| Community Concepts - Preventing Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
by Kevin Briggs and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There are many meaningful jobs, but few directly save the lives of others in a face-to-face, high-pressure situation. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate for his two decades of service as a California Highway Patrol Officer, when he prevented hundreds of individuals from jumping to their death. He's now the president of Pivotal Points where he continues to aid in the area of crisis management and suicide p...
| Employment Notebook - The Effects and Perceptions of Crying at Work
by Anna Ranieri and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many places of work can bring about an array of emotions on each end of the scale, and yet it's always been taboo to actually break down and cry in a vast majority of cases. Career counselor and executive coach, Anna Ranieri, joins Tim Muma to discuss the different reasons an employee might cry at the office, and what impact that can have. Anna looks at gender differences, the perspective of colleagues versus management, and w...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Effective Management
by Joseph Lucco and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's another edition of Myth vs. Reality where we take common phrases or beliefs about specific topics to have our guests determine if they're true or false. When people move into a managerial role, there is often a difficult transition in learning to effectively manage individuals and projects. Joseph Lucco, a consultant for ClearPoint Strategy, breaks down the thoughts and strategies we often hear related to management. Jose...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: A Broadway Lunch with Niffer Clarke and Paul Helm
by Niffer Clarke, Tim Muma and Paul Helm - Jul, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Tim Muma speaks with Niffer Clarke and Paul Helm, a pair of talented performers, about their live show, "A Broadway Lunch." Niffer and Paul have countless credits to their names as actors, singers, musicians, and directors, and they give us a rundown of where their careers have taken them...
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
What Can Football Teach Us About Managing Millennials?
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
Sports metaphors have always invaded the business world: We “throw Hail Marys” and “make game-day decisions.” And, as a new football season kicks off, the connection between business and sports is everywhere. I’ve taken particular notice this year because football teams have started to talk about the ways they’re adapting their tactics for a new generation of millennial players. No matter which team you’re cheering for this...
3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
LinkedIn is a wonderful resource for career-minded professionals. Here are three things to know as you use LinkedIn: Forget the personal website – LI now has the functionality to richly communicate your personal brand, and it is highly searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. Your LinkedIn profile gives you options for branding yourself across the written word, audio, video, photos, PowerPoint presentations and other d...
Are Your Job Hunting Shoes Stuck in Quicksand?
by Sherri Edwards - Sep, 2015
It’s pretty understandable that people often go into a panic when they lose their job. The tough part is helping them remobilize and develop a plan for what happens next, instead of taking wild potshots at job postings in their quest to become reemployed. Many times a candidate gets so focused on “getting a job” that they start to believe they will magically find and secure a job in one stroke. (Imagine a hunter with a spear f...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
You Can Become More at Ease With Criticism of Your Work
by Beverly Jones - Sep, 2015
You Can Become More at Ease With Criticism of Your Work During my first coaching session with "Jodie," a talented scientist, she expressed frustration about not getting the challenging assignments she thought she deserved. She theorized that she might be a victim of gender discrimination. Or perhaps she wasn't respected because her Ph.D. was from a university some regarded as second tier. I heard a different story when,...
4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet? In my travels around the world, I talk with thousands of people every year who want to be treated as “partners” rather than as employees. They want information to flow up as well as down. But, oftentimes, leaders do not want to give up control....
How to Work When You’re Dealing With a Personal Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
If you’ve made your career a top priority, you’re no doubt a pro at honoring your professional commitments and continually striving for excellence. You may have even made sacrifices to succeed in the workplace—like not calling in sick when you probably should have or putting your social life on the back burner to stay late and produce the best possible results at the office. But how do you keep those career ambitions on tra...
Do you know why you are unemployed?
by Sherri Edwards - Aug, 2015
If you are thinking this is a dumb question, you may want to think again. Unless you are aware of the circumstances that led to your layoff or termination and are also very clear about your current market value, you’ll be unable to craft a strategy for moving forward. Although statistics may show there are more jobs available this year, what you actually do and how you do it will play a significant part in determining whether...
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