At the turn of the new year, it’s easy to fall into the New Year’s Resolution mindset, i.e., think about what you’ll start doing (or do differently) to achieve your goals in the coming year. The classics are all too familiar: exercise more, eat healthier, sleep better etc. Professionally, common goals include kicking a job […]
A critical (yet often overlooked) communication skill for productive and effective video meetings is active listening. Active listening goes beyond simply hearing what someone says. It means paying full attention to the whole picture (nuance, inflection and nonverbal cues), engaging and responding to demonstrate understanding. Listening actively shows respect for the speaker, which helps builds trust and rapport, essential components […]
No one likes rejection, yet we all experience it. Even when you do everything “right,” business and career opportunities may not turn out like you had hoped due to factors beyond your control. Whether or not you could have done more or differently, it’s important to know how to handle rejection as professionally as possible.
Making a career change, whether out of desire or necessity, can be both exciting and overwhelming. A little planning can help pave the way. Consider the following as you gather information and refresh your personal brand.
Virtual networking poses unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean you can’t meet new people and further develop existing relationships. Even without in-person conferences and networking events on the horizon anytime soon, you still can – and should – cultivate your network. So how do you “get out there” when you’re inside at home? Here are […]