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What’s Your Vert? Introvert, Extrovert, or Ambivert?

As part of a leadership program, I had to introduce myself to someone I did not know.  During the conversation with my partner, I began describing myself to her.  At the end, she said “So you are an ambivert.” Ambivert?  I had never heard the word.  She told me .....
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Hiring Process: Make More than a Good First Impression

7 seconds. That’s how much time you get to make a first impression. And we are often reminded to make great first impressions, especially in certain situations – job interviews, meeting future in-laws, networking events, etc..  But what about our second, third, fou.....
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Accounting for Your Accomplishments

When I work with job search clients, I ask them to talk about their career or personal accomplishments.  Many start telling me about what they did wrong instead of what they did right. Some quickly respond “I can’t think of any.”  Or they just stare.  At this p.....
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How to Set Your Own Personal Development Goals

“Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.” – Paul J. Meyer, businessman & author Do you check in with yourself to see if your personal development is on the right track? Do you have goals guiding you on this track?.....
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4 Ways Out of Your Personal Growth Comfort Zone

NOTE:  As I told my newsletter subscribers, I decided to focus my blogs and social media in August on personal growth since it has been my topic du jour this summer.  Are you comfortable?  Hopefully the answer is YES if you are curled up on the couch reading a good b.....
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The Power of the Follow Up

No matter what size your organization, how you manage your hiring process plays an important role filling open positions.  Included in this should be how your organization handles communication and follow up with job candidates.  With low unemployment and lots of open.....
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We All Have Balloons and Suitcases in the Workplace

Have you heard the expression that everyone has baggage?  While we cannot see people’s baggage, we know that their past experiences and current situations fill these suitcases and impact how they act or respond to situations.  Usually the “contents” of these sui.....
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Evaluate to Fill Jobs

I recently interviewed a perspective a candidate for an outside sales position.  During the conversation, he told me that he takes time after every sales call and evaluates how it went.  He said that even though he has a successful process, he evaluates each call beca.....
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