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  • fear of failure
    by Carole Kanchier - March 12, 2018
    Alex would like to establish his own business, but he's afraid he won't succeed. Marcia would like to return to school, but she's afraid she might fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What's your attitude toward career mi...
  • Good Business Etiquette Can Advance Your Career
    by Carole Kanchier - February 26, 2018
    Good manners are good business. Many potentially profitable alliances or promotional opportunities are lost because of unintentional breaches of manners. Second chances aren’t always possible. Test your business etiquette Which of the following demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate business etiquette? 1. Your boss, Ms. Andrews, enters the room when you’re meeting with a client, Mr. Block. You rise and...
  • Alignment: A Critical Variable in Performance
    by Alexandra Levit - February 22, 2018
    ITM President and HR Bartender blogger Sharlyn Lauby recently discussed the current war for skilled talent. “It’s a candidate-driven market,” she said. “Finding the right people for the job is becoming increasingly difficult. The worst situation is when a company gets a new piece of business, but doesn’t know if it can deliver the service because it isn’t staffed appropriately.” Man...
  • Do You Frequently Make Excuses?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 19, 2018
    Do you feel stuck in your career? Do you want to make a career change, but keep making excuses? Do you say, “yea, but,” to justify why you can’t pursue desired goals? What does this quiz say bout you? To identify the degree to which you may be stuck and reasons you’re trapped, answer “yes” or “no:” I. I’m usually tired. 2. I have little time for leisure activitie...
  • Does Your Team Play in Concert with One Another?
    by Debra Wheatman - February 9, 2018
    Google the words “team, build, work,” and you will get an infinite number of results for pages filled with inspirational, motivational quotes, and uplifting stories of how to build an effective team. You also know the reality of many of the teams on which we work–one person takes the lead, one person’s ideas are rejected, another member contributes minimally, and the rest go along for the ride. We are c...
  • How Effective is Your Thinking Style?
    by Steve Farber - February 6, 2018
    Few things warm my heart more than coming across more proof that the heart of success in business is found by cultivating matters of the heart. As an Extreme Leader, you’re no doubt working to cultivate certain effective behaviors in yourself and in the people who work with you or for you, all with the grand goal of advancing the mission of your business. And no matter how you label those effective behaviors, I believ...
  • Are You in Control at Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 5, 2018
    Several studies suggest that having a sense of control over work plays a central role in workers' health. Employees, who are given more autonomy and challenge, have nearly half the number of stress related illnesses such as high blood pressure compared to workers who have little challenge and control over work. Are you in control of your work? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. My job enables me to use my own ideas. 2. M...
  • Be Seen at Work: 7 Tips for Getting Noticed
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 31, 2018
    Through my coaching practice and travels, I’ve met a number of women who’ve shared that they prefer to avoid the spotlight at work. When I’ve inquired as to why, some say they don’t want to seem like they’re “playing the political game,” or coming across as “too pushy.” Others say they don’t want to be perceived as “tooting their own horn.” Some women I me...
  • loyalty at work
    by Carole Kanchier - January 29, 2018
    “If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.” – Elbert Hubbard Loyalty involves faithfulness to commitments or obligations. It requires steadfast allegiance to a sovereign, government, organisation, leader, cause, person or other. Loyalty at work is a two-way street. Both employees and employers need to give and receive loyalty. Loyalty has nothing to do with length of e...
  • Personal Branding and Content
    by Debra Wheatman - January 25, 2018
    You know that I’m all about content, and all about using content as a way to define, promote, and grow your personal brand. But do you think of things like the presentations you give, that thirty-second elevator pitch, or your answer to that often-asked interview question, “So, tell me about yourself” as “content”? Probably not. But you should. Everything you say, every Tweet, every interaction...