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    June 6, 2013

    Moving Up the Ladder: 4 Best Practices to Demonstrate Your Capability

    There is a difference between expressing an interest in career growth and proving yourself ready.

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions You're at that crossroads… You'd like to get ahead, to take on some new responsibilities, to stretch to the next level. But how do you go about convincing the “powers that be” that you are, indeed, ready?   One way is to simply ask. There are many ways you can simply ask, stating your desire to move up the company ladder. You can toss your hat into the ring when a job opens up. During performance reviews, you can...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Professional Development on June 6, 2013

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    June 2, 2013

    4 Essential Skills for Leaders, Managers & High Potentials

    A Must Have for Individual & Team Development

    It does not matter if you are a company President, Operations Leader, Customer Service Representative, Sales & Marketing Director or “name your title”…the need for continuous self improvement is universal.  Successful individuals make a proactive effort to continuously develop four Essential Skills to create a combined ability to:   1. Lead 2. Manage 3. Perform In Their Job 4. Communicate Effectively   This 4-pronged skillset applies to your job, no matter what...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on June 2, 2013

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    February 26, 2013

    Career Mentors Can Provide Valuable Business Skills Training

    Tips for Choosing a Career Mentor

    Having a career mentor who can guide you in your field and recommend the skills and training necessary to help you succeed, is an invaluable career resource to help you prepare for future advancement. Your career mentor is a person who acts as your counselor, trainer and guide toward your desired career goal.   When Choosing a Career Mentor Consider the Following Tips: Look for a person whom you not only feel comfortable opening up to, but also has a great deal of experience in the field or...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Professional Development on February 26, 2013

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    May 21, 2012

    Three Personality Traits That Hurt Your Career AND How to Fix Them

    Is your attitude helping you our holding you back?

    It seems simple enough to assume one’s attitude has an impact on success.  But what is not so simple is understanding if you exhibit certain attitudes that prohibit yours.  Unless someone actually pulls you aside and tells you that you should change, you will not know until you examine yourself.  That is because bad attitudes are like bad customer service.  People will just take their business elsewhere rather than complain…. promotions and opportunities work the same...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Communication Skills on May 21, 2012

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    May 15, 2012

    Eleven Really Useful Techniques for Successful Presentations

    Do you want to have GREAT presentation skills?

    How do you define a GREAT presentation?  Is it the comfort level you feel when presenting, OR the positive response you get from your audience? What if I told you that it should be both…by that definition, are you a great presenter?   Let’s delve into the elements of a successful presentation and discuss eleven really useful techniques you can implement right away.   1)   Define the reason you are presenting; what is the RESULT you want to achieve?  Are you...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Communication Skills on May 15, 2012

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    May 8, 2012

    Four Simple Steps to Workplace Redemption

    I can’t believe I did that!

    Did you ever have an email you wished you never sent?  Or replied to the wrong person’s text with a love note? Can you relate to forwarding a negotiation strategy to your boss, but instead accidentally hitting reply to the person you were negotiating with? Maybe you aligned yourself with someone who just got let go instead of the one you are left to work with after a re-org?  Regrets, embarrassments and humiliations…the list goes on and on for most of us.  We have all been...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Communication Skills on May 8, 2012

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