| Moving Up the Ladder - Career Roomba Syndrome
by Brad Zomick and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
It's common for people to bounce around to different jobs throughout their careers, but there comes a point where it can be a problem. Brad Zomick rejoins LJNRadio to talk about the Career Roomba Syndrome, named after the automatic vacuum cleaner that moves around the room with a lack of real direction. Brad tells Tim Muma about the dangers of this syndrome, how to avoid it, and what to do if you find yourself bouncing around...
| Employment Notebook - How Journaling Can Help You Overcome Career Obstacles
by Hallie Crawford and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2015
If you’re like most people, the last time you wrote in a diary or journal was probably many years ago – if ever. But, have you ever considered using journaling as a technique to help you overcome obstacles in your career? Hallie Crawford returns to LJNRadio to discuss how something as simple and straightforward as journaling can be an effective method for diminishing professional challenges and boosting your career. Employm...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Career Advancement for Women
by Kathy Caprino and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
Progress and success are two different things, and the area of women in the workplace might be the best representation of that idea. Part of the disparity lies in the myths and realities of the situation. Joining Tim Muma to separate the truth from fiction is women's success coach Kathy Caprino, founder and president of Ellia Communications. Kathy gives us the details on what you can believe about career advancement for women...
| Technically Speaking - Twist Bioscience: Faster Synthetic DNA and the Impact Across Industries
by Emily Leproust and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
It's no secret the immense value technological advances have brought to a variety of industries. Twist Bioscience is at the forefront of creating synthetic DNA more quickly, making it readily available to companies across countless fields - including food and medicine. Dr. Emily Leproust, founder and CEO of Twist Bioscience, gives Tim Muma all the details on how her company fills voids and makes organizations more viable to gi...
5 Productivity Hacks to Reach Inbox Zero & Reclaim Control
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
When was the last time your inbox was empty? Sometimes I feel as if I spend the entire day just answering emails, without ever finding the time to get to more important projects and tasks. When it comes to email, there’s an inherent pressure and urgency to the task. It’s easy to feel as if we should be constantly checking emails and responding quickly…or we risk the potential of being seen as lazy, unorganized, and unpro...
Leadership Lessons I Learned This Summer
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I turned my participation at the National Speakers Association convention into a hybrid getaway. NSA was a transformative learning experience to help me grow my business and a wonderful way to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Washington, DC. I knew I would glean great info about how to grow as a global public speaker and to further hone my brand and public awareness at NSA. What I did not expect was the extraordinar...
Designing for Millennials: Is That Really a Thing?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
There’s no question millennials are the hot target market these days — and many companies have decided that designing for millennials is a ticket to success. Take the recent Whole Foods announcement about its new store concept, aimed at millennials with “modern, streamlined design, innovative technology, and a curated selection” of lower-priced organic and natural foods. Like many others, I read about the new store concept...
How to Cope Effectively With Discomfort at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
There’s no way to prevent change and the discomfort that comes along with it, especially in the unpredictable 21st century business world. What you can do, though, is learn to be at peace while chaos swirls around you. When I entered the business world for the first time, I took my Type-A self with me. I was accustomed to executing, perfectly, everything I wanted to do. The thought of my company having a mind of its own ter...
Self-Sabotage No More – Part II: 7 Strategies For Allowing Success
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Self-sabotage is when your actions are working against your own best interests, according to Adam Sicinski, creator of the Overcoming Self-Sabotage Mind Map at IQMatrix.com – so the more you can bring self-sabotaging behaviors into conscious awareness, the better. Sicinski says, “[Self-sabotage] not only prevents you from reaching your goals, but it becomes a safety mechanism that protects you from disappointment.” In my...
Winning at Working: Getting Past the Hurdles
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2015
One of my work favorites is crossing items off my to-do list. At the end of the day, it feels great to know you’ve made progress, resolved a problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an objective. Unfortunately, too often we find ourselves without those feelings. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness have thwarted our well-being. The person you’ve been waiting to get an answer from doesn’t...
6 Questions that Will Set You Up to Be Super Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jul, 2015
A Little Background When it comes to self-reflection, asking yourself active questions rather than passive questions changes the focus of your answers – and empowers you to make changes you wouldn’t otherwise consider! I learned about active questions from my daughter, Kelly Goldsmith. Kelly has a Ph.D. in behavioral marketing and teaches at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Yes, I am a proud father! Kelly...
Are You Teaching Your Employees to Fish?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Teaching your employees to be self-sufficient benefits the productivity of the whole team. As I write this, the New York Times has just reported on a 30-year-old man who shot his rich dad because the father had the nerve to decrease his allowance a few hundred dollars. The dad had been paying the son’s pricey Manhattan rent and was also giving him spending money. He cut the latter down a bit and paid for it with his life....
4 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Entrepreneurial Success (And How to Stop)
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
You’re a young entrepreneur who eats, sleeps, and breathes your business – yet, all too often you feel stuck and frustrated. As a business owner, you’ve chosen to carve your own path and be the one responsible for your success. But do you ever wish that sometimes you could just get out of your own way? What you might not realize is that specific, unconscious behaviors may be stalling you and holding you back. Here are...
Thriving in the Digital Age
by Carole Kanchier - Jul, 2015
Job Network Ongoing technological, economic, political and social changes are forcing us to rethink our views of work, success and career advancement. To succeed in digital times, we need to acquire skills that can’t be easily automated. We would benefit from strengthening Quester traits. In tune with our changing world, Questers adapt by constantly polishing “meta-skills” like problem solving, lifelong learning, rese...
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