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15 Expert LinkedIn Strategies to Impress Recruiters and Land A Job Now

May 14, 2020

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I recently hosted two former colleagues, Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling of the LinkedIn Guys, on The Work Remix Podcast. The three of us worked together during my LinkedIn consulting days, and in this episode, we discuss how you can use LinkedIn to land a job, even in today’s challenging climate. Is your LinkedIn profile […]

Managing Millennials Q&A: How can I give an effective annual review when the process seems archaic?

December 12, 2017

Note to readers:  Here’s the latest in a series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Have a question you’ve been dying to ask? Send me an email and I will try to cover it in a future edition as […]

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Managing Millennials

Ikigai: The Importance of Purpose in the Intergenerational Workplace

October 24, 2017

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There is a lot of buzz right now about millennials’ desire for “purpose” in their work. The truth, however, is that a desire for meaning is remarkably intergenerational. Strikingly, the 2016 Global Purpose Index found that 48 percent of Baby Boomers and 38 percent of Gen Xers were purpose-driven, compared to 30 percent of millennials. […]

The Intergenerational Workplace: What is Considered “Millennial” Really Benefits Us All

October 17, 2017

Football has been in the news for a lot of important reasons lately, but today I’d like to talk about a change in football and other sports that is less reported. Over the past few years, I’ve become fascinated with how athletic coaching techniques are evolving to better support millennial players. The most recent example is […]

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Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

August 18, 2017

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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 […]

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

August 4, 2017

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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, […]

Ignore the Overhype — Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything

July 28, 2017

We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m totally over words like “ninja” and “guru.” But there are several words that are common in today’s management vernacular that really do describe great leaders. If you’re a […]

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