to your everyday vernacular. Of course, this is not to say that you should use big words just because you can. If you do not know what … Continued

Eliminate Your Fear And Doubt — Improve Your Networking!!!

Networking Call To Action Following up is key to starting any successful networking relationship. But the timing and strategy behind your follow up are also essential. Do not be sloppy or negligent in your approach. You want to maintain your professionalism and continue to display a good impression. In your follow up, consider including a direct or meaningful call to action. This not only guarantees a response from the recipient but can also gauge their interest and commitment in doing … Continued

Reading the Tea Leaves . . .

How to Predict Your Career Future! The future can be intimidating. When it comes to our careers, most of us try to concern ourselves just with what is happening now. We tell ourselves that we can worry about the future as it comes, perhaps out of blind optimism, maybe out of avoidance. Unfortunately, if you want to be smart about your career and plan your next step accordingly, strategically, you should think about the future now. In this post, we … Continued

7 Proven Strategies That’ll Help You Deal With Your Imposter Syndrome

You’re No Imposter!!  Feel Better About Your Success!! I was mentioning to a friend recently that I felt like I was really just coming into my own as an author and speaker. Her jaw dropped and she looked at me with disbelief and asked “With all of your books, all of your presentations around the world, all of your media, all of your success, how can you possibly just be coming into your own?” Well the truth of it for … Continued