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It Always Pays to Help Employees Build on Their Strengths

John Hollon Books, Business Development, Career Advice, Career Paths, Coaching, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Talent Management, Training and Development 1 Comment

If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a hundred times while listening to managers give performance reviews to their employees – “Here are the areas you need to work to improve on.”  It sounds like a really smart thing to do, doesn’t it? After all, don’t we all want to improve on our weaknesses? Well … no. Although it would …

Swimming Upstream: Should Employees Purposely Fail To Build Character?

Dawn Burke Business Development, Career Advice, Coaching, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, HR, Performance 1 Comment

This weekend I practiced my weekly Sunday morning, 40-something, ritual.  I got up and watched CBS Sunday Morning. I mean that is what 40-somethings do, right (#justme?). There was a really incredible feel-good story embedded in a news cycle of crazy that made me sit up.  Not much gets my slouchy, Sunday self to sit up – this did. It …

The Trick to Getting Candidates to Respond!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Canvas, Career Advice, Communication, Email, HR, HR & Marketing, job postings, Networking, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Networking 3 Comments

Okay, I get it, we don’t really want to ‘trick’ candidates into responding, but it’s critical to our success in recruiting that we get candidates to respond to our messages. It doesn’t matter if it’s email, phone messages, or text messages, we need a response! Now, some will say that you really only care about positive response rates, but I …

Getting Fired and Promoted… for the Same Reasons

John Cloonan Audacious Ideas, Career Advice, Guest: Ed Baldwin 5 Comments

Have you ever been fired?  I have.  Three times.  The typical response when people hear this is “wow, for what?” always with a bit of trepidation in their voice for what they are about to hear.  When people think about being fired they think of the obvious bad stuff.  Fraud, harassment, not showing up or maybe just unacceptable performance.  I’ve …

Disruptive Career Growth Through Vengeance Or Transformation

Ben Martinez Ben Martinez, Career Advice 2 Comments

A career happens the day we learn how to make a dollar for ourselves, which can come at almost any age when you count lawn mowing, babysitting, paper route type jobs. If you take the traditional route – graduate college, then work – you can get fooled into thinking your career is outside of your control until one day you …

Creatively Critical and Critically Creative—A Different Way of Thinking

Kylie Quetell Career Advice, Change, Communication, Innovation, Kylie Quetell, Talent Management, Uncategorized

I recently had a wonderful conversation with a colleague who was asked to create a training program for our organization that would teach and foster “Critical Thinking”. The request makes perfect sense. We want to nurture the minds of our workforce so they are able to think critically. Or do we? Do we need more Critical Thinkers? Or, do we …

You’ve Accepted Your Boss Is an Ass. Here’s How To “Begin” Quitting Over The Holidays.

Dawn Burke Career Advice, Dawn Burke

“Whose permission are you looking for? Go do your thing…Nothing is going to happen unless you do something . Quit that f**king bull***t job; you can always get another job.” –Gary Vaynerchuk– One of the videos that has inspired me over the last weeks is this short rant from Gary Vaynerchuk.  Watch the entire thing — it’s only 1 ½ …

Ideas Are Worthless Without Execution

Elizabeth Dickerson Career Advice, Elizabeth Dickerson

Ideas are everywhere.  It’s the execution that’s rare.  I often hear or see so many people who complain about wanting something that other people have, or something they want done, or want others to do, or want to change something, etc… but they won’t do anything themselves to get stuff moving forward… Can you relate? Maybe you are one of …

Questions Every GenZ Should Ask Themselves as They Come Into the Workforce!

Tim Sackett Career Advice, Generations, Tim Sackett

We’re about to have a new drinking game, kids! So, it used to be I would sit at a conference and every time a speaker said, “Millennial” everyone in the room would have to take a drink of their favorite adult beverage. Thirteen minutes into every conference every single audience member was completely drunk! The new drinking game in 2018 …