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Advance Your Career by Always Having a Mentor

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When you are first starting out in your career, it is really easy to recognize that you could use a little help. Seeking out a mentor feels like a natural step to advance your career and help you avoid pitfalls.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice

6 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Motivation and engagement can be hard to sustain, whether in individuals or within organizations and companies as a whole. Especially when it comes to jobs, employees might face disengagement multiple ways for many reasons. Jim Haudan, CEO of Root Inc., has managed to pinpoint 6 important reasons why employees are disengaged, and they all relate to emotions: feelings of being overwhelmed, scared, confused or having a lack of understanding, a lack of ownership, a lack of reality, and a lack of the "big picture."

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Performance Management

6 Instant Tips on Being a Leader in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Before you can act as a leader in your career, you have to be seen as one. A great leader encourages their employees in every way possible. Read on to find a few tips on being seen as a leader almost instantaneously.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

5 Surprising Things That Can Help Your LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good for you! You've joined LinkedIn, the powerful professional network. And you've done your homework: Your profile is complete, your photo is professional, and you've completed your Summary. You've even received some recommendations. What could go wrong?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

In Celebration of Administrative Professionals Day

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

This is the month that we recognize the true foundation of any successful organization on Administrative Professionals Day. This year, the celebration is Wednesday, April 22, which is "hump day" for Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25).

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations

Remember What You Wanted in A Manager Before You Were the Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Before you were a manager, you probably spent some time imagining what it would be like to be in a management position. Chances are, if you try hard, you can remember some of the things you wish your supervisor did or didn't do. Remembering those small things can help you be a better manager today.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Productivity

Are You Sabatoging Your Career? 4 Things To Never Do At Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It's an inevitable part of life as an imperfect human being: you will make mistakes in your career. Most of the time, these mistakes are fixed by making some revisions or offering a sincere apology. Not all workplace mistakes are easily correctable, however. There are some workplace blunders that are irreversible and can result in long-term damage to your career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Management Nightmare - The Employee Who Does More Harm Than Good

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s Management's least favorite thing to be faced with - the possibility you have a difficult staff member on your team. Your staff represents your organization, and to a large degree, the leadership of the organization.  His or her words and actions as an employee are no different from the results of paid advertising. Your clients and customers form opinions based on their impressions and experiences with your staff. You, therefore, have no choice but to face the realization you may have an employee who is doing more harm than good for your team.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management

5 Ways to Grow Your Influence Through LinkedIn

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are you in Sales and wondering how you’re going to meet your next production goal?  Or, are you not in sales, but still want to contribute to your company's growth?   Whatever your role in an organization, finding new customers is a fundamental challenge for every business. If you’re looking to attract new business or service new clients, here are five ways to cultivate prospects through business focused social network.  

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, LinkedIn Resources

How Micromanagers Impact Your Career - Spotting Them & Curing Them

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We've all encountered them at least once in our careers -- the managers who involve themselves in every miniscule detail of your work day, often hovering over your desk to make sure the report you're working on is exactly the way they want it. They delegate work, but then end up handling most of it themselves. They need control at all times. Unfortunately, this often results in a miserable work atmosphere for their employees, who feel that they have little room for creativity or autonomy in their work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations

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