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7 Tips to Find Your Ideal Job in 2023

Posted on December 5, 2022 at 7:45 AM


As the new year approaches, many job seekers are setting goals for their career development. Here are seven tips for setting good goals for the new year if you are searching for a job:


1 - Identify your Target Job - It's important to have a clear idea of what kind of job you want to pursue. Consider your interests, skills, and values, and do some research to find out what ...

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A Superhero's Secret to Stand Out in Job Interviews

Posted on October 5, 2022 at 8:55 AM


I have been on both sides of the job interview process countless times, so I have heard (and given) lots of advice about how to stand out in job interviewing. I recently heard a great piece of advice from an unexpected place - an actor who played a superhero.


 

Micheal Keaton played the title character in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). Keaton had toiled for y...

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The 10 Most Important Job Skills for 2025 versus 2015

Posted on September 5, 2022 at 9:05 AM


What skills are the most important for employees and job seekers to develop? How have those skills changed over recent history? Since 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) -- the group behind the annual conference of leaders in business, politics, and more in Davos, Switzerland -- has published a list of the Top 10 work skills people will need to thrive in the future economy. Here are the 10 most im...

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7 Mistakes New MBA Students Make

Posted on August 5, 2022 at 9:20 AM


Congratulations! After months of preparation and anticipation, you finally are starting your MBA program. An MBA is a huge investment of time, effort, opportunity cost, and money that perhaps 100,000 people worldwide make every year. That investment in yourself can pay great returns over your career, especially IF you avoid these seven mistakes that full-time MBA students can make.


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5 Team Leadership Lessons from The Beatles

Posted on October 9, 2020 at 8:35 AM


October 9th, 2020 would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday. Lennon was one of the most successful music artists in human history. And he was taken away way too soon. He was also a founder of a band - The Beatles - that created billions of dollars of commercial success. The Beatles success arose from their talent as creative artists and performers. They were also successful because they were abl...

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10 Elements of Executive Presence

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 3:45 PM


In my executive coaching practice, clients often ask me to help improve their "executive presence." It is hard to find a good definition of this elusive term. Some people say "you know it when you see it." I think a useful way to define "executive presence" is to reverse engineer what it is about people who seem to have it. I've had the opportunity to w...

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Famous Executives Who Had Executive Coaches

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 9:15 PM

If you have considered getting an executive coach, you would be in some good company. According to a 2013 survey by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors, 51 percent of senior executives reported they "receive coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants or coaches." Among those are some big names. Here are some of the most high-profile e...

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7 Best Books about Management Consulting

Posted on March 1, 2020 at 5:45 PM


There are about 700,000 management consultants in the USA, according to Statista. While from from the biggest industry, management consulting does cast a big shadow because of the impact, scrutiny, and alumni it generates. Since I started my business career as a management consultant with Bain & Co., I've read many books about the industry. Not only...

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7 Core Skills for Employee Development Plans in 2020

Posted on December 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM


You get the mass email from HR and feel a familiar dread - "Has it already been a year? Performance management time again?" At a minimum, you probably have to write your self-appraisal and goals for the next year. If you have people reporting to you, you have to write appraisals and goals for them as well. That means more work for you, without any more ...

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