Every once in awhile, it's OK to do nothing but sip on a cup of coffee and read. But if you're like me, you have a habit of skipping the fiction, loading up on news, and skimming posts on Facebook and Twitter a little too thoroughly. Lately, I've been soaking up anything I can find on women in business (including posts here). I'll admit that this gets in the way of my … [Read more...]
13 Lists to Make Your (Work) Day Better
In the market for some new office art? Here's a tip: Skip the ethereal paintings and photographs and surround yourself with a creative display of insight and advice, culled from your favorite sources. If you don't mind dedicating a few pages of printer paper to your design, you can quickly create eye-catching "snippets for success" to motivate yourself and others during the … [Read more...]
Read to Succeed: A-List Business Books
With one eye on deadlines and bottom-lines, and the other on client and customer relations, it's easy to lost sight of professional goals. And, to maintain a palpable level of on-the-job inspiration. Some days you feel at the top of your game, full of energy and vision. Others, it's high anxiety, frustration, failure or an overall sense of defeat. You start sweating about … [Read more...]
Sustainability and Being Green – Do Your Customers Actually Care?
Do consumers actually care if our business is sustainable or “green”? Sustainability is something of a buzz word that people throw around casually and in daily conversation. While it speaks to a positive shift in public opinion and values do most people even know what this means or look to see which businesses are implementing sustainable practices? That depends on … [Read more...]
Where Does Your Resume Go? [Infographic]
Have you ever wondered where your resume goes after you submit it through an electronic system? Lisa Vaas explains the process in detail, including tips to make sure your resume gets noticed, in a report for The Ladders. You can read the complete report here. In the meantime, check out the flowchart infographic (which is part of the full report) below. From how to start your … [Read more...]
Inc Magazine’s 10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition
Inc. Magazine recently ran a piece titled, "10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition." If Tweets, Likes and LinkedIn Shares are any indication, this piece by Darren Dahl, has generated quite an online buzz. Must be a compelling topic... The interest and importance of researching your competition is a no-brainer. Obviously it's important, no matter what industry you're … [Read more...]
Better to Give than to be Grateful
I received 3 email newsletters this week where the authors share with their readers all that they are grateful for. And although it is certainly good to be grateful, it seems to me that something is missing – a focus on others. I do understand that we find ourselves reflecting and thinking about what we are grateful for during this time of year. However, when truly … [Read more...]
Resources For New Entrepreneurs
If you have always thought about becoming an entrepreneur, or have recently started your own business, there are many resources you can use to help guide you. I have gathered together some of the sites that I visit and that I think are useful for those interested in taking the entrepreneurial route. Do I have what it takes? Some fun online tests to help you determine … [Read more...]
Microsoft releases technology for Connecting – How can it impact your business?
Microsoft has just released Outlook Social Connector, an add-in for Outlook that links your emails and contacts to your LinkedIn network. It’s available as a free download for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. It allows you to view existing LinkedIn connection profiles, their profile picture, recent updates, and allows you to add new connections without ever leaving … [Read more...]
What are you worth? The cost of branding you.
“The cost of doing business” speaks for itself. You have to put money out to make money; feed the investment so that it grows becoming lucrative and prosperous. A fundamental basic that business leaders process regularly, right? Absolutely! Why then do many business professionals treat themselves and their own career marketing tools with substandard expectations? As a … [Read more...]