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How to Own a Phone Interview

Lauren Jessen | Posted 01.22.2015 | College
Lauren Jessen

If you're applying for a job or internship, don't let a phone interview ruin your chances for success. Here are 10 (and one bonus!) tips that will help you own your phone interview.

Selling You: Creating a Winning Professional Bio or Blurb

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Keeping these points in mind will make writing your blurb fun and enjoyable because it is about giving to others; and giving is always grander and more joyful than taking - which is exactly the key ingredient that makes up a great blurb.

How to Give Yourself a Quick Performance Review

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Fourth in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* How do you respond if someone asks you how you're doing? If you're anything like me, ...

The Side Hustle

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

You may consider work or class your day job. It is crucial to excel at these, but you still have a great amount of time outside of your day job that you can turn into actionable learning and improvement.

It's a New Year, Swallow Your Fear

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

It's a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the "new self" we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living.

Student Motivation: Focusing on Excellence

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Brad L. Johnson

Why aren't more students motivated and why haven't we figured out how to get them motivated? The problem with motivation is not necessarily an issue with students or even with teachers as some might think.

The Power of 10,000 Women

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 01.08.2015 | 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.

How To Recharge, Reignite or Reinvent Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Now is a great time to ramp up your career reinvention efforts and reflect upon what would gratify you in a career. If this is not the career you ordered, it's time to jumpstart your professional reinvention so you can regain control and thrive.

At the Holidays, It's Okay to Be Off Balance

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

As you move through these final two weeks of 2014, give yourself space to think differently and experiment with new behaviors and choices. Although work and life may be messier and feel more unbalanced than you prefer, you may find yourself feeling jollier.

The 1 Question You Must Ask About Your New Job

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Gina Ciliberto

Are you given the proper support to fulfill these responsibilities? And, most importantly, can you handle more autonomy than you bargained for if you find yourself in an environment where the rules are, largely, up to you?

Sharpen Your Influence, Strengthen Your Leadership

Austin Schneider | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Austin Schneider

Growing up, I'm sure you heard the expression, "If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you go too?" Time and time again we were told not to be a negative influence on others, and to choose friends who would be a positive influence.

No One Told Us! The Unspoken Challenges of Being an Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

The challenges are real and the job is tough, but being an Executive Director has the potential to be life-defining and unbelievably rewarding.

Sitting Is the New Smoking and a Hazard to Your Career Health

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You've heard it before. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and many spend the majority of their time at a desk in front of a computer. Not to ...

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

Over the years, other opportunities have come my way, but I've chosen to stay for reasons that I hope will inspire others as we finish 2014 and set goals for the year ahead.

Accountability for the Top 95 Percent

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Moving to a focus on evidence-based reform will not solve all of the contentious issues about accountability, but it could help us focus the reform conversation on how to move forward the top 95% of teachers and schools -- the ones who teach 95% of our kids -- and how to put accountability in proper proportion.

Leading Coherence

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Over the past 10 years, I have visited dozens of schools with significant populations of students of color and students living in poverty that demonst...

Are You Connection Worthy? Managing Your LinkedIn Presence

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

By following these basic tips you will be not only be looking more professional, but acting more professional. Your network will expand properly and you will definitely be the connection worth having on LinkedIn!

Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

Andrew Blum | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Andrew Blum

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of topics: How can I best lead a high stakes meeting? How do I handle a difficult conversation? How do I more effectively manage a strategic transition at our company?

Adapting to the New Way of Leadership Through Innovative Learning Programs

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

By tailoring learning and development programs to fit the needs of the millennial generation, organizations are likely to see dramatic increases in performance and engagement. That is a very good thing, because I believe millennials have amazing capabilities.

Confidence, Courage and Failure -- A Formula for Career Success!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Striving for perfectionism is debilitating and unattainable. Most women set their bar so high that "good enough" is still amazing.

Improving Teaching Through Collegial Support

Sean McComb | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Sean McComb

Our children deserve a national emphasis on bolstering education in every classroom through systemic, on-going, collegial support. We can ensure that every child gets great instruction because we share our strengths.

Can I Really Impact My Work-Life Balance?

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

I don't need another article or blog post about work-life balance to tell me I'm overwhelmed. Do you? The media continually reminds us that our modern lifestyle is not sustainable for a sane and satisfying life.

Turn Money Tricks Into Treats

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

This holiday season, watch out for money tricks! Halloween isn't the only time of the year where we're tricked into spending money on things we know ...

Should You Write A Book For Your Business? 5 Tips From A Ghostwriter

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Remember that for most business books, the book itself is not going to make you money -- it's the business that it may attract, the professional credibility it will build for you, and the platform it can develop.

Schmooze or Lose

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Whether networking, talking or mingling, we humans are interdependent and social animals who rely on each other for individual as well as collective success.