| Employment Notebook - What Drives Motivation at Work
by Chester Elton and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
With a significant number of American workers feeling disengaged at work, the problem of employee demotivation is widespread. While you may have a general idea of what motivates you in your career, now may be the time to explore your motivations in depth. In this podcast, Chester Elton, co-author of “What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work,” explains the research he and co-author Adrian Gostick conducted on more than 850,...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Mature Workers
by Kerry Hannon and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
There are a lot of thoughts and beliefs when it comes to mature workers. While some information regarding this group may be true, there are also plenty of myths regarding the hiring and employment of the older demographic. Author Kerry Hannon, AARP's Jobs Expert, joins Tim Muma to figure out which phrases commonly associated with mature workers are true or false. Kerry offers us facts, practical insight, and a better understan...
| Employment Notebook - How to Be More Assertive at Work
by Melody Wilding and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
Being assertive at work can be an important part of your career development. The delicate balance between being too passive or too aggressive may take practice and effort, but the outcome is often worth the hard work. Melody Wilding, licensed social worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professional women and female entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to explain the techniques of being more assertive at...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz
by Sarah Bird and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
You never know what path your career will take, but the key is to adapt and take advantage of the opportunities you're afforded. Despite a a challenging shift in perspective, Sarah Bird went from law to tech and has worked her way into the role of CEO at Moz. Sarah shares her experiences with Tim Muma, describing why she made the switch, how the rise to CEO occurred, and offering the listeners some career advice based on her o...
Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Feb, 2015
With an uptick in job opportunities, employees are becoming more optimistic. As a result, those who have been hunkered down, awaiting the economic storm to pass are resurfacing now, and if they don't like what they see, they are on the hunt for better opportunities. Are you one of these employees? 1. You Are Tired of Being Frenetic. If your culture feeds off of drama spurred by poor or last-minute decision-making, little or...
Feeling workplace blues? Try 7 tips from Kerry Hannon for making work fun again
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2015
Author Kerry Hannon has written two books and countless articles about following your heart to find the work you love. In the last few years Hannon has traveled across the country, interviewing folks who have reinvented their work lives and speaking frequently about how to navigate career transitions. Hannon says that many people love the dream of starting over with a different kind of career. But the truth is that often a...
Decisions, Decisions! How They Impact Your Career
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2015
Chances are good that you’ve recently made or will soon be making one or more decisions that will impact your career success, although you might not realize that if your decisions are made without looking at them from all sides first. Being clear about what you’re aiming for in terms of career results is sound advice–a good place to start. Ben Stein (an American writer, lawyer, actor and commentator) put it this way: “The firs...
Sitting Is The New Smoking and A Hazard to Your Career Health
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Feb, 2015
You’ve heard it before, we spend most of our waking hours at work and many spend the majority of their time at a desk in front of a computer. Not to mention the hours we commute to work in a car, plane, train, or bus – sitting. The sedentary lifestyle is a hazard to our health and can also squelch our career advancement. According to a WebMD feature by Lisa Fields there is a price to sitting too much: “A growing body of...
Winning at Working: Blurred Lines Require New Skills
by Nan S. Russell - Feb, 2015
Instead of an early start, with time to read the news, check key messages, and write uninterruptedly for a pending project, I spent it down a rabbit hole. What I expected was a five or ten minute interruption to answer a client’s email, marked with one of those urgent exclamation points, but it took me over an hour. Before I could even send the requested information, I got an email telling me, in essence, “never mind,” the dir...
Be Your Own Valentine
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Feb, 2015
It’s the time of year for cards with red hearts, chocolates, and flowers as Valentine’s Day approaches. It causes anxiety for some who are seeking affection and bliss for others who are celebrating their love with someone special. This Valentine’s Day I encourage you to see it through a different lens. By all means celebrate your beloved but designate time to honor yourself as well on the holiday when we focus on love. When...
The Under-Management Epidemic
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Feb, 2015
Are you part of the under management epidemic, or are you a truly engaged manager? You may think you’re a good boss, but a recent survey reports 9 out of 10 managers are providing insufficient oversight—a problem that consultant Bruce Tulgan calls the “under-management epidemic.” Ten years ago, research from Rainmaker Thinking, Inc., confirmed an epidemic of workplace under-management. The firm’s ongoing study reveals t...
Is Your Communication Advancing Your Career?
by Carole Kanchier - Feb, 2015
Is your communication enhancing your career development? Do you welcome others' ideas? Do you send courteous email messages? Good communication enhances relationships, contributes to productive work environments, and advances your career. Thinking about what we say and how we say it can minimize misinterpretations. Communication Tips - Trust and respect everyone. Treat others as you wish to be treated and value their...
Being Busy Is Making You Sick: How to Recover as an Office Martyr
by Melody Wilding - Feb, 2015
Last week, I shared the concept of “office martyrdom” and explained why it’s an easy trap to fall into yet potentially very destructive. The office martyr considers themselves a victim, taking on extra work, staying late at the office, and giving nearly everything for their career, all the while complaining about the extra burden they supposedly have to bear. This can quickly turn into a vicious cycle of victimhood and alie...
Perfectionism Part II: 5 Strategies To Overcome It in Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Feb, 2015
If you’ve ever struggled with perfectionism, you’re not alone. I’ve talked to countless women, through my coaching and travels, who’ve set the bar so high, in terms of their goals and aspirations, that they’re afraid to make any move at all. Author, Elizabeth Gilbert, calls perfectionism “…fear in really good shoes”. This fear that is perfectionism can often be traced back to early childhood messages – being valued purely f...
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