Developing a Growth Mindset

Getting comfortable with failure (ours and others) Growth mindset in practice Growth mindset—the belief that skills and abilities can be developed with effort—has become an organizational buzz-phrase, with the likes of Microsoft’s Satya Nadella calling it a game-changer. But as Dr. Carol Dweck (who coined the term) … Read More

How to Build Confidence in Your Staff

A wise man once said that you should always hire staff smarter than you. You also want to hire staff that will be confident enough to handle life’s challenges. Yet some of even the best, most talented, and smartest employees may have issues with confidence. Some of them may be … Read More

Why You Should Begin With the End in Mind

By LISA SWAN Did you know that Matthew Weiner, creator of the popular TV show Mad Men, already knows how the show will end, down to the last shot? And that many authors write the endings of books first, before they get going with the beginning? That … Read More

Tips for Writing a Good Resume

By Ben Hargrove Hiring managers are floonnow them down. If you do not want your resume to end up in the reject pile before it even gets a fair shake, avoid the following deal breakers: Don’t be long-winded A resume should generally be … Read More

Why Do You Need a Career Coach?

  By LISA SWAN You may think that you are doing fine in your career, but are you really? Or perhaps you know that you would like to do something better, but you just don’t know how to get there. Why not see if you can truly … Read More

How to Overcome Workplace Mistakes

  By LISA SWAN Oops! You just completely messed up your presentation. Or you called your boss’ second wife by his first wife’s name. Or you inadvertently insulted a client. These are all workplace mistakes. You may be wondering how you can recover from them, or if … Read More

How to Get the New Year Off to a Great Start

Now that 2013 is upon us, you may want to have a better life this year. Perhaps you have formal New Year’s resolutions, or just a nagging to-do list that you finally want to get done. So how do you get the year off to a terrific start, and be on your way to getting your goals accomplished? Here are some suggestions. Read More

Networking: It Is Better to Be Interested Than Interesting

  By LISA SWAN If you want to be a master networker, there is one especially critical thing to remember when it comes to making a connection. It is that it is better to be interested than interesting. It sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? After all, you would … Read More

"No" Is a Complete Sentence

  By LISA SWAN If you go along with saying “yes” to things you don’t really want to do, you are going to need to learn to put the word “no” in your vocabulary. Not only that, but you need to remember that “No” is a complete … Read More