Winning in the Fourth Quarter Is a State of Mind

As we enter into the last quarter of 2018 it’s easy to fall into one of two states of mind: State of Mind #1: The year is almost over and I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I wanted to, so I’ll just wait until the New Year and begin fresh then. State of Mind […]

SUMMER’S OVER. TIME TO HEAD BACK-TO-CAREER-SUCCESS!

Self-Assessment Quiz  — TRUE  OR FALSE: My resume is up to date. I can recite my elevator pitch in my sleep. I regularly attend industry events. I have a game plan and a hit list when I get to the events. The end of summer is fast approaching. Some kids have already started back to […]

DON’T GO TONE-DEAF WITH YOUR EMAILS

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: An email is not an opportunity to make a first impression. How I sound in an email isn’t important; everyone knows what I mean. Punctuation and grammar are for formal letters, not email. When it comes to communicating something important at work, I’m still a believer in picking up […]

DON’T BE A GOSSIP GIRL

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I have allies at work and in return, I am an ally, too. I keep my ear to the ground so that I’m aware of office goings on. I know the difference between good gossip and bad gossip. Do you gossip, girl? Let’s be honest, we all gossip. Especially […]

CHANGE AT WORK: ARE YOU A PESSIMIST OR OPTIMIST?

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I know that change at my job can happen at any time, in any sort of form. I keep myself up-to-date professionally online so that I’m prepared for change. Getting too comfortable in my position can be detrimental to my career growth. You’ve just gotten settled into your new […]

DON’T BE A BASIC B – BEHAVIOURIST, THAT IS!

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: No one notices me at work; it doesn’t matter if I work hard or not. My boss doesn’t really pay attention to my work and how I do it. Sometimes meetings are called and I’m not included; I don’t bother to tell anyone. Last week, I talked about being […]

PERSONALITY POWER

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: If I want to be taken seriously at work, I’d better be serious – at all times. Earning trust from my fellow co-workers has nothing to do with how I present myself emotionally day-to-day. I’m aware of how my personality affects those I work with. When things get out […]

3 SIGNS YOU’RE ON TRACK TO BEING A STRONG LEADER

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I understand that leadership begins with trust and having good character traits. Being a leader goes beyond being the first to raise my hand for something. Confidence and having a positive attitude are core values of a great leader. Okay, newbie, if you answered FALSE to any of the […]

GO THE EXTRA MILE

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I’m aware of how much extra work I can manage to take on at work. I enjoy being a team player and taking on leadership roles at work. Being more visible at work is in line with my career goals. Do you want to shoot to the top in […]

WHEN TO PLAY OFFICE POLITICS

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I know the map of the political power at my office; I know who has influence and who doesn’t and why. I have a social network at work and have made sure I’m connected across departments and internal hierarchy. I have great interpersonal skills; I can pick up on […]