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  • Career Coach

    5 Secrets to Dealing with Anger at …

    We all get frustrated at work and knowing how to deal with anger isn’t always at the top of our to-d…

    5 Secrets to Dealing with Anger at Work

    We all get frustrated at work and knowing how to deal with anger isn’t always at the top of our to-do list. There’s not enough time and there are too many things to do. There are also too many things that can go wrong, and quite frankly, too many people that just drive us crazy. But getting mad at work is almost always a mistake. So too is holding that anger in. So what do you do when our internal kettle is boiling and we think we are going to explode? Here are five ways to show you how to deal with anger at work. 1. Take a Time Out Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents or teacher would tell you to count…

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  • Career Coach

    Millennials Aren’t Aimless Kids Any…

    Picturing millennials, we may think of late bloomers carrying huge debt and living in their parents’…

    Millennials Aren’t Aimless Kids Anymore

    Picturing millennials, we may think of late bloomers carrying huge debt and living in their parents’ basements.  For many millennials, however, those days are far in the past.  According to the results from a survey I conducted last year with Deloitte, 50 percent of currently employed millennials already meet our definition of a leader.  Forty-four percent of them have only three to five years of experience, yet 41 percent have four or more direct reports.  By contrast, at the same age, most baby boomers (born 1945-63) and Gen X-ers (born 1964-79) were still in junior-level positions. New Leaders Sink or Swim Organizations haven’t adequately prepared these young professionals to be managers, and it shows.  Of current millennials who are leaders, only 36…

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  • Leadership

    Four Warning Signs That An Overacti…

    When leaders get caught up in their ego, they erode their effectiveness.  Leaders with an overactive…

    Four Warning Signs That An Overactive Ego Might Be Undermining An Executive’s Career

    When leaders get caught up in their ego, they erode their effectiveness.  Leaders with an overactive ego find themselves unable to center. Instead they are constantly moving from a sense of inadequacy to an overinflated sense of their own importance. In his book Leading at a Higher Level, business author Ken Blanchard explains that “When leaders are addicted to either ego affliction, it erodes their effectiveness.” “Leaders dominated by false pride are often called ‘controllers.’ Even when they don’t know what they are doing, they have a high need for power and control. Even when it’s clear to everyone that they are wrong, they keep on insisting they are right.” At the other end of the spectrum are the fear-driven leaders. Blanchard says…

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  • Career

    The Importance of Context in Curati…

    I spoke at a conference recently and mentioned the idea of social curation. It appeared to be a rath…

    The Importance of Context in Curating Information

    I spoke at a conference recently and mentioned the idea of social curation. It appeared to be a rather new concept for this particular group. Effective curation involves consistency. If you’re curating information to help others, they need to be able to rely upon you. Conversely, if you’re following someone because they curate good information, you want them to be consistently good. Please note, I didn’t say perfect. Even great curators are allowed to have an off-day. Because there’s so much content in existence, sometimes we need the curator to provide us context. In a recent post about curation learning, I used the analogy of content curation being similar to that of a museum curator. Building upon the museum analogy, I’m reminded…

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  • Career

    How to Present Complicated Informat…

    We’ve become a world that communicates in two-minute sound bites and 140 characters, but how can any…

    How to Present Complicated Information That Anyone Can Understand

    We’ve become a world that communicates in two-minute sound bites and 140 characters, but how can anyone expect you to explain complex information so quickly and concisely?Well, they do – and you can.Many of those who work with complex information believe it can’t be done, and hence we have the mind-numbing, jargon-riddled, overloaded PowerPoint presentations that do little to engage or inform. That can be frustrating for everyone involved, and even disastrous for your career or company if a boss or customer ignores what you’re trying to tell them.So how do you present complicated information that anyone can understand?Just as you would any other information. It needs to be clear, concise and told in a compelling way. Just because the information is…

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  • Career

    What It's Like To Be Part Of N…

    Every Monday night, a group of investment bankers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and other aspirational …

