Cross-Training: Your Best Defense Against Indispensable Employees…No matter how great your organization is, there will be times when employees are sick, vacation, or leave to pursue other opportunities.

Imagine you’re part of a dangerous military combat operation. Suddenly, one of your team members with a mission-critical skill is injured or killed.  Do you just pack up and go home?  Of course not.

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In the military, cross-training is a part of everyday life. Our armed forces understand that duplication in the human system is one of the best ways to mitigate risk and ensure success.

While your company’s mission may not be life or death, it can sometimes feel like it. Regardless of your industry, today’s businesses can’t risk failing because they lose a key player at a critical juncture. It’s essential to cross-train your employees so losing one won’t mean the end of your company.

The Power of Cross-Training

Cross-training your employees to mitigate risk may involve developing your team’s capacity so your company has the flexibility to respond to fluctuating workflows. It can also include training for different skill sets in the event that a key employee leaves, or simply as a way to prepare a lower-level employee to move up in the organization. Either way, cross-training can be extremely beneficial to your organization as a whole.

No matter how great your organization is, there will be times when employees are sick, are on vacation, or leave to pursue other opportunities. When that happens, it’s your duty to make sure your team is prepared.

IDEO’s CEO, Tim Brown, brings this concept to life in a really creative way. He describes I-shaped individuals as experts in their area who have an extremely limited ability to collaborate across disciplines. T-shaped individuals, on the other hand, have deep expertise in one area and a working understanding across disciplines, which gives them insight into the bigger picture.

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Having a workforce of T-shaped individuals will give your organization:

  • Durability. When only one person knows how to handle a key area of your business, your company isn’t positioned for sustainability. Cross-training helps ensure that if an essential team member quits or takes a vacation, your business won’t suffer. 
  • Agility. Cross-training creates a more agile workforce by providing on-the-job professional development. It’s a win-win because you get to duplicate your employees’ skill sets, and your employees get a chance to learn different things, uncover hidden talents, and prepare to advance in the organization.
  • Flexibility. Organizations that cross-train are better equipped to recover quickly from disruptions and handle transitions gracefully. This means they can deliver seamless service to their customers, even in times of disruption. 
  • Efficiency. Cross-training forces teams to refine processes by making them take a hard look at the way they do things as they train others. Teaching is also a great opportunity for learning because it forces employees to answer questions, explain their processes, and see the tasks they perform daily through a fresh set of eyes.
  • Teamwork. Cross-training gives employees a chance to build new relationships with people they might otherwise never have contact with. These relationships will help your team work more effectively and increase employees’ understanding of the big picture.

Four Tips for Successful Cross-Training

To avoid derailing your organization every time one of your key players is absent, follow these tips for implementing a cross-training initiative:

  1. Create a culture of collective success. For some employees, being indispensable is a point of pride. Make it clear that your organization values people’s ability to support each other and that single points of failure are a company-wide weakness. Show employees that their capacity to help their co-workers in times of need will benefit them when they need additional support
  2. Set formal expectations. Require employees to have at least one person who can step into their role at a moment’s notice. Make it mandatory, give clear instructions, and provide time for people to cross-train effectively.
  3. Test your success. Run simulations to ensure cross-training meets your expectations. See if a key employee can go away on vacation with absolutely no team contact, or commit that employee to another project and make sure he isn’t pulled in to help the person performing his role. If someone is able to step in in this person’s absence, you’re covered.
  4. Develop a feedback mechanism. Give employees an opportunity to give you feedback on the impact of cross-training activities, and use this information to continuously improve your efforts.

Although cross-training may result in some short-term loss in productivity, it’s a small price to pay for long-term risk mitigation and increased efficiency. Think of cross-training as insurance against the inevitable.

No matter how great your organization is, there will be times when employees are sick, are on vacation, or leave to pursue other opportunities. When that happens, it’s your duty to make sure your team is prepared.

Chris Cancialosi, Ph.D., is managing partner and founder at gothamCulture

Forbes.com  |  September 15, 2014  |  Chris Cancialosi 

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Got Kids?? The 20 Best Business Schools For Networking…Networking is importantfor the rest of a graduate’s life in the job market.

When choosing a business school, there are several key factors to consider, from class size to location and on-campus resources.  But one important factor is easy to overlook: what the school provides post-graduation. strong alumni network can make all the difference in making connections and landing interviews at top companies. 

Here are the 20 schools that came out on top: 

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Networking is important because the 20 schools that came out on top: use the peer, faculty, and alumni support and influence is a major asset while in school and for the rest of a graduate’s life in the job market,” says Harvey Berkey, chief operating officer of Graduateprogams.com, a website where students can review graduate programs.

To determine which schools offer the best networking opportunities, Graduateprogams.com pulled the business schools with the highest scores for “Value of Network,” one of many categories in which over 70,000 students review their schools on the site.

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10 Tips for Mastering Facebook…The problem, however, is getting noticed when roughly 1.5K posts can come through a user’s news feed each day

Despite the amount of competition, Facebook remains as the social network. With over 1.3 billion monthly active users, there’s no denying that Facebook is just as popular as ever. And it’s a platform that definitely shouldn’t be ignored. Facebook have proven to be one of the best allies for businesses and individuals who want to increase their online presence or gives sales a jolt.

