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Success Through TRUST

Micro-Management is the Opposite of Autonomy

  One of the biggest mistakes a team leader can make is micro-managing their direct reports.  Micro-management stems from the leader’s lack of TRUST that the employee can do the job without close supervision. Micro-management sounds like: “All decisions must come through me… follow the process without deviation” “I need to see your work before…
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February 26, 2020 0

Everyone is in Career Transition

  Yes, you’re in career transition. Or you should be. Today’s definition for career transition is not only about being between jobs. It should include planning for your next position. This includes how you are performing in your current role while developing your skills, expanding your network and positioning yourself for other opportunities. If you’ve…
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January 8, 2020 0

“Next Play” in Career Management

  “Next Play” is a mantra that Coach K, Duke University basketball, uses with his team. The message is simple. Regardless of whether the last play was good or bad, there is nothing you can do about it. So, instead of dwelling on the past, learn from it and focus on what’s next. This mantra…
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January 14, 2020 0

Who Can Afford Leadership Training?

  The fact is that EVERY company needs to develop their leaders. And EVERY company has the resources to do so… it’s a matter of priority and commitment. Leadership Development Pays A 2015 joint study by the Conference Board® and Development Dimensions International® found that virtually every business need or challenge can be improved by…
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January 23, 2020 0

Is There Discrimination in Recruiting?

Fact:  There is ageism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There is racism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There is sexism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There are good, decent, honorable people in the recruiting process Fact: You can let the above negatives get into…
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December 12, 2019 0

How to get Help for Your Job Search

You need to be crystal clear in your job search, from your personal marketing materials to asking people for help. Keep it Short, but Sweet… and Interesting First, you must know yourself and be able to clearly and concisely describe the skills and value you can bring to an organization. Take Inventory (the first step…
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December 9, 2019 0

Mid-Late Career Change

One of the things I experienced, and many of my clients have as well, is changing priorities as one moves towards the middle or end of their professional career. Priorities Change It seems to be a common phenomenon. As successful professionals hit their mid-late forties, they often begin to rethink their career. Many times, priorities…
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December 4, 2019 0

A Step-by-Step Guide to Minimize Ghosting in the Interview Process

Recently I asked LinkedIn® members about their biggest challenge of the interview process. “No follow-up communication from recruiters and hiring managers” was the top response. This is particularly frustrating when one has made it past the phone screen and is deeper in the process. Control What You Can Control There are things that can be…
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December 3, 2019 4

The Trickiest Interview Question for the Older Job Candidate

“Aren’t you overqualified for this role?” This question is wrought with peril. You can feel yourself getting more tense. They might as well have said, “aren’t you too old for this job?” You want to scream, “Seriously!!!??? My age has given me the exact experience you need for this job. Don’t you see that? Isn’t…
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November 26, 2019 0

The Most Difficult Interview Question

The most difficult interview question is… the one that is never asked… or answered. Have you ever responded to an interview question and thought you could read on the interviewer’s face that the answer wasn’t received as you had hoped it would be? Maybe it wasn’t until the interview was over that you thought, “I…
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November 25, 2019 0