Leadership

How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

How do you feel when approaching a job interview? Fearful? Unprepared? Nervous? You are not alone. Most people go into job interviews unprepared, and do not present themselves in the most positive light. How do I know this? Because I have interviewed hundreds of people to fill positions ranging from senior executives to administrative assistants. But job interviewing is a skill that can be learned and your interview performance can be dramatically improved, leading to a much greater potential of getting a great job offer. Did you know that there are optimal times of day, and points within the job interview cycle? Scheduling your interview at the best time can triple your chances of getting a job offer. Another key component is doing your research for the job...

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Transforming Challenging Relationships

Transforming Challenging Relationships

All of us at one time or another feel stuck, at a loss for how to make a relationship work better. This can be in a work situation, or in a personal relationship; the principles are the same. We can feel hurt, used, victimized, angry, or disconnected. The other person is not doing what we expected! If only they would pull their due, not fool around, and change into a nice person! What happened to that warm feeling we used to have when we first got to know one another? Blame, regret, guilt, anger and remorse keep us stuck in a self-centered downward spiral that can mean the end of a meaningful relationship. If we allow our minds to get stuck in the endless loop of criticism, there can seem to be no way out. But there are simple ways to step off this dead end path...

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What Makes an Inspired Leader?

What Makes an Inspired Leader?

Inspire (in-ˈspī(-ə)r): – to influence, move, guide, stimulate, motivate, encourage, influence, or energize What sort of qualities might make one be described as an inspirational leader? And how might we become a leader that inspires others to do their best? The words move, guide, motivate, encourage, should be leadership actions that all managers aspire to, yet how many inspired leaders have you experienced? To start on the path to being an inspired leader it helps to become self aware, aware of how you are perceived by others, and aware of what motivates you and your colleagues to excel. When cultivating self awareness one is also cultivating honesty and integrity, for we are honestly examining our values, our actions, our behaviors. There are many useful...

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