| Employment Notebook - Motivating Yourself (and Others) in the Workplace
by Jo Miller and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
Motivation is one of the top job candidate qualities that many employers seek when finding talent for their companies. But with days filled with deadlines, meetings, and generally demanding schedules, it can be difficult to find energy for yourself, much less motivate your co-workers as well. We talk with Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., to learn more about being a motivating force in the workplace. Empl...
| Management Decisions - Exit Interviews
by Sharlyn Lauby and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
An exit interview takes place when an employee is leaving an organization, and they are meant to be a conversation between the employee and the employer about the employee's experience at the organization. However, many organizations are not receiving the full value of exit interviews because they are not being conducted correctly. Sharlyn Lauby, a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience, joins the show to s...
| Job Search Guide - The Disadvantage of Interviewing First
by Howard Cattie and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
When setting up a job interview, few individuals think about the implications of the timing of their interview. As a candidate, if you schedule your interview at the beginning of the employer’s interview process there is a noticeable disadvantage. Howard Cattie, career coach and mentor with CareerOyster, sits down with LJNRadio host Cady Chesney to discuss the pros and cons of when you interview in the employers interview proc...
| Job Search Guide - Tell Me About the Best and Worst Boss You've Ever Had
by Leanne E. King and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
How would you answer the interview question, “Tell me about a boss you struggled to work with?” This and many other difficult interview questions often stump job seekers. Cady Chesney asks Leanne E. King, president and CEO of SeeKingHR, for her insight into this difficult question. Leanne has over 25 years of experience in human resources in both the public and private sectors, valuable experience to help us handle this inquir...
Time for a Career Check-Up!
by Robin Ryan - Jun, 2014
Feeling underpaid? Unhappy with your current position? Worried about your job security? Hoping to get a raise or promotion? It’s time to give your career a checkup. In today’s changing workplace, the average worker will hold more than 11 jobs during their working lifetime. Career management is your responsibility, so learn where you stand and carve a better path for yourself. -– RR Are you ready when opportunity knocks? I...
Want a promotion? 5 Tips to Move Your Career Ahead
by Robin Ryan - Jun, 2014
"People lack initiative" says this Senior HR director sitting across from me. "They come to me and say 'what do I need to do next to get promoted?' It seems so obvious to me and yet they can't see the opportunities in front of their faces.'" Is she talking about you? Do you just expect your boss or HR to lead the way? You must take the lead in managing your own career. Managers and mentors can advise you but the real work s...
Develop Your Charisma and Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2014
Last Fall, I had the opportunity to hear Charlotte Beers speak. The legendary retired Advertising CEO and former Under Secretary of State had us all in the palm of her hand at the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women. We were riveted from the moment Ms. Beers took the stage. She was the personification of charisma. We’ve all experienced someone with great charisma – at a conference, company presentation, or party. Th...
Is Your Job Leaving You, or are You Leaving Your Job?
by Rowe Leathers - Jun, 2014
As a career coach, I find that among the most common reasons why a person leaves a job is to find something “better.” My response is typically, “What kind of better?” Salary aside, what are you really looking for? There are a variety of reasons why people leave their jobs, oftentimes feeling that they are ready for bigger and better challenges. Other times, it is because they feel their position is a dead end with no room f...
New Technologies Transform Work and Life
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2014
We coach leaders to cultivate creativity, clarity, focus and trust in a full engagement culture. New Technologies Transform Work and Life New Technologies To be competitive, many companies may find themselves in a Houdini-like twist. How can they respond quickly and nimbly to the ever-changing business environment without getting caught in knots? In today’s data-driven age, the ability to use new technologies to q...
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone: 5 Action Steps To Make A Change
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2014
Change can be so challenging, especially when it comes to career. We are creatures of habit – hard-wired to seek comfort in the perceived safety of routine and what’s already known. Whether it’s clinging to people, places, things, or the way we think and the actions we take, resisting change can cause stagnation and even depression – and it can shut the door to opportunities for growth. If you’re ready to break out o...
Are You a Workaholic? Balancing Work and Home
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2014
To say that my life has been hectic over the past several years is an understatement – I've always thrived in a fast-paced environment where I'm moving at break-neck speed. However, when I started feeling chronically overwhelmed, and friends and family started using my name in the same sentence as the 'W' word – workaholic – I decided I needed to take a closer look at my work/life balance to determine whether my schedule was...
The Guide to Being Bold at Work for the Fabulously Average
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2014
The reality is most managers and employees are not subject matter experts, leaders in their field, self-appointed visionaries, innovators or game changers. Not everyone can be or even wants to be. We need all kinds of people in the work force, including the fabulously average. These hard-working people go to work reliably, fix problems, anticipate needs to their clients and fellow co-workers, and receive positive performan...
More Sleep, Less Stress – Equals a Better Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2014
Stress is a hot button topic for many of us these days. When my coaching clients, family, or friends, talk about how stressed they’re feeling, one of the first questions I ask is whether they’re getting enough sleep. April is National Stress Awareness month, and it’s a good time to assess your stress levels and your sleep habits as well. The correlation between lack of sleep and stress has been well documented in numero...
Ten Ways to Build Resilience for Mindful Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2014
Mindful leaders are self-aware and are masters at adapting to change. In the last few years, I have observed that many of my executive coaching clients have become more receptive to establishing a positive habit of daily meditative practice to stay focused, energized and optimistic in a volatile and uncertain world. Once we establish a trusting relationship, introducing a meditative practice in our coaching meetings is gre...
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