Tag: professional development

How to Cut Down on Monday Absenteeism

Is there a workday that employees dread any more than Mondays? Since the start of the industrial age, people have looked for ways to put off the sound of the alarm clock ringing on Monday mornings.

Are You in Charge of Your Life?

"You need to be the CEO of your life." That was the message from Kelly Mooney, businesswoman, author, and professional speaker, delivered during the Women in Digital Conference last week in Columbus, Ohio.

Need Help? Here's How to Ask

Not everyone is comfortable asking for help. But, being able to reach out to a coworker or boss for assistance is necessary for a salesperson’s professional development.

How to Slay All Day at Public Speaking

Did you set a goal to do more public speaking in 2018? Is your job forcing you into more presentations than you're comfortable doing? Is your lack of speaking to groups standing in the way of a promotion or your prospects for moving up the ladder? The thing about a fear of public speaking is that everyone has it! Yes, it's true. Just hear me out!

Practice Prioritizing Every Day for a Winning Plan

One of the biggest challenges for project managers and leaders is accurately prioritizing the work that matters on a daily basis. In your professional development path, consider how you master tasks each day and if you think what you are doing will get you promoted. You don’t want to fall into the cycle of deeming every other project, “top priority," do you?

3 Ways You Sound Stupid at Work

Could a silly, often-used turn of phrase make you look stupid at work? Travis Bradberry says it can. Even worse: saying more than one of these one-liners. In a post for Ladders​.com, he rattles off 10 terrible quotes that smart people never espouse. I'm sharing a few here that we all probably say without even thinking. And that's the trouble.

You Have the Power to Navigate Office Politics

I was talking to a co-worker awhile back about mentors and he mentioned that a college student had asked him to mentor her. He said something like, "I don't know what I can help her with because she's already great at so many things and is a high achiever." So I took a little jog down memory lane to think about what I wish someone would've told me about working life, and it hit me: politics.

Critical Skills Survey Points to Employee Training Need

Back-to-school season is right around the corner. But this year, consumers under the age of 21 might not be the only ones working on their reading, writing and math skills. The latest American Management Association survey finds that businesses require excellence in basic skills along with other competencies that fewer employees seem to have these days.