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Give Positive Career Direction to Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Making a positive difference in someone else's career might be easier than you think. Author, Stav Ziv, shares a story about a professor who listened to her career ambitions (deep dive reporting) and kindly pushed her in a different direction (leadership roles). Her professor believed in her abilities to be a good leader, and he foresaw this field being more successful for her than her own chosen path. Because he respected her enough to give her good advice, and she respected him enough to listen to his good advice, his wisdom positively affected her career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

5 Leadership Habits That Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. Some days are full of stress, and you collapse into your chair and wonder how you're going to make it through the week. Take heart! Gordon Tredgold offers 5 habits you can develop to make your leadership responsibilities easier.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Reaching Your Career Goals

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you have big career goals, you don't want to let anything stand in your way. Unfortunately, being employable isn't always as easy as walking into the job you've always dreamed of.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A positive work culture creates more productive workers. Business leaders have discovered this and Michelle Burke from the Huffington Post states that "Over the past few years, increased research shows positive environments produce positive benefits specifically to engagement, relationships, health and the bottom line". So what exactly is a 'positive work culture'?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Self-Improvement Tip: You Are Not Responsible for the Happiness of Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Is your goal to make everyone in your world as happy as possible? To be blunt, this is a pipe dream. No matter how thin you spread your time, your talents and your soul, it is never possible to please everyone. And, truthfully, to take on the responsibility does a disservice not only to you but to them. There is a better way to live your life and impact that of your community. Consider changes which will empower you and others.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Career Advice

One Shark's Career Advice on Networking and Mentorship

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to Shark Tank entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, one of the most important relationships in your professional and personal lives is a mentor-mentee relationship. He talks more about this and other networking advice distilled from an interview between Forbes and Herjavec.

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Topics: Career Advice

Learn How to be Yourself at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you feel like you have to act a certain way at work, and when you go home you can finally be your normal self? Career coach Sara Young Wang encourages you to be yourself at work, too! It is stressful and tiring to try to be someone you aren't.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

A Kind Word About Pessimism in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Look on the bright side. See the positive in every situation. We can do this. You've got it. Smile. Be happy. Keep going. Failure is not an option. This is doable. Have a can-do attitude.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

Micromanagement is Bad Management: How to Avoid It

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM


Effective management is essential to any business. Micromanagement has the appearance of effectiveness, in that the manager has tight control of the project. However, it has a negative impact which strips away any effectiveness by damaging morale.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

The One-on-Ones: Making Your Management Skills Count

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Necessary, but torturous, is how most people would characterize the scheduled face to face meeting, whether management or employee. After all, when you work with people on a daily basis, what could you possibly have to discuss that would require a one-on-one? Actually, quite a bit.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

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