It’s impossible to avoid conflict at home, at work, in life in general. It’s impossible to choose whether or not to have conflict, we can only choose how to respond in the face of a conflict. We can deny, avoid, give up, or walk away, but those actions leave our problem unresolved which can lead to […]
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I was having a discussion with a client about some career services challenges when the conversation turned to projections for the 2014 cohort. “One important thing to remember” I said, “is that new enrollments are down, so many of the graduate employment issues we are discussing today are going to self-solve in the near future.”
Three days per week, I go to the same restaurant, at the same time and order the same thing for breakfast. Three days per week, as I am standing in line, the same young “Millennial Girl” comes in and literally cuts to the front of the line to place her order. I appreciate her tactic; […]
Recently, I had a scheduling conflict which forced me to turn down an offer to conduct an In-Service Workshop on effective communications for a school that I really wanted to visit. The job came to me via a contact (networking) who was trying to recommend a speaker to someone in her network who asked for […]
One thing I thoroughly enjoy about LinkedIn is the ability to observe what works with respect to networking and what doesn’t. LinkedIn is very similar to life; people with original ideas, thoughts and comments get noticed, people seek them out and they are highly interesting. More often than not I observe people sitting back being […]
Here’s the thing about expertise, when we believe we are Experts- we stop learning, seeking new information, and above all else we stop listening to others. We’ve all worked with a person who believes they are an expert in many, if not most areas related to their profession. (Perhaps you’ve been this person at one […]
Not that long ago we were hired to “fix” a career services department for a college school system that was struggling to meet bench in almost all programs. As part of our initial assessment of the department we asked the team what they felt was the root cause of the problem? One person reported that the […]
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