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Updated 02/08/2017

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LEADERSHIP

3 Critical Attributes of Leadership Presence - CEO.com 
7 Ways to Energize Your Team - Forbes 2016-08-23 Maynard Webb  
8 Ways To Get People To Like You - Forbes 2016-10-04  
9 Signs People See You as a Great Leader - Business Insider 2016-09
10 Leadership Success Tips

10 Management Tips for Great Leaders        

          Some see management as a long term vacation.
          Others see it as the big bucks.  Leaders see it as a
          challenge you must find reward in helping others
          develop their skills.  Tips to achieve this lofty but
          critical goal are always helpful.
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10 Traits of the World's Most Successful Leaders - LinkedIn
25 Things Strong Leaders Tell Their Employees - Forbes 2016-10-07

Are You a Consistent Leader - CIO
Are You A Great or Horrible Boss (Quiz) - HRGrapevine 2016-09-19

How Your State of Mind Can Transform Your Leadership - LinkedIn
If You're Comfortable You're NOT LEading - LinkedIn - John Ryan
Joni Walton: Have a Sense or Humor and Follow the Golden Rule
Leadership: Unpopular Decisions - Fortune 2016-06-08


Leadership Styles Chart

Authority of the Leader mapped against
the Autonomy of the Team
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The Biggest Mistake New Leaders Make - LinkedIn Alex Malley
Why Isn't Every Leader a Servant Leader? - HowWeLead.org 2016-06-08
Why Leaders Need to be Quick To Listen, Slow To Anger - Forbes 2016-06-21
Why the Best Leaders Struggle to Fire People - Forbes - David Sturt 2016-10-05



LINKEDIN

5 Things You Need To Know using LinkedIn in a Job Search - WorkItDaily.colm
 
7 Ways to Make Your Profile Job Ready Search - 2016-05-18 Forbes
 
7 Step Self Directed LinkedIn Profile Review - 2016-06-10 

10 Questions Your LinkedIn Must Answer in 10 Seconds - 2016-06-18 Forbes

19 Common Mistakes You're Making in LinkedIn - BusinessInsider.com 2016-06





LIKABLE




LONELINESS

TED: How to Beat Loneliness [ARTICLE]
We've all felt lonely from time to time.  But sometimes, things can get out of hand.
Psychologist Guy Winch lays out some straightforward tips to deal with the pain of
loneliness.



MANAGERS






 MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE




MINDFULNESS




MONEY




MOTIVATION




NETWORKING

3 Painless Networking Tips For People Who Hate To Network
                                 2016-10-30

5 Best Ways to Network while Still in College

5 Misconceptions About Networking - Harvard Business Review 2016-04-05       
2016-04-11

5 Tips for a Successful Network Meeting - TheBalance.com                                              2016-10-24

10 Best and WORSE Wayt to Look For a Job - Forbes 2016-09-05                         09/10/2016

Building Your Network When You Do Not Know Anyone  LinkedIn                                       01/28/2017

Gracefully Exiting a Networking Conversation - Monster                                       2016-10-24

Start Networking with People Outside Your Industry - HBR.org 2016-10              10/00/2016



OBJECTIONS
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7 Steps to Overcome Objections   (See graphic - click to enlarge)     


PASSION




PERFORMANCE REVIEW: TO DO LIST BEFORE, DURING & AFTER REVIEW

 
 
  
PERSONAL BRANDING
 

 
POLITICS
 
 

 
PRESENTATIONS
  
A Roadmap to Become a Top Presenter
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PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE, THINGS THEY DO

15 Surprising Things Ultra Productive
People Do Differently

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PRODUCTIVITY




PROFESSIONAL VALUES

The Sandler Rule:
The professional does what he did as a dummy - on purpose. 
You must learn to be brave enough to ask the "dummy questions." 
Then, wait out the silence!



Ways to be Professional at Work

Chart to help share the key areas companies need
solid performance from their people with some 
being very easy to do.
 
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PROMOTION



 
 
  
PUBLIC SPEAKING
        




RAISE
See PROMOTION



REBUILDING CAREER AFTER LAYOFF



RECRUITMENT





REFERENCES
 
What Not To Do When A Company's Reference Policy is Not Honored
This article is written by Jeff Shane, of Allison & Taylor Reference Checking.  While references made that are less than accurate are painful, they can be difficult establishing in a Court of Law.  The same is true with Discrimination cases and an apparent new approach of requesting Background Check information then not moving forward once the applicant's age has been confirmed.  Not all companies "play dirty" and the outcome, whether you are vindicated or not, often leave the victim damaged again by seeking damages.  If you feel you have been treated in an illegal matter, discuss it only with qualified professionals first as evidence sometimes gets lost.

