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7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

Posted by in Blog | August 28, 2014
7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

If you’re going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.

But when you’re young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.

After looking at the research on social perception and relationship building, we identified the following strategies for instantly getting respect.

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6 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Daily (and You Should, Too)

Posted by in Blog | August 21, 2014
6 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Daily (and You Should, Too)

Intelligent and successful leaders all do one thing better than anyone else. They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay relevant and insightful.

Whether you’re running a company, heading up a startup, or leading a team, asking yourself these questions every day will help you get the most out of your work and leadership and make the difference in your success.

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10 Things To Do After The Job Interview

Posted by in Blog | August 13, 2014
10 Things To Do After The Job Interview

Congrats. You had the job interview. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.

In today’s hypercompetitive job market, effective follow-up after the interview is a must, and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate.

Here are 10 follow-up tips:

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10 Questions You Might Ask In a Job Interview

Posted by in Blog | August 04, 2014
10 Questions You Might Ask In a Job Interview

Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too.

When you ask the right questions, you want to achieve three things:

Make sure the interviewer has no reservations about you.
Demonstrate your interest in the employer.
Find out if you feel the employer is the right fit for you.

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5 Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Get On The Career Fast Track

Posted by in Blog | July 23, 2014
5 Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Get On The Career Fast Track

Don’t put off these simple steps to jump-start your career.

Getting to the next level in your career sometimes seems like a marathon. It can take two or three or more years to advance even one level.

This is why so many of us operate in our daily jobs without a winning strategy. It’s actually much easier to focus on short-term results and to fixate on the minutiae of our routines. We gravitate towards this path of least resistance because it feels better.

Here are a set of tasks you can implement on Monday morning that will profoundly improve your career prospects and won’t take several years to see a return on your investment.

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9 Professionals Share The Career Tip They’d Tell Their Younger Selves

Posted by in Blog | July 03, 2014
9 Professionals Share The Career Tip They’d Tell Their Younger Selves

Ever wished you could go back and talk to your younger, twentysomething self? You know, the one who was just starting out and could have used some sound career advice—or at least a bit of reassurance that you were doing the right thing?

While you can’t go back in a time, you can pay it forward. Hindsight is twenty-twenty—and some of the best insights come from past experiences.

9 Professionals Share The Career Tip They’d Tell Their Younger Selves.

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How to Network For A New Job — Without Losing Your Current One

Posted by in Blog | June 27, 2014
How to Network For A New Job — Without Losing Your Current One

Ah, the age old conundrum: How do you get out of that job you sort of hate, without losing that job you sort of hate?

OK, maybe you don’t hate it. But if you’re looking to exit stage left (ASAP) from your current job, how do you network with other professionals—the very people who may be instrumental to your forward progress—without tipping off your colleagues (or, worse, your boss)?

Carefully, that’s how. Very carefully. Here are just a few ideas to help you pull it off.

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30 Productivity Tips – How To Avoid Daily Distractions

Posted by in Blog | June 20, 2014
30 Productivity Tips – How To Avoid Daily Distractions

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?

It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.

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Influencing Upward: The Skill You Need To Get Ahead

Posted by in Blog | June 13, 2014
Influencing Upward: The Skill You Need To Get Ahead

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you just can’t get through to your boss?

Maybe you had what you thought was a breakthrough business idea get shot down before you could even really get into the details.

Or maybe you know you could create a much better deliverable for a client, if only given a few more days for the assignment. But when you ask your boss about extending the deadline, you’re told there’s no way that’ll fly.

Here’s the thing: It’s not just your boss being difficult. In fact, being able to get your point across and communicate persuasively with your superiors is a critical workplace skill that you have to develop. As Lori Carlin Proctor, senior retail supply leader with Procter and Gamble, put it, “To be an effective leader, you have to be a strong communicator. One of the most important areas of leading and communicating is with your own management.”

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5 Ways Leaders Can Build Successful Teams

Posted by in Blog | June 04, 2014
5 Ways Leaders Can Build Successful Teams

Many of us were taught early in life to “follow the leader” to achieve success. But in today’s complex, global economy, following the leader is no longer good enough. You need to follow the right type of leader.

Team leadership is more critical than ever, and effective collaboration often spells the difference between winning and losing. Fortunately, most leaders know this. Research shows that executives recognize the value of a team approach. More than 8 in 10 (84%) of the 821 global business executives we surveyed say that their organization’s ability to develop and manage diverse, high-performing teams is essential to their future success.

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