Want a new job? Don’t make these 2 mistakes!

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Want a new job? Don’t make these 2 mistakes!

Posted on February 7th, by Christie Mims in Career Advice. No Comments

Want a sparkly new job this year?

Wouldn’t that feel great to wake up loving work?

If only job searching wasn’t the least fun thing known to man.

There are a few things you can do to make your job search easier, starting with NOT doing the following:

1) Don’t just randomly apply to jobs, hoping something works out.

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Of Leaders and Teams

Posted on February 7th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

In the first of this two-part series, we used illustrations of bridges as we looked at the power of external forces and the active perspective leaders employ to swiftly assess, understand and respond to challenges facing their organizations.  We’ve already seen that bridges are very much like leaders of today, in that they must be … Read More »


How to Get Your Career in Gear!

Posted on February 7th, by Karin Hurt in Career Advice. No Comments

When’s the last time you stepped back and really took inventory of your career? Do you have a solid plan? How will you ensure this year is better than 2015? Are you waiting for your manager or mentor to help?

Don’t miss the opportunity to make 2016 remarkable. Here are few ways to get your career … Read More »


Everyday Innovation

Posted on February 7th, by Chip Bell in education/training. No Comments

We met for breakfast in the antique Foshay Tower (now a W Hotel) in Minneapolis.  My breakfast guest was the renowned cartoonist, John Bush.  Now deceased, his syndicated cartoons were at that time white-hot.  I was there to learn how his mind worked since my co-author, Ron Zemke, and I were in search of someone … Read More »


Motivational Junk Food: What’s the Problem?

Posted on February 7th, by Susan Fowler in education/training. No Comments

The Problem with Feeding People Motivational Junk Food

Excerpt from Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does by Susan Fowler. 

Be careful of being driven. If you are driven, who is doing the driving? I heard this old adage many years ago, and ever since, “being driven” has held a negative connotation for me. … Read More »


The Promise of Leadership

Posted on February 7th, by Bob Anderson in on the job. No Comments

By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams

When we step into positions of leadership, we make a whole set of promises we may not know we are making. These promises are profound and come in the form of high, often unspoken expectations. Understanding, managing, and living up to these promises defines our leadership.

We all expect great things … Read More »


Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities

Posted on February 7th, by Alan Carniol in networking/interviewing. No Comments

As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job with a public utility you need to know the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the interview:

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Comfortable in Your Career? 4 Things to Do Now!

Posted on February 7th, by Chantal Wynter in Career Advice. No Comments

You may be comfortable in your career because your job is all you know and you are afraid to leave or you are happy with what you are doing and is not actively looking for the next opportunity. Either way, being comfortable while it is a good feeling can be a curse because remaining in … Read More »


Start the New Year with Something New or Good

Posted on February 7th, by Marnie Green in Career Advice. No Comments

The New Year provides you with a refreshingly clean slate, an opportunity to reset how you’ve been doing things and give yourself and your team a new start.  This is a great time to re-think the rituals you and your teams rely upon and to establish some new habits.  Start with your weekly team meeting.

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How To Use Serendipity For Your Career

Posted on February 7th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

What if you adopted the mindset of serendipity? 2016 is a Leap Year and practising the skills may just help you learn to leap in your job and career quest.

Serendipity is much more than taking a ‘lucky dip’ or something that happens to you. The word first appeared in an 18th century poem telling the … Read More »