May 13, 2015

Time for a Move to Boost Your Career?

Dave published this at 4:46 pm

As the U.S. economy continues to gain momentum, rising employer confidence has led to stronger employment gains.

The job market performed exceedingly well in 2014, and it is not expected to let up this year.

Some cities are projected to experience faster job growth than others, and they are becoming increasingly popular destinations among job seekers.

If you are looking for a job, it is recommended that you give these cities a try:

U.S. Employment Outlook for 2015

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 2.95 million jobs were created last year, making 2014 the Read More…

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May 12, 2015

Check your leadership with this one simple question

rosemary published this at 6:34 am

By Lindsey Tolino

Have you seen Simon Sinek’s TED talk “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe?” If you haven’t, go watch it now. If you’re short on time, I’d rather you watch it than read the rest of this post (but if you have time – come back!).

In Simon’s talk, he eloquently articulates great leadership. He states that leadership is a choice and not a rank. He asserts that followers sacrifice for their leader because they say their leader would do it for them.

Serving should be the hallmark of every area in your business. Serving Read More…

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May 7, 2015

Give your customers the same TLC as your prospects

rosemary published this at 5:35 am

Have you ever tried this trick?

Next time you need phone help from a big, faceless corporation, when you hit the dreaded voicemail tree, dial sales instead of customer support.

See how fast they pick up? Yep. If you are a prospect, you are treated like a king, while current customers are shunted into the Beetlejuice waiting room.

Make sure you aren’t perpetrating this injustice within your own business.

It can manifest in a thousand little ways:

When you check your email, do you respond to the sales inquiry before the customer question? If you work in retail, do Read More…

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May 6, 2015

Engineer a Better Company Culture

Dave published this at 1:15 pm

Company culture has a big impact on how your company runs, who works for you and even who stays with you.

Your company culture should reflect your company’s beliefs, its mission and even its employees.

Think about it, those who work for you, represent you and your company. You want the company culture to do the same.

So when you are hiring, do you try to match your employees to your culture? Do you consistently try to improve the culture of your business, to make it more efficient, more magnanimous, and more financially successful?

Often, those finding their spot in Read More…

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May 5, 2015

How to allow new leaders to thrive

rosemary published this at 7:01 am

By Roz Bahrami

The goal for any growing company is to allow core employees to take on leadership roles. Ensuring that these new leaders thrive in their positions and motivate and help other employees is not always the easiest task.

Here are some tips that can help newly advanced employees thrive in their leadership roles.

Promote more than one

Promoting more than one person is a great way to support a rising leader. Allowing peers to go through the process together allows the new leaders to feel more comfortable without being alienated. Learning and supporting one another are Read More…

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April 30, 2015

Go ahead and start something

rosemary published this at 5:55 am

Rumblings, grumblings, blogging is dead. Social media is saturated. There’s too much “content.”

I call nonsense on all of this.

If you have an important message inside you, and a burning desire to write, you should go ahead and do it.

There’s never been another you. And until cloning becomes a thing, there will never be another you again.

The cool invention, business concept, painting, movement that’s been percolating in your brain? Let it out.

Stop judging it in the darkness of your head and let the rest of us check it out in the daylight.

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