We all know about elevator pitches but could you boil your personal brand down to three powerful, essential words? By knowing who you are, what you do better than anyone else and being true to that vision you can align yourself for success. What three words make up your personal brand? Share in the comments below. This post first appeared on April 20, 2015
Got a tough topic to negotiate? Why not try it the Taylor Swift way? The pop star recently displayed some real business savvