13 for '13

December 31 , 2013

The end of the year is a good time for reflection, and as 2013 comes to a close, I will look back on it as a year with many personal and professional highlights. It was a year in which the NYSE consummated a deal that creates a leader in our industry, a year that saw the opening of a school for...

Filed Under: New Year, Holidays, Reflection

How to Get From Distraction to Satisfaction

December 30 , 2013

Multitasking can leave us feeling disoriented at the end of the day. What’s worse, this frenetic shifting between two or more things can rob us of a sense of satisfaction.

Filed Under: Distractions, distractions, Efficiency, efficiency, Productivity, productivity, Success, success

Leadership Is About Emotion

December 26 , 2013

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet...

Filed Under: leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Relationships, relationships, Social Impact, Success, success

When To Go With Your Gut

December 23 , 2013

As a general rule, gut instinct is nothing to be ashamed of. Quite the opposite. It’s really just pattern recognition, isn’t it? You’ve seen something so many times over your life or career that you just get what’s going on without a lot of deep thinking. Gut instinct is a deep, even subconscious,...

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Decision Making, decision making, Productivity, productivity, Quick Tips, quick tips

9 Career Lessons From Millennials

December 19 , 2013

Last week I had the chance to sit down with a group of college students and new graduates to pick their brains on how kids these days are starting their careers. One of the most exciting things about working at Collegefeed is the access to millennials from all walks of life. Collegefeed's mission...

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Insights, insights, Professional Development, professional development

In The Spirit Of The Season

December 16 , 2013

Each year we take pleasure in decorating Solomon Page Group’s Family Holiday Tree with the names and start dates of our employees all across the country. Our tree is also a reflection of the valued relationships we hold with our extended family of clients and candidates, professional associates and...

Filed Under: New Year, Happy Holidays, Relationships

The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent In Others

December 12 , 2013

"A superior leader is a person who can bring ordinary people together to achieve extraordinary results." Many years ago, an entrepreneur told me that. He was right.

Filed Under: Big Ideas & Innovation, Big Ideas & Innovation, Career Advice, leadership and management, Leadership and Management, Social Impact

Can You Hear Me?

December 09 , 2013

I was speechless. Untypically so.

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Good Habits, good habits, Quick Tips, quick tips, Skills, skills

There Are So Many Ways To Be Smart

December 05 , 2013

During a continuing ed course when I was an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch, the instructor observed, “You’re really good at math.”

Filed Under: Career Advice, Personality, personality, Professional Development, professional development, Skills, skills

7 Modern Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression

December 02 , 2013

Dale Carnegie wrote a fantastic book back in 1936 that really spelled out How to Win Friends and Influence People, and in my view it was so successful and continues to be successful because it contains such a lot of common sense about treating others how we ourselves like to be treated.

Filed Under: Good Habits, good habits, Social Impact, Success, success, Your Career, your career