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Professional Development

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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

The Power of a Professional Brand and Why You Need One

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It's time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals.

Goals Are Not Tasks, You Can Live With A Bigger Plan

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

I think about goals as destinations. They are where I want to go personally, professionally, with my health, in my relationships and spiritually. They are where the flag will be planted and I can say I have arrived.

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are no guarantees that you will keep your current job indefinitely. Being prepared with an exit strategy, even if you're not actively looking, will be one less thing you have to worry about in the event you find yourself suddenly without a job.

Getting the Most Out of Classroom Observations

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

By following these suggestions, principals can set a more positive, focused and goal-oriented tone to the observation process. The result will be happier teachers and genuine sense of fulfillment, knowing that you are satisfying one of the most important tasks in your role as instructional leader.

Back to School is Not Just for Kids

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional development is essential for all those serious about advancing their career in a competitive marketplace. Whether you are looking to grow internally where you are, or externally in a new organization, your professional growth is your sole responsibility.

Top 10 Guide to Professional Dress for Student Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Are you student teaching this semester? A quick look in the mirror might be the most important thing you do all day.

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

Marissa Brassfield | Posted 10.26.2014 | Small Business
Marissa Brassfield

Imagine if every entrepreneur had at least one key team member who could self-manage, continuously become more effective, communicate efficiently and excellently and still have the time and energy to lead a fulfilling life.

Networking: The Good, the Bad and the Extremely Awkward

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Although networking events will never be like a comfortable night out with friends, they are still extremely important in this social workforce we are going into. You never know what the connections you make at these events can take you!