November 27, 2013
In 2011, I wrote a blog post called “Adventures in Shameless Exploitation” http://niceworknj.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/adventures-in-shameless-exploitation/. The blog post is a call to action for celebrities to leverage their fame to help local and global charities.
Now let’s fast forward to November 2013. Have you seen the hysterical Conan O’Brien segment where he pokes fun at people who have more LinkedIn followers than him? He joked that an online fundraiser named Beth Kanter has more...
November 26, 2013
Your Entourage: 5 Ways to Keep Your Network Active in Good, Busy, and Bad Times
By Donna C. Coulson, M.S., Professional Certified Coach
For nine years, I coached a Human Resources Transition group for my Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) chapter. We provided job leads and inspiration to help our unemployed peers land new jobs in their field. I’m amazed at how some ended their networking contacts when they began a new job—they’re too busy. Meanwhile, others sustained their networks...
November 8, 2013
Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workplace
How to Handle the Three Biggest Challenges
By Michelle Tillis Lederman
As veterans, you have faced far more frightening and serious situations than the job interview. Yet, for many the thought of entering the civilian workforce comes with a myriad of concerns and challenges. I wrote a whole book to help you in the interview process which you can have for free at www.heroesgethired.com. In the meantime, here are three challenges...
November 4, 2013
My sons are superheroes. Like lots of other boys and girls, that’s what they’ve chosen to be this Halloween. They tell me earnestly they’re “real superheroes,” and I nod. What I mean and what they think I mean are different. It seems important to them to be powerful and strong, and dressing up in Lycra and armor seems to help. I know they’re dynamos with or without costumes; but they want to defy the law of physics and save the earth from “bad guys” before bedtime.
Oh, and get candy. I’m glad...
October 23, 2013
The Art of Transitioning Up
By Dr. Lucille Maddalena
During a recent workshop on THE ART OF TRANSITIONING UP, a manager shared his concern with the group:
“I have worked here for ten years now, in a challenging position managing 60 people. I’m good at my job but I am not done growing. I’m not offered any new opportunities. What can I do?”
Talented, successful people are often left wondering why they are not tapped for a new position or how they can best prepare to seek out a new job. At...
October 3, 2013
Lead the Way – An interview with author Terry Seamon
By Margaret O’Donnell, program manager, Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD)
Rutgers CMD: Terry, last year you published your second book. Congratulations! It's called "Lead the Way." Please tell us about it.
Seamon: Lead the Way is for anybody who's a leader and anybody who aspires to be a leader. It's for anybody who has ever wondered "hey, is there a leader in me?" So I'm hoping it reaches a very broad audience.
September 30, 2013
I have a confession to make. In retrospect, before social media came along, I think I did not much like the person I was. Kinda weird, right? How can a few ‘Likes’, some +1s, a little clicking and the odd comment can have such transformative power? I’ve spent the last eighteen months travelling across Europe and Australasia giving talks and presentations to company executives struggling to cope with search and social media.
It sounds glamorous but it’s not. You get tired by always being,...
September 19, 2013
Image – Susan G. Komen (www.komen.org) webpage screenshot
Welcome to the final installment of my 5 part series on the NEW “4 P’s” of Marketing for Non-Profits: Purpose, Presence, Proximity and Partnerships. Thanks for taking the time to follow along through the series.
If “Content is King” then the Susan G. Komen organization is Queen of content marketing and engaging “Partnerships”!
Take a look at their home page and you will discover quite a few “Partnerships” in play: let’s walk through...
September 18, 2013
“Knows” Picking 101
By Christina Bilinski
There is an old joke – you can pick your nose and you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose. Not only do I say you can pick your friend’s nose, I highly recommend it and encourage you to do it. Before you say, “This woman is nuts!” please read on.
A number of attendees in a recent workshop said, “You could probably develop a class on any topic and make it fun. We bet you could do a class on, well, nose picking!” So, I’ve taken up...
September 12, 2013
Digital marketing is the term that most businesses apply to the transition of things they used to do to advertise to their customer base offline, to things they now do to advertise to their customer base online. If that is still how you see it, you are in for a rude awakening.
The web has drastically changed and semantics is the reason behind this change. In a ‘dumb’ web, segmented into verticals that went by the names of “website”, “digital channel” and “social network” you had, to a large...