Top 10 Most Read Articles In 2014.

Rich Gee Group

Every year, I go back and track my website analytics to uncover what articles really resonated with my readers. Here are my top ten for 2014 to get you ready for 2015! How To Network Like A Pro. I used to watch him every morning on TV. How do you repair it?

How to Propel Your Career in 10 Minutes

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dr. Dawn Graham : Spring cleaning, New Year’s resolutions, summer vacations, back to school—these days, everything has a season. But what about career management? It’s no secret that today’s professionals need to take charge of their own growth and development.

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How To Play Politics With Political People.

Rich Gee Group

If you experience evil political people at work or in your business, this article is for you. I've come up with 5 rules to help navigate around these scoundrels effectively: Be Switzerland. Be nice to the person who gives you money. So keep your comments to yourself.

How to Succeed in a Retail Career

Strategy Driven

Are you thinking of starting a career in retail? The retail industry has a lot to offer someone that is willing to work hard and keep their nose to the grindstone. If you are looking to get into retail, you should pay close attention to the information below.

How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

It has been a pejorative term used to characterize poor, white, ignorant, rural, bigoted folks who were usually missing teeth and lived largely south of the Mason Dixie line. If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I don’t want to go,” sang Hank Jr., So, how many rednecks work for you?

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How To Ace Nerve Wracking Alternative Format Interviews

Lead Change Blog

Whatever the case, every interview format presents its own set of challenges, so you have to be prepared. In this type of interview, you’ll be requested to create a short lesson or workshop on a particular topic. This is the best way to stand out in the eyes of the interviewer.

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How to Use a Career Page to Positively Show off Culture to Candidates

Chart Your Course

The Harvard Business Review reports culture directly impacts employee satisfaction, job performance, business creativity, commitment and loyalty, retention and absenteeism, and — perhaps the most important quality to executives — the bottom line.

How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

It’s a story everyone has heard and maybe even experienced a hundred times before – the hard worker desperate to escape their monotonous corporate life to pursue adventure in far off lands. Are you seeking excitement and new stories to tell?

My WSJ Article: Are You In A Slump At Work?

Rich Gee Group

In that case, a career change can be the answer.&# so my stuff was trimmed): How can you tell when you are in a slump? Clock Watching – Late to work, long lunches, leave early and watch the clock while you’re there. Here’s the entire article.

How To Reignite Our Inspiration At Work

Tanveer Naseer

Let’s face it, all of us want to be inspired at work. In addition to writing a weekly column for Inc. How to reframe your fear of failure so that it no longer prevents you from embracing change. How we can overcome our fear of change by finding our anchor.

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How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills to Boost Your Business and Career

Women on Business

However, public speaking is one of the best ways to indirectly promote yourself and your company. How do you improve your public speaking skills if you can’t afford to hire a trainer to help you? What resources do you recommend to improve your public speaking skills?

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How to Bounce Back from Adversity

Nathan Magnuson

How can we climb our way our of it? That’s why it’s takes so much courage to make tough decisions when the outcomes aren’t clear. When I learned that Dale Carnegie had written a bestselling book called How to Quit Worrying and Start Living , I was a bit incredulous.

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How To Safely Terminate An Employee.

Rich Gee Group

To terminate and employee is never easy, but when done incorrectly they can become your worst nightmare. I also work with clients who own a company (or are a CEO of an organization) and they need to fire someone for cause. I always advise my clients to speak with an attorney.

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How To Apologize Properly


Often I’ll hear about someone’s “apology” and then hear them marvel at how it wasn’t accepted. That’s what people say when they don’t want to apologize for their actions. The second is they did apologize for their actions but then they tried to explain them away.

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How To Decide If A Career In Healthcare Is Right For You

Strategy Driven

A career in healthcare offers various opportunities – including becoming a doctor, nurse, chiropractor, physiotherapist, and dentist, to name a few. If you are reading this article, you may already be thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare but are not yet completely sure.

How to Be a Talent Magnet

Let's Grow Leaders

Notice I didn’t entitle this article, How to Build a Talent Empire, which is much less subtle and far less effective. I’ve built a career based on attracting people way smarter than me to do the things I couldn’t possibly do.

How to Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Employee Connections

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by Forbes I believe it’s wise for leaders to develop their organizational culture by being intentional about strengthening the bonds of connection and trust among leaders and employees. For example, when you first join a team at work, you expect to be respected.

How To Build Executive Presence


Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS’ Managing Director, talks about how to build executive presence. This is a skills episode, where Mike sat down with the team at Beyond the Uniform to dig into a specific skill set that is likely to be highly relevant to all listeners.

How to Help Managers Become More Strategic

Let's Grow Leaders

John’s frustration had turned to exacerbation. He’d done everything he could to position himself for the next promotion. He’d become far more open to feedback and had truly become a team player, even navigating the tricky inter-departmental dynamics.

Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

Individuals and businesses want to stand out , to be different, to attract others by being better in some unique ways. The Key to Business and Career Success. Effective leaders and team members challenge each other’s paradigms and to think out of the box.

How to Move Up The Career Ladder in the Medical Field

Strategy Driven

However, for those who do pursue a career in one of the various specialisms of medicine can rest safe in the knowledge that they are helping others and contributing to making the world a better place. Your career could allow you to stay close to home or branch out further afield.

How To Get Everyone To Return Your Calls.

Rich Gee Group

You’re not going to believe this, but I hate the phone. It’s when I have to either cold call or play the dreaded phone-tag. That’s when I want to throw my phone out the window. And if they do, they pick a time when it’s impossible for you to answer them (I think they strategically pick these times). They call me up for a complimentary session, we have it, they love it, and will get back to me within 24 hours to let me know.

