Leadership and Human Nature

By Tim Stevenson

Leaders sometimes need a reality check and an attitude adjustment[a pdf version of this article can be found on the Documents Center page]THERE’S A MOMENT in the classic film Casablanca I especially enjoy. Czech freedom fighter Victor Laszlo has stirred up the patriotic fervor of the guests at Rick’s Café, and the Nazis are not pleased (the time is 1942). An incensed Maj

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Be a Cultural Architect

By Tim Stevenson

Culture shapes human behavior and drives team performance[a pdf version of this article with the Culture Development diagram can be found on the Document Center page]EVERY GROUP HAS a culture. It’s not If? It’s What kind? Where cultures differ is whether they are:Designed or accidentalThey can be intelligently and deliberately developed and maintained, like a build

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Seven Levers To Negotiate As A Consultant, Temp Or Freelancer

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Yes, you can negotiate as a consultant, temp, freelancer, or small business owner. Don’t assume that just because you’re not full-fledged staff, you have less influence. Don’t assume that since it’s just you v. a bigger company that you don’t have leverage. Don’t assume that a company can’t pay more, even if they insist they have no budget. Do not accept a

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No Budget For More? How To Counter-Negotiate

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

When you tried to negotiate for more money – a raise at your existing employer, a higher offer at a new employer – did you stop when the employer said they just can’t pay any more? At a recent negotiation workshop, one participant insisted that he caved because the prospective employer had no budget. Another participant decided not to negotiate at all because he heard his target

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Creative Thinking For Career Planning

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

The “right” choice may be more than one – think creative combinationsA lot of clients I have worked with are in industries dealing with massive disruption – financial services, media, education. Either/or decisions like should I stay or go or should I take this job or not cannot be fully explored with an either/or mentality. Sometimes the right choice is yes/ and. For e

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10 People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

1- Market ExpertA good recruiter is an expert in the job market. Other market experts include management consultants, researchers, journalists, securities analysts, academics, and leaders of professional associations. There will come a time when you’ll need expertise about a specific industry, company, or functional area. You want to know different types of market experts to cover a rang

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3 Career Investments I Made With The $200k I Saved On Private College

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

As a former recruiter who ran internship and entry-level hiring for a Fortune 500 company, I've seen the value of a brand-name college degree. Some of my hiring groups strongly focused on overall pedigree (e.g. Ivy League) or strength of a program (e.g. this school is known for journalism or that for accounting).As a parent of one kid currently in college and one high schooler soon to join

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2017 Award-Winning Business Diversity Book Helps Women Advance Their Careers

By JJ DiGeronimo

Professional women who aspire to advance their careers often encounter a sea of obstacles. Without a career playbook specific for women, many experience common pitfalls and corporate cultures that derail their ambitions, despite their best efforts.In her award-winning book Accelerate Your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, two-time author JJ DiGeronimo offers high-

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Transform Walking Dead Employees into Raving Fans, Without Paying More

By Mike Campion

Have you ever had a company outing at a golf course? Ever have one end with an “invitation” from the local authorities to vacate the premises? Would you feel that outing was a total success? Want to find out how you can do just that and have it be a total success? Here’s how:If you’ve been tasked with hiring, developing, and keeping top quality talent on a budget for an

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Five Secrets to Find and Keep Top Notch Utility Talent Without Breaking the Bank

By Mike Campion

Do you have employees that you constantly need to coddle, cajole and cater to? Are their needs and wants constantly changing? Do you feel like you can’t afford to pay what it takes to get—and keep—top talent employees?You are about to discover 5 actionable strategies to help you find—and keep—the best employees without spending the GDP of Uzbekistan in payro

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