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The problem, however, is getting noticed when roughly 1,500 posts can come through a user’s news feed each day. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to master Facebook, which you can do by following these 10 tips. Not only will it make you stand out from the crowd, these tips can also increase the experience of your community.

1. What’s the Competition Doing?

There’s nothing wrong about scoping out your competitors or similar businesses – just as long as you’re not stealing any copyrighted material. By doing a little exploring you have the chance to see what tactics are and are not working. For example, do the followers of your competitors like posts that share videos or do they prefer infographics? How often are they posting? Is there Welcome Tab?

If you want to see what the competition is doing on Facebook all you have to is go to www.Facebook.com/search and then select the ‘Pages’ option. Once there, you can search for competitors or industry keywords. If you can’t locate the Facebook page of a competitor, head over to their website and see if there is link to Facebook on the website.

When I did this for my hosting company I searched #hosting.  This will pull up all hosting companies.  You should pay attention to every detail that they are doing online.  Pay attention to their customers and what they are doing.  Replicate what they are doing and do it better.

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2. Understand Your Demographic

Some people may get a bit concerned over the fact that there are a lot of demographic options on Facebook that can be used to target your audience. How exact can these demographic options get? Well, you can discover the following about your audience:

  • Location

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Work

  • Interests

  • Life Events

  • Politics

By knowing this information you can then create content that your demographic would be interested in and would be willing to share with others.

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3. Use Visuals

In case you weren’t paying attention, images are good for business. This exactly breaking news eithers. Over the last several years there has been research after research that has proven just how powerful images can be. For Facebook, it has been found that photo posts receive 39% more interaction. Even more eye-opening is the fact that photos account for 93% of the most engaging posts. Furthermore, posts that contain images receive 53% more likes, 104% more comments and 84% of click-throughs than compared to posts that just contain text.

4. Use a Call-to-Action

What do you want your followers to do after you  post something to Facebook? Do you want them to Like, Share or Comment? State clearly what you would like your fans to do. For example, if you want them to watch a video you just uploaded, then don’t be afraid to tell people that. Just keep in mind that you don’t want to be too pushy. People don’t want those spammy-appearing posts that bombard you with demands of Liking or Sharing. Not only will people ignore, block or remove your Facebook page, you may even get into trouble for some shady practices.

5. Post at the Right Time

If you want to make certain that your audience sees your status or content, you’ll have to discover the best days and times to post on Facebook. Typically, the end of the week is a safe bet. Research has shown that engagement rates are 18% higher on Thursdays and Fridays. However, if you want something more specific, HubSpot has found that the best times to post are between 1pm to 4pm with Wednesdays at 3 pm being the peak time. As for the worst times, it’s been found that weekends and before 8 am and after 8 pm aren’t ideal times to post on Facebook.

6. Engage Your Audience

If you’re looking for a simple and effective way to engage with customers than look no further than just start by asking a question. It’s been found that posts that contain a question generate 100% more comments. Just be sure to ask questions that have a short or limited response. For example, if you’re in the travel industry than you could ask your fans where their dream destination would be during the summer.

Another popular and proven tactic to increase engagement is by running a contest. 35% of fans want to participate in contest – which sparks creativity and activity among Facebook users by giving away a product relevant to your brand or sharing the winning image from a fan. You can use WildfireNorth SocialStruttaWooboxShortStack or Votigo to create and run contests.  I’ve used all of them and I’ve put them in my preferred order.

7. Follow the 70/20/10 Rule

The 70/20/10 rule isn’t exactly new in the the business world and leadership development, but it’s become a proven technique for Facebook posting as well. The idea is pretty simple. You want your posts to be varied and broken down in the following ways:

  • 70% of posts add value to your business and increase brand recognition.

  • 20% of posts should be shared content or ideas from others.

  • 10% of posts should be promotional – announcing new products, hosting contests, etc.

By following this rule you’re making sure that your posts aren’t too promotional and are keeping your fans engaged with differing content that they’ll enjoy or find informative. It can also help you create a content calendar so that you have a schedule on what to post.

8. Be Emotional

Yes. It’s perfectly acceptable to get emotional on Facebook – within reason, of course. Why? Because science has proven that emotions are contagious on Facebook. That means that cheerful posts can make people happy and angry tangents could get people worked up. Posts that illustrate your excitement or frustration are shared more often and can boost engagement.

If you want to go further with your emotions, make use of emoticons. Posts that contain emoticons are shared 33% more often, increase comments by 33% and 57% more likes than posts than posts that don’t don’t use emoticons.

9. Run a Targeted Ad Campaign

While you can make the most out of all of the free services that Facebook provides, that can only get you so far, no matter how outstanding your content is. If you spend just a little bit of money on Facebook advertising you’ll have a better chance at reaching your demographic. This means that if you have a 23-year old male who enjoys playing Halo and lives in Chicago, then you could create ads that would grab their attention. From there, you can engage your fans, friends of your fans and even people who aren’t fan yet by creating engaging posts that interests them.

