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  • Work Boundaries: Say Goodbye to Super Woman Syndrome
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 23, 2019
    One month into my new job, I’m incredibly excited thinking about the positive inroads I’ll be able to make for my organization. To say that I’m energized, and ready-to-go is an understatement. At the same time – as a Type-A personality and recovering workaholic – I’m also doing my level best to calm the racehorse wanting to burst full-speed out the gate – knowing that my desire to &...
  • Stop the Generational Shaming
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 17, 2019
    Here is a quotation that I share in my training programs on generational diversity: “I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today.” In what era do you think this was written? This week’s Economist? A political speech from the 1960s? The Roaring Twenties? The late eighteenth century? In fact, these words are attributed to the poet Hesiod, all the...
  • Overturn Leadership Liabilities
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 11, 2019
    Leaders are encouraged to develop their strengths and sharpen their skills to maximize their effectiveness. Many resources are available, including books, seminars, conferences and qualified executive coaches. A coach, of course, can address your specific needs, and customize an approach that perfectly fits your personality, circumstances and goals. Most leaders understand that all their beliefs and behaviors are exposed...
  • 5 Steps to Bouncing Back from a Crummy Day
    by Melody Wilding - October 9, 2019
    Even if you love your job, an occasional bad day is par for the course. Everyone has those days where no matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try, you just can’t shake a glass-half-empty attitude. A bad mood can ruin your productivity, putting the kibosh on your motivation and draining you of your creative energy. The secret to recovering from a bad day is learning how to move forward despite it....
  • 10 Characteristics of a Good Leader
    by Debra Wheatman - October 8, 2019
    A leader can make the difference between success and failure. A good leader has a futuristic vision and knows how to turn ideas into real-world success stories. Unfortunately, there are many managers out there who are poor leaders. This is largely because of the time-honored practice of promoting people into management solely on the basis of their technical knowledge and ability, rather than because they are effective manag...
  • Workspace Wellness
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 4, 2019
    As part of my continuing experience as the “new girl” after my recent career change, I am grateful to have an opportunity to look at my work environment through a fresh lens. I’m in an open concept workspace, which is brand new for me. I will admit that the spacious cubicle, even with an automated standing desk feature, at first threw me for a loop. I have always had an office with a door that closed....
  • Mental Health at Work: Workplace Design Matters for All Generations
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 30, 2019
    My speaking engagements frequently take me to college campuses, where I have the opportunity to connect with professors and administrators about the hot topics on their campuses. For the past few years, I’ve been struck by the number of times leaders at a wide variety of colleges and universities have talked to me about the overwhelming mental health needs of today’s Generation Z students. Recent statistics...
  • How to Work With People When They Are Wrong and You Are Right
    by Steve Farber - September 27, 2019
    If there’s ever been a time with such a politically and socially polarized mood among Americans, it wasn’t in my lifetime, and I wouldn’t want to go back there. It’s gotten to the point where people are “de-Friending” their closest relatives, friends, and co-workers on social media, and friendly clubs and book groups are setting ground rules about what things can’t be talked about o...
  • 5 Glaring Signs That It’s Time To Leave Your Job
    by Kathy Caprino - September 25, 2019
    For many years during my 18-year corporate career, I remained in a number of roles I disliked, and a few of them were a terrible fit. Now I see that there were some critical factors that influenced my strong resistance to make the changes I needed to, including worries about money, self-esteem issues, confusion as to what I really wanted, reluctance to start over in a new job, and just plain fear. Now, after two reinvent...
  • 3 Techniques to Boost Your Confidence After Receiving Criticism
    by Melody Wilding - September 24, 2019
    But if you want to do anything important in the world, you’ll inevitably get negative feedback or criticism. When I asked my client Jessica how her relationship with her manager was going since we last spoke, there was a long pause. “Jessica, what happened?” I asked. “She ripped apart a presentation I put together. She said I needed to start over from scratch because it totally missed the mark....