Performance Reviews Part II: the Employee Perspective

Performance reviews are often viewed as a necessary evil; considered at worst, a battle and at best, a total waste of time. With a change of attitude, however, and adequate preparation, a performance review can be a tool for professional… Read more »

Building Healthy Work Relationships

Even the most introverted among us desires friendship and positive interactions with others. Building positive relationships in our professional life can be as necessary as it is in our personal life. In fact, studies reveal that people who develop strong… Read more »

Mentoring – Part II

Last week we discussed the value of having a mentor and the incredible tool is is in personal and professional development. We discussed how and where to find a mentor, what to expect, and the mentees personal responsibilities. This week… Read more »

Mentoring Makes a Difference – Part I

Mentoring – one-on-one training, advising, and inspiring- is an incredible personal development tool, which benefits and empowers both the mentor and the mentored. In a successful mentoring relationship, both individuals experience both personal and career growth. In fact, many businesses… Read more »

Teamwork: A Crucial Key for Growth

We’ve all read the stories of the underdog sports team, who came together under an inspiring coach and attained the impossible victory. The same principles that achieve remarkable success apply in business. Inspiring leadership and powerful teamwork fosters incredible success.… Read more »

Keeping your Company Free of Sexual Harassment

Employers are responsible for creating a safe and secure workplace, including an environment free from sexual harassment. Preventing harassment is easier than dealing with it, or the resulting lawsuits. Follow these tips to keeping your company free from the destruction… Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Increasing my Job Security

You finally landed the job of your dreams – or at least the one that is closest to it. You want to stay there until you decide to climb over the fence to greener pastures. Include job security in this… Read more »

Keeping a Pristine Online Presence – Part 2: For Candidates

You always thought your Facebook was personal – and being authentic and transparent meant telling it all – the good, the bag, and the ugly, including those nasty comments about your former boss. Of course sharing all included documenting with… Read more »

6 Keys to Professionalism at Work

Professionalism is neither limited to white collar workers, nor a guarantee of a white-collar position. True professionalism can be evident in any position, at any level. Are you demonstrating professionalism in your career? Evaluate yourself against these six keys: Competency:… Read more »

Accountability

“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free Everyone has responsibilities that come with their workplace position, whether you are a blue-collar worker or a… Read more »