How 3 Practical Skills Unlock New Opportunities

How 3 Practical Skills Unlock New Opportunities

Every day we wonder, what’s coming next? What’s on the other side of the tremendous disruption from the Coronavirus pandemic? How will we navigate the new normal? What practical skills will help us do so? Working moms are unsung heroes. We support our families, friends, and co-workers while grappling with unknowns. We can never lose sight that we have the …

Grad School

To Grad or Not to Grad? Is Advanced Education Right for You?

Should you go to grad school? Pursuing your dream job is a journey of constant opportunities. Careers follow myriad paths, and you will have many forks in the road where you will have to choose which direction to go. One of these forks may be the decision of whether you should get/keep a job, or you pursue a graduate degree. …

Energized Presentation

Want to Be Remembered? The Key is Energized Presentation

People in business attend hundreds of presentations throughout their careers, so how are you going to make yours stand out? The key to making an impactful, memorable presentation is to be high-energy and engaging. An energized presentation starts with you: Your enthusiasm, passion, and inspirational vision will resonate with your audience. By infusing genuine energy throughout your presentation, you create …

Coordinating Time Zones

In the Zone: Coordinating Communication Around the World

Working with others is always full of its ups and downs. Coordinating different schedules and commitments can make it tricky to find a meeting time that works for everyone. But add in divergent time zones and you’re in for a real ride! As you deal with colleagues and partners around the globe, you’ll run into the issue of wildly disparate …

How to Exemplify Compelling Leadership Now

How to Exemplify Compelling Leadership Now

Compelling leadership is born out of our beliefs, behaviors, and actions. There are four core components I see as essential to be an effective leader: the ability to create a culture and environment which enables a team to thrive, conventionalizing the organization as a whole and in its parts, actively seeking alternate viewpoints and perspectives, and finally a robust power …

Office Romance Dating a Co-Worker

Office Romance: Is It Actually Worth It?

So many of our favorite TV shows include an office romance as a central point of interest. Sit-coms like The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Brooklyn 99 feature one or more intra-office pairings that are endearing, romantic, and entertaining, and the same goes for dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Bones. With such a ubiquitous story arch in all of our …

Women's Work - Undervalued, Underpaid, Unacceptable

Why Women’s Work Being Undervalued and Underpaid is Unacceptable!

It is widely known that women make less money than men. Many people, including economic and political commentators, claim that this is due to women tending to be in lower-paid careers. Of course, the pay equality complaint is that women are paid less than men for the same work, but the conversation should also include the fact that women do tend to be …

Which Time Management Process Works for You? 9 Popular Techniques & Tools

Which Time Management Process Works for You? 9 Popular Techniques & Tools

Time management has been a buzz word these days, but what does it really mean? With so many different time management techniques out there, how do you choose a method that will work the best for you? The truth is, time management looks different to everyone. If you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, you may choose to manage …

Working with Friends & Family

Is Working with Friends & Family a Good Idea?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with your best friend? You may envision the two of you dominating those workplace projects, enjoying lunch breaks together, and sharing inside jokes about your other co-workers. Working with friends or family can be a great experience, but it isn’t for everyone. Not all friendships do well when dropped …

12 Women Who Have Impacted Music in the Last 10 Years

12 Women Who Have Impacted Music in the Last 10 Years

As we move into the final months of 2019, we also reach the end of the second decade of the 21st century. A lot has changed in the last 10 years, and woman have continued to be at the forefront of the evolving music landscape.  Today, we’re looking back at 12 women who have changed the landscape of mainstream music …

Workaholic

Are You a Workaholic? Or Just a Hard Worker?

Are you working hard… or working too much? In a society that encourages long hours and dedication to your career, it can be hard to know when you’ve crossed the line between ambitious employee and workaholic. While the former suggests goal-driven hard work in the name of career success, the latter is an unhealthy addiction to work. A workaholic is …

Let's Talk About Salary

It’s Not Rude! Let’s Talk About Salary

How often do you ask people how much they earn? If you’re like me, that’s a question you’ve been taught to never ask. The common consensus is that questions about a person’s salary are “rude” and therefore off-limits. Divulging your salary can make you feel self-conscious because you’re afraid that people will either pity or envy you, and neither of …

The Top 10 Trends in Human Resources Management This Year

The Top 10 Trends in Human Resources Management This Year

Human resources is among the most important parts of any business, streamlining everything from hiring to protecting employees. But as our society and workplaces change, so, too, does human resources management. Here are the top ten trends we can expect to see in human resources in the next year. 1. Towards the Organization of the Future The way organizations operate …

Entry-Level

The “Entry-Level” Catch-22 That Plagues New Workers

Since childhood, many have wondered, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Nowadays, a more pertinent question young workers often find themselves asking goes more like, “Which comes first, the job or the experience?” Indeed, many recent graduates are stuck in an uncomfortable position, unable to get an entry-level job because they don’t have enough qualifying experience… yet unable …