Category Archives: Professional

Don’t Underestimate Your Potential

Leadership expert Mark Sanborn challenges you to disrupt yourself Mark Sanborn probably doesn’t have anything to teach meeting professionals—or most other people, for that matter—about their industry. But the award-winning speaker, author and leadership expert has plenty of insights to help all of them. “I can’t teach John, our chief cardiac surgeon, about medicine or…

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Building the Best Planner Resume

You might have the most experience, top qualifications and the best-suited skills for the job, but if your resume fails to properly highlight these points, it might all be for nothing. The reality is that we live in a competitive, fast-paced world. So if your resume falls short of astounding, it will likely end-up hidden…

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5 Tips for Winning a Promotion

You may be the world’s best venue negotiator, but do you know how to position yourself for a step up the career ladder? Here are some helpful tips. 1. Know thyself. Lisa Quast, author of the award-winning book, Your Career, Your Way, advises a personal SWOT analysis to understand your differentiators and the special skills or experiences that make…

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5 Strategies for Communicating with Difficult Employees

Let’s face it, not every employee is easy to work with every day. Our job as leaders is to find ways to not only tolerate, but also motivate and coach every person on our teams to achieve at the highest level possible. Or at least to protect the rest of the staff from toxic attitudes….

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5 Tips for Organizing Better International Meetings

In our global world, international meetings have become a necessity for businesses of all sizes. Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and other mobile technologies make it easier than ever to meet virtually with clients or colleagues from around the world between in-person meetings—virtual meetings are less expensive and more convenient than boarding an international flight. That doesn’t…

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Buoy, Don’t Bully

Positive leadership inspired by joy, collaboration and Renaissance thinking When employees feel disengaged, underappreciated and uninspired, it’s easy to find fault with the workforce itself. But the blame may lie with the leader, instead. “I truly believe that the success and personality of the team is a direct reflection of the leader,” says Eve Schmitt,…

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6 Tips to Relieve Aches Caused by Electronic Devices

6 Tips to relieve aches caused by electronic devices The technological revolution has given us some wonderful tools to work with in our jobs. We use them. We love them. We rely on them. We also pay a big price for every electronic device we use—and I’m not just talking about dollars. I’m talking about…

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Top Managers are Good Salespeople

Motivating employees helps them excel and exceed expectations It is often said that good salespeople do not always make good managers. As a sales director and publisher, I’ve found this to be true. However, I do believe all good managers must be good salespeople. I came up through the sales ranks in my career to…

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How to Plan Your Walking Meeting

Thinking, talking and walking are all naturally linked, so engaging in this trio at work is a great idea. Aristotle, Kant, Wordsworth, Steve Jobs and more figures have famously endorsed the benefits of walking. Considering that much of the average workday is spent glued to a computer screen, walking meetings may be more beneficial than…

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6 Career Tips for Women in Leadership

On April 4, 2017, Fawn Germer presented a webinar titled “Women in Leadership: 10 Tips On Getting to the Top.” The global leadership speaker and the best-selling, Oprah-featured author of eight books, Germer is also a four-time, Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter. She has written for The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. Germer was…

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