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  • Top Ten Career and Work Myths
    by Debra Wheatman - March 19, 2019
    The workplace is a place of social interaction, complete with power dynamics, cliques, popular kids, and of course, its own mythology. As with any myth, the reason workplace or career myths come to be is due in part to their believability and in part because of their pervasiveness. A concerted effort in critical thinking can help to validate or dispel some common myths. Here are my top ten work/career words of dubious wisd...
  • Top Ten Career and Work Myths
    by Debra Wheatman - March 19, 2019
    The workplace is a place of social interaction, complete with power dynamics, cliques, popular kids, and of course, its own mythology. As with any myth, the reason workplace or career myths come to be is due in part to their believability and in part because of their pervasiveness. A concerted effort in critical thinking can help to validate or dispel some common myths. Here are my top ten work/career words of dubious wisd...
  • Be a Quester: Adapt a New Attitude to Succeed
    by Carole Kanchier - March 18, 2019
    Who are Questers? What personality traits enable them to succeed? What gives them inspiration and courage to pursue causes important to them? Could you do the same? Are you a Quester? Take the Quester Quiz: http://www.questersdaretochange.com/services-2/quester-quiz/ Questers, who have been around for centuries, represent all ages and backgrounds. They’re not perfect, but possess many characteristics need...
  • Being Busy is Not a Badge of Honor
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - March 14, 2019
    Busy-ness is a dangerous trap that relinquishes our control to find meaning and fulfillment in life and career when we are stuck in the quicksand of being busy. I am on a mission to disrupt the busy culture and focus on a life that is measured by meaning, value, fulfillment and other factors we can customize to celebrate our unique happiness and satisfaction. Busy Doesn’t Mean Important – as a recovering work...
  • The Perils of Perfectionism
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 12, 2019
    Employees generally agree that leaders with a passion for excellence, quality and accomplishment benefit their organizations. These qualities place leaders at the top of their fields. No one faults managers who give their all and make sacrifices, but too much of a good thing can also pose problems. Perfectionistic leaders may be as damaging as those who embrace mediocrity. Perfectionists often obsess over process, common...
  • The Power of Positive Self Talk
    by Carole Kanchier - March 11, 2019
    “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau. Self talk can boost you up or take you down. Athletes use positive self-talk to reach their personal bests. Some people use negative self-talk to justify the ruts they find themselves in. Mike and Eugene are exampl...
  • 3 Key Steps to Moving from Self-Rejection Toward Self-Love
    by Kathy Caprino - March 8, 2019
    In my work as a career and executive coach, I work with women of all ages, sizes and styles, and one theme has become very apparent: women are incredibly tough on themselves, full of self-rejection, shame, humiliation and doubt, particularly about their looks, their weight, intelligence and their worthiness. I can count on one hand the number of women I’ve spoken with recently who feel “just great” abou...
  • Keep Your Own Scorecard
    by Sherri Edwards - March 5, 2019
    If you are dreading your next performance evaluation (for either real or imaginary reasons), then it’s time to start keeping your own scorecard so you can determine exactly where you stand. Your next review doesn’t have to be a nail-biter, and the results should not be a surprise. When you aren’t hyperaware of what you are doing every day, time is lost and your career path can be thrown off course witho...
  • Invictus
    by Carole Kanchier - March 4, 2019
    I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole. I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, A...
  • Are You Limiting Your Options By Geography?
    by Debra Wheatman - February 28, 2019
    No one enjoys a daily commute to a job. If you’re in your car, you’re probably sitting in traffic, wasting time that could be otherwise spent on something productive. If you take public transportation, you are at the mercy of their timetables, the delays, and schedule changes, as well as having to share your space with hundreds of other people. So it’s not surprising that when people decide to make a caree...