The Importance of Leading with Questions

The Importance of Leading with Questions

One key attribute that makes leaders successful is having a point of view. You are being paid to be a great thinker and make decisions. However, many make the faulty assumption that they have to come up with all the answers on their own and end up doing more talking...
Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

I recently had a discovery call with a new client. I asked my contacts, directors in a medium-sized service business, about the issues they were facing and what outcomes they’d love from the proposed culture initiative. We learned that changes in their market now...
6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

Everyone dreads the boot that come flying out of nowhere. I’m not just talking about a flying shoe in the air. I’m talking about termination, pink slips, bye-bye letters, or whatever you want to call it. I hardly believe that anyone would be “pleased” when and if (God...
Your Interview: 10 Best Questions to Ask

Your Interview: 10 Best Questions to Ask

In a job interview, the majority of the questions are directed at you. Interviews can seem very one-sided and intimidating at times. However at the end of each interview, most employers will leave some time to ask you if you have any questions for them. Some...
Change Your Mind to Change Your Career

Change Your Mind to Change Your Career

Deciding to change career is a significant rite of passage. The process can be time-consuming, confusing, scary, frustrating, liberating, energizing and life changing. How do you go about it? What mindset helps? One approach is the planned and systematic route. The...
Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

Your Guide to Cubicle Etiquette

Working in the cubicle farm of an office means that you are going to have to spend 40 hours a week (or more!) in close proximity with the same group of people, all of whom come from different backgrounds and who have different belief systems. By their very nature,...
Negotiation Techniques that Actually Work

Negotiation Techniques that Actually Work

Most of us have heard the tried-and-true advice for salary negotiation. Give a range, not a number. Do your research first. While this is solid advice, it doesn’t always work. Negotiation can be difficult or intimidating for many people. If you’re on the lookout for...
Be More Than The Office Mom

Be More Than The Office Mom

Every year on the second Sunday in May we honor a very important group of people: mothers. Of course there are the traditional mothers and then there are the not so traditional mothers-those who did not personally give birth or adopt a child but still raises and cares...
The 5 Worst Career Tips

The 5 Worst Career Tips

Here’s the thing about advice – whether you’re talking about business ventures or personal relationships – it’s completely malleable to the situation you’re in. So while I’m writing about the following 5 pieces of advice as “bad,” that doesn’t mean that there aren’t...
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