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Leaders and followers are linked – you cannot have one without the other. Becoming an effective leader requires figuring out how to create a following and motivate them to produce for you. To do that, you first need to understand what makes a great leader tick. Attributes Of Great Leaders Effective leadership is not the same as good management. In order to effectively run an organization, management must be able to plan a strategy, communicate a vision, inspire others to action and solve problems. Effective leadership is based on behaviors that bring about empowerment and change. Great leaders develop loyal...
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Job search. Not your favorite pastime, I’m sure. For many, it consists of “unfun” (and even dreaded) action steps such as writing your resume, networking, doing research, and interviewing. So, let’s make it easier on yourself. How To Find The Fun In Job Search I have a – related – personal example for you. When it comes to exercising, I refuse to go to a gym and work out. I despise it. Won’t happen. I want to do something I either enjoy (such as dancing, rollerblading, ice skating, skiing, or martial arts) that gives me a good workout in the...
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In your 40s and looking to change careers? You’re not alone. And you’re certainly not crazy. In fact, if there’s ever a time you can – and should – reinvent yourself, that time is now. Below are four ways in which you can start a transition into something better than your status quo. 1. Stop Making Excuses You’ve become accustomed to the fact that your 20s were the years where you figure out what you want to do with your life and then suffer through your choice for the rest of your life. Wrong! You are most definitely not the first...
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What others already know, and you may be missing.Technology has changed the way we do things. It gives us options and the digital tools to do things faster and better. At a recent party I discovered that surprisingly many people did not know about the five web sites listed below.1) Indeed Indeed has become one of the top sites used and referred by career counselors for finding opportunities in the United States. Indeed CEO and co-founder Paul Forster stated in an interview that, “Indeed includes jobs from over 1,000 sources – more than any other service on the Internet....
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8 soft skills you need to have and show for interviewers. There are many skills that can help you land a job. Some of them are practical, market-related skills such as knowing a certain tool, language, or industry. And then there are the “soft” skills, related more to personality, performance, and attitude. In honor of the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest, here are the top eight “soft” skills that you not only need to have, but need to show during your brief interview. 8 soft interview skills you need to have and show 1) The ability to be on...
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Today’s career experts agree most people experience a career change 3 to 7 times throughout their working life. This means a complete transformation—new job, new industry, new employer. It’s a big deal. These are the kinds of changes that cause massive amounts of stress, anxiety and worry. Sure, they can be exciting at the same time. But overall, a change of career is nothing to sneeze at. It takes more planning and preparation than most people realize. When Planning A Career Change… So, if you’re considering a career change, these tips will help you understand what to expect on the long...
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Thinking about quitting your job? Before you make any rash decisions, you need to ask yourself a few very important questions. Here are five things you should consider before quitting your job: 1. Have you served in that job for two years? What the heck is the two-year rule, and why does it matter? Well, typically, it takes a few months to train and get comfortable in a position. However, most people aren’t just automatically great at their jobs. They need to take some time to hone their new skills and really provide value to the company before they can...
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Are you an introvert who is considering career networking (by choice or by force)? Introverts are stereotypically defined by their aversion for unnecessary interactions. And some people (not necessarily introverts) think that this hinders in their career path. Networking Tips For Introverts: Get The Ball Rolling! Here are some tips to grow your professional network despite your so-called weakness: Tip 1: Don’t listen to anything with the negative vibe. Avoid anything that smells negative and feels discouraging to you. Stay away from those who try to feed you with thoughts that reinforce several myths related to introverts. This would stop you from...
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Walking past the difficult people in the grocery store or your neighborhood may not make much difference to you. However, if you have a difficult employee in your office, then you are definitely going to have some trouble on your hands. You, being the higher authority, have command over all the subordinates. You are actually responsible for every person working under you – good or bad, it is your duty to manage them. Therefore, it is essential for you to have a tight leash on each and every subordinate under you, no matter how troublesome he or she may be....
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As humans, we need some form of social interactions (some of us more than others). However, we all do need and thrive on the simple act of connecting to people. For the majority of us, our social fabric is created through work. We see these people every day. We have work in common. We get to know them in ways the spouse and significant others simply don’t. When we leave these people due to job change, it can be painful. Yet, despite all this social goodness that work can bring, what happens when it doesn’t happen to you? What do you do when you...
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