10. Make Use of Insights

Facebook also has a handy analytics feature known as Insights. And you should be using this free and powerful tool regularly. Insights gives you the ability to view information like the amount of people who have interacted or viewed your page. You also have access to the demographics of these people and where they came from. You can even see how effective that Like button has been working out on your website.

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Leadership: 10 Things The Best Leaders Never Say…Successful leaders can articulate their organization’s mission & express it in ways that inspire others to achieve it.

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — ‘tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. —Mark Twain

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Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? Don’t be that guy.

 I’m the Boss – “By announcing this fact, you negate it,” says Price. “As Former Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘Power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.’”

Whether you like it or not, the words you use can seriously affect your ability to achieve success. And that’s especially true for leaders.

“Most successful leaders can articulate their organization’s mission and express it in ways that inspire others to achieve it,” says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.” “Though other traits, behaviors, and skills are required for leadership, this one is at the top of the list.” 

She says great leaders embrace the power of speech. “They understand the impact of the spoken word, and how it affects the hearts and minds of people.” For this reason, they regularly use positive and effective phrases when speaking with their team, such as: “Here’s our mission,” “Your role is critically important because…,” “I’d like to know what you think,” “How can I help?” “Together we can…” “Congratulations,” and “Thank you.”

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“Conversely, there are certain damaging words and phrases great leaders would never say,” Price explains.

Here are 10 of them:

1- “I’m the boss.”

“By announcing this fact, you negate it,” says Price. “As Former Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘Power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.’”

Declaring your title implies an attitude that says,“No questions. No arguments. We’ll do things my way. “Great leaders are followed and admired, whereas dictators are feared and despised,” Price says. “Of course you’re the boss, but saying so doesn’t make it so. Instead, use your power to empower others. Ask, ‘What do you need to succeed?’ or, ‘What can I do to help?’”

2- “That’s not my fault.”

The best leaders take responsibility for their actions. They don’t point fingers, make excuses, or throw others under the bus. “While no one likes to feel blame, a great leader absorbs the hit, demonstrates accountability, and rallies the team toward a solution,” she says. “Instead of blaming previous management, the former administration, other departments, or the economy, say, ‘Let’s talk about what we’re going to do next to ensure success.’”

As Henry Ford advised, “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” 

3- “I’ll do it myself.” 

Leadership is not a solo act, Price explains. “This attitude is notoriously referred to as the ‘Do It Yourself (DIY) habit,’ which may be good for home improvement but not leadership improvement. The higher you rise up the corporate ladder, the less you do personally as an individual contributor — the more you do through and for others.”

The goal is to put the right people in the right places and enable them to succeed, she says.

4- “I know that — I’ve thought of everything.” 

As legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“Avoid dismissing or discounting others’ input with a self-important know-it-all attitude,” Price says. “Even if you do know, remain teachable. When you welcome and value your employees’ intelligence and contributions, you make them look good and feel smart.”

5- “Failure is not an option.”

“This motto may work as the creed of NASA’s Mission Control Center and title of Gene Kranz’s autobiography,” says Price. “However, when a leader utters this phrase in business, it is often interpreted as, ‘mistakes are not allowed.’”

This attitude inflicts fear into followers, curbs creativity, and inhibits innovation. Great leaders allow — even encourage — their people to fail forward; to turn blunders into building blocks, mishaps into stepping stones. “That’s why Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM, advised, ‘The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.’ Or as Arianna Huffington says, ‘Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.’”

6- “That’s not the way we do it here.” 

Successful leaders are passionate about innovation — finding a better way of doing something. “In fact, Steve Jobs said, ‘Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.’ For this reason, the best leaders value employees who demonstrate creative thinking, flexibility, and problem-solving skills,” Price explains. “These phrases, in one fell swoop, reveal you are the opposite: stuck in the past with old-school thinking, inflexible, and closed-minded.”

Even if you disagree with someone’s idea, say instead, “Wow, that’s an interesting idea. How would that work?” Or, “That’s a different approach. Let’s discuss the pros and cons.”

7- “I want results, not relationships.”

Great leaders know that results are produced through people, which require building strong relationships with employees, fellow leaders, customers, business partners, vendors, and other key stakeholders. “Just as it appears in the dictionary, relationships come before results,” Price says.

8- “I don’t care if it’s unethical. If it’s not illegal, do it.”

Great leaders neither encourage nor condone corrupt and unethical behavior for the sake of accomplishing financial or organizational goals. “The ‘ends justify the means’ is no excuse for deliberate deception, disregard of company policy, noncompliance, and unlawful acts,” says Price. “Instead say, ‘Do the right thing.’”

As Abraham Lincoln observed, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

9- “Don’t bring me any bad news or surprises.” 

Saying this doesn’t make the bad news and surprises go away; it just means people sweep a time bomb under the rug. “Great leaders want to know about the issues that need immediate attention; therefore, they say, ‘If there’s bad news or surprises, I want to be the first to know,’” Price says. They create an environment where people are expected to raise issues as soon as they appear, rather than hiding them. As Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell told his staff, ‘Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.’”

10- “You’re lucky to have a job here.”

