Is January the Best Time of Year to Find a New Job?

Maybe you were laid off in 2020? Maybe you’d like to advance your career in 2021? Or maybe you’re simply looking for something new? Whatever your reasons, you are ready to job hunt. So, is January the best time of year to find a new job? Here’s what you need to know.  Why January IS the Best Time of Year to Find a New… Read More »

Signs Contract Work Is Right for You

Maybe you can’t find the job you want? Or maybe you don’t like the idea of committing to a full-time, permanent placement? Either way, you’d like to explore other options. Answer these questions to find out if contract work is right for you.  Are you hoping to have more work flexibility?  Most full-time jobs lock you into a position, a location, and a salary. Not to mention, you’ll probably be working set… Read More »

HOT Leadership Trends Heading into the New Year

The past ten months have been difficult, but you’re hoping to take your organization to the next level in 2021. So, what management skills should you focus on? Here are HOT leadership trends heading into the New Year.  HOT Leadership Trends for 2021  Tackling Volatility  We don’t know how long Coronavirus will last. We don’t know when a vaccine will be widely… Read More »

Train Your Brain to Complain Less

Does your first reaction to any situation seem to be a complaint? Would you like to be a more positive person? Here’s how to train your brain to complain less.  Monitor Your Complaints  So, are you as negative as you think? As Al Pittampalli points out in his book, Persuadable, human beings aren’t great at evaluating themselves. Therefore, run a more scientific experiment. Create a Complaint Notebook using either a pad… Read More »

Have You Thought of a Strategy to Onboard Remote Hires?

The Coronavirus pandemic has made remote hiring more common than ever before. However, just because you’ve hired someone off–site doesn’t mean you can skip the onboarding procedures. Have you thought of a strategy to onboard remote hires? If not, here are some tips for developing a successful plan.  Tips for Onboarding Remote Hires  Extend a Warm Welcome  You probably won’t be… Read More »

Start Looking Forward to Monday

Certainly, most people find weekends more enjoyable than weekdays. But that doesn’t mean you have to dread every upcoming week. Here are five tricks to help you look forward to Monday.    Schedule a Fun Event When you have something fun planned, it’s easier to look forward to the day ahead. So, if possible, make Monday your go-to day for events. Meet a friend… Read More »

You Are Finding Candidates, But Not the RIGHT Candidates

Hiring can be a challenge. Sometimes you have no trouble finding candidates. But when you start interviewing, no one quite fits your requirements. Use these three strategies to uncover the RIGHT candidates the first time around.  Rewrite Your Job Descriptions If one candidate after another fails to meet your expectations, you may need to revisit the job description. Start by identifying possible problems. Pull out a piece of… Read More »

What Is Ethical Leadership?

Ethical leadership sounds like a wonderful idea. After all, in a perfect world, shouldn’t all companies be ethical? So, what is ethical leadership? And how does it apply to YOUR organization?  What Is Ethical Leadership? Ethical leadership is a management style guided by moral beliefs and values. Ethical leadership focuses on the common good as well as the rights and dignity of others. This includes concepts such… Read More »

Positive Management Style Leads to Better Team Performance

Do you think management style doesn’t make a difference? Think again. Research shows a positive management style leads to better team performance. After all, how would you react in the following situation?  A project your team was overseeing didn’t go well. Your manager calls you into the office and…  Scenario #1 – … points everything you did wrong, threatens to fire you if this happens again, and expresses disappointment because your group “is usually so on top of… Read More »

Ditch the “Fake It Until You Make It” Attitude

At some point in your life, you probably didn’t know how to do something. So, maybe you just pretended everything was fine… until it wasn’t. Are you looking for a better solution? Ditch the “fake it until you make it” attitude and try these strategies instead.  Admit You Don’t Know It All Especially in the workplace setting, many people feel pressured… Read More »