The Importance and Effects of Positivity in Leadership

By | March 29th, 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 | March 29th, 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 [...]

How to Successfully Tackle the Behavioral Interview Approach

By | March 29th, 2018|Behavioral Interviewing, Interviewing, Uncategorized|

In order to tackle a job interview that behaviorally established, you need to develop a fresh understanding of how this interview system works. The Behavioral Interviewing systems that are commonly utilized today involve a method for learning one’s personal competencies / traits / behaviors and [...]

What Should Employees Never Discuss at Work?

By | March 29th, 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 | March 29th, 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 | March 29th, 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 [...]

Advice for Acing Behavioral Interviews

By | March 29th, 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 [...]

Gaining Recognition in the World of Thought Leadership

By | March 28th, 2018|Career Advice, Networking, Thought leadership|

In a world where the minimum standard is average and you either shape in or ship out, the current desire to be exceptional and to lead the pack couldn't be greater. The entrepreneurial fever has caught up with almost every starry-eyed youth armed with a degree, [...]

4 Ways Professional Women Can Achieve Successful Work/Life Balance

By | March 28th, 2018|Career Advice, Moms at Work, Women and careers, Work/Life Balance|

Women’s roles in the workplace have rapidly shifted in the past few decades. Roles that were once reserved exclusively for men are now being filled more and more frequently by women. Of course, progress is a process and there is still a great deal of [...]

8 Non-Traditional Interview Questions – and How to Handle Them

By | March 27th, 2018|Behavioral Interviewing, Interview Tips, Interviewing, Job and Career Transition, Job Search Tips|

Job-seekers are, by now, familiar with traditional interview questions, such as: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” “How do you handle conflict?” “Do you work well with a team?” While these questions may still play a role in interviews, recruiters are becoming more and more [...]