Posts Tagged ‘career advice’

5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

In the era of remote workers and overly full calendars, many of our workplace interactions are reduced to email threads. Regardless of the recipient, keep these 5 tips in mind next time you compose an email: 1. Only send emails when necessary According to a 2017 study by the Radicati Group, the average office worker…

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Questions to Avoid the Lawnmower Leader Trap

Being a lawnmower leader can hold your people back. Don’t get us wrong. A leaders job is to remove obstacles, but not every obstacle. Leaders should help their people, but not do the work for them. The difference can be subtle at times, but the impact is huge.  You can read our article on not…

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How to Drop a Few Nonproductive Tasks

Use this flowchart to think through your habits and consider dropping a few nonproductive practices. As you complete each of the seven steps on the chart, simply check them off as complete. Here’s a PDF version to download and use. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas…

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Resume Words that Work

If you are working on your resume, might we suggest you keep this tool handy?  It provides 172 resume words that work. Download a PDF version below. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas are spot-on, many are works in progress, and, admittedly, others miss the mark.…

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6 Behaviors of a Successful Protégé

You found yourself a mentor; here’s how to ensure you are a successful protégé.  After all, it isn’t just a one-way street. It takes two to have a successful mentoring relationship.  Here’s a tool to get you started. Below is a downloadable version of the tool. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change…

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6 Ways to be Invaluable at Work

How well are you doing at making yourself invaluable at work? Here are six ways to get you there. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas are spot-on, many are works in progress, and, admittedly, others miss the mark. That’s the nature of brainstorming and trying things.…

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Closing Doors vs. Burning Bridges

Years ago, I was working on my doctorate. At the time, my wife and I ran a management consulting firm. Our company was growing with offices in several states and an increasing number of employees and clients. We also had two young children. By any measure, we had more than enough on our plates. Nonetheless,…

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Why I’m My Own Brand and Why You Should Be One Too

“In 350 words or less, please tell us why you would be a great fit for our company.” This prompt looms over nearly every internship application I’ve submitted. Though painfully daunting, this request provides a unique opportunity not just to explain my skills and qualifications, but also to reflect my unique value—my very own “Skyler…

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