Author Archive | Candace Moody

2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog

Embed from Getty Images 2018 is going to be my year – at least according to Chinese astrology. I’m an Earth Dog, and February 16 was the start of the Year of the Earth Dog. The Dog symbol, as you would expect, is associated with loyalty and sincerity. “Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and […]

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What Nick Foles Can Teach Us about Character

Embed from Getty Images Nick Foles is the man of the hour. A second string quarterback who took down the best quarterback and the best team of the decade in a Super Bowl shootout that was fun to watch. Plus, he’s an adoring father of an adorable baby girl. Who wouldn’t want to be him […]

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How to Comfort a Coworker

Embed from Getty Images We spend as many hours each week with coworkers as we do with family, and we often forge relationships and share personal information. Sometimes, we must spend eight hours or more at work with someone who has experienced loss or is going through a period of intense sadness. Here’s how you […]

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The Concept of Social Proof

Embed from Getty Images A post from Dan Schwabel’s Personal Branding blog inspired this post. Read the original guest post by Wendy Brache here. The Theory of Social Proof states that people assume the actions of others reflect correct behavior for a given situation.   When in doubt, look around you and do what the people […]

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Seth Godin’s Five Contributors

Embed from Getty Images Seth Godin invests a lot of thought into what makes a workplace great. He recently posted a piece on what he considers to be five essential roles on a team. He writes: “Each one matters, each is intentional, each comes with effort, preparation and reward.” He goes on to say: “I’m […]

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Power Surges

“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher The original power play manual The authors of Enlightened Office Politics, Michael and Deborah Dobson, write that one of the most important skills in winning political games is understanding the various forms of power and how to […]

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Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA

Are you having trouble envisioning your future in your current position or field of business?  Would you be surprised to know that roughly two thirds of MBA students have enrolled in their programs to enable a career change?  While admissions committees are looking for candidates with clear and directed goals, they understand that many applicants […]

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Guest Post: Essential Tech Tools for Telecommuting

Telecommuting is fast becoming part of the mainstream workforce.  If you’re considering a career change that allows telecommuting or planning to implement a remote workflow into your current job, these tech tools will help make cutting the office cord work for you, and – more importantly – for your employer. A Tablet Turns the World […]

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Guest Post: Turn Your Unemployment Into an Asset (Seriously)

Sometimes, it pays to be unemployed. Smart employers with an eye for nuance and an intelligent long-term business strategy are usually not turned off by unemployment. In fact, some of them actually see this as an asset. So if you’re not currently working and you’re looking for a way back onto the career ladder, keep […]

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