    What It's Like To Be Part Of New York's Most Renowned Public Speaking Club

    Every Monday night, a group of investment bankers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and other aspirational leaders gathers in a quaint private social club in midtown Manhattan to go over the finer points of public speaking. They are members of the New York Toastmasters club, a local chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization of 14,350 speaking clubs across 122 countries. The group is currently 55 strong and has a large waiting list for new members. When asked how they found out about the club, most members mentioned a boss, coworker, or graduate school professor. Toastmasters provides amateur speakers a place to overcome the natural fear of public speaking and provides more confident speakers a chance to learn proper technique. "Toastmasters is where you go to screw up,"…

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  • Career Woman

    Professional Networking: This Is Ho…

    Sometimes the idea of professional networking is daunting. Emily demystifies this critical career d…

    Professional Networking: This Is How You Do It

    Sometimes the idea of professional networking is daunting. Emily demystifies this critical career development skill by showing us how it’s done. Her keys to success? Fearlessness and persistence. A winning combination. – InPower Editors Last week I spoke to 4,000 women. Two back-to-back sessions at the Massachusetts Conference for Women with 2,000 attendees each. It was incredible. Exhilarating. Amazing. And – I should also mention – the crowd wasn’t there to see me. They came for Cathie Black. New York Times bestselling author. Former Chairman of Hearst magazines and Publisher of USA Today. The woman named to Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” list – not once – but 11 times. What’s interesting about this story is that it – very easily – might not have happened. It could have been…

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  • Career

    29 Money Lessons Every High School …

    A financial literacy test given by the National Financial Educator's Council found that test-takers …

    29 Money Lessons Every High School Graduate Should Know

    A financial literacy test given by the National Financial Educator's Council found that test-takers from 15-18 years old scored an average of only 59.6%. No matter what they're learning in school, most young Americans are lost when it comes to managing their money. That's why we put together a basic guide to financial facts and concepts that will come in handy no matter where you're headed next. This list is by no means exhaustive, because there's no end to the things you can learn about money. It doesn't include points about considerations like mortgages and 401(k)s and long term care insurance, because those are things that can wait, at least for a little while. Today, you should know: ABOUT BANKING 1. Understand where your money…

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  • Career

    Why More MBAs Are Becoming Entrepre…

    A decade ago, nearly all b-school grads flocked to traditional corporate jobs in finance and manage…

    Why More MBAs Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Straight Out Of Business School

    A decade ago, nearly all b-school grads flocked to traditional corporate jobs in finance and management. Today, however, a growing number of newly minted MBAs decide to start their own businesses or go to work for Silicon Valley startups.  In one study of over 30,000 Wharton graduates, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that more than 7% of 2013 grads started their own companies right away — five times as many as in 2007. They also discovered that, since 1990, nearly a quarter of Wharton grads have been entrepreneurs at some point, even if it wasn't straight out of school.  Ethan Mollick, coauthor of the study and an entrepreneurship professor at Wharton, predicts that this growth is likely to continue. "MBA students are good at…

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  • Career

    13 Tips For Designing Business Card…

    Lots of people don't even carry around business cards anymore. This is a mistake: Business cards are…

    13 Tips For Designing Business Cards That Make Connections

    Lots of people don't even carry around business cards anymore. This is a mistake: Business cards aren't just for giving people your contact info; they also launch conversations and spur relationships.  We talked with Chicago-based freelance designer Margot Harrington and Teresa Pereira, VP of brand and communication at online design shop Moo.com, about how to make the most of those hardworking rectangles.   Here's what we found out. SEE ALSO: Who You Know Is Even More Important Than You Realize Join the conversation about this story »

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  • Work Life Balance

    Why is binge-TV watching worth your…

    I admit, I'm perplexed. I'm constantly told by people that they don't have enough time to read newsp…

    Why is binge-TV watching worth your time?

