Entries by First Sun Team

Your #Career : Here’s How to Spend Your Time If You Want to Advance Your Career…It’s Critical to Focus on the Right Activities with the Right People in Order to Maximize your Influence and Knowledge.

Leaders and employees who are ready to move up in the ranks see opportunities to get involved and make significant contributions all around them. To be successful, it's critical to focus on the right activities with the right people in order to maximize your influence and knowledge.   There are four primary groups you likely […]

#Leadership : This Was the Most Helpful Thing My Boss Did for Me When My Husband Died… A Supportive Work Environment Made the Return to Work Much Easier.

When my 26-year-old husband passed away unexpectedly, work was the last thing on my mind. Those early days after my loss are a complete blur, but I think my sister contacted my human resources office to inform them I wouldn't be back in the office for a while. I was working as a psychotherapist. So […]

Your #Career : How To Trick The Robots And Get Your Resume In Front Of Recruiters….Writing a Resume that Can get Past Applicant Tracking Systems Doesn’t mean Boring Recruiters to Tears.

Confession time: I hate applicant tracking systems (ATS) with a burning passion. Why? Because in the name of making things easier for companies by “pre-filtering out” unqualified candidates, the peddlers of ATS software have dehumanized the hiring process and sent a terrible message to jobseekers: Conform to the requirements of our machines, or risk being ignored. Does […]

#Leadership : 6 Ways to Make Hard Decisions Easier as a Leader…You’re the One Who has to Make the Call, and the One Who Has to Deal with the Consequences. Which Way Will you Go?

Leadership is mentally and emotionally demanding. Not only will you need to temper your emotions to keep your team inspired, you'll also be the point person for almost every hard decision your business makes. Learning to make effective decisions may take some practice, but decisiveness is like any other skill: the more time you invest […]

#Leadership : Staff Turnover Is Draining Your Company…Your Employees are your Customers and the Lifeblood of your Business. Invest in their Development so They’ll Keep Putting their Talent and Training to Work for You.

Reducing staff turnover keeps more money within your business and gives you fewer headaches. Running a company is easy when you have a full roster of excellent employees. Lose a few of your most experienced, rock-star workers, though, and you'll wonder why you ever wanted to own a business. In my early years of entrepreneurship, I owned […]

#Leadership : How Can You Spot Great Leaders? This Is How They Manage Younger and Older Workers (Note the Difference)… Don’t Manage Older, more Experienced Employees Like you Do your Younger Ones. It will Backfire.

Successful leaders recognize early on that certain challenges will emerge. How you choose to deal with each generational employee in the same office will have a critical effect on your relationship with your team. The challenge, depending on the situation, is having the self-awareness (a component of emotional intelligence) to know how and when to […]

#Leadership : Presentation – 4 Ways to Make An Irresistible Offer Without Selling…Learn How to Overcome Fears of Public Speaking and Over-Selling-No Matter the Presentation.

According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death.     Death is number two. Does that sound right? "This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy,” said noteworthy comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. However, there is […]

#Leadership : Productivity- These 10 CEOs’ Top To-Do List Hacks…Should you Ditch that To-Do List App for a Paper Planner—or Scrap both Entirely? Here’s how 10 Execs Stay Organized Day In and Day Out.

You’ve never quite figured out the best way to organize your to-do list–join the club. Perhaps you’ve got dozens of pages of to-dos stored away in the Notes app on your phone, and dozens more spread out across Slack and Trello. Or maybe you’ve tried a bunch to-do list apps and haven’t been able to commit […]

#Leadership : 4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader…Leadership is Simple. Don’t Over Complicate It.

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. Leadership is a lot more simple than we think. Don't Over Complicate it. I have […]