This statement destroys drive and kills morale. It implies you’re doing people a favor by employing them, and they’re indebted for the privilege of working for you. “It’s up to the employee to decide if that’s true,” she says. Instead try something like, “We’re lucky to have you on our team.”

Price says one common denominator of great leaders is that their words and actions inspire others to “dream more, learn more, do more, and become more,” as John Quincy Adams said. “That’s why they’re seen as leaders — the combination of their communication and character compel people to follow. The best leaders deliberately choose specific words to say, and not say, in order to maximize their ability to achieve results through people.”

 

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    Leadership: How do you Rate??…How To Spot A Bad Boss — Before You Accept The Job Offer

    I’ve worked for some pretty bad bosses during my career. Some were managers who became my boss after I was already working in the job, but others were toxic bosses that I should have spotted before I even accepted the job offer.

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    As you walk down the hallway to the hiring manager’s office or conference room for your interview, be aware of how other employees react to the manager. Are they friendly and positive toward him/her? Or, do they quickly turn around and walk away or dive behind cubicles to avoid being seen? Look for signs that other employees are afraid of the hiring manager or trying to avoid the person.

    Here are 10 ways to spot a bad boss – before you take the job:

    1. They’re late for the job interview. I once sat outside a hiring manager’s office, waiting for my job interview. I waited. And waited. And waited. 45 minutes after the interview should have started, the hiring manager walked past and then stared at me. “Who are you?” he demanded. I told him I was his 10am interview candidate. He rolled his eyes. “Oh great. Another interview. Like I don’t already have enough to do,” he grumbled. “Fine. You might as well come into my office so I can get this over.” This hiring manager had not only forgotten about my interview, he also hated his job. A dangerous combination to avoid.

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    2. Their office is unusually disorganized. Earlier in my career, I accepted a job working for a manager whose office was a mess. Well, that’s an understatement. Her office looked like a tornado had swept through it. I should have spotted the telltale signs during my job interview: She didn’t have a copy of my resume or even the job posting, there were sticky notes all over her computer screen and desk, stacks of paperwork were all over her office, even her clothing and hair were messy. Unfortunately, her disorganization spilled over into how she managed people and managed her department.

    3. They ask illegal questions during your interview. Does the hiring manager ask questions about how many children you have or if you plan on having any? Do he/she ask about your religion or your age? Hiring managers should always avoid asking any questions based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, veteran or military status, and physical, mental, or sensory disabilities. That’s because these are all “protected classes” under most state law. If you’re asked any of these types of questions, it means the hiring manager either isn’t trained and experienced or may be unethical.

    I’ve worked for some pretty bad bosses during my career. Some were managers who became my boss after I was already working in the job, but others were toxic bosses that I should have spotted before I even accepted the job offer.

    4. Other employees avoid the hiring manager. As you walk down the hallway to the hiring manager’s office or conference room for your interview, be aware of how other employees react to the manager. Are they friendly and positive toward him/her? Or, do they quickly turn around and walk away or dive behind cubicles to avoid being seen? Look for signs that other employees are afraid of the hiring manager or trying to avoid the person.

    5. They don’t focus on the job interview. The goal of a hiring manager should be to hire the best possible candidate for the job. That means being 100% focused on the candidate and interview. Look for red flags, such as: checking email, answering telephone calls, texting, and speaking with other employees during your interview. Avoid accepting a job for a boss who doesn’t give you his or her full attention during your job interview.

    6. They don’t ask difficult questions. To find the best candidate takes a lot of digging and questioning. So be wary of the hiring manager if he/she isn’t asking you tough questions about your knowledge, skills, and experience. They should be trying to find out as much as possible about your background as well as testing your skills with “Tell me about a time when…” questions. If they aren’t doing this, be suspicious.

    7. They keep changing the topic of conversation to talk about themselves.  I once interviewed with a manager who kept interrupting me, so he could tell me stories about himself. There is almost nothing worse than working for a narcissistic boss. These are managers who have an excessive sense of self-importance and are extremely preoccupied with talking about themselves. These are also the bosses most likely to steal your ideas, take credit for your work, and who often have deep-rooted insecurities. Run quickly in the opposite direction.

    8. They display anger management issues. Don’t put yourself in the position of working for a verbally (or physically) abusive boss. Signs to watch for are: yelling at his/her assistant or other employees, slamming doors, throwing things, saying negative things about others, going from calm to angry in a split second, tension you can visibly see (clenched fists, furrowed eyebrows, sweaty forehead, fast breathing), and over-reacting to things you say during the interview.

    9. They can’t clearly communicate what it will take for you to be successful in the position. The hiring manager should know what it takes to be successful in every job within their department. This includes the knowledge, skills, background, education, and attitude necessary. If they don’t know this, why are they the department manager?

    10. They don’t have a clear vision with goals and objectives for their department. Same here. If the hiring manager can’t clearly articulate the vision, goals, and objectives for their department, then they shouldn’t be in that role. Trust me, this isn’t the kind of manager you want as your leader.