Fortunately most companies are honest and do not seek the risk of such exposure and a public judgement against them.  This is offered only as information from a participant in this field.  No requests for payment have been made to this person or company and no funds or items of value will be accepted; this should not be seen as an endorsement or promotion.

Unfortunately some applicants/candidates fabricate their references by using close friends and/or family to take on a different name and know what story and dates they need to repeat.
This is one reason references are on the decline.  An online phone number check stops this.

This link is an article related to the above but discusses company policy and process as an additional insight into this matter.



RESIGN

13 Signs that Someone is About to Quit per Research - HBR.org 2010-10-13

Never Resign Before Finding Another Job - LinkedIn, Richard Moran 


3 Things You Should Know about the "Robots" reading Your Resume but Don't
Yes, the issues of Resume Scanning:  Exact Words, Can't Fool It and Each On is Different!






RETIREMENT & MEDICARE

3 Stupid Medicare Moves - FoxBusiness.com 2016-10-24                                     10/30/2016

Before Retiring, Take This Simple Test - WSJ.com                                                                    10/30/2016
  
Best Age For Social Security Retirement Benefits | Bankrate.com                                    10/30/2016

Ready for Retirement Quiz - AARP.org                                                                                             10/30/2016 

How do You Know You Can Retire?                                                                                                     10/30/2016

Retirement Age Calculator - Social Security                                                                                10/30/2016 

Retirement Planner: Benefits By Year Of Birth - Social Security                                            10/30/2016 

What Is Social Security's Full Retirement Age? - Charles Schwab                            10/30/2016  



SAFETY & SECURITY
 
5 Trends Causing Employees to Increase Focus on Safety & Security  Forbes
          10/18/2016



SALARY NEGOTIATIONS



SaHM to WaHM TRANSITIONS (Stay aHome Mom to Work aHome Mom)

 


SELF CONTROL




SEASONAL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES




SELLING YOUR SKILLS




SKILLS





SLEEP MYTHS & TIPS




SOCIAL MEDIA




SOFT SKILLS

4 Key Qualities of High Performers - Business Finance Planet

Will These 4 Skills Future Proof Your Career - Forbes 2016-08-12

4 Soft Skills You Need to Work On and Why - Forbes June 23, 2016




STORYTELLING
 
Storytelling That Moves People - Harvard Business Review 2003 Jun

Storytelling Websites and Resources - Univ of North Texas 
 
 
 
STRENGTHS




STRESS

8 Powerful Ways to Conquer Stress [VIDEO]  Forbes                                                                     09/29/2016

How to Deal with Job and Workplace Stress  HelpGuide.org

How to Start a New Job with Less Stress
 
 
 
SUCCESS



11 Ways Most Successful People Differ from Everyone Else  Inc., Christina Desmarais      02/05/2017 

How to Commit Your Way to Success  LinkedIn, Scott Ginsberg

Spending Their Lunch Break  BusinessInsider.com                                                                             09/00/2016




SUPPORT TEAM

5 People Everyone Needs in Their Corner  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                                         08/23/2016



TALENT

 
 
 
TAX TIPS
TEAMS




TERMINATIONS
         




TIME MANAGEMENT




TRUTH

10 Fundamental Truths We Forget Too Easily 
HuffingtonPost.com                                        10/01/2016



UNCERTAINITY




UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE




WEAK MANAGERS

10 Reasons Some Managers Won't Hire Top Performers - Forbes - 2016-09-15

11 Signs You Work for a Weak Manager - Forbes 2016-06-18



WON'T HIRE THE UNEMPLOYED
Good and talented people are not exempt from companies being acquired, facing tough
economic downturns, have deficient or weak leadership, or see their goods or services no longer in demand, or many other factors that can bring involuntary separations.  Many to most factors for unemployment have no relationship to an employee's skills, performance or attitude.
Ask yourself, "Is this a manager or company I would feel proud to be involved with?"  If not, why are you still thinking about them?  Jobs can be tough to get; bad jobs are plentiful and often more damaging to your career.  This is why networking is critical to learn the inside scoop.

Never respond to such statements; be polite and walk out knowing you escaped a future nightmare that could haunt you for years to come.  Hostile environments are not worthy of you.
LINK TO:  NOLO.com - Discriminiation against the Unemployed

IF YOU'RE NOT WORKING NOW WE WON'T HIRE YOU - Forbes, Liz Ryan
                       10/20/2016  



WORDS


20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb



WORK-LIFE BALANCE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

10 Interview Questions: Company's Work-Life Balance - Glassdoor                             09/00/2016 
 
 
29 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance - Forbes                                                                             10/03/2016
 

One Way to Achieve Work-Life Balance: Love Your Work - Forbes                                 10/08/2016