By Leia O’Connell, MSW
Contributor, Career Coach
Traditional interview advice should not be a surprise to any job seeker; wear professional clothes, show up on time, don’t finish the lunch you were just eating in the car while being asked about work experience. These are great tips! But, there’s more. If you’ve been on interviews and haven’t … Read More »
Do you work in a productive, inspiring workplace?
Or is your organization’s culture primarily frustrating and dull?
Tiny HR’s 2015 Engagement and Culture Report revealed that only 31 percent of employees feel strongly valued at work. While that is better than the 21% in the 2014 report, there’s obviously still much work to do. How sad that … Read More »
Of the many paths I have had the privilege to walk upon in cities and towns across more than forty states, the most impressive seem to have been the simple and yet symmetrically-beautiful sidewalks created 80, 90 or a hundred years ago or more. Even in these simple concrete walkways we can understand how a vision … Read More »
If you are done with your graduation recently and about to start your professional career so prior to it, you must develop the skills of dealing with difficult coworkers.
Always remember that you are in the beginning of your career so make sure you take every step carefully and that will lead you to get success.
As … Read More »
Adapted from Pacing for Growth; Why Intelligent Drives Long-Term Success, out in Feb. 2017
It’s difficult to know what the “right” amount of restraint is for a business. Sometimes, leaders lead with too little restraint, sometimes with too much. What’s clear is that it’s really, really hard to get it just right.
One reason it’s so hard … Read More »
Adapted from Conflict without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability to be released in Spring 2017.
What is Drama?
It’s easy to identify the behaviors of drama: gossip, secrets, triangulating, retaliating, blaming, avoiding, turf wars, blowing up…the list goes on. A working definition that helps us get a handle on the concept is a … Read More »
Getting your resume looking it’s best can be intimidating, but help is at hand. There’s plenty of help online to help you get your resume looking impressive and get those interview offers rolling in. Here’s ten of the best ones for you to try out.
Resume Writing Help: Feel like you don’t know where to start? … Read More »
Arriving to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on a wonderful summer day in 2016, we parked the family car and began to step out. As I did, I looked up to the beautiful blue sky decorated with magnificent white clouds and a brilliant sun. Turning, I stopped in an instant, staring at … Read More »
You don’t have to look far to find mean people.
Back in the 60’s, when I lived in a Long Beach, CA neighborhood, there was an older gentleman who lived on our street. There were fifty 8-to-12-year-olds on that street, so you can imagine that there was much play in the street and each other’s yards. … Read More »
I attended a cancer conference recently and some of the medics said to me “I wish some of my patients were like you”. It didn’t register with me initially but later I realized that perhaps I had the ability to go places they couldn’t reach. A regular stumbling block for them apparently is when a … Read More »