    ~ Lisa Quastauthor of the recently released book,Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach: A Foolproof Guide to Getting the Job You Want. EveryTime.   Join me on Twitter @careerwomaninc

     

    Forbes.com  |  September 15, 2014  |  Lisa Quast

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    6 Key Business Goals Thought Leadership Will Help You Achieve…Thought leadership has a clear purpose for nearly every aspect of your company

    When you think of SEO and Google, Matt Cutts probably comes to mind. And when researching the future of Internet marketing, you’d likely read a post on Jeff Bullas’ blog.

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    Despite the overwhelming success and instant recognition of many prominent thought leaders, misconceptions about this buzzworthy term still hold many back from realizing its potential.

    I regularly hear people say that they don’t have the ego for thought leadership or that they feel it creates an illusion of credibility — and they’re not completely misguided.

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    Racking up 20,000 Twitter followers doesn’t automatically declare you a thought leader, though many self-proclaimed “thought leaders” would beg to differ, and these are the examples overshadowing its potential.

    Thought leadership isn’t about putting your personal needs firstthe purpose is to educate your audience, question the status quo, and become a trusted source for information. And this valuable marketing ammo will fortify your business goals.

    When you develop a specific strategy and implement it effectively, thought leadership can impact these six areas of your company:

    • Sales: Consumers don’t want to be sold; they want to research products and services to make informed purchase decisions. If salespeople provide educational content to prospects that guides them through their questions and concerns, leads will filter in, and conversion rates will soar.
    • Public Relations: Brand awareness and positioning are paramount to a company’s success, but these can be difficult to manage through PR. By writing your own content, you control the conversation about you and your company and establish credibility through your published byline.
    • Social Presence: Sharing valuable information on social media is a great way to engage with your audience and maintain relationships. And using social mediums to promote your in-house content will educate your audience on your value proposition and facilitate trust.
    • Recruitment: Publishing consistent content will quickly garner the attention of top talent in the industry. Not only will this expand your audience and reach, but showcasing your company’s credibility and forward-thinking mentality will also position your company as a desirable employer. It’s really that simple. Plus, you can use educational evergreen content to train new hires.
    • SEO: Google rewards companies that produce consistent, valuable content with higher search rankings. And nearly every update — including Panda, Penguin, and more — has worked toward distinguishing high-value content.
    • Branding: Thought leadership can shape and strengthen your personal brand and humanize your company in the eyes of your audience. Consumers want to do business with people, not companies, and personalizing your brand through thought leadership can help you accomplish that.

    Thought leadership has a clear purpose for nearly every aspect of your company, which isn’t the case for most marketing strategies. Plus, it’s a differentiating factor that will work to your advantage long after most marketing fads fade.

    To capitalize on these long-term benefits, follow these four simple steps:

    • Define your business goals. If you don’t outline clear objectives — beyond appearing in marquee publications — you can’t measure your results. Before launching a thought leadership campaign, identify your purpose for each article, as well as the overall strategy.
    • Establish a process for consistency. Producing an article or two won’t instantly land you speaking engagements, raise your search rank, or increase sales. Consistency in content is essential for staying top of mind with your audience and building a trusting, more meaningful relationship.
    • Leverage content across departments. Make sure leaders from each department fully understand how to incorporate thought leadership content into their departments. You’ll likely see resistance if employees can’t identify a clear benefit behind these efforts.

    John Hall is the CEO of Influence & Co., a company that provides a turnkey thought leadership solution for companies.

    Forbes.com  |  September 14, 2014  |  John Hall

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    ForbesWoman: 5 Reasons Why Being a Pleaser is Holding You Back…Have you ever been tempted to ignore your agenda in order to keep harmony?

    Have you ever been tempted to ignore your agenda in order to keep harmony? Maybe you behaved cooperatively to avoid unwanted attention or being the dissenter on a matter.  Perhaps you dodged using your voice because the potential damage to a relationship was just too great. Whether you engage in these slights to yourself a little bit or a lot, you have pleaser tendencies. And I can assure you, those default behaviors aren’t endearing you to others the way you may think they are.

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    Being a pleaser drains. Sometimes it’s best to say No.

    To learn more about pleaser tendencies, I talked to Cheryl Rice, an executive coach and author of the forthcoming book, Where Have I Been All My Life?(SheWrites Press; October 7, 2014). Rice’s inspired and enlightening book delves into her journey challenging her own lifelong pleaser tendencies and spurring her female coaching clients to do the same. Said Rice,

    “Pleasers chronically try to earn outside validation and endorsement. All the while, they never give themselves any form of acceptance or endorsement.”

    In addition, Rice highlighted five ways that being a pleaser is holding you back from greater fulfillment in work and life. When you people-please…:

    1. You’re Being Dishonest: Just think about it, you can’t be a people pleaser without also being a fraud. When we nod our head affirmatively when we mean “no” or sit by silently when we really want to debate something, we’re misleading others.  And yet, our bodies are brutally honest with us. Rice notes, “Our body will give us cues about how we feel about something. When we say “yes” despite our body’s input, it’s a red flag that our own resentment looms in the future.”