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How To Manage Poor Performance


At some point in your career as a manager, you’re going to have to manage a poor performing employee. You’ll have to deal with that employee who just isn’t pulling his or her weight. You’ll have to talk with that team mate who just can’t keep up.

Industries That Provide Stable Careers

Strategy Driven

It’s important to find a job that feels like the right fit. Any job is going to be challenging and exhausting, at times, but that doesn’t mean you should go for a role that you hate. The key is to focus on your preferences as well as your academic ability or experience.

Post Featured at Barton Career Advisors

ReImagine Work

One of my clients recently asked me how to handle an interviewer who is asking about salary requirements early in the screening process. She was worried her response would put her out of the running before she even got a chance to make a good impression.

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How To Eliminate Guilt About Not Doing Everything.

Rich Gee Group

We’re attracted to them. Like moths to a flame. We want to get our Shiny Object and place it into our ‘Shiny Object Repository’ The Shiny Object can take many forms: A new position. The ones who allow us to procrastinate. How do you acknowledge them?

How To Deal With Toxic Coworkers


If you met them driving out on the street, you’d remember that we invented car horns specifically for jerks like these (okay…not really…but we do seem to use car horns more often for them than whatever reason they were invented for). Carry a little notebook around if you need to. (In

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Why Career Progression Starts with Self-Improvement

Strategy Driven

We are not always happy in our current job, and want to make changes that will improve our lives, self-esteem, and bank balance. However, to successfully improve your career, you’ll need to adapt a new approach and attitude. Talk to Your Manager.

Featured at Forbes: Incorporate your values into your career choices

ReImagine Work

Forbes, August 10, 2016: “Values-based decision making means understanding what is most important to you and then incorporating this into your life on a daily basis. Knowing exactly what you believe also helps you make the decisions that naturally lead to a more fulfilling career.

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5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview (and other career tips)

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t freak out, with a few careful moves you can leverage apanel interview to your competitive advantage. They’re not doing this to intimidate you. 5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview. Be careful not to get too creepy (e.g.

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Featured at InPower Coaching blog: Setting your career intention

ReImagine Work

Mary Schaefer at InPower Coaching blog, August 10, 2016 : “Do the words “fresh start” come to mind as a new school term approaches? At the start of the school term, students often get a list of what to pull together and how to prepare.

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3 Ways to Further Your Business Career

Strategy Driven

Getting a job in business is a great way to use your creative and analytical skills, so it is no wonder that so many people pursue degrees in the field. Are you ready to take your business career to a whole new level? Use Your Downtime and Commute Time to Educate Yourself.

How To Get Everyone To Return Your Calls.

Rich Gee Group

You’re not going to believe this, but I hate the phone. It’s when I have to either cold call or play the dreaded phone-tag. That’s when I want to throw my phone out the window. I try to call them and follow up leaving voicemails, email, etc.

How To Make A Great First Impression


Whether it’s meeting someone at a networking event or a party, or trying to impress a prospective employer in a job interview, most of us want to leave a good first impression. and courses on how to give the perfect elevator pitch.

How to Love Your Job

Coaching Tip

Individuals today long to bring their best self to work. Organizations are also waking up to the recognition that work fit matters. Thought-provoking and practical a new book, FIT MATTERS , offers tools and exercises designed to help you evaluate the fit between your needs and the culture of your current or prospective employer , assess and articulate what you really need to thrive at work, and develop options if you find yourself in a company or job where you are misfit.

How to Get Ahead: Self-Directed Learning

N2Growth Blog

Self-directed learners, or autodidacts, possess the capability to chart their futures in ways that can give them an advantage over their less ambitious contemporaries. Back in the day, I didn’t have the Internet to support me. Needless to say, I remain an autodidact to this day.

How to Convince ‘Her’ to Stay


Women leaving companies is for their families, it is because they don’t feel valued or listened to within their work environment. Anderson, author of WE (CLICK HERE to get your copy). I hear the lament all the time, “Women leave at mid-career.” “We

Fear Can Kill Your Career

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Wonderful Richard St. If you are a parent, care to take a guess about how many times you’ve said it to your kids?

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Why I Bailed on My STEM Career

Change Starts Here

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the US about building more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) capability in the workforce, and related conversations about how to increase the number of women in STEM programs, and how to keep women in those jobs once they have them.

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Who’s Influencing Your Leadership?

Let's Grow Leaders

He showed how Andrew Lloyd Weber, the Broadway composer behind “The Phantom of the Opera” and other works, liberally borrowed from musical works. That is a powerful idea for all leaders to consider. In our complex world, it is challenging to imagine all the influences that impact you.

How to Avoid One of the Most Devastating Causes of Career Lag!

Marshall Goldsmith

Some triggers are so powerful they can keep us from focusing on making meaningful change, and we unknowingly become a creation of the world around us rather than who we want to be. In other words, mindless Googling and Snapchatting can be significant causes of career lag!

How to be the Leader

Coaching Tip

Great leaders don't get to be where they are because of the power they've been given, but because of how they used the power they've always had. Leaders perceive themselves in terms of their power, influence and ability to effect change. It's about making a choice to park your doubts and lay your reputation and sense of security on the line for a cause--whether a corporate vision or social value--that is bigger than yourself. Related articles.

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How to Live With Purpose

Coaching Tip

You may be surprised to know that it’s not that difficult to figure out your life’s purpose. After determining your purpose, the next step is to figure out how to live out that purpose every single day. . By asking myself How can I be a joy to this person today?

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