Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

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Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

Posted on December 12th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job, Trends. No Comments

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out” as they move up in an organization because they are difficult and no one really wants to deal with them?

Research has proven, time after time, that people … Read More »


Positive Questions: Create an Atmosphere of Trust

Posted on November 13th, by John Stoker in Trends. No Comments

Soon after I turned 16, I took a young lady on a date around the lake late at night to watch the moon come up. When it was time to go home, I started the car, drove maybe a quarter mile, and the car stopped. In shock I noticed that the gas gauge registered “E.” … Read More »


Do You Really Want That Job?

Posted on November 8th, by Chris Hollins in education/training, Trends. No Comments

It is no secret that the job market is becoming more and more challenging, and companies are getting flooded with resumes of candidates who are interested in that particular position. So what are companies doing to separate the qualified from the unqualified candidates? A couple of the most common approaches are resume filtering and online profile evaluations.

A … Read More »


Office Games

Posted on September 11th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job, Trends. No Comments

When people talk about their managers and co-workers playing games at the office, they usually aren’t talking about Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Monopoly, or Scrabble. They are instead talking about people engaging in excessively political behavior, managing by deception and misdirection, and stretching the limits of the truth on a daily basis.  … Read More »


Interviewing Tips for the Introvert

Posted on September 11th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing, Trends. No Comments

If you’re an introvert, going out on job interviews and charming employers might not be your strong point.  In fact you may dread interviews and stress about it for days, or even weeks before.

Some of the common complaints given by employers related to introverts are: (1) It can be like pulling teeth trying to get … Read More »


The Gift of Life

Posted on September 11th, by Liam Ryan in Trends. 3 comments

A variety of routes exist that will take you from anonymity to being noteworthy. Most will travel by way of exceptional achievements in business or politics or sport or entertainment. In my case, the route was a little different. It selected me, rather than I choose it.

12 years ago I was very much minding my … Read More »


Does an MPA degree help in a career pursuit?

Posted on July 11th, by Alena Dunham in Trends. 1 Comment

What if you are in a particular job that you love and you would like get promoted or advance in your organization? Obtaining a master’s degree in Public Administration or Public Policy is definitely an achievement that could assist you developing a career with lasting benefits and excellent pay. In many areas of the country, … Read More »


Public Speaking: A Simple Strategy for Improving Your Skills

Posted on July 11th, by Rafael Baptista in Trends. No Comments

Over the last decade I have performed public debates and speeches in four countries and three continents in a variety of venues ranging from two-person rooms to theaters with hundreds of spectators to the maximum security wing of the Oregon State Penitentiary. In all those speeches and debates, I learned one critical lesson: public speaking … Read More »


Is an HR Career Right For You?

Posted on July 9th, by Scott Boulton in Trends. No Comments

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with individuals looking to make a career switch … Read More »


Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Posted on July 9th, by G.M. Cox in Trends. No Comments

Over the next 20 years, and more importantly the next five years, we will see a huge rush of Baby Boomers and older Generation Xers exiting the workplace and entering into their retirement years. This organizational memory and labor exodus is especially true of the policing profession since many states have 20 year retirement systems … Read More »