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All Leaders Do These Three Great Things to Achieve Their Goals

Things leaders do to achieve goals

While integrity, authenticity, and honesty are effective leadership qualities, at some point, leaders have to be successful in achieving goals. Some leaders, who are able to persuade, encourage and motivate others to follow their lead are adept at realizing their objectives. However, even if you’re a top leader in the organization, you can’t achieve your… Read more »

Best Questions to Ask Your Boss When You Get New Assignments

Questions to Ask on New Assignment

Your big break: Your boss has finally put you in charge of your own project. It’s your chance to distinguish yourself and start climbing the ladder for real. Just don’t screw it up. Now that you’ve gotten an opportunity, you need to maximize your chance to succeed. That process starts, well, at the start. You… Read more »

5 Tips To Help Ensure Your Business Is a Safe Workplace

Ensure Safe Workplace

Business owners often think of safety as a burdensome cost. But operating a safe workplace can come with a lot of benefits. Think of it more like insurance than as an outright cost – you spend a little now to make sure you don’t lose a lot down the road. Small investments in safety can… Read more »

5 Tips to Ensure You and Your Employees are on the Same Page

Employee Communication Tips

Success comes with good communication. Staying in close contact with your employees doesn’t guarantee that you’ll achieve your goals, but it’s very hard to achieve them without it. The problem with maintaining the appropriate levels of communication? Well, life. Obviously, you start every project dedicated to the idea that everyone will stay on the same… Read more »

3 Tips to Make Your Job Posting Stand Out

Job Posting Tips

You invest significant time and resources in your recruitment process. But you still have trouble finding the right candidate. Each time you get to the decision stage, you face a disappointingly small number of top-end prospects. It doesn’t seem to make sense. You maximize your resume screening with the help of algorithms. You optimize your… Read more »

Want to Take on More at Work … Without Overstepping Boundaries?

Asking For More Work

It’s the classic “put me in coach, I’m ready” moment. You’ve toiled for a long time in small roles and with fringe responsibilities. Now you want a chance to assert yourself. You want to move closer to the center of the action and start making a reputation for yourself with the higher-ups. But there are… Read more »

Is This Job the Right One for Me?

The Right Job

You can’t build a job like you’re building Frankenstein’s monster. You can’t take the salary for Opportunity A, the corporate culture from Opportunity B and the boss from Opportunity C, then sew them together, add a little lightning and animate the ideal situation. Unfortunately, you have to take the position as a whole. You can’t… Read more »

How to Be a Manager Employees Look up To

Manager Employees Look Up To

Management books love to invoke “leadership.” Unfortunately, for most of these, the term represents little more than a buzzword. There’s a difference between leadership as a TED talk subject and the nitty-gritty day-to-day process of steering a team, with diverse skill levels and varied personalities, to success. Winning the respect of your employees represents an… Read more »

The Importance of Staying in Touch With Your Professional References

Getting to the reference stage of the job search process is like winning a double lottery: you were one of a small group of people chosen from a thick stack of resumes to get an interview; then, you were one of the handful of people chosen from the interviews to get to the reference stage.… Read more »

How Can Online Reviews Turn Away Top Talent?

Brands go two ways now. There was a time (think: Mad Men, smoke at work, drink at lunch, wear a tie to the movies kind of time) when the only branding you had to worry about was to consumers. These days (work from home, check Twitter, go to the movies in sweat suits and yoga… Read more »