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People to Have in Your Corner
Friday, November 30, 2012 7:32 PM
When climbing the corporate ladder, people often pause to take stock of their skills, resume, and experience. When was the last time you paused and took stock of the people around you? Are You Good for Me? A recent Inc.com article with the eye-catching headline 9 People You Must Remove From Your Inner Circle takes a look at the personality types that are best... Read More...
Reconnecting with Mentors
Monday, October 29, 2012 7:41 PM
We all know we're supposed to nurture our network . So when was the last time you reconnected with one of your mentors? Mentors are a crucial source of information and inspiration: finding the time to connect with key mentors keeps your job hunting... Read More...
Looking Ahead: Navigating a Career Path as a Young Woman
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:58 PM
There is a reason why hindsight is 20/20: looking back is a heckuva lot easier than guessing what's up ahead. Smart women beginning their careers can take the guesswork out of what lies down the road by learning from the women who went before them. Been-there, done-that insight from talented women further along the career path can help up-and-comers shorten... Read More...
Same Office, Different Generation: What Younger Employees Can Teach
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:43 PM
Whoever said "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," obviously never conceived of a world where a generation of workers raised in the pre-Internet era would make daily use of smart phones, software, apps, etc. A more accurate maxim might be, "It's never too late to learn something new." Given that new tricks are the tools of the trade... Read More...
Same Office, Different Generation: What Younger Employees Should Know
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:41 PM
For young employees transitioning from dorm room to desk job, one of the biggest challenges can be interacting in a multigenerational setting. After all, during the school years, people are generally in lockstep with their age group. Workplaces, with a community of mixed ages, are a different story. Smart millennials can take advantage of the diversity of experiences... Read More...
Relationships Matter: Creating Career-Boosting Alliances
Monday, November 07, 2011 8:39 PM
To land a plum assignment is it more important to a) have a proven track record, b) have a strong work ethic, or c) have a good network? Trick question: the answer is all of the above. Many people might assume that a proven track record and a robust work ethic is enough but what truly distinguishes two proven performers is their network. Strong alliances can... Read More...
First Class Coaching
Monday, October 24, 2011 9:22 PM
Coaching, a segment of the personal development and training industry, has exploded in popularity over the last decade. Once the province of the CEO-set, coaching has gone mainstream and is now widely in use by all segments of the professional workforce... Read More...
Guiding, Not Micromanaging
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:44 PM
Skilled leaders recognize the distinction between managing people and micromanaging them. Are you looking to lead your staff by example rather than by getting in the weeds, and doing their work for them? Take a page from the authors of Being the Boss: Three Imperatives for Great Leaders and practice the technique they dub Prep-Do-Review. Prep: First, preview... Read More...
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Career Development for Administrative Professionals: Helping Your Boss Help You Shine
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:17 PM
Lucky you, you have a great boss who recognizes your hard work and untapped potential and wants to help you move up the career ladder. For employees hoping to transition from administrative roles to a managerial or executive track, a mentor's interest... Read More...
Making The Most Of Mentoring
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 11:24 AM
by Candie Harris Mentoring is all over recent headlines with stories touting its positive effects. President Obama launched a fatherhood mentoring initiative in June and recognized the winners of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring organization in... Read More...

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