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Five Steps to Making the Best First Impression

November 15, 2017

We all know it’s important to make a good first impression on a buyer or anyone else we want to influence. What we don’t often realize is how quickly that impression is made and how lasting it is. Brian Tracy ( Psychology of Selling ) says it happens within 30 seconds. Michelle Tillis Lederman ( 11... read more

How to Spot a Toxic Workplace

November 13, 2017

What are the indicators that a company’s culture or workplace could quickly turn toxic? Toxic company cultures at big companies like Uber and Google have recently been in the news, turning the spotlight onto the subject, but no one is talking about the root causes of a toxic workplace. So what IS... read more

6 Ways to Be More Memorable When Networking

November 8, 2017

A lot of people might assume that being memorable is simply a matter of showing up somewhere and talking to someone. What does it mean to be memorable? What are the components of being memorable? Want to know how to put it all together, in 6 steps? I spoke to Soulaima Gourani , public speaker,... read more

Understand your employees, create a happy workforce, and save money!

November 6, 2017

Optimizing relationships is the new frontier in workforce management. Leaders who invest in improving team collaboration and employee satisfaction will benefit from increased productivity and lower turnover , all of which is reflected in the bottom line. I asked Karen Gordon, CEO of 5 Dynamics , a... read more

Party Your Way to a New Job!

November 1, 2017

‘Tis the season of holiday parties! Brush up on your networking skills and party your way into a new more

5 Ways to Combat Stress in the Workplace

October 30, 2017

We all know that work can be stressful at times. And stress at work comes from so many sources: leadership change, economic shifts, sometimes morale just feels low. I asked Jennifer Moss, cofounder of Plasticity Labs and author of Unlocking Happiness at Work , for advice and she shared five tactics... read more

MBA Alternatives – Which Graduate Degree is Best for You?

October 25, 2017

The Economist caused quite a stir last year when it pronounced “MBAs are no longer prized by employers.” But that article wasn’t alone. Fortune has also reported that employers’ demand for MBAs just isn’t what it was. More employers are now more eager for candidates with a specialized business... read more

What Business Leaders Can Learn from Endurance Athletes

October 23, 2017

We’ve all watched the drama play out in businesses of every size, from major corporations to brand new startups: companies fail when their leaders have a vision for growth that is too ambitious, or when they fail to scale fast enough to deliver growth. CEO and executive coach, Dr. Alison Eyring –... read more

6 Statements That Will Kill Your Career Options

October 18, 2017

It often seems like just a few monumental choices define our professional lives. In actuality, while big decisions do matter, careers are actually built job-by-job, project-by-project, and day-by-day. That’s the insight from Jack Quarles and his latest book, Expensive Sentences . Quarles’ book... read more

How Will You Know if Your New Boss Will Crush Your Soul?

October 13, 2017

When you’re interviewing for jobs and evaluating potential employers, it’s important to figure out whether working there would kill your personal life. How do you know if an employer will respect your out-of-work interests and responsibilities? Lucy English, PhD , a sociologist and thought leader... read more