Employability VS Employed

Think of a time at your job when you worked very hard, liked it, and accomplished something  that yielded a strong sense of achievement when you were fully engaged with the task at hand.  These are commonly called “peak moments”; those times you were certain that your contribution made a difference  in meeting or exceeding the desired goals. [ ... ]

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Giving Feedback

What makes a great leader? One of the top three traits associated with great leaders is the ability to effectively give feedback to drive operational performance. In the millennial workplace formal performance evaluations are increasingly being phased out in favor or more regular, informal forms of ongoing feedback. Good leaders use corrective feedback to change [ ... ]

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Stressed? Just Breathe!

Ever notice how when you become a bit stressed about something your heartbeat picks up a little speed?  Did you know that you could calm yourself down by just breathing? I learned all this at yoga classes years ago.  Breathing is so very important to the human condition, yet few really know how to breathe [ ... ]

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Windows & Circles

How many times have you heard the old adage “If you are not growing, you are dying”? A tad on the morbid side, right?! Although more applicable to plant life, there is an abundance of truth when it comes to us humans as well. I believe that we are driven by three circles of growth [ ... ]

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Increase Your Face Value

In my role as Hub of the Universe, the most important tool in my toolbox is my smile. Not because of my dental work, but because I’m the first face the public sees when they enter our building. Transitioning folks who come to us arrive in a variety of mindsets, and most of them are [ ... ]

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Celebrate the Little Things

The Winter Olympics are now history, and the medal winners have all gone home victorious.  Big reasons to celebrate!  What about the athletes that went home without medals?  I think they too are winners just because they are Olympians, and they too should celebrate. Not all athletes can make it to the Olympics, and not [ ... ]

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Time to Go Back to Leadership 101

It’s time to get back to Leadership 101!  Back to a time when a handshake meant something, when respecting others was just basic human nature, and when helping others felt more powerful than hurting others.  Leadership basics pertain to all of us, not just to those in a position of power.   Leadership is about making [ ... ]

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The Truth about Your Age and Your Value to Employers

Many job search candidates are over 45, and concerned that their age is a large obstacle to finding a job. Research indicates that this is not the reality in today’s job market. Mature workers bring value: they are able to make better decisions, train/mentor others, and work as part of a team. They bring a [ ... ]

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The Multiple Phases of Negotiating a Job Offer

You may believe that the negotiation of a job offer begins after that offer has been extended.  A careful review followed by the decision of which components you wish to negotiate followed by your counter-offer.  Basically, getting an offer (in writing) and then turning it into more!  And you would be absolutely correct in doing [ ... ]

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You are not selling your job title!

During times of career transition we often wonder what’s next. Who will hire me? Will I make enough money to pay the bills? Most job seekers move directly to resume development and networking. If the goal is to identify a quality career that is right for you at this time of your life, then it [ ... ]

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