Personal Development

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Attitude is not about being aggressive or obnoxious. It is about being competent, taking a stand when you have the information and the facts, and not backing down. It sounds relatively simple, but it is difficult for HR practitioners when you have people all day long pressing you to move their agenda instead of doing what is best for your business and your people.

July 27, 2017

Molly Fletcher knows a thing or two about being a game changer. She spent two decades as one of the world's few female sports agents, working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and media personalities, before founding her own company in 2010.

April 24, 2017
The majority of us work for our lifetime. Seriously. We are in a job of some sort from either our late teens/early twenties until our mid to late 60’s (if not longer). I’m not bemoaning this fact. Having a job is essential for all of us to be able to earn a living, provide for others, give generously and possibly have a family. With so much time invested, why do we hit times where things just feel a bit wonky?
 
April 13, 2017

 
  

 

“What do you do?” A seemingly innocuous question we ask and are all asked so many times in our adult lives.  At a party, on an airplane, when meeting someone for the first time- it’s the “icebreaker” that helps understand, or perhaps even define each other.  But what’s struck me through the years- particularly since I’ve retired from the military- is what I reveal to and about myself in the answering. 

January 31, 2017
 
 
 
As we start the New Year, many of us have made resolutions for personal growth in the professional space. After a few days off and the excitement of the promise of a new beginning, many of us set bodacious goals for ourselves.  When we do so, we set ourselves up for failure.
 
January 4, 2017

 

Try this to become a better employee and a better person.

Here are some plans for four popular resolutions. You will find that they overlap; so if you're daring, resolve to do all four.

  1. To improve overall health, start with being more active.

    Take the stairs instead of the elevator… ALWAYS!

    Park far from the entrance… ALWAYS!

January 3, 2017

 

If you’re like me, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is the most inspiring time to set goals for the coming year. Perhaps it’s the lull in activity, or that it’s cold outside, or that I see January 1st as a endued with special powers to turn me from chronic procrastinator to achiever; when I’ll magically have enough willpower to go for a brisk morning walk and then sit down to write for an hour every day.

December 31, 2016

If you've been in the same job for four or five years, chances are that your role has changed. That's also the average amount of time people stick with one position these days. With that in mind, Jenny Blake, a former career development manager at Google, says it's time to think about job transitions in a new way.

September 5, 2016

SHRM offers a wealth of resources to anyone preparing to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exams or seeking to earn recertification credits. Here are 10 books available from the SHRMStore that can help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results:

August 15, 2016

 

  

 

Are you looking for a way to prepare for the future?

August 12, 2016

I only have one tip really: Start out well. For the first year, be on time, be diligent, arrive early, leave late, take shorter breaks than others, study, be nice to everyone, volunteer for the grunt work, and have fewer excuses. The adage is truer than it is false – a first impression is a lasting impression. Impress everyone that they made a good choice hiring you!

August 11, 2016

 

Some of us are detail oriented while others are more focused on the big picture.  Both are important, but there are times when being more detail oriented can be a major differentiator.  I had a personal experience yesterday that brought this home to me.

August 4, 2016

I’ve been using this tag line of “small business who think big” for just under a year now. I took some time last year to really understand my target audience and focus my work and thought that best defines the clients I want to work with. It seems to be resonating because when potential clients reach out, they often mention how they really like that line and thought it fit them well.

And then they ask me what it means.

August 3, 2016

       
 

Almost everyone recognizes how important mentoring is.  I don’t know anyone who is successful who did not have at least one good mentor. I  know I am grateful for mine.

Similarly, I don’t know any good leaders who don’t mentor to some degree.  It is more than a mark of a good leader; the mentoring makes the leader stronger by what he or she learns from the mentee.

August 1, 2016

iUrban Teen and the White House Celebration of My Brother’s Keeper Anniversary

“I'm so proud of iUrban Teen and other ‘career accelerators’ for underrepresented youth. We're guiding the next talent pipeline and developing great citizens. What an honor to be at the White House for the third time!" – Deena Pierott, iUrban Teen founder and White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion

July 25, 2016

I recently sat down with Pandit Dasa, author of The Urban Monk, to talk about the myths and realities of practicing mindfulness from the perspective of a man who spent 15 years as a monk living in

July 12, 2016

  

 

With all of the focus on the new overtime rules, a major event could be forgotten. One year ago last night we said good bye to Mad Men.  For some, it was just a television show.  Allow them their blissful naivety.  A lot has happened to our friends in the last year with career and life lessons for all of us. So let’s leave the real world for just a moment:

May 23, 2016

We have the opportunity to talk with many people about issues they deal with in their work and professional lives.  While doing so, we learn a great deal about what seems to be working well and what does not work so well.  This type of discussion often leads to identifying some type of gap either in their professional work, or in the organization they are part of.

May 13, 2016