ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
Being a professional in your chosen field means much more than wearing a coat and tie or possessing a college degree and a noted title. Professionalism also has to do with how you conduct yourself during your business affairs. True professionals possess a number of important characteristics that can apply to virtually any type of business.
Over the years, the writer has observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don't even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do - build better leaders. Read about the problem of leadership development and the solution.
Interviewing is an acquired skill. You can learn how to anticipate and prepare for certain questions, and you can learn how to present yourself in the best way possible. But as with any other skill, the more you practice and the more completely you prepare for each interview, the better you will perform and the more comfortable you will be.
Leadership skills can play a large role in career development. Often, your technical skills can only take you so far. To help you move forward in your career, you need soft skills such as the ability to be a good leader. Therefore, leadership skills are considered to be important traits which can help you get to the top of your career field. Read more to learn how to improve your leadership skills.
When was the last time you read a leadership job description? Virtually every job description you'll read lists leadership ability as a quality/characteristic/attribute that is valued, and in fact, most list it as a requirement. Read the importance of understanding the role of a leader before someone is placed in a leadership role.
Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don't take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company's culture rewards these actions? If you're shy or reserved, don't fret. You can ask for what you need and get what you want, while still being yourself.
The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think and why it works.
Read about the barriers of interdisciplinary work and how to overcome those barriers.
A GPS helps you to navigate on the road and find the way. The workplace GPS helps you to navigate in both your job search and successful, long term employment: Great Professional Skills.
Very few people describe themselves as natural born leaders. It takes buckets of self-confidence and a dash of moxie to get others to follow your lead. But you don't exactly need to grab the microphone to exude leadership. Leadership is a skill; one that can be learned and developed. So, if you want to give your boss more reasons to promote you, consider doing at least one of the following each work day.
Mentoring is a tricky thing: most people want it, but don't know how to get it. Mentoring is a responsibility; a commitment that requires valuable time and focused attention to assure the mentee's goals are progressing forward. How you find a mentor, reaping its rewards and paying it forward represents the many facets of this relationship. Here are five ways to secure a meaningful mentor and make it matter.
A surprising number of company founders and business-builders attribute much of their success to luck. Luck in business can be cultivated, through the combination of what is called a lucky attitude and a lucky network. Seven attributes are among the most difficult ones for leaders to master and maintain. Those are discussed in more detail in the article.
"There are thousands of books on success. But very few on failure," begins Siimon Reynolds in Why People Fail. "Yet mastering failure is surely a vital step in achieving your aims, hopes, and dreams. "Failure leads to success-if you see it as a process. Reynolds has identified 16 reasons for failure.
One might think that the seven leaders who were selected by Harvard's Kennedy School, in partnership with The Washington Post, as 2011's Top American Leaders would have little in common. The seven men and women hailed from diverse fields. But when it comes to ideas about leadership, the awardees had plenty in common.
Read this article about common-sense rules of engagement that apply to recruiters and candidates when using Skype to interview.