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Quote by Henry Ford

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 31st, 2014

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Henry Ford

10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 30th, 2014

With New Year’s right around the corner, have you decided on next year’s resolutions as a leader? Do you plan to set a better example for your employees? Commit more to the mission and help others do the same? Maybe it’s to apply your leadership knowledge? John Brandon compiled a list of the best business books of the year on leadership with a tip and quote to peak your interest! Here is the list of books:

  1. Ready to Be a Thought Leader: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success by Denise Brosseau
  2. Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly by Mike Myatt
  3. Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter
  4. Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weakness That Matter by Robert Bruce Shaw
  5. Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises by Derek Lidow
  6. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  7. Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do by Kathryn D. Cramer
  8. Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact by Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie
  9. Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan
  10. Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart D. Friedman

If the title of one of these seems to catch your interest and you would like to find out a little more, click here to get John’s tip and quote of the book.

Quote by Haruki Murakami

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 26th, 2014

“When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami

5 Things Job Candidates Obsess Over That Hiring Managers Don’t Care About

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 25th, 2014

Preparing for a job interview can be quite stressful but what if there were some things you were stressing over that hiring managers didn’t really look at? Maureen Dempsey got together with two career experts to identify five easy-to-obsess-over details that hiring managers really don’t care about and what to focus on instead:

  1. How fancy your resume looks
  2. If you send a handwritten thank you note
  3. Whether your resume fits on one page
  4. Crafting a clever cover letter
  5. Why you haven’t heard back

What continues to be probably the most stressful part of the job interview, aside from the actual interview itself, seems to be waiting for a call back. People just want to know if they’ve gotten the job or gotten passed up so they can just move on and continue their job search. Instead of worrying, assume you have not gotten the job and continue on your job search. It is something you are able to control and if you do get the wonderful phone call with an offer…you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

To read the full article click here.

Quote by Nora Roberts

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 24th, 2014

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

How to Use Holiday Downtime to Advance Your Career

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 23rd, 2014

If you have a little extra time to sit down and sort our your professional goals during the holiday season, Hailley Griffis advices to do so! Why does she believe this to be important?

“I find when I’m happy with my career, personal development, and overall professional growth, everything else seems to   come into place. I see more friends, have more time to exercise and focus on hobbies, am just happier.”

Here are 4 ways to get ready for your career in 2015:

  1. Get serious about LinkedIn
  2. Write down your ideal career situation
  3. Get clear on what you have to offer
  4. Set goals for 2015

To read more details on the 4 ways, click here.

Quote by Carlos Castenada

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 19th, 2014

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castenada

6 Tips for Working with a New Team

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 18th, 2014

In a team, you have a group of individuals working together towards one common goal. It may not always be an easy task to work in a team but there are some ways you can overcome those common challenges. When first getting together with your team, whether or not there is a time limit, take some time to get to know each other by talking about your likes and dislikes. Throughout the process, keep an open mind and be flexible; your way is not the only way. But most importantly, remember to have fun!

To read the complete 6 tips for working with a new team, click here.