ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM

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1/29/2014

5 Leadership Lessons: Amplified Leadership

Amplified Leadership by Dan Reiland is about developing leaders. He places the development of leaders into a five-step process: Establish a Relationship, Engage a Follower, Embrace a Team, Coach an Apprentice, and finally, Mentor a New Leader. Here are five lessons from his book.

 
 

1/3/2014

How to Approach the Boss When Conflict Arises at Work

Sometimes the hardest part of your job isn't the work; it's the people. The problem is, most employees get uncomfortable when conflict arises and don't always address it or handle it with poise. Conflict is the result of a mental risk-to-reward calculation regarding the value of pursuing the issue or 'thing' in question. Read more about how to handle conflict in the workplace.

 
 

8/26/2013

Where Wise Leadership and Wise Negotiation Converge

Read how emotional control or emotional neutrality are critical for wise leadership.

 
 

8/7/2013

8 Tips to Navigate the Interview Day with the Least Amount of Stress

While you might have done everything right preparing for that interview, don't forget to make sure things go right the day of your interview. Here are 8 tips to help you navigate the interview day with the least amount of stress.

 
 

3/11/2013

10 Characteristics of Professionalism

Being a professional in your chosen field means much more than wearing a coat and tie or possessing a college degree and a noted title. Professionalism also has to do with how you conduct yourself during your business affairs. True professionals possess a number of important characteristics that can apply to virtually any type of business.

 
 

12/19/2012

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

Over the years, the writer has observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don't even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do - build better leaders. Read about the problem of leadership development and the solution.

 
 

9/28/2012

How to Improve Your Interview Skills

Interviewing is an acquired skill. You can learn how to anticipate and prepare for certain questions, and you can learn how to present yourself in the best way possible. But as with any other skill, the more you practice and the more completely you prepare for each interview, the better you will perform and the more comfortable you will be.

 
 

9/13/2012

How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills can play a large role in career development. Often, your technical skills can only take you so far. To help you move forward in your career, you need soft skills such as the ability to be a good leader. Therefore, leadership skills are considered to be important traits which can help you get to the top of your career field. Read more to learn how to improve your leadership skills.

 
 

9/6/2012

A Leadership Job Description

When was the last time you read a leadership job description? Virtually every job description you'll read lists leadership ability as a quality/characteristic/attribute that is valued, and in fact, most list it as a requirement. Read the importance of understanding the role of a leader before someone is placed in a leadership role.

 
 

8/22/2012

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don't take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company's culture rewards these actions? If you're shy or reserved, don't fret. You can ask for what you need and get what you want, while still being yourself.

 
 

7/3/2012

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think and why it works.

 
 

6/3/2012

Communicating Across the Academic Divide

Read about the barriers of interdisciplinary work and how to overcome those barriers.

 
 

5/7/2012

Another kind of GPS: Great Professional Skills

A GPS helps you to navigate on the road and find the way. The workplace GPS helps you to navigate in both your job search and successful, long term employment: Great Professional Skills.

 
 

4/17/2012

7 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

Very few people describe themselves as natural born leaders. It takes buckets of self-confidence and a dash of moxie to get others to follow your lead. But you don't exactly need to grab the microphone to exude leadership. Leadership is a skill; one that can be learned and developed. So, if you want to give your boss more reasons to promote you, consider doing at least one of the following each work day.

 
 

3/27/2012

5 Ways to Find Mentors and Make it Matter

Mentoring is a tricky thing: most people want it, but don't know how to get it. Mentoring is a responsibility; a commitment that requires valuable time and focused attention to assure the mentee's goals are progressing forward. How you find a mentor, reaping its rewards and paying it forward represents the many facets of this relationship. Here are five ways to secure a meaningful mentor and make it matter.

 
 
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