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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

Blog Post Archive

No-Excuse Leadership Lessons from a Marines Captain

How anyone can lead from the front -- lessons from a U.S. Marines Captain

5 Questions To Help You Define Your Leadership Brand

If you ask someone to describe a person with a compelling brand, they will often struggle initially to explain exactly why that person is so effective. Maybe this is because everything that we do, say, and embody at work creates the brand for which we become known. For some, this is just too heady a [...]

Why You’re Losing Ambition As You Age

If you feel less concerned about getting promoted as you get older, you're not alone. Studies show that as we age, we become less ambitious -- but overall happier.

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable. My one glimmer of happiness was a smart, funny [...]

Why You May Be Terrible At Giving Feedback

Giving positive feedback can be hard enough, not to mention letting someone know what they're doing wrong. Here are five reasons why your feedback approach may not be working.

Six Ways to Stop Overanalyzing & Become More Decisive

Have you ever watched a co-worker over-contemplate and protract a basic decision?  It doesn’t inspire confidence, does it?  If anything, appearing indecisive tends to make us doubt a person.  We may assume our peer is trying to play it safe and protect themselves from risk at any cost.  We may think they lack the grit [...]

Five Communication Traits That Turn People Off

We all fall victim to expressing ourselves in ways that alienate the very people we're trying to impress. Here are five annoying communication traits to avoid.

Tips From The Trenches: Jodi Arnold of ELOQUII On Seeing Opportunities In Adversity

Opportunities come along that are better than you can imagine — even when things seem tragic in the moment.– Jodi Arnold, creative director, ELOQUII   The ELOQUII story has all the trappings of one of those Hollywood tales: the underdog bouncing back from seemingly insurmountable odds. The plus-size women’s clothing store is truly a “comeback kid,” having been [...]

How to Get Over Your Pre-Presentation Jitters

It’s no wonder that for many people, the fear of public speaking registers as more terrifying than the fear of death. Just think about where are minds go when we’re about to give a key presentation and all eyes are on us. So often, what we tell ourselves in this critical moment is not in any way [...]

Four Ways Introverts Can Get Heard In Meetings

Introverts can feel that it's hard to gain visibility or get heard in a room of extraverts competing for the floor. Here are four strategies to get your voice in the room, using you unique strengths.

5 Questions To Ask Before Going Into Business With A Friend

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, co-presidents and co-founders of Juicy Couture became famous for their celebrated casual clothing line, which they went on to sell in 2013 for a whopping $195 million. Sure, their story of success has had its share of ups and downs—like any other business—but according to the best friends, the greatest [...]

4 Must-Do’s For Networking Situations

  If you think about it, a great networking event can be career-changing. When this kind of magic happens, you connect with people that “up” your skills, you form lasting alliances—you may even engage those with the power to expand your career options and mobility.   Regardless of the line of work you’re in, there’s [...]

How To Get People Off Their Phones In Meetings Without Being A Jerk

If you ever lead meetings, then you know how irritating it can be to have people checking their phones while it's going on. You don't have to be a jerk to enforce good meeting behavior, try these four tips instead.

Why Success Can Be Uncomfortable (And What To Do About It)

Have you ever avoided sharing good news—let’s say a big accomplishment—with a colleague or friend for fear of turning them off? Just the other day I asked this question of a room of 150 ambitious, 20-something women. When polled to ask if attendees could relate, nearly every audience member raised her hand. Taking ownership for your [...]

How To Transition Your Role So You Can Move Up

If you want to get promoted, start succession planning now. You're more likely to move ahead if you can show that you have your transition ready to go.

Three Tricks To Step Up Your Self-Promotion Skills

I recently attended a women’s leadership dinner and heard a young woman ask the speaker—a corporate woman executive—her best strategy for promoting her accomplishments.  Coolly, the executive responded, “Have others do it for you.” Ever since, I’ve been turning this advice over uncomfortably in my head. I’m the first person to say that you need [...]

How Managers Keep Employees From Jumping Ship

If you want to keep your employees happy, you don't have to give them more money. Try these five retention strategies instead.

Career Lessons From Famous Comedians

There are career advice gems in quotes by Louis CK, Will Ferrell, Stephen Colbert, Lucille Ball, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Chris Rock, and Steve Martin

Turn Your Strengths Into Superpowers In Four Steps

Ask a woman to name her signature strengths and she’ll often squirm in her chair, look away or hesitate. Try asking her what she’s an expert in, and she may just leave the room! On a daily basis, women juggle important demands…yet talking about our talents can be downright unnerving. Five years ago, I realized [...]

The Future Of Leadership Coaching

Five highlights from the April 30-May 2, 2014 NY gathering organized by the Institute of Coaching,.Conference provided a chance to hear candidly from the front lines about the future of leadership coaching – concerns facing today’s leaders, issues trending in the market, and innovative strategies emerging to coach and support leaders as they navigate business challenges.

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