    I admit, I'm perplexed. I'm constantly told by people that they don't have enough time to read newspapers, exercise, keep up with friends, travel. Yet, people who struggle to find work life balance have huge chunks of time to binge TV watch. I wondered how and why they are getting the time and I set out this week in my Miami Herald column to find out....   Binge-watching TV: an escape zone?       Many workers say that on their time off, marathon viewing sessions of television shows is a pleasurable way to keep the world at bay.   (Above: Breaking Bad) BY CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN BALANCEGAL@GMAIL.COM On a rainy Saturday in South Florida, Gabriela Garcia lay in her bed watching another episode ofCastle. She could get some fresh air,…

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  • Career

    13 Things Successful Millennials Do…

    We all define "success" differently, but most millennials associate it with happiness, good health, …

    13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time

    We all define "success" differently, but most millennials associate it with happiness, good health, a strong social network, and a well-balanced life.   According to experts, how you spend your downtime as a 20- or 30-something plays a huge part in your ability to achieve these things.  "If you take time to recharge and pay attention to fitness and your diet, for example, after work or on weekends, you'll set the stage for great life habits that put you at the top of your game at the office," says Lynn Taylor, author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "It's self-perpetuating. A healthy mind and body helps you do your best work. Knowing that…

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  • Career

    12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesti…

    It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the fo…

    12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

    It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting." Go exploring. Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.   Expose yourself. To embarrassment. To ridicule. To risk. To strange events and conditions. To wild ideas. To things that make you cringe. To strange vistas and new sounds. Trust me. It'll be fun.   Become a spy. People watch. Eavesdrop. Lurk. Loiter. Listen. And you'll learn the secret codes of others. Every day can be an interesting recon mission. Tweak the schedule. Wake up before the alarm. Steal moments between stoplights to compose poems. Sneak off to a moonlit spot when…

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  • Career Coach

    MOOCs: The Best Way to Learn Anythi…

    Regular readers of this blog know that I believe that the most cost- and time-efficient way to lear…

    MOOCs: The Best Way to Learn Anything? And They’re Cheap or Free!

    Regular readers of this blog know that I believe that the most cost- and time-efficient way to learn is to read articles (largely emanating from Google searches) perhaps guided by a mentor.  I view the course, let alone the degree, as overrated because courses teach masses of content, much of which you don’t need or will have forgotten when needed, at a level and pace defined by the teacher, not you. That said, many people need the structure of school to stay motivated and/or want a piece of paper to show employers that they’ve taken X courses. For such people, I believe that  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may be a wise option. And that’s not…

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  • Career

    An alternative path to self-accepta…

    This post takes place in Beverly Hills. I’m just going to tell you right now that I go there to get…

    An alternative path to self-acceptance

    This post takes place in Beverly Hills. I’m just going to tell you right now that I go there to get Botox. If anyone is surprised, I’ll be surprised. The path to self-acceptance is paved with injectables. Step 1: Try to change yourself. I was going to write a big post about how I’m confessing to getting Botox and then I thought better of it, that it would make me look too old. Then I thought maybe it’ll make me look rich. Because honestly, Botox is really expensive and it’s not just Botox but also fillers. I don’t even know what the brand is. I just go to the dermatologist and say “make me look younger.” Well, actually it’s not the dermatologist. It…

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Recruiter

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Conquer Your Career Transition

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3 Smart Ways to Stand Out by Serving Others

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Throughout your college years, one of your business professors or mentors probably advised you that it’s a “dog eat dog” or an “every man for himself” world. While on some levels this notion may be true, you can actually use this truism to your advantage.

Instead of being bolted down to your personal career agenda, you should widen your career path by becoming what I call a “career servant.”

For simplicity’s sake, a career servant is someone who serves others. By practicing career servanthood, you can engender many positive results. In fact, this altruistic strategy can lead to ultimate career satisfaction because you can help your organization advance, your colleagues succeed and yourself grow — all at the same time. When you serve your organization and others, you will easily build positive alliances and networks that can add immense value to your career.

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