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  • Refuse Job Offer
    by Andy Rasico - November 1, 2020
    It may sound counter-intuitive in a down job market, but there are instances when it is best to turn down a job offer. This can be a result of many factors, including the job not being a good fit, the responsibilities are not ideal to your career goals and more. Even when you do turn down a job, maintaining a professional demeanor is still important. Let's address the best approaches. Even though you are not accepting t...
  • Give Grace During the Time of COVID
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 18, 2020
    As we move into the 6-month mark recognizing how COVID-19 has changed our lives, the stress is palpable. Many parents and students are struggling with online learning, childcare, and trying to work from home while also supervising virtual education for young children. That challenge intensifies if those parents have returned to a place of work beyond the home. Those who have work are adjusting to the new normal of perpet...
  • 10 Questions To Help You Know If Your Leader Or Manager Is Someone You Should Be Supporting
    by Kathy Caprino - September 17, 2020
    For 15 years, I’ve been coaching mid- to high-level professionals and leaders in achieving their highest and most rewarding goals. This involves helping them embrace new strategies and approaches that allow them to make the positive impact they long for and become the kind of leaders they want to be. Throughout the process, they’ve told me that in overcoming their own power gaps, they’ve expanded their abi...
  • How to Job Search During and After a Pandemic
    by Stacey Lane - September 9, 2020
    I will be the first to admit that there wasn’t a pandemic portion of my career coach training way back when. We’re all in new territory, and anyone who says they know exactly what to do right now is a liar. Now that we got that out of the way! What Other People Think As I said in my previous blog post, there is no such thing as job security. That also implies that there are no recession-proof jobs. Nothing...
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: How We Can Apply Them Today
    by Kathy Caprino - August 26, 2020
    Many years ago when I was in my corporate life, I happened upon the powerful book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I was very drawn to its simple yet transformative principles and strategies. To me, they just made perfect sense and those rare people whom I found to be great leaders were naturally applying these principles in their lives and work. On the other hand, I saw all around me certain behaviors of colleag...
  • Black Lives Matter in the Workplace, too
    by Debra Wheatman - June 29, 2020
    I’m sure you’ve noticed the ubiquitous statements against racial inequality in recent days. Such statements are being issued by public organizations, educational and nonprofit institutions, and for-profit companies. These statements are, sorry to say, generally mealy-mouthed in nature. It is very unusual for any entity to come out publicly to disavow both explicit racism and microaggressions. (Kudos to Ben &...
  • Your New Normal: How Will It Look?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 27, 2020
    You may have seen them on social media…the memes and articles about how our lives will be forever changed due to Coronavirus. One of those memes, from Brené Brown, recently appeared in my social media feed questioning the whole idea of “normal” and pointing out that “normal” in the current age has had a very low bar. Brené Brown observes… “We will not go back...
  • 9 Ways to Stay Visible When You're Working Remotely
    by Melody Wilding - May 13, 2020
    How do I stay visible and provide value when I’m working remotely? As more people work from home, I’m hearing a similar concern from many of my coaching clients. It’s a great question. Not being physically present with your team and senior leaders has its consequences. It means you have to be more intentional about putting yourself out there, promoting your achievements, and sharing what your tea...
  • 5 Ways to Build More Mental and Emotional Strength in the Face of What We've Lost
    by Kathy Caprino - April 27, 2020
    In reading article after article and headline after headline about the pandemic and what is happening in so many people’s lives around the world, one thing above all has become crystal clear, and that is: The coronavirus has stolen much from us and irrevocably altered how we see our reality. Experiences, situations, events, and beliefs about the “reality” of life that so many of us took for grant...
  • Uncertainty and How I Cope
    by Stacey Lane - April 17, 2020
    I’ve got a list of productive things I’d like to tackle while the coronavirus storm blusters onward: Clean out drawers. Organize computer files. Design new client resources. Learn how to groom my dog. Paint my home office. Try new recipes. All of these are activities I don’t normally have time for. You’ve probably got a list of your own. Part of my change coping strategy is to “do.” S...