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New Ways To Think About Money When Making Decisions

financial literacy Jun 20, 2019

Leaving money out of decision making is a luxury afforded only to the extremely wealthy. The rest of us must count up the dollars and cents when it’s time to negotiate a salary, make a big purchase, or even choose a career path. I do want to encourage you to see your choices more holistically, rather than letting money dictate your decisions. As an Accredited Financial Counselor AFC® teaching money skills to college students and early alumni, I helped provide information and...

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The Role Of The Manager

management development Apr 24, 2019

Many young professionals that I talk to and coach are both excited and a little bit nervous about transitioning from employee to manager. After a promotion, you may find yourself managing former co-workers and dealing with entirely new office politics. When you wade into these uncharted waters, you’ll need emotional intelligence, perseverance, and a mentor or colleague who can act as a sounding board. 

First: Get the Job

“Don't sit at your desk and wait for someone to hand...

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The Role Of The Employee

You might think it’s enough to go to work, do your job, and then go home. But if you want to be successful, to grow within your industry, and climb the corporate ladder, you need to rethink your role as an employee. Employees are not mere cogs in the corporate machine, but rather a integral part of shaping both the culture of an organization, as well as the goods and services it provides. As you begin to navigate your first professional position, here are a few articles to help you...

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How do you know if you are ready for an executive coach?

executive coaching Dec 19, 2018

Not every manager needs an executive coach. In fact, if you’re a brand new leader, you may want to first consider a mentor relationship with a senior individual within your own organization. Have some experience that you want to build upon? Here are two great reasons to seek out an executive coach and one reason to skip it.

An executive coach can help you reflect and refocus if you feel like you’re plateauing in your current role. Harvard Business School “To change...

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Negotiating Without Conflict

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2018

Despite how it’s described by some, negotiation does not have to be combative. At its core, negotiation is simply an exercise in compromise (or even collaboration). Negotiation is a tool that is useful for navigating much of corporate life- salary, benefits, relationships, disagreements. Any charged or potentially contentious situation or conversation can benefit from the strategies included in the links below.

Take a cue from hostage negotiators and listen more. “At the...

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Beyond Smileys - Effective Performance Reviews

performance reviews Sep 21, 2018

Many employees dread their annual performance review- a lot of managers dislike them, too. Giving constructive feedback should be a part of your daily “to do” list when you’re a leader, and your one-on-one meetings with your team should not just be focused on project updates but include discussion about performance and opportunities for development. For more formal performance reviews, here are a few ideas to make the process less onerous and more productive.

Be...

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Navigating Organizational Change

Without meaningful change and regular growth, your organization is at risk for becoming a Museum of Good Ideas- a place where creativity and innovation exist but no one has the guts to follow through. To move beyond the status quo and expand your horizons, change is vital. Here are a few ideas on how you can implement positive change at your company without alienating your talent.

Initiate the change you want to see. “Recognize that your team will take their cues from...

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Herding Cats in a Conference Room: The Benefits of Meeting Facilitation

meeting facilitation Jul 26, 2018

As a veteran meeting facilitator, I’ve witnessed a myriad of group dynamics. Some teams work together like a well-oiled machine and some clunk along struggling to find ways to come together productively. Not every meeting needs a facilitator, but when an organization is facing a major change, tackling a weighty subject, or bringing together diverse viewpoints, a facilitator can keep the meeting on track and action-oriented without getting bogged down in personalities and irrelevant...

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Motivating Different Generations at Work

There’s a lot of talk among my clients about how to better engage different generations in the workforce. Baby Boomers are a large sector the workforce, but over 47% of the total population is under the age of 33 making them Millennials. The differences between these two groups may seem stark at first, but a collaborative approach to management will help both groups work together productively.

Before you read these recommended articles, keep in mind this key point: Generalizations and...

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It’s Not You It’s Me: Breaking Up With Your Strategy for Dealing With Difficult People

behavior Jun 04, 2018

When it comes to dealing with difficult people at work, the toughest ones I hear about in my coaching practice fall into two categories: co-workers or bosses. How you handle your challenging situation should be influenced by your relationship to the person, as well as the general culture at your organization.

All the good advice you’ll read on the subject has one thing in common: the only person you can truly change is yourself. Before you go into a confrontation, take the time to...

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