     

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     2- You Back Yourself Into a Corner:  Pleasers will often say “yes” to a request in the moment or otherwise over-extend themselves to another. When you allow people to engage you in “drive-by” requests or negotiations, you’re not giving yourself the most important advantage in making sound decisions: time and space to consider the request. Said Rice, “When we’re overly attuned to reading others’ wants and needs, we leave ourselves totally vulnerable. Nine times out of ten, we’ll end up dismissing and ignoring our own needs and limits.”

    1. You Cement Expectations That You’ll Act Similarly In The Future: Nothing builds a reputation like repeated behavior patterns. When you compulsively please, especially when you do so more than once, you set a precedent that others should expect similar behavior from you going forward. Rather than emphasize your future leadership potential, you’re reinforcing that you’re a follower. Rice explained, “The self-questioning that underlies pleasing makes us behave more passively. Worse, it prompts others to see us as indecisive, wishy washy and tentative.”
    2. Your Sacrifice Makes You Feel Like a Victim: When we live to please, we end up in a kind of helpless, weak state. What if we bend over backward to accommodate a demanding party and they’re still not pleased?  We may have lowered our rate, thrown in extra services, and put in late hours – but now they want more. Rice advises, “You can be pleasant without pleasing. The major difference we’re talking about here is making a choice to be pleasant – but assertive — rather than simply pleasing and overindulging others as a default.”
    3. You Dilute Your Knowledge & Contributions: If you don’t assert your opinion or challenge others, you teach people to think that your training, skills, and expertise are worthless. Resist the urge to behave like a student or observer in your next meeting. Says Rice, “When you people-please, you’re not doing your job. I can guarantee that on some level, you won’t be truly liked, or respected, if you brand yourself as someone who only goes with the flow.”

    You might be tempted to sidestep your pleasing tendencies, hoping they’ll go away on their own. Perhaps ignoring them for the time being is just easier than calling them out. Yet expert afterexpert seems to think otherwise. When it comes to that elusive outside validation that so many women are desperately seeking, Rice simply advises, “Until we give it to ourselves, we can’t receive it.”

    Forbes.com  |  September 21, 2014  | Selena Rezvani

    Selena Rezvani is a women’s leadership speaker, workplace consultant, and author of Pushback: How Smart Women Ask–and Stand Up–for What They Want. Connect with her at
    nextgenwomen.com and @SelenaRezvani on Twitter 

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    Career:7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone Making A Career Change…Writing a resume can be a daunting task. And if you’re changing careers or industries, it’s even more challenging.

    Writing a resume can be a daunting task. And if you’re changing careers or industries, it’s even more challenging.

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    “When you’re attempting to change careers, you’re often going up against many other candidates who possess a more traditional (and regularly accepted) work history for the role or industry you’re targeting,” says Amanda Augustine, a career expert at TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals. “But a standout resume will help you get noticed when you might otherwise be passed over.” 

    In order to create an eye-catching resume that’ll help you stand out from the competition, you’ll have to look at all your experience and accolades in a different light, she says. “You must evaluate your experience, education, and professional development and skills to determine what’s considered important for your new career, and then you’ll have to re-position or re-brand yourself.” 

    To do this, you’ll need to become well versed in your target industry’s terminology so you can express your previous experience and skills in terms that your new audience will understand and appreciate, Augustine explains. “That can take a lot of effort on the part of the job seeker; it may even require you to speak with people who work in your target field — which you should be doing anyway — to learn which of your skills are transferable and most prized.”

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    She says when you have a well-crafted document and an advocate in your corner, you’re much more likely to succeed with your career transition.

    To get a clearer picture of what makes a resume stand out, we asked Augustine to create a sample of an excellent one for a professional changing careers.

    While your resume may look different depending on the job or industry you’re targeting, the one below from someone hoping to transition from HR to sales should serve as a useful guide:

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    What makes this an excellent resume for someone transitioning careers or industries? Augustine outlines the following reasons:

     

    1. The job seeker’s new career objective is clear.

     

    If you want to change careers, it’s best to have your new job goal well-defined, as this will dictate how you reposition your experience and which qualifications you decide to highlight in your new resume, Augustine says.

     

    2. This resume focuses on the skills, achievements, and qualifications that are most relevant to the job seeker’s new career track.

     

    “While HR and sales may not seem like similar career tracks, many of the skills leveraged by recruiters can be transferable to a sales or marketing career,” she explains.

     

    It’s important to identify which of your skill sets are valuable to another field, and in what capacity. “I can rattle off a list of common skills that are easily transferable to a variety industries and functions — problem-solving, strategic thinking, strong written or oral communication, people management, innovation, negotiation, etc. — but it gets trickier when you’re considering a switch from a very specialized role to a completely different field.”

     

    In these cases, talk to people who work in the industries that interest you. Once they have a good understanding of your background and strengths, they’ll be able to provide insight into which roles in their field might be relevant to you.

     

    3. This resume sells what the job seeker has to offer.

     

    “Hazel” is a technical recruiter seeking a position selling recruiting software to corporations, so her extensive knowledge of the recruitment process and her experience using and training others on various social recruiting platforms and applicant tracking systems work is emphasized in her professional summary and highlighted throughout the rest of her resume.

