7 reasons why it’s important to keep learning at work

Are you feeling like you're going through the motions at work? Do you feel like you've mastered your role and there's a lot more to learn? Are you being denied the opportunity to learn? And, worse of all, do you dread Monday mornings and live for the weekends? If you have any of these feelings, … Continue reading 7 reasons why it’s important to keep learning at work

Are you really listening? 3 ways to improve your listening skills

Do you ever get the sense that you’re talking with someone and that person isn't really listening? You’re probably correct about that. According to Daniel Pink, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, most people aren’t really listening to you completely; they're waiting for their turn to talk. He writes: "Little wonder, then, … Continue reading Are you really listening? 3 ways to improve your listening skills

5 tips for promoting yourself in the job search

When I made our town's Little League All-Star team, I ran to my neighbor's house where my father was helping him fix a lawnmower. I burst into the garage and told my father with pride that I'd made the team. Instead of sharing my excitement, he told me not to brag and turned to finish working … Continue reading 5 tips for promoting yourself in the job search

5 strengths of the older worker

As seen through the eyes of The Intern. I've always been a big fan of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, so when I was searching for a movie to watch on TV, I settled on "The Intern." Admittedly I thought this might be lame movie. I mean I hadn't heard anything about the movie, … Continue reading 5 strengths of the older worker

6 reasons why introverts prefer to write

  Lately I've been receiving voice-mails from one of my customers asking me to call him back to answer his questions. Not to ignore him, I have primarily responded to his calls with e-mails. This is preferable to getting caught in lengthy phone conversations during a busy time of the day. Trying to make the best … Continue reading 6 reasons why introverts prefer to write

Do you play well with others? 5 approaches to take

You may remember your impressionable years when you played in a sandbox in the park with other children. Think about whether you joined the other kids who were playing together, or if you sat alone with your new, shiny shovel and bucket. If it was the latter, your parents probably worried if you would be … Continue reading Do you play well with others? 5 approaches to take

3 areas of your career when effective communications is essential

One story I tell in my workshops is about how a former customer of mine improved communications between two warring departments. He told me that these groups were literally at war with each other and just couldn't play well together. He further explained that he would call members of the groups together and make them … Continue reading 3 areas of your career when effective communications is essential