Category Archives for people skills

7 Tips for Overcoming Salary Negotiation Fear

It doesn’t matter if you’re an intern, Nobel Prize winner or a paid actor who knows how to pour on the charisma. Negotiating salary can be daunting to the most courageous of souls, due to the many pitfalls. But it doesn’t have to be. Here is a defining moment from an early Albert Brooks movie.

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Why the Strong Job Market Empowers You to Manage Up

With the second-longest economic recovery period on record underway and jobless claims at historically low levels, this employment climate may be just the ticket to manage up with a difficult boss or coworker. This is arguably an excellent time to encourage some behavioral shifts, with maximum potential and lower risks for your career.

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Using Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Your Personal Brand

Everyone wants a strong personal brand. The one where you walk into your office, the boardroom or a networking event and people think all the right things about you.

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Empower Yourself at Work by Mentoring Others

When thinking about ways to advance in your career, naturally the spotlight falls on you. What can you do to position yourself for better career opportunities and job satisfaction? What steps can you take that will help you stand out above the rest?

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Gain the Respect You Deserve in the Workplace

Respect. Short word, but a powerful one—enough so that Aretha Franklin focused an entire song to it. Everyone in the workplace wants to be respected, but it doesn’t always come easy. It takes time and trust to earn the respect of your peers and managers.

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Why Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Land a Job

To guarantee you’ll ace your next job interview, you don’t need to have won the Nobel Peace Prize or have the answer to world peace. You may not even need the most impeccable industry skill set. What really tips the scales in a candidate’s favor? Assuming solid qualifications, it’s emotional intelligence – in simple terms, […]

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8 Easy Ways to Empower Yourself at Work

A lot has been said in recent years about empowerment … and what that means, exactly, is very subjective. But one thing is for sure. There has never been a greater need for it.

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Assertive v. Aggressive – How to Draw the Line

Drawing the line between aggressiveness and assertiveness is always a difficult proposition, whether you’re managing a team or trying to advance in your career. When you must take a stand, you may second-guess yourself: “Will I step over the line? If I do nothing, will I lose ground?” You can walk the tightrope by increasing […]

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What Does Casual Dress Really Mean Today?

Wardrobe Tips for Career Success. Casual dress has become a mainstay in the workplace – but along with the shift is greater ambiguity in knowing what will help or hinder your career. The policies, written or not, can vary by company; department; industry; your boss; geographic location; day of the week; the day’s events; and more. Your […]

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Check your EQ

Emotional intelligence in the workplace seems like a buzz term…but your ability to regulate your own emotions for better interpersonal relations can be the difference of having a great career versus a good one. Not having emotional intelligence is sure to slow your professional growth. The workplace is a fabric of people who can only […]

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