| Moving Up the Ladder - The Power of Analogies
by John Pollack and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
There are countless ways to improve your career, including your communication, influence and persuasion in a variety of situations. John Pollack, former presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton and author of "Shortcut," describes how the use of analogies gets your point across effectively. Whether you're interviewing for a job, leading a presentation, or speaking with a client, John tells Tim Muma that analogies connect the...
| Community Concepts - Disabled American Veterans
by Jeffrey Hall and Cady Chesney - Dec, 2014
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a veteran’s advocacy and assistance group. DAV works to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity, which they accomplish by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the benefits available to them. Jeff Hall, the National Employment Director of DAV, joins the show to share more about how DAV is helping the veterans in your community. Community Concept...
| Employment Notebook - Bouncing Back After a Career Setback
by Sherri Thomas and Jenna Connour - Dec, 2014
Career setbacks such as lay-offs, re-organization of companies, working for an unsupportive manager, or even a lingering sense of discontent with your career can have a profound effect on your life. But with determination and good strategy, you can learn to bounce back from negative career situations and come out stronger on the other side. Sherri Thomas, career strategist, international speaker, and the best-selling author of...
| Technically Speaking - Career Strategies for Women in Tech
by Alison Wagonfeld and Jenna Connour - Dec, 2014
As the technology industry continues to grow, women who pursue a career path in this traditionally male-dominated field are facing new challenges on a daily basis. Alison Wagonfeld, Operating Partner at Emergence Capital, joins LJNRadio to discuss those challenges and to share her advice for women who are building their careers in the technology industry. On Technically Speaking, we explore the latest social media applicati...
Good Table Manners Can Pay Off
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
At a recent business luncheon a guest blew his nose in his napkin. Another used her fingers to push food onto her fork. Are these appropriate dining behaviors? Lunch or dinner meetings are common. Prospective employers and colleagues want to know how you can handle yourself in social situations, and whether you can carry on a good conversation. Business deals can be sealed or lost over a meal. Test Your Table Manners...
Is Your Job Stressful?
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Occupational stress has been defined as a “global epidemic” by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, and it’s increasing. What does this quiz say about you? Stress Quiz Answer “yes” or “no:” I … 1) Am irritable, tired 2) Have little to say 3) Have no leisure activities 4) Lack autonomy, support 5) Lack challenge, feelings of accomplishment 6) Forget appointments, deadlines...
Have a problem at work? Here are 6 times when listening can be part of the solution.
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Recently a reporter asked me to name the one piece of advice I most often give clients. Because coaching isn't supposed to be just about giving clients standard advice, I side-stepped that question. But since then I've been dreaming that if I could wave a magic wand to give all of you one enhanced career skill, that super skill would be listening. By "listening" I mean you not only shut your mouth long enough for the other...
6 Ways You Give Your Power Away at Work
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jan, 2015
There are many ways you give your power away in your career, often without you even knowing it. Here are six that leap to mind, along with solutions for avoiding the power drain: #1: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. We all do this. We want to change our boss, our co-worker, our husband — you name it. At one time, I felt as though I spent a lifetime trying to change a few people on my team....
Are You Ready For a New Career?
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career -- and life, or stay put? You know that something’s missing but you can’t put your finger on it! Are you satisfied with your job? Respond "yes" or "no:" 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting up work days? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can hardly wait till Friday?” 3. Do you frequently daydream at...
How to Stay Motivated When You're Not Getting a Raise
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
It’s time for your annual review, and you’re gunning for a raise. You enter the meeting with your boss armed with a list of reasons why you deserve a salary bump—including the extra responsibilities you’ve taken on since a more senior colleague left the company, the major project you spearheaded last month, and the consistent positive feedback you’ve received from your clients, peers, managers, and direct reports over the past...
Your Best is Yet to Come
by Connie Pheiff - Jan, 2015
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join me. And the world will live as one. ~John Lennon I am proud to say I am a professional speaker, master coach, author, and radio personality. I speak and train at universities, corporations, and trade associations about achievement ~ about how to make it happen now! I’m going to share ideas about achieving more and taking it to the next level...
Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2014
If you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. How can you address that without causing additional friction? Here's my advice: Getting through organizational roadblocks, or simply trying to persuade a colleague to come over to the side of yo...
How to Make LinkedIn Your Social Networking Obsession
by Rachel Adler - Dec, 2014
I have been obsessed and yes, I know, that is a strong term to LinkedIn since 2006. Why you ask? I have seen the potential of this network from the beginning. LinkedIn isn’t just a great tool for your job search but also fantastic way to build up your personal profile. This is your little soapbox in which you can stand on and say to the working world, “Hey, aren’t I great?” The key to really utilizing LinkedIn is using it prop...
8 times to get over your fear of looking like a suckup
by Beverly Jones - Dec, 2014
Fear looking like an apple polisher? It’s probably time to get over it. One of the greatest TV characters ever was Eddie Haskell, Wally Cleaver’s oily conniving friend, still to be seen on reruns of “Leave It To Beaver.” Eddie was an archetype who no decent person wants to resemble — a two-faced sycophant, always scheming and currying favor to promote his plans The fear of looking like a brown noser is so powerful amo...
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