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 [...]

“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, [...]

Advice for Identifying and Managing Various Types of Employees

By | February 16th, 2018|Collaboration in the workplace, Communications, Management Advice, Productivity, Team building|

Objectivity is the token banner held high for business pursuits; and to an extent, rightly so. Objectivity in analyzing pros and cons is an indispensable attribute for any accomplished executive or manager. Working with people (and working with them well) is inherent toward keeping things running [...]

How Soft Skills in Business Impact Employability

By | February 16th, 2018|Career Advice, Career Development, Employee Communications|

The Skills You Need While it’s most likely you have heard the term “soft skills” mentioned in today’s job market, it’s quite possible you haven’t explored exactly all it encompasses. According to the Collins English Dictionary, soft skills are the “desirable qualities for certain forms of employment that [...]

Examining the Humble Mindset in Terms of Professional Success

By | February 16th, 2018|Career Advice, Uncategorized|

As complex and complicated as ethics are in the modern world - arguably more so than at any other age in human history - there are still defining virtues in life that seem truly timeless. Among these are the inarguable virtues of patience, good will, [...]

Tips for Combating Ageism in Your Job Search

By | February 15th, 2018|Ageism in the Workplace, Career Advice, Job Search, Job Search Tips, Personal Branding, Workplace Issues|

A great majority of adults over the age of 50 will tell you, unequivocally, that ageism is alive and well in the workplace. However, it’s a battlefield often fraught with contradiction: You would think that a demonstrated aptitude or a highly credentialed background in your [...]

Didn’t Get the Job? How to Use the Experience to Your Advantage

By | December 9th, 2017|Career Advice, Career Development, Job Search, Job Search Tips|

We’ve all been there: You’ve put in the leg-work, followed up with all the right people, you even had a potential contact within the company pulling for you; and yet, you didn’t get the job. There are understandable levels of frustration present when you feel [...]

3 Actions to Avoid When Working With Job Recruiters

By | November 9th, 2017|Job Search Tips, Recruiting|

Job seeking, whether at a higher career-progression level or the more common job hunt, is an old (and often tedious) hat for most of us. What used to entail sitting in appointment waiting rooms, going door-to-door from one business to the next, hand-delivering resumes and [...]

Terms That Successfully Indicate Your Leadership Talents

By | November 3rd, 2017|Career Advice, Resume Tips|

Even the most experienced leaders must prove their skills to potential employers. Often, it’s not enough to simply state “excellent leadership skills” on your resume. In a perfect world, your experience should speak for itself. Yet whether you are seasoned or an aspiring leader in [...]