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Career Development

How to Get Your Mojo Back When Your Confidence Is Knocked

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Shivani Bhagi

What to do when facing a situation where your confidence has taken a hit, or worse still, is at an all-time low? Here are a few ways to take charge and get back your mojo:

5 Ways Women Can Develop Leadership Skills

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Remember, your leadership is needed, you don't have to be perfect to be a leader, you just have to be passionate and authentic. The key is to seek out the resources you need, permit yourself to pursue a leadership position and empower yourself to seize it.

Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

We understand the danger of texting while driving, yet we knowingly overload our brains with multiple tasks that lead us to a cluttered life and a growing list of unattainable daily demands.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Make Yourself More Valuable in Your Workplace: Develop Your 'Meta-Skills'

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

"Mindset over skill set." I recently heard this phrase in a talk on smart hiring strategies, and it struck me that mindset is really what we're talking about when we talk about meta-skills.

Is Your Outdated Career Map Leading You Astray?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

If you have been tending to your career lovingly for many years, you will be able to visit your career map in light of this new discovery, decide what on the map still resonates with you and what doesn't (even massive changes will carry some elements of your "old life" into the new), and chart a new course.

Career Tips for the Class of 2015

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

For millennial aged graduates entering the career world, you must be armed with tools and strategies to distinguish yourselves from the pack.

Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy.

Career Lessons I Learned From Kai Kight

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Recently, I participated on a panel for the Council of Alumni Association Executives in Scottsdale, Arizona. A highlight during the event was a presentation by Kai Kight who identifies himself as an innovator, speaker, violinist, and entrepreneur.

Getting Smarter About Gender Smarts

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

How can companies satisfy the career-cravings of their high-potential women? Although many companies try hard, their considerable efforts and expense often come up short because of a profound misunderstanding that prevents women from achieving their career aspirations.

Be Your Own Valentine

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Prioritizing yourself is not selfish or greedy, but an act of self-preservation and gratitude that allows you to be a better, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, friend or colleague. These actions steps will give you techniques if paying attention to yourself is difficult.

The Power of 10,000 Women

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Managers play an essential role by helping their organizations enable women to find the right balance so they can work as productively and effectively as possible. Here are a few steps workplace leaders can take to help women achieve their full potential at work.

Don't Just Follow Your Passion

Ashley Stahl | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Ashley Stahl

I've worked with hundreds of Millennials who were sorely misled into believing that following their passion is the key to a happy professional life. If you get caught up in "following your passion," it's possible that you're overlooking a much more profound journey.

'Are We There Yet?!' = The Enemy of Positive Change

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Process can be hard and it can be painful but more painful is our own judgment of it. When we rail against it and curse it and judge ourselves for not being stellar, it just makes matters worse.

3 Steps To Make Jealousy Work To Your Advantage

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Mercedes Maidana

Do you feel jealous of someone else's career success? We are all human. We all have emotions that control us from time to time, and sometimes one of those emotions is a big ball of jealousy!

Will You Have $1 Million at Retirement?

Steve Caldwell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
Steve Caldwell

Taking the time to plan what you will do with that extra income would be time well spent. It can mean having a comfortable retirement savings after a demanding career of hard work, allowing you to maintain the lifestyle desired.

Creating a Pipeline for Talented Youth to the Technology Sector

Adam Rabinowitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Rabinowitz

The sound of sirens, hammers and car horns disrupts Raul del-Llano's concentration. He lounges back in his swivel chair and shifts his gaze to the panorama of Times Square that lies beyond his office window.

Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick: Fail Forward, Quickly.

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

Milennials have come to fear failure like a dead phone battery, and tend to stray away from bold circumstances worrying that our missteps may discredit our prior accolades.

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: The Power of the Follow-Up

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

A few days may go by without a response, in fact, many of your follow-ups may go by the wayside. It is important to remind yourself that your newly-acquired connection probably has a to-do list laden with work deadlines and family commitments.

Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick: The Theory of Essentialism

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

When I overcommitted my schedule, I realized that I had less time and talent to afford to my actual schoolwork and my other formative professional experiences. And here is where essentialism should have emerged into the fold, the disciplined pursuit of less.

How This Couple Reinvented Themselves From The Inside Out

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many of us are increasingly aware of the countdown clock as we hit our 50s and then our 60s. What once seemed like a future full of opportunity, and time to take advantage of it, is increasingly looking like a looming deadline, and we feel like we'd better get our act together before we run out of time.

Be the Bracket Buster: Breaking Out at the Office

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

From time to time, we all need someone who is willing to call a time out and give us feedback. We can't improve what we can't see, so finding someone who can show us how we are perceived by others can be a powerful tool for getting ahead.

Mentors and Sponsors: Why We Need Both

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Mentorship and sponsorship are key aspects of workplace advancement. Many people advocate for women to seek out mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, especially earlier in their careers.

The Potential of Formerly Incarcerated Women -- And Their Children

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rev. Vivian Nixon

had been told by many program counselors, college admissions counselors and case managers that she could never be a registered nurse because she had a felony conviction. When she came to CCF we asked our signature question, "What are your hopes and dreams?" K told us that she had always wanted to be a registered nurse. We said, "Well, let's see what we have to do to make that happen!"

Higher Ed Outcome That May Overshadow All

Donna Randall | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Donna Randall

In addition to providing a solid academic foundation, we must ensure that we have robust career development offices that can assess and inventory student interests and talents early in their college career and help them craft an individualized four-year plan to explore options and opportunities.