Overcoming Bad Career Moves

FOCUS ON: Identifying the Problem Don’t be like these professionals who are smart in so many ways, except one. Advanced degrees and 10+ years experience don’t eliminate bad career decisions. Identify the problem (e.g., effort, execution, blind spots…) then proceed to a better future. Read More. GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE: AND YOUR LIBRARY: The Mistakes […]

Warming Trends

FOCUS ON: Rising Companies Unicorn Club companies, named so because they are valued at a billion dollars or more, are no longer just obscure tech start-ups. A new generation of workers, technology, and venture capital makes the Unicorn list ever-changing and growing. Knowledge of these game-changers means you and your clients will have more options […]

Working for a Purpose

FOCUS ON: Making Decisions with a Purpose Unconscious decisions are knee-jerk reactions controlled by everyday biases. While biases can take advantage of mental shortcuts and occasionally lead to efficient decisions, more valuable information is being ignored. People who want to make well-thought out purposeful decisions may need to learn to overcome biases involving availability, confirmation, […]

Working Internationally

FOCUS ON: Unintentional Rude Behaviors by Americans Travelers beware: there are a few American behaviors that could be rude in other countries. Loud, open laughter could offend a Japanese worker, as could being “on time” in Argentina. Help overcome social awkwardness and aim for politeness all around the world. Read more. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: Studying […]

Servant Leadership

FOCUS ON: Taker-Leaders versus Giver-Leaders Leaders who have an inner vision that drives their purpose for the benefit of others are giver-leaders, such as Mahatma Gandhi and George Washington. These people are servant leaders and inspire others to enthusiastically follow. Taker-Leaders, such as Hitler, more often are driven by external opportunities and they gain followers […]

Engagement and Disengagement

FOCUS ON: Research on Engagement Dale Carnegie Training and MSW conducted a study of 1500 employees. To show why engagement matters, first, the definition was shared: “the emotional and functional commitment an employee has to his or her organization.” Next, the research results: 71% of all employees are not fully engaged; 26% are actively disengaged; […]

Retention

FOCUS ON: Employee Career Development Key reasons organizations support internal employee development include stress reduction, a focus on the long-term, in preparation for massive baby-boomer retirement, avoidance of attrition costs and the maintenance of intellectual capital. To make these efforts work, employees and managers need to be given the concepts, tools and practical experience. Read […]

Preparing to Change Career Fields

FOCUS ON: Getting Started Changing Careers The idea that 80% of people want to change jobs is pretty stunning. It is important to help clients understand the many issues that come along with changing a career. Doing so can help them make an informed decision towards a fulfilling future, instead of acting out of temporary […]

Fulfillment

FOCUS ON: Encouraging Fulfillment at the Corporate Level Seeking a sense of satisfaction from work does not only come from the tasks at hand, but also from the environment in which it’s created, according to at least one company. Brazil’s Semco Group has made a dedicated effort to embrace a spirit of experimentation that allows […]