     

    4. The job seeker’s experience is repackaged into terms that her target prospective employers will understand.

     

    “Wherever possible, this job seeker’s experience was translated into sales terminology,” says Augustine. “For example, the terms ‘clients’ or ‘internal clients’ were used to describe the hiring managers. Candidates were turned into prospects or potential leads. In her list of core competencies, ‘Hazel’ used sales keywords such as ‘lifecycle management’ and ‘pipeline management,’ leaving out the terms that would make these competencies recruiter-specific (i.e. ‘recruitment process lifecycle’ and ‘candidate pipeline’).”

     

    Every field has its own acronyms and terminology. It’s your job to figure out how to translate your experience and past successes into terms that resonate with your new target audience. Subscribe to industry-specific publications, conduct informational interviews, and start attending events that are relevant to your target field to gain this insight, and update your resume accordingly.

     

    5. This resume is concise and only includes relevant information.

     

    Even though the job seeker has over six years of experience and has worked in at least three positions, her resume is only one page long. “Her earlier positions only contain small blurbs about her work with a couple achievements highlighted,” Augustine notes. “Rather than listing out a laundry list of your skills and experience, carefully select the accomplishments and responsibilities that will support your current career objectives.”

     

    6. The job seeker’s major contributions and achievements are quantified.

     

    Include numbers whenever possible, whether you’re describing the size of your budget, the number of events you helped organize, or the number of people you managed, to demonstrate your value to the employer.

     

    7. The job seeker included non-work related skills and activities.

     

    “Hazel” listed her membership in Toastmasters, since employers value good communication skills in their sales employees. “Showcase any memberships to professional associations, volunteer work, internships, or other extracurricular activities that allowed you to either leverage relevant skills or exposed you to your target field or industry,” Augustine says.

     

    Businessinsider.com  |  September 12, 2014  |  JACQUELYN SMITH AND SKYE GOULD


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    7 Effortless Ways to End Every Meeting on a Positive Note…Do you get the feeling that most thought, that the meeting was a waste of their time?

    How you end your meetings can make the difference between one that is good & one that isn’t. So often meetings feel like yet another necessary evil of doing business. At the end of a meeting, we observe quick exits, zoned-out looks, and the whispered utterances, “Well, that was a waste of time,” or “Thought it would never end.”

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    You’ve been doing all the right things–planning meetings with a purpose, creating well thought out agendas, and have tried stoically to keep your team on track during each meeting. Are your staff or co-workers still pretty checked out by the end of the meeting? Do you get the feeling that most thought–once again–that the meeting was a waste of their time?

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    Here are 7 great ways to positively end meetings that can take the “blah” out of them, and leave everyone feeling as if the meeting wasn’t so bad after all. By trying some of these strategies, maybe your staff or co-workers will actually be inspired, feel heard and needed, and maybe–just maybe–look forward to the next meeting.

    1. Don’t let it drag on

    Productivity cannot begin and goals cannot be met sitting in a meeting! Set your timer for a few minutes–10 is good–prior to the scheduled meeting’s end. Once that timer goes off, summarize the outcome of the meeting with the time remaining. Are there still people anxious to share their views? Encourage those individuals to send you an email with their ideas so you can place them on the agenda for the next meeting or get back to them in person. Most important, end the meeting on time–don’t let it drag on.

    2. Keep it positive

    At the end of each meeting, highlight the positive contributions your team has made. This is your make everyone feel good moment–make sure everyone leaves feeling good about something they accomplished or contributed to the meeting or the company as a whole. Let everyone know how incredibly successful you felt the meeting was even if it means highlighting the one good thing that came out of it.

    3. Be nice–like you mean it!

    We know most meetings end with head nods, handshakes, and other bland niceties. Why not end the meeting with a sincere thank you for coming, a sincere handshake with eye contact, or light-hearted conversation about anything but work or the company’s future?

    4. Touchy meeting?

    Is your meeting going to end with hurt feelings? Sometimes things have to be said in meetings in order for change to occur that may rub some the wrong way. Or conversations get heated when the blame game begins. If you have a meeting that goes south and feelings get hurt, end the meeting by acknowledging what is and isn’t working and, most important, acknowledge the hurt feelings of members of your team before going on to next steps.

    5. Pointless meeting?

    We have all been in that meeting where halfway through you’re finding it extremely hard to find any semblance of the original intent of the meeting. There is a lot of pointless conversation, daydreaming, and fidgeting going on. Because you don’t want this gathering of your team to be a total waste of time, end the current conversation as quickly, but as sensitively as possible, and then ask your team to take a couple minutes to think about those pressing things they would like to discuss further. Jot down their ideas for the next meeting’s agenda or make plans to meet with them one-on-one after the meeting, and then move on.

    6. Open up the meeting

    So often meetings are dominated by a few, but not all. Save five to ten minutes at the end of the meeting to give everyone an opportunity to add a comment and have his or her saywithout interruptions--this is their time to speak. This will make them feel heard and could possibly open some eyes and the door to new possibilities as the meeting comes to an end.

    7. End it with action!

    Toward the end of your meeting, briefly list out the action steps that need to take place to move the company or your team forward. Remind everyone about the direction the company is going in–the big picture. End it with a genuine smile and enthusiasm for the future. End your meeting positively!

