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Multigenerational Workplace Challenge: Develop Healthy Conflict Resolution Skills

September 15, 2017

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Disagreement in the workplace is inevitable, particularly when you are passionate about what you do. Add in generational differences and discord can become all but certain. But here’s the thing: Conflict needs to be respectful. Always. Losing your temper or being overly stubborn can mar your professional image. Mastering the art of healthy debate and […]

Want To Shed the “Snowflake” Image? This Quality Will Help

September 8, 2017

Grit. This word has recently jumped into our business vernacular, sparked in large part by the revealing book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth.  When millennials are falsely described through stereotypes like “snowflakes” or “trophy chasers” or as being constantly hovered over by “helicopter parents,” what detractors are really saying is […]

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Five LinkedIn Resources You Didn’t Know Existed

August 22, 2017

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As many of my readers know, I am a devoted LinkedIn user and a former LinkedIn ambassador. Last year I shared my positive review of LinkedIn Publisher as one of the company’s most exciting developments. Recently my friends Jeremy Schifeling and Omar Garriott, who have worked on LinkedIn’s Education team, offered to share insight into […]

Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

August 18, 2017

Have you ever worked for someone with exceptional communication skills? Whether they have a knack for simplifying a complex topic or inspiring a team with just the right message, gifted communicators are able to instantly win over their audience in any setting — from a large conference audience to a one-on-one meeting. The good news […]

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ICYMI: My Post on Helicopter Parents Struck a Chord

August 15, 2017

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Wow. People feel strongly about helicopter parents in the workplace. It seems my July 26 post on helicopter parents in the workplace definitely resonated.   I enjoyed reading each and every comment and thought I would share a few of them in case you missed the lively discussion… Twitter Buzz on Helicopter Parenting I appreciated […]

The Best Career Advice Quotations

August 11, 2017

One of my favorite questions to ask successful professionals is, “What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?” (For me, it’s learning to reach out for help when difficult situations arise, rather than thinking I have to solve everything myself.) Surround Yourself With an Awesome Team […]

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CORPORATE TOO CASUAL? MEN WEARING SHORTS TO WORK

August 8, 2017

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If there’s one multi-generational work topic that never goes out of style, it is surely the question of appropriate work dress codes. And, summer…I’m looking at you. In fact, The New York Times ran an article Aug. 2, 2017, titled, “Blame the Millennials? For Men, Shorts at Work Is a Thing.” Two things struck me. […]

Are You Guilty of Micromanaging? (Or Is Your Manager?)

August 4, 2017

It’s an affliction that affects so many managers, and often they don’t even realize they’re doing it. See if you can spot yourself — or your manager — in any of these statements: Can I read that email before you send it? When will you have that report to me? Did you call the client, […]

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