Archive for Workplace Issues

Will You Be Underpaid?: What Your Personality Says About Your Approach To Money & Salary Negotiations

Take a quick look at the options below. Choose one from each set of statements. At least 51% of the time, do you tend to be more: ___ tactful and diplomatic ___ apt to avoid conflict where possible ___ empathetic ___ accepting at first ___ apt to take things personally or ___ direct and frank? Click to continue reading…

Your Organizational Personality: Finding The Right Fit Is Key To Success

Corporate culture is the sum of an organization’s goals, behaviors and values.  Fortunate individuals who find themselves in the right culture feel both energized and highly valued by their boss, peers and subordinates.  Others, in the wrong setting, will be stifled and frustrated by practices and processes that run counter to their natural style.  Finding Click to continue reading…

What if Someone Steals Your Idea?

By Kathleen Reardon Professor, University of Southern California Marshall School and Author, Comebacks at Work: Using Conversation to Master Confrontation. (see link below) http://www.comebacksatwork.com This happens often in business, and in politics. It is also facilitated now in the media where phrases like “some people say” and a general disregard for the source of an Click to continue reading…

The Laws of Likability

Let Your True Self Shine!—Creating relationships based on authenticity By Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The 11 Laws of Likability People of all ages want to be liked, whether you are 12 or 72. Likewise, people of all ages want to be happy. When you build the relationships you want, based on simply being yourself Click to continue reading…

Sabbaticals Help Employees, Company, Customers

BY RITA FOLEY co-author, Enhance Your Career and Life by Taking a Break, corporate director, retired Fortune 500 Global president and a founding partner of Reboot Partners LLC. Corporations that offer sabbaticals don’t do it as a nicety. They do it because it’s downright good for bottom-line business results, employees, the company and customers. I’ve Click to continue reading…

The 5 Step Formula for Improving Accountability

The 5 Step Formula for Improving Accountability By guest blogger, Bea Fields, President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc. When is John going to get me that report?” “What is going on with the marketing report? When are they going to finish that thing?” “I can’t believe Mary is so late in making those phone calls.” Click to continue reading…

Four Things Women Must Know That They Won’t Learn in Business School

By Guest blogger, Selena Rezvani, author of the newly released book, “The Next Generation of Women Leaders” and president of NextGenWomen, LLC, where she consults to executives and aspiring women leaders. www.nextgenwomen.com. 1) Women who want to move up must take professional risks before they feel ready for them. The day when you can say Click to continue reading…

Using Employees to Drive Growth During an Economic Slump

Article by Guest Blogger Jeannette Paladino, Writer-in-Chief, Write Speak Sell. jpaladino@writespeaksell.com. During this economic slump, companies are looking at the most cost effective ways to get out the word about their products and services. They are struggling to control their brand essence and key messages, as the Internet becomes the most important source of information Click to continue reading…