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Professional Development

Hindsight is 20/20: The Leadership Edition

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Sara Canaday

I believe this leadership evolution is admirable, and companies that apply these updated strategies are reaping the benefits. When leaders are groomed with this richer set of leadership competencies, the organizations experience a significant increase in a number of key areas.

To Meet New Student Standards, We Must Support and Empower Teachers

Ellen Moir | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Ellen Moir

We have at our doorstep, a once in a century opportunity for education in America. Almost every state in America is introducing higher, more rigorous standards for all students.

Does Meerkating Count as Networking?

Vivy Chao | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Vivy Chao

Have you ever thought about how the act of networking is actually quite unnatural? Think about it. A person needs to attend an event, with or without knowing other attendees, and act like it is normal to walk up to complete strangers, shake hands with them, and then begin conversing.

Teacher Nourished, Not Teacher Proof

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Who do we need to be to unlock children's potential? Some say good teachers are born, not made. Others believe in the power of teacher training to cultivate an effective teaching workforce.

Professional Mentorship -- A Double Edge Sword

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Find someone that guides you into self-inquiry, so you may hear your own intuition and wisdom. We all have it, we just all haven't been taught how to tune in and trust it!

What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting From Conferences?

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Dr. McLemore's good friend and colleague, Steph Herold, Deputy Director for The Sea Change Program developed a set of best practices for use of social media at professional meetings and conferences.

Top 10 Trending Legal Careers

Tamesha Keel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

For several years, one of the biggest shifts in the legal job market is the steady demand for specialized expertise. The career potential is high for skilled talent with industry or practice-area specialization. Both employers and clients are looking for efficiencies and value found in subject matter experts.

8 Things Young Female Professionals Are Sick To Death Of Hearing

Cecily Trowbridge | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Cecily Trowbridge

I should not have to work twice as hard as any male or elder in my position would in order to prove my worth. I should not feel the desperate need to grapple for job stability because I happen to have a '90s birthday and breasts.

No Fear Presentations: A Guide to Public Speaking

Austin Schneider | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I will defy most on one topic...public speaking. I love it. It is an interesting thrill to be able to present to a group of people, and a sign of great respect for you. It means people are there to hear what you have to say, and that they want to learn from you.

Despite the Rhetoric, Teachers and Students Are Succeeding

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers are demonized as "failures" in the classroom. Fortunately for all of us, more and more are banding together as agents for justice by believing in the inherent capacity of all students, and seeking strategies and instructional pathways to improve student performance through professional development and collaborative learning.

How to Become the George Clooney of Your Office

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

What is this "it" thing that some people just seem to have? It's easy to say looks and talent, but "it" is more than that.

The PDP Farce -- Wink, Wink, Nod, Nod

D. A. Russell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
D. A. Russell

PDPs - Professional Development Plans (usually referred to as Professional Development Points by teachers) - are the primary means of giving teachers needed training during their careers.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

How to Be Unforgettable in Your Job Search (Or Get a Celebrity to Go to Your Prom)

Maureen Hannan | Posted 03.20.2015 | College
Maureen Hannan

Racking your brain for ways to get the attention of a hero in your field? Desperate to get your resume past a vigilant gatekeeper? Hoping to get published? Try creating an irresistible story through social media--and then enlist some help from your friends.

The Toxic Boss Syndrome

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

How many of us can relate to the movie Office Space and the infamous boss Bill Lumbergh? Most people would say that they can easily point to a boss that they currently have or have had who could have served as a role model for the movie character.

How to Make It In America

Luna Atamian | Posted 03.12.2015 | College
Luna Atamian

Eventually I found my feet, started working on my practical skills and basically realized that opportunities were not going magically appear. I needed to create them for myself. Here are some things I learned along the way that I think are vital parts of any practical skillset when job-hunting.

The Value of Mentoring

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Someone once said that the great thing about golf is that you get immediate feedback after every shot. For some of us, the feedback is brutal and routinely includes the words "slice" and "hook."

Life Lessons From 3 Insightful Song Lyrics

Austin Schneider | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I loved the response I got from one of my past articles on business lessons from 3 of my favorite movies. I thought I would go to the same space, but move to another corner. Song lyrics.

Players Gonna Play: How to Handle Professional or Business-Related Criticism Like a Pro

Victoria Olubi | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Olubi

It's true that even the most thick-skinned of individuals wince when criticized and struggle to cope with the blow to the ego that it causes. Whilst criticism of any sort is never fun, there are ways to lessen its impact. Here are four highly effective rules that make criticism hurt a bit less.

4 Steps to Developing a Solution Orientation

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

For many of us, our human reaction to problems needs a makeover. It's time to take a stand and gain control of how we approach the problem. We have got to adopt a solutions-oriented mindset.

The Link Between Personal Development and Professional Success

John Bowen | Posted 03.04.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Elrod decided the best route to success was not to try one or two of these strategies, but to commit to all of them. To that end, he created his Life S.A.V.E.R.S. system -- a model that frames six key components of development in digestible pieces that help entrepreneurs get, and stay, on track:

Career Lessons I Learned From Kai Kight

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

5 Top Reasons to Take a Yoga Teacher Training

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

Of course, the skills you learn in teacher training will help you get started as a yoga teacher, but they can also enhance your current professional skill set allowing you to meet with long-term career success and satisfaction.

8 Professions Where You Can Make Way More Money With A Certificate

Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

It’s no secret that higher education often leads to better, and higher paying, jobs. But even if you are in a job that only requires a Bachelor’s ...