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Professional Development

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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!

Coaching Mrs. Pierre

TNTP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Ashley Cowger The first day I observed Mrs. Pierre’s math class at H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School in Indianapolis Public Schools, I l...

How Do I Know What Interpreting Agency to Work For?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

From the very start of our careers, interpreters should aware that these agencies are unethical, and that it is our professional responsibility to ensure access for the deaf is provided.

Sustainable Success: Training for a Career Marathon, Not a Semester Sprint

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

I was burnt out before 25. It was the beginning of my transformation to living life with the understanding that work, love and wellness are connected. So how did I start to live for the long game and not sprint through life like a semester?

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
David Blake

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.

Why You Should Go Play After Reading This -- A Q&A With Kevin Carroll

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

What is play to you? Is it something you haven't done in years? Has the hustle and bustle of life caused the world of play to become unfamiliar territ...

The "Do Your Own Work" Ethic Is a Thing of the Past

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

For those who haven't carried their own weight before, it's going to be an ugly reality check when they get to their first real jobs and are expected to "do your own work." Since universities are telling them to share everything, it's up to parents and businesses to disabuse them of that notion.

The Importance of Brand Building

Amy Oraefo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Amy Oraefo

What is a brand? Why is it important? Simply put, a brand is your unique fingerprint -- how you are identified in your community. Whether we know it or not, we all have a brand, both personal and professional.

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.

School's Out for the Summer: Which Means Some of the Real Work Is Happening Now

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

We know that principals are the linchpin of school success. But it is by understanding some of the work that instructional leaders do to lead success that we can actually see why they are so important.

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.

Why Organizations Thrive With Feminine Leadership

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

With the imminent arrival of the talent war, where companies will compete for the best of the best, it's an exciting time for women to make an impact as leaders in all career fields. So why do organizations thrive with women at the helm?

My Classroom, Not My Island

TNTP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
TNTP

As a woman of color and a life-long Chicagoan, I try to present to my students a curriculum that is both academically rigorous and culturally relevant. I teach for a better, more tolerant world, and because I know my students are capable of wrestling with the “heavy,” I never hesitate to bring it into our classroom.

Dan Schawbel: How to Promote Yourself Without Being Narcissistic

Sean Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

How do we build our brand, while instilling value, loyalty and most importantly trust with our audience? To get deeper into the topic, I spoke with Dan Schawbel who is a Managing Partner of Millennial Branding.

Office Barbie

Shannon Oliver | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver

Oversharing and "vaguebooking" are commonly discussed Facebook faux pas, but how about statuses that actually harm the reputation of your entire gender? Some of them might seem harmless to the naked eye but can be legitimately detrimental to society.

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

United in Leading the Way to Better Schools

Diann Woodard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

Given the enormous impact principals have in their schools, it is imperative that school leaders receive increased support and high quality professional development.

Why Doing the Things You Don't Want to Do Will Make You a Better Person

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Since I know I've triggered your brain to think about that one thing you really don't want to do (you're welcome), I want to share with you how I successfully crossed my most recent dilemma off of my to-do list without pulling my hair out.

8 Things I Learned As a Recovering Workaholic

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

I burn the midnight oil, never say no, and I have often prioritized my career over my life and my loved ones. Only recently did I take an honest look in the mirror to realize that life is too short to miss, and every moment is precious. I urge you not to miss the life you deserve to lead.