Archive | April, 2013

There’s a Reason it’s Called the Dark Side

This post was inspired by this thought-provoking post by Francesca Gino for Harvard Business Review. She writes that researchers from University of Virginia and College of William and Mary discovered that Daylight Savings Time reduced national robbery statistics by 51 percent, rape rates by 56 percent, and murder by 43 percent. The researchers estimated that since […]

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Optimizing Your Resume’s Professional History Section

Content from our resume-writing partner,  Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.comThe process of writing a successful resume involves incorporating a variety of elements. Of course, your name and contact information are important, along with your education — but one piece that often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves is the professional history. What you accomplished with […]

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Givers, Takers and Matchers

Lately I’ve been reading a number of articles about a new book by Adam Grant, “ Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.” Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton and an expert in organizational psychology. The book examines the correlation between success and the way one approaches interactions with others. Grant classifies […]

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Who Says It’s a Man’s World?

Q&A with author Emily Bennington Emily Bennington describes herself as a career author, speaker and space invader. Not the kind with ray guns (although, to be fair, I didn’t ask to see them, so she may be that kind, too.) She’s talking about what Stephen Covey referred to in his writing: “between stimulus and response […]

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A Resume Branding Statement in 3 Steps

Content from our resume-writing partner,  Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.comYour resume is an amazingly important document; it not only speaks to your past accomplishments but acts as a predictor of your future capabilities. However, your resume can’t successfully complete this task if it isn’t packed with quality information, including an outstanding personal branding statement. What […]

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Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone Pays Off

A student in my executive communications class is a well-spoken but introverted professional who works for a large healthcare organization. She’s been working hard on her public speaking skills, and it’s beginning to pay off for her career. Paula serves as a subject matter expert on a five-person executive project team within her company.  They […]

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