6 Common Myths Holding You Back at Work

October 19 , 2015

Have you fallen prey to “the way we’ve always done it” at work? Did you know, though, that some of the most common business beliefs are being shattered by new research on how our minds and emotions function?

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Strategy, Professional Development, professional development, Quick Tips, quick tips, Success, success

Here's the Trick to Removing 'Like' and 'Um' From Your Vocabulary

September 08 , 2015

Recently I attended a training course in New York City and at the start of the course each of us introduced ourselves.

Filed Under: best advice, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, Good Habits, good habits, Professional Development, professional development, quick tips

10 Tips For Adding Value By Showing Initiative

July 23 , 2015

In these tough times, it is absolutely critical you continue to demonstrate your value to your employer, clients, and colleagues on a daily basis. Adding value is THE buzzword for “safe-guarding” your career and propelling yourself to the top of your profession.

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Quick Tips, quick tips, Your Career, your career

Become an Effective Problem Solver: Learn to Listen Better

July 13 , 2015

The art of being a good listener can make you more likable and effective in the workplace. Too often people think that leadership and confidence are tied to directing conversations and taking command. Research on effective leaders shows the opposite is true. Great leaders are empathetic towards...

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5 Ways to Get Recognized as an Outstanding Employee

July 09 , 2015

If you think about the best employees at your company, what qualities do they have? Sure, being a valuable employee involves being intelligent, reliable, and competent, but it's about so much more than that.

Filed Under: Career Advice, Insights, insights, Quick Tips, quick tips, Your Career, your career

How To Improve Office Relationships

July 02 , 2015

Here are a few cue cards, or quick, actionable tips, that will make a big difference in the way you interact at work – and how others respond to you:

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Professional Development, professional development, Quick Tips, quick tips, Relationships, relationships

How Your Facial Expressions at Work Can Hurt Your Career

June 01 , 2015

What’s the first thing you notice about a person? It’s generally their facial expression. And when you meet someone for the first time, you’re likely to remember if they greeted you with a big grin or a disappointing sulk. First impressions do matter, and your facial expressions can affect how...

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Personality, personality, Quick Tips, quick tips

The Surprising Truth About the Perfect Brainstorm

May 11 , 2015

My article on brainstorming sessions that make people crazy generated a lot of requests for tips to make brainstorming effective. If you follow this guide, not only will you save the sanity of your team, you may also produce some innovative new ideas that could catapult your company. Here are seven...

Filed Under: Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, ideas, Insights, insights, Quick Tips, quick tips

Modern Etiquette: Proper Protocol When Leaving a Job

May 07 , 2015

(Reuters) - According to a fall 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Labor, more American workers are on the move than ever before.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Good Habits, good habits, Quick Tips, quick tips

7 Ways You Can Function In A Dysfunctional Workplace

April 30 , 2015

Filed Under: Distractions, distractions, Focus, focus, Office Politics, office politics, Quick Tips, quick tips