Do your Critical Thinking Muscles Get a Daily Workout?

Keeping your critical thinking muscle in prime condition may take diligence and consistent effort, but it’s time well spent – reaping a high ROI for your career. So what exactly defines critical thinking? Critical thinking goes beyond learning new information.… Read more »

Going Out with a Bang!

Is 2017 the Year You Retire? Are you ready? Many people, blue collar and white collar alike, have diligently built a financial plan for retirement, but now that the time is near, money isn’t the focus of their thoughts. Instead,… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence and You – the Candidate

(Emotional Intelligence – Part III; Read Part I and Part II) “Emotions need to be taken seriously,” says Sigal Barsade, professor of management at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “They can provide a company with… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: Part I

Why It Matters The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings. That’s an alarming statistic for the company’s bottom line. That’s why many companies are… Read more »

Leadership Don’ts

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Benjamin Franklin Characteristically, Leaders have too many responsibilities on their schedule. Why? Because they not only have the ability to evaluate the list, prioritize it, delegate, and then act; they also… Read more »

Social Media and Your Career – Part II

“When Social Media Leads to Career Destruction.” Last week, we discussed how social media can be an effective tool for building professional relevancy. Beware! Social Media can also be a catalyst for professional bankruptcy. It has the power to build… Read more »

Social Media and Your Career – Part I

Professional Relevancy and Social Media Staying relevant in your field is foundational to career growth. Social media is foundational to staying relevant. The crux of the matter is knowing how to utilize your social media to stay relevant in, rather… Read more »

Traits of the Great . . .

Part IV – Business Finance & Banking In this last blog of our Traits of the Great series, we will talk about what it takes to excel in a business finance or banking career. While it does require specific training,… Read more »

Traits of the Great . . .

Part III – Information Technology Specialists Information Technology Specialists are a hot item in the ongoing war for top talent, but that doesn’t mean every IT guy or gal is guaranteed their dream position. Companies want – and need –… Read more »

Traits of the Great . . .

Part II– Medical Assistants Taking time out for a visit to our physician is always inconvenient, but dealing with the occasional medical issue is a fact of life. A great medical assistant, however, can make the process smoother, more efficient,… Read more »