What is the number one reason that people will choose you and your products/services over your competitors'? Well according to Workforce.com, 67% of managers would hire an applicant with strong soft skills, even if their technical skills were lacking. This week's podcast is with Mark Jeffries. He is the author of of What's Up With Your Handshake?, and a world expert in the "how to" of soft skills. According to Mark, "soft skills, used strategically, have never been more important to grow your success and get ahead of the competition". Read more
You can listen to the podcast from our webinar on work-life balance with Launi Skinner CEO of First West Credit Union & former President of Starbucks North America, and Laura Bickle, Editor of Ignite Magazine. They shared their thoughts and advice on this important topic from both an employer's and individual's perspective. Sit back, relax & learn! 40 min
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Last week we had a terrific event with our friends at HigherBracket. In our Q&A time with Trish Barbato, we had the "I" question. Read more
Adria Vasil Now Magazine columnist and best selling author of Ecoholic. Alan interviews her on the different ways that you can green your career and your company. Sit back relax and learn!
This morning, as you gathered around the watercooler, you may have already started one, you may have been the subject of one - a rumor. This week's podcast is with Professor Nicholas DiFonzo, author of The Watercooler Effect. He is the leading world expert on why rumors spread. In some ways, I have always thought of rumors as being negative. Nick explains in his book, that rumors are simply collective intelligence in the face of uncertainty. In these turbulent times, we use them to process the confusion. We need them to help each other gain understanding. Read more
Joanna Track founder of SweetSpot.ca shares how she found the right mix for career success for her. Joanna shares her own journey from employee to entrepreneur, the lessons she has learned and her advice on how to find your own sweetspot!
What if you have CareerJoy, but you can longer perform that function anymore, what would you do? Everyone is going to make a transition at some point in their career. Sean Pronger played in the NHL for 10 years & was ready to retire - what's next? Sean shares his experience in identifying transferable skills, and how to land successfully in a new career. Sit back, relax and learn!
When is the right time to quit? When is too soon, or too late? Wondering if it is time to move on? This is one of the most important decisions that you will need to make in managing a successful career. This week's podcast is with Karen Burns author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use! Karen has had 59 jobs and quit 58 times (she was only fired once) she is an expert in knowing when to leave for a new role.
Are you micromanaged and feeling stressed about managing your time while at work? Do you work in an environment founded on the idea that being present = productivity? A lot has been said in recent years about finding work-life balance, about finding ways to enjoy both your career and your life. Read more