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4 Secrets of People Who Always Get the Job Offer

Smart moves you can steal from candidates who nail it every time.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #1: They Don't Rely on Job Boards<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #2: …

Employment

Culture Versus Morale: How To Avoid A Common Trap

In far too many outlets and at water-cooler discussions, people discuss “culture” in the workplace, especially at startup workplaces, incorrectly. Most people, in referencing culture, think of a “rah rah” grouping of employees, hugs, laid-back vibe and dress code, maybe free perks – our office has …

How You Can Build A Great Personal Brand

One of the quickest ways you can rise to the top in business is to establish a distinct and attractive personal brand.<p>Yet few people know how to do this.<p>As a result, most entrepreneurs and executives have unclear, unnoticeable brands – and work for the rest of the careers attempting to get well …

Why Your CEO Just Doesn't Get It

Quality leadership or a lack thereof is easy to spot if you know what to look for. The problem is most people don’t know what to look for in a leader, and according to a recent study by <i>Chief Executive</i> magazine many CEOs don’t seem to know what to look for either.<p>While I probably shouldn’t have been …

Success in Business Comes When Everything Connects

I often hear the popular notion that successful entrepreneurs are built from a single heroic insight or a single innovation. This is just plain wrong. The business world is a symphony of players and elements that only works when everything interconnects harmoniously. Continuous innovation and …

Put a Human Voice in Your Resume

Setting: A Friday morning in Boulder, Colorado. <i>Coco</i> the cat is curled on a pillow. <i>Liz</i> is listening to Maria Callas sing <i>“Senza mamma”</i> on Youtube.<p>RRRRRRRRRRRRRING!<p>LIZ: (turning down the volume on Maria and pushing a button to answer the phone) Yep?<p>MICHAEL: I have Neal on the line.<p>LIZ: Awesome! Thanks.<p>…

If You Want To Improve, Stop Defending And Start Listening

To grow and improve is a desire that most all of us share. Yet, in order to grow and improve we must first be willing to acknowledge our areas of weakness; we must accept who we are in order to become something better. So how can we best recognize our weaknesses? We can stop defending and start …

5 Career Blunders You Didn't Realize You Were Making

<i>By Libby Kane</i><p>Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers.<p>Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, fail to meet our deadlines or do anything else to jeopardize our jobs or careers … knowingly.<p>It’s that “knowingly” …

Jet Lag, Late Nights, And Naps Disrupt Gene Function, New Study Shows

Business travelers, shift workers, college students, and overworked tech workers, beware. Unusual sleep patterns, particularly sleeping during the day and staying up late at night, wreak havoc with the activity of your genes, new research shows.<p>Researchers at the Sleep Research Centre at the …

Don't Let Your Career 'Just Happen': Plan For The Unexpected

As I braved arctic temperatures on my way into work today, I was struck by the similarity between careers and the weather.<p>In her capricious way, Mother Nature inflicted weather extremes on us this week. On Friday, my children were home enjoying a snow day, by Monday the snow was washed away by …

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

<i>Man is a mystery. If you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out do not say that you’ve wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery because I want to be a man. -</i> Fyodor Dostoevsky<p>Columbia Business School recently published my book <i>Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s</i> …

Your 'High-Earning Years': Salary Secrets For Your 20s, 30s And 40s

When we’re younger, we probably think that we’ll make more money when we’re older. Job seniority comes with promotions—and raises—right?<p>As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com, women’s pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median …

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again. Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. With this in mind, here are 10 lessons learned over the last 20 years of doing business that are now …

Champagne 101: How To Drink It Like A Pro

Champagne season is officially here. From now through the New Year you’ll likely be popping a few corks and spilling bubbly all over your carpet.<p>If you have been really nice (or really naughty) you might be lucky enough to spill some Krug. The LVMH-owned champagne from Reims, France is regarded by …

Saving Gotham: 5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Batkid

<i>Batkid caused a sensation, inspiring thousands of people in San Francisco to donate their time, effort, and money. Justin Wasserman points out that the dynamics that made this effort successful are the same dynamics that create successful organizational transformation.</i><p>If you’re unfamiliar with the …

How To Generate Your Own Career Breakthrough

Ever wondered why, despite all your hard work and effort, you can’t seem to get a break or move forward, when others seem to have all the luck? Or, have you ever thought you’re doing all the “right” things, but can’t reach the next level of career success? There are definite reasons for this – it’s …

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand

Sure, everyone knows what a brand is. Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s. But that buzzword is getting thrown around a whole lot in career and job search conversations these days, too. And you might be thinking to yourself, “why do <i>I</i> really have to care about this?”<p>Here’s why: Whether you’re on the job hunt, a …

The One Thing Successful People Do Every Day

We’re all busy. We all have infinite to-do lists that fill up faster than we can cross off the most urgent tasks. Being busy makes you feel productive, but it could be getting in the way of your most important project: YOU.<p>“Busy” is the most common reason people give me for not doing anything to …

Why Office Politics Can Be Deadly - And What To Do About It

Kathleen Kelley Reardon is an expert on office politics. A professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business and author of numerous books including <i>The Secret Handshake: Mastering the Politics of the Business Inner Circle</i> and <i>It’s All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren’t …

16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be one of the most stressful experiences in your career–especially in today’s uncertain economy.<i>Why?</i> “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to</i> …

How to Survive Backstabbing

Getting stabbed in the back can happen to anyone—but as movie producer Lynda Obst knows, beating foes at their own game can be devilishly fun.<p>I learned the hard way decades ago that when someone stabs you in the back, reacting before you think can start a feud. In Hollywood, where one can easily be …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

Deciding How to Decide

Artwork: Matt Phillips, Painting (for Myra), 2007, oil and collage on canvas, 66″ x 96″<p>Senior managers are paid to make tough decisions. Much rides on the outcome of those decisions, and executives are judged—quite rightly—on their overall success rate. It’s impossible to eliminate risk from …

What Your Boss Really Wants from You

It’s 1958, and Patricia Bays Haroski, a State Farm Insurance Company employee, wants people to formally recognize their boss on October 16th. Her goal? Improve the relationship between bosses and their direct reports. That date? She apparently picked it because it was her father’s birthday, and she …

Chores as a Family Bonding Activity

Christine Gross-Loh, author of <i>Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us</i>, shares how her family learned to …

Parenting

9 Lessons For Job Seekers And Recruiters That Might Surprise You

CareerBuilder recently conducted a survey in which they asked 5,518 job seekers and 2,775 hiring managers about deal breakers when trying to land a new job or find the right candidate; what job candidates expect from prospective employers; and what employers expect from job candidates—among other …

What To Expect During An HR Interview? -- Five Questions You'll Be Asked During A Screening Interview

Screening interviews with human resources professionals are a crucial step to getting the job. A good or bad interview with HR will determine how far you go in the interviewing process, so it’s best to know what to expect and go in prepared.<p>As a career coach, I have worked with job candidates on …