Fearless Teams stay in tough conversations

One clear indicator of the depth, strength and quality of a senior leadership team is their ability to have – and stay in – tough conversations in ways that build and not bruise the team fabric. Pause for a moment to consider your own leadership team… What happens...

Your boss hates you. What do you do?

You aren’t always going to get along with everyone you work with, but when it comes to your boss, it’s in your best interest to forge a good relationship. “The relationship has a big impact on the trajectory of your career,” said Dana Brownlee,...

Should You Accept a Lower-Level Job After a Career Break?

It’s a dilemma in the career re-entry world: What level is the right level to return to after a career break? Returning professionals who take a lower-level position than the one they were in before their career break may worry they are selling themselves...

My Company Has Been Acquired – Now What?

Mergers and acquisitions.  It seems that we’re always hearing about two companies joining forces in an effort to cut costs, gain market share, access to talented employees, or acquire new technology.  As a result, inevitable lay-offs occur as there are always...

10 Character Traits That Define A Successful Recruiter

Recruiters are a unique tribe of people. I don’t believe any kid growing up says, “I want to be a fireman, police officer, astronaut, baseball player or recruiter.” It seems one of those jobs you fall into—usually after flaming out of a bunch of other stuff....

Why Are We So Bad at Choosing the Right Job?

What would be your perfect job? Although there are well-defined parameters around what people actually want from work, our career-related choices are not always consistent with those parameters — even when we are consciously aware of them. Consider that most of us...