Year: 2014

Celebrations support a healthy workplace culture

Whether it means planning a party for the whole team, or quietly rewarding yourself for taking on a tough task, take time to shine a light on work well done. Celebrations can be a vital part of your flourishing work life and your supportive professional community.

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Positive games can empower your career

If you think about your career as a very long-term game, you’ll be less likely to become bogged down in this week’s problems. Regularly ask yourself where you’d like to be a few years down the road, and look for ways to get the skills and resources that will help you get there.

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Try 4 tips from leadership coaches

To succeed as a leader you must know how to communicate a vision, build a network of relationships, and foster group learning and decision-making. This is true whether you’re the big boss or are just learning how to guide a team.

Leadership coaching has become a key tool for facilitating change in individuals, teams and systems. And in places where the traditional hierarchical model of management no longer works, leaders who know how to act like coaches are building cultures that allow collaboration and innovation to thrive.

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Don’t let age bias limit your opportunities!

If you’re facing a subtle age bias, a starting point for getting past it is to understand the negative stereotypes on which it’s based. Then make it clear that the stereotypes don’t fit you. Consider these strategies for minimizing the burden of ageism.

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How to give powerful positive feedback

Well-crafted words of thanks and praise can serve as powerful positive reinforcement, guiding members of your team to achieve, change and grow. By regularly thanking or acknowledging people for their work, you can help to shape a more positive and collaborative office environment, even if you’re not the boss.

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How to be a true professional

To call someone “professional” suggests they belong to the highest tier of performers in their line of work. The term “professional” encompasses a list of attributes that add up to the gold standard of career excellence.

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The puzzle of career women who hesitate

For me it’s a puzzle: why is it that so many terrific professional women are still struggling with issues we thought we’d be able to put to rest back in the 80s and 90s? Despite years of achievement, some “old girls” still experience surprising lapses in confidence. Let’s work together for further change.

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How to sustain a thriving career!

In work, as in life, things usually are either getting better or getting worse. Nothing stays the same for long. So when things are going well, savvy careerists don’t just sit back and let the good times roll.

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7 strategies for building executive presence

Executive presence is an elusive quality, like love and happiness, that you can’t acquire easily or directly. But there’s much you can do to appear more like a leader. You can build your presence by changing the ways you look and behave, and even how you think and feel about yourself.

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If you’re wondering “what’s next?”

Are you thinking about a launching a new career, but don’t know where to start? Then here’s good news. Acclaimed journalist Kerry Hannon has just released a revised paperback edition of her book, “What’s Next? – Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond.”

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