Professionalism

Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas

December 11, 2014

At one time or another, we’re all in a position to lead. We’re parents, teachers, coaches, managers and committee leaders.  As such, we know that setting a good example is an important part of leadership. But it’s not always easy. I wrote a post for Smartblog on Leadership called The Six Saboteurs of Positive Role […]

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Free Resource – 18 Ways to Think Before You Speak

December 4, 2014

Why is it so hard to shut up? Evidently, many people ask themselves that question and a Google search leads them to my blog. Go figure. So I pulled together a nifty tip sheet called “Why is It So Hard to Shut Up? 18 Ways to Think Before You Speak.” It’s a downloadable tip sheet […]

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Follow Your Conscience by @FSonnenberg

November 18, 2014

When my son was three years old, he and I had a wonderful teachable moment while shopping. As we left the grocery store with our purchases, I realized that a greeting card I meant to buy had slipped down into the shopping cart. I hadn’t yet paid for it. “Oh, we need to go back […]

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4 Tired Resume Clichés to Avoid

November 5, 2014

Guest post by Abby Perkins Sure, you’re an “enthusiastic worker” with “passion and drive.” But what does that mean? Does that really say anything about who you are as a person – or as an employee? Using clichés that makes you sound like a super employee – without providing any evidence to back it up […]

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Social Intelligence – It’s Hardly Ever About You

October 23, 2014

It’s hardly ever about you. That’s a key take-away I gleaned from GRAPE’s October presenter, leadership coach Tamara Rosier, who spoke about “Social Intelligence: What it Is and Why It Matters”. Now, you might think that I’m talking about selfishness (or selflessness) but in the context of social intelligence, it’s really about how much we […]

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Career Advice from HR Answers.com

October 13, 2014

For the month of September, the focus of my HR Answers page was “Careers”. Do you have a desire to move forward in your career, or even just get more out of the job you have now? Here are three articles that offer career-building tips:     First up, it’s Boost Your Career with these […]

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You Aren’t a Perfect Leader. But Your People Still Expect It.

October 6, 2014

If you’ve ever held a leadership position, you’ve probably already figured this out: you are held to a higher standard. You are expected to be more. More authentic, more compassionate and most importantly, more ethical than the average working Joe or Jane in your office. Your daily actions are intensely scrutinized. Author S. Chris Edmonds, […]

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Riding the Rapids of Change in Your Professional Life

September 8, 2014

These past few months, I’ve been reading about how two of the largest trade associations in my field have been experiencing growing pains. Or perhaps, more aptly put, they’ve been experiencing “changing pains.” If you follow SHRM, then no doubt, you’ve read about the kerfuffle caused when SHRM announced the creation of their own credentialing […]

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Resume Writing Tips from the HR Trenches

August 21, 2014

As part of the research for my HR Answers article, Top Resume Writing Tips from HR Managers and Recruiters, I reached out to my colleagues who have deep expertise in talent acquisition. They provided so many great resume writing tips, that I couldn’t include all of them in the article. So you get some excellent bonus […]

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Advice for How to Create a Top Notch Resume

July 31, 2014

Resumes—what to emphasize, words to avoid and how to catch the eye of the person reading your work summary—was the focus of my July HR Answers articles. First up, it’s advice directly from those who review hundreds of resumes each day: Top Resume Writing Tips from HR Managers and Recruiters. I reached out to the […]

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