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Revisiting the Basics When Creating Your Personal Brand

By | March 22nd, 2018|Branding, Career Advice, Career Development, Dressing for success, Personal Branding, Social Media|

Anyone who has spent more than a moment in the executive business realm has likely encountered the term, “personal branding”.  Years ago, personal branding may have included little more than a well-designed business card. However, in today’s media-rich and increasingly personalized society, developing an effective [...]

Family-Focused Benefits: Employer’s Role in Financial Literacy

By | March 15th, 2018|Executive Advice, financial literacy, Human Resources|

Family-centered benefits play a major role in the lives of an employee’s children. Health insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave, and FMLA all receive – and deserve – a great deal of limelight, but there is one area that also stands to make a highly significant and [...]

Understanding Blockchain Cryptocurrency

By | March 10th, 2018|Business & Economics, Business Technology, Technology, Technology in the workplace|

In recent months, we have received innumerable requests to share our thoughts and insight into a new industry that has been gaining steam and garnering increasing interest:  Blockchain cryptocurrency. It is now our pleasure to show that we’ve been listening. The field is increasing every [...]

Navigating the Tech Industry: Tools for Employers and Job Seekers

By | March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earlier in the year, Decide Consulting made its 2018 IT Salary survey available for download to the public. Decide combined the results of their survey with job board data which was then cross-referenced with data from the Department of Labor / US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 15 percent, bottom [...]

Advice for Acing Behavioral Interviews

By | February 16th, 2018|Behavioral Interviewing, Interviewing|

Behavioral interviewing is a popular technique in wide use today, one that conceptually states that past performance is an accurate arbiter of future performance. Though it sounds simple enough, if you have never experienced a behavioral interview, it can present some challenges. Being prepared for [...]

The Importance and Effects of Positivity in Leadership

By | February 16th, 2018|Executive Advice, Management Advice|

A recent study by The Alternative Board, surveying hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide, uncovered “positivity” as being the single most important leadership quality. While some of the more commonly cited traits, such as transparency, passion, communication, and decisiveness are obviously important, it seems an optimistic outlook [...]

Help for the Overwhelmed Executive

By | February 16th, 2018|Executive Advice, Work/Life Balance|

The role of the executive is undoubtedly a demanding, and concurrently stressful, position. From an outside perspective, it is often difficult to perceive the heavy and intricate workload with which executives must contend. Both in and out of the office, those in high-level executive positions [...]

“Boss” Redefined: What Makes a Great Modern Business Leader?

By | February 16th, 2018|Collaboration in the workplace, Company Culture, Employee Communications, Executive Leadership, Management Advice|

It’s been said that 75 percent of U.S. employees leave their job because of issues with superiors or bosses.  Decades ago, when hearing the term “boss,” many would associate the word with a seemingly strict, or even intimidating, individual who simply gives out orders at [...]

What Should Employees Never Discuss at Work?

By | February 16th, 2018|Career Advice, Company Culture, Employee Communications, Workplace Issues|

There is a marked difference between tiptoeing around an office of eggshells and being blatantly, even obnoxiously, offensive. In most cases, that line is pretty wide and not terribly difficult to manage. Granted, there are certain areas where words get muddled or a misunderstanding occurs, however, [...]

For Better or Worse: How Being Impatient Affects Your Career

By | February 16th, 2018|Career Advice|

“Patience is a virtue.” As most of us, you’ve likely heard this motto frequently throughout your life. Yet, while patience as a trait, is laudable, we are here to explore the various ways that this particular characteristic (and its polar opposite) can affect our career: [...]