Be a Strong Collaborator

Be a Strong Collaborator

By Kristen Carter, M.Ed., GCDF Contributor, Senior Career Exploration Specialist Whether in college or your current job, we have all been tasked to work on a group project or serve on a cross-functional committee. Initially, it’s essential to know the required task,...

Work Where the Human Spirit Goes to Die

Work Where the Human Spirit Goes to Die

What’s your work environment like? Inspiring? Frustrating? Dull? Engaging? Is the only metric that matters “employee productivity?” Studies have shown workplaces are often dismal places to be for us humans. 24/7 Wall Street identified 2016’s worst companies to work...

Leadership Lessons from a Badly Played Hand of Cards

Leadership Lessons from a Badly Played Hand of Cards

In the midst of the card game, I was focused on the goal of building a particular hand-- a set of five with a set of three. I already had the set of three, using two 2’s and one wild card as a stand in for the third 2. Now I was working on the set of five.  The rest...

3 Key Steps For Giving Feedback To Your Boss

3 Key Steps For Giving Feedback To Your Boss

Giving your boss feedback can be a scary thing especially if the feedback is negative or as I call it an opportunity for growth. To prepare yourself for this task, first think of the feedback as an opportunity for growth for both you and your boss. If your boss is...

How Women Can Become More Competitive: A Powerful Perspective

How Women Can Become More Competitive: A Powerful Perspective

Prior to starting my Consulting business, one of the most common things that I heard from other women was that they felt overlooked when it came to personal development services. The objectives of my business include delivering a platform for women on an individual...

Engage Your Staff

Engage Your Staff

Statistics are everywhere if we choose to look. However, more than half of the companies seem to look the other way regarding employee engagement The cost is simple-retention goes down, employees leave for a “better fit and feeling” and you’re left with the arduous...

12 Great Questions Leaders ASK Other Leaders

12 Great Questions Leaders ASK Other Leaders

When you connect with other leaders what do you ask them? Have you ever had opportunity to spend time with another leader that you would love to learn from and felt tongue-tied?  These opportunities can happen spontaneously – like during a refreshment break at a...

Ninja Leaders Accomplish More with Less

Ninja Leaders Accomplish More with Less

I’m used to going against the grain.  Always have. They guy who managed himself and others in a non-traditional manner was often questioned when it came to this method. Not so much though when it came to results. And, results matter. You make important decisions and...

Energizing Leadership Acceleration

Energizing Leadership Acceleration

To speed up in a frenzied world, one must first stop and rethink. But if you are a CEO or business leader seeking fresh insight on how to fundamentally change your organization’s leadership equation, the quest can be exhausting. Two things are true about the current...

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