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  • Mid-Career Transitions

    May 30, 2018

    When you find yourself at a cross-roads, a diverging path– STOP – reassess before embarking down either of the paths before you.

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  • The Handshake

    May 23, 2018

    After talking with my freshmen about the handshake, I started thinking more about this little ritual and had to ask myself the question - are they really all that necessary?

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  • The Rule of 3s for Informational Interviews

    May 16, 2018

    While an informational interview could lead to a job interview, the intent, as the term implies, is to gather information. I like to apply the rule of threes to informational interviews. There are three steps, three goals, and three post-interview musts.

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  • Revisiting The Importance of Soft Skills

    May 10, 2018

    Soft skills are interpersonal skills. They are the skills that allow you to interact, engage, and collaborate with fellow human beings to foster a relationship. Without these skills it is much more difficult to function within a team, listen to a colleague with empathy, or to evaluate policies, let alone lead. Leaders who lack these interpersonal skills are unable to inspire, build, support, and encourage their team. In teams where leaders lack these soft skills, there is often high turnover.

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  • So Your Boss is Leaving

    May 2, 2018

    Change always opens the door to the unknown, especially when it involves leadership. I’ve written before about a colleague leaving, but what happens when it’s your boss? In some instances, it could be a good thing, but for those of you who have a collaborative and supportive relationship, your boss’s departure can be anxiety provoking.

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