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What Every New Government Leader Should Put In His Or Her 100-Day Action Plan

George Bradt | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
George Bradt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt set a high bar for what he got done in his first 100-days. Since then, newly elected government officials at every level hav...

Want the Job? Bring a 100-Day Action Plan to the Interview

George Bradt | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
George Bradt

More and more final candidates for senior roles are being asked to present their 100-day action plans as part of the interview process. The question i...

Why It's So Important To Accelerate Onboarding Into A New Job

George Bradt | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
George Bradt

No matter what they tell you, easing into a new job is a recipe for disaster. You must accelerate your progress up to and through a critical pivot poi...

Manage New Job Early Warning Signs At Three Stages Of Executive Onboarding

George Bradt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
George Bradt

40% of new leaders fail in their first 18 months in a new role. Generally that's because of poor fit, poor delivery or poor adjustment to changes down...

You're More Likely to Land Your Dream Job If You Do This One Simple Thing | Posted 05.17.2016 | Education

By Constance Brinkley-Badgett, A new survey has shed light on a major inefficiency in the way most people look for a job: Getting referra...

Happy Anniversary Of Getting Fired To Me

Marisa Kabas | Posted 03.19.2017 | Business
Marisa Kabas

Precisely three years ago, I was fired from my job. I'm brought into a conference room with the shades drawn and told that the company no longer needs my services  --  that my position is being eliminated, and my tenure expires today. I cry. It's over.

Two Words That Are Getting in the Way of Your Happiness

Heather Gray | Posted 02.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Gray

When people talk about why they aren't happy, they usually can quickly tick off a list of things. They talk about a job that is going nowhere, overwhelming financial debt, complicated relationships that are stressing them out, or being unhappy with where they are living.

Work-Life Balance Lessons From My Father

Yardley Ip Pohl | Posted 02.20.2017 | Women
Yardley Ip Pohl

When people talk about work-life balance, it's often about how women balance their lives between family, friends, and work. I can completely relate be...

The 8 Essential Steps of Executive Onboarding

George Bradt | Posted 02.10.2017 | Business
George Bradt

When it comes to executive onboarding, the difference between success and failure often comes down to following eight essential steps. They are really just common sense. So it never ceases to amaze that more people don't follow them.

The Keys to Strengthening the Organization in Your First 100 Days in a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
George Bradt

Of all the tools in your toolbox, putting people in the right roles is one of the most powerful. It is also the most explosive. As you seek to evolve (or shock!) the culture, these moves will be the most decisive and will have the greatest impact.

Drive Operational Accountability During Your First 100 Days in a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
George Bradt

Team milestone management is the single most important operational leadership skill you can develop. It is the critical link between theoretical strategies and plans and activities that actually have practical, value-creating impact.

What A Job Interviewer Says vs. What They Actually Mean

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy

Interviews: It's like your best friend throwing their kid a first birthday party. You pretty much have to go, but everyone in the room knows that it's...

Activate Ongoing Communication Early in a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
George Bradt

Everything communicates. Everything. Even the things you don't do and don't say send powerful signals to everybody in the organization observing you.

When Your First Day on a Job Is the Most Fun You've Ever Had, You've Picked the Right Profession

Dick Guttman | Posted 12.17.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

If jobs were food, publicity would be chicken paprikash. The Hungarian recipe is spicy, a touch of danger. It begins, my Hungarian grandfather early...

Position Yourself for Success Heading Into a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business
George Bradt

Knowing your strengths and motivations will help you better create career options that are a true fit for your skills, will allow you to better position yourself in interviews (sell before you buy), and will help you thoroughly assess and effectively mitigate risks.

6 Ways to Make a Great Impression at a New Job

GoGirl Finance | Posted 11.06.2016 | Women
GoGirl Finance

If your first day at a new job is on the horizon, be sure to check out these six tips to make a fantastic first impression.

3 Things That Will Always Stand In The Way Of Your Goals

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: You just have to persevere. No matter what happens, it's the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you've got this.

7 Signs That It's Time To Quit Your Job

Elsa Alexandra Razborsek | Posted 11.02.2016 | Women
Elsa Alexandra Razborsek

Here are seven common clues that you may be better off quitting your job to pursue a different opportunity, start your own business, or simply take a well-deserved sabbatical to think about who you are and what you really want to do.

10 Tips On How to Be a Success in Your New Job

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Keep a record of your accomplishments and contributions from day one, including emails thanking you for your work, performance reports, and all positive feedback. When it's time for your performance review, if you're seeking promotion or negotiating a pay rise, you'll wish you had done it. So start now!

5 Things You Should Know Before Taking a New Job

GoGirl Finance | Posted 08.28.2016 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Your job is so much more than just a title and a salary. As an employee, you want to know a few key things before you accept any position. After all, it's where you'll spend the majority of your time -- you want to make sure it's a good fit in more ways than one.

If You Were Being Completely Honest On Your First Day Of Work

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.03.2015 | Comedy

BuzzFeed reminds us with this new video why the first day of a new job is the absolute worst. You barely sleep the night before, and you wake up four ...

How to Write a Goodbye Email to Your Coworkers

Sarah Cooper | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Sarah Cooper

After you quit your job, your goodbye email to your coworkers has the power to set the tone for your tenure, your departure, and your farewell happy hour drinks at 5. With this in mind, here's a proven 8-step formula for writing your goodbye email.

Why Taking Down My Vision Board Was the Right Thing to Do

Katie Craig | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Katie Craig

Nearly two years ago, I made a vision board. I scoured magazines for the perfect images and words that represented the life I wanted to have.

Change Can Be Invigorating!

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

All the signs were pointing to a reverberating YES! After 12.5 years with the same employer, things began to shift for me. The 50-mile, one-way, "no...

5 Signs It's Time For A New Job

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life. To help you decide whether it may be time for a career change, here are five critical signs that you would probably benefit from a career switch.