May 21, 2013
Project Management – Use an annual plan to keep track of multiple projects and timelines
By Christina Bilinski
Dwight Eisenhower is credited with the quote, “Plans are useless; planning is essential.” We often get caught up in the minutia of daily work and forget to step back now and then to re-evaluate what we are really trying to achieve. Viewing our major responsibilities as projects that need to be planned holistically, instead of as operational activities that just need to get done - and...
May 1, 2013
The Power of Relationship Networking
By Michelle Tillis Lederman
We’ve all been told that in order to break into any industry and succeed we need to network, but how do you move it beyond the swapping of business cards?
I recently joined the Evisors staff for a webinar and chatted with them about what makes networking successful. Here is what I told them:
Why network? The stats speak for themselves. 51% of all jobs come from networking. If you’re after an executive level job, it will likely...
April 24, 2013
Not Sure of the Best way to Manage? Just Coach!
By Jim Pantall
In some way, most people are familiar with the concept of coaching. Perhaps they have received coaching from a teacher in a favorite subject, or participated in sports, music, or some other activity that required help, assistance, and support. Or perhaps they sought guidance from a respected colleague on how to complete a particular project.
Whatever your familiarity with coaching, the concept itself has been evolving, especially as...
April 9, 2013
The ‘WHO AM I ABYSS’ in
By Dr. Lucille Maddalena
For better or worse, we are often defined by the job we do. One area of the change cycle, as explained by Dr. Rosebeth Moss Kanter, is the time between depression and acceptance, when we are most susceptible to question who we are and how we are valued. It is at this point that we may feel we are in limbo -- unattached to that important life cord – passing through time and events with a part of our identity missing. She...
March 22, 2013
Leadership Spring 2013
By Kathleen B. Cashman, President Cashman Consulting LLC
As we begin this new season where Leadership will undoubtedly be looked for on an even grander scale, what does a leader need to do to approach to be ready – ready for anything. . .
The first thing I would recommend is a leadership mindset checklist. Are you ready to think like a leader needed in spring 2013? Here are a few things from this check list:
Are you clear on what you want to become this season? Most...
January 14, 2013
The first time I presented a workshop on managing time was more than 30 years ago. The basic principles remain immutable: know your goals, identify the work that has to be done to achieve your objectives, prioritize the tasks and activities, then implement the plan on a daily basis (the really hard part). The basic tools and techniques also remain the same from creating an annual plan, to creating the daily “to do” list, to keeping a time log to identify time use patterns and time wasters. So,...
December 20, 2012
Be The Change You Want to See
Change Management and Leadership for an Agile World
We all are confronted with change in our world. Be it in our private life, professional environment or society around us. Technology and new ways of communicating and collaborating are opening doors of opportunities, but are also questioning our expertise and proven ways of doing our job.
We often can see or at least sense these change opportunities and know they can move us forward. However, the change also...
December 6, 2012
I’m really pleased to be an instructor for Rutgers CMD. The workshop content I deliver is always fun to explore with attendees; we get into interesting discussions and they are always active participants. Some of the most exciting discussions come in two workshops I facilitate: The Challenge of Leadership in the Leadership Development Series and Leadership: 360° Self Diagnostic in the Mid-Management Development curriculum.
Both of these workshops look at the role of the leader and help...
November 20, 2012
Living in Belmar between the ocean and famous “E” Street has been a joy. This beautiful environment inspired me to write an article, “Seaside Coaching,” a few years after I began exclusively practicing Executive Coaching. It was at a time when my Coaching clients first began to ask to meet me at the shore instead of their offices. During coaching sessions addressing complex management issues, I often introduce relaxation techniques taken from the Tao and yoga: I should not have been...
November 14, 2012
The 21st century has put a new twist on the age-old networking question: Should you do research before attending an event or meeting a person? With the internet at our fingertips, we have the ability to learn almost anything about a person before even shaking their hand.
Some experts will advise you to learn everything possible before meeting someone. They tell you to find them on Linked In, google their name, and search for their bio on the company website. I understand that this can make an...