Nobody in your office, on your sports team, or at your networking cocktail hour shows up to be forgotten. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. Impacting your people in any environment is often achieved by becoming memorable to your audience. How do we influence others so that they not only remember our name, but also the way we made them feel? Well, it’s simply complicated or complicatedly simple.
There are few issues in America garnering more attention both inside the beltway and on Main Street as healthcare reform and its magnitude will impact everyone far beyond rising health insurance premiums. It could end up affecting everything we touch and therefore the time to prepare is now.
I don’t know about you, but waiting for anything is about the most difficult thing I have to do on a daily basis. I’m a high D on the DiSC assessment so my sense of urgency to get things completed, and completed correctly, is extremely high. Thinking about this topic reminded me of a part of Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh The Places You’ll Go.
Leadership can be defined as, “A process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.”
What are leadership skills? It’s not about title, gender, or age when it comes to leadership. Not even the most popular person or the best communicator defines a true leader. Leaders are not made by a title change or promotion either. You can become a leader through your own actions.
The magic of technology, we all use it, but only some of us really understand it. Let’s face it, most of us don’t want to understand it, we just want it to work. I have been working with technology professionals for more than 10 years, placing them in a variety of positions, from developers to security professionals. In that time, I have learned that no matter how much you know about technology, it’s not possible to know everything about every aspect. I have also learned that often times when you find someone that knows a lot about technology, they don’t always have the ability, time, or desire to explain the magic or necessity of it to those of us who desire it.
Have you ever emailed your resume for a job that looked like a great match for you and you never heard back from the company or you got a generic “no thank you” email? Have you ever walked into a job interview and been completely blind-sided because they asked you a bunch of questions you weren’t prepared for? Have you ever been asked the dreaded, “What are your salary requirements?” question only to wonder if you could have gotten more? If so, you are not alone. Most people have encountered frustrations like this when applying for a job. What can you do to minimize this type of thing? Let me help you.
The underlying theme of my current Professional Development class is conflict. It follows us everywhere; the office, gym, home, etc. How we handle the different types of conflict is what defines us both personally and professionally. We’ve discussed various steps of conflict resolution including how to deliver constructive feedback in a positive way. In the book, Feedback That Works by Sloan R. Weitzel, the SBI feedback technique (Situation-Behavior-Impact) is a tool suggested to help promote effective feedback.
Congratulations, you have landed a job interview for tomorrow. As you prepare for your interview, here are a few tips you might consider. The Front Desk is usually your first interaction with the company you’re interviewing with so it is imperative you make a good impression with them as well as with the interviewer. Trust us – we’ll warn the person you’re interviewing with if there are red flags; it’s part of our job.
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