    Inc.com  |  September 12, 2014  |  PETER ECONOMY

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    6 Unspoken Requirements For Every Job Seeker…Companies want social savvy employees who can source staff, advance their thought-leadership, etc.

    The hiring landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. If you want to make it to the top of the short-list and land a great job, you can’t succeed without the following critical assets:

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    1. A job

    Sad but true. More than ever, it’s hard to get a job if you don’t have a job. According to the recruiters’ web site ere.net, The National Employment Law Projectreported that companies often post job notices explicitly excluding applicants who are unemployed. Researchers at the Federal Reserve have found that people who are unemployed more than six months are heavily discriminated against. They sent fake resumes to hundreds of employers in response to job postings. Applicants who had only recently lost a job but had no relevant experience were far more likely to be called than those with many years of experience who had been out of work a long time.

    Further, now that virtually every professional has an online presence and a robust LinkedIn profile, jobs are often filled by passive candidates – those who are not actively searching for work but meet the criteria. This means that if you’re unemployed, your competition includes thousands of “candidates” who never even applied for the job. Today, many jobs are filled without ever being posted, advertised or sent to a recruiter.

    But not to worry. If you are currently unemployed, there are a few things you can do to overcome this challenge:

    Hang your own shingle. That doesn’t simply mean typing “consultant” into your profile. Start performing true consulting work, even if you have to offer your services to other entrepreneurs in your fieldon a pro bono basis at first. This gives you current employees and clients who can write testimonials. It also gives you stories to share with hiring managers and recruiters. You might end up flourishing as a solo-preneur, nixing the job search altogether.

    Volunteer for leadership roles. Join the board of a relevant professional or philanthropic association and work on a specific project you can discuss during job interviews. Choose something that will position you for the role you are seeking and that gives you the right kind of fodder for interviews.

    Take an internship. Although the word internship conjures up images of university students, adult internships are becoming more common. They are especially valuable if you are looking to change fields or industries as they give you a chance to learn new skills that will make you relevant.

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    2. Social media savvy

    Whether you are seeking a role in sales or accounting or product development, you need to know how to use social media. It’s no longer the exclusive domain of marketers. Why? Because social media helps you do your job better. Companies want social savvy employees who can source staff, advance their thought-leadership, perform research, engage in conversations with clients, and invent other creative ways to use this powerful resource. Virtually every aspect of business now has some sort of digital component. If the selection comes down to two equally qualified candidates – anti-social you and someone with superior social media skills, the job will likely to go to the other person.

    3. Proof of performance

    In the not-so-distant past, the only proof a candidate needed was a resume or CV and a list of references “available upon request.” In the interview, very few positions required a portfolio presentation. Today, evidence of excellence comes in many additional forms – including whitepapers, articles, presentations, and blog posts. The good news is that showcasing this proof is quite easy. One great example is a recent enhancement to LinkedIn’s Summary and Experience section. Members can now embed a variety of media that not only make their profile more interesting but also provide proof of expertise and performance.

    4. A brand identity system

    If you think brand identity systems are just for giant corporations like IBM or Google, it’s time to modernize your mindset. Today, each one of us is a brand, and we have the same need for brand standards. Your brand identity system ties together your resume and cover letter, email signature, LinkedIn profile and online social profiles – making it all look like it is coming from the same person.  In much the same way Target uses their red bull’s eye in signage, ads and online banners, you need to develop and consistently use a personal brand identity system. Color is the most important element – so choose a brand color that exudes your personality. Here’s an article that will help you identify the best color for you. Read it, then add your brand color to your resume, cover letters and thank-you notes, email signature, LinkedIn background, personal web site or Blog, and all other visible components.

    5. A fan club

    When a company hires you, they are also hiring your followers, fans, network contacts, endorsements, and recommendations.  The stronger the tribe, the more value you bring. Having a fan club means that people endorse, respect and follow you. If you are a leader, this is particularly important because it means you can easily source staff. A fan club comes in many forms, ranging from the number of “likes” or comments your posts get to the number of LinkedIn connections you have and the number and quality of recommendations. And even though you may think LinkedIn endorsements are silly, don’t underestimate the impact of those friendly faces praising your prowess. Even if we don’t admit it, we make decisions about people based on the skills for which they are endorsed.

    6. Video savvy

    If you are searching for employment, it is highly likely that you will be asked to participate in a video interview early in the process, and your performance on that interview will impact whether you proceed to the next steps. Most US companies and many outside the US are embracing video as a cost-effective way to evaluate candidates. I wrote an entire piece on the role of video in job search which you can find here.

    The necessities I list here may not be the first ones you think of when you are seeking employment, but in the new world of work, they are extremely important. Add all six of them to your suite of accomplishments, and you’ll become relevant and compelling to the people who are making decisions about you.

    Follow me on Twitter and check out my latest book, Ditch. Dare. Do! 3D Personal Branding for Executives.

     

    Forbes.com  |  September 11, 2014  |  William Arruda 

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2014/09/11/6-unspoken-requirements-for-every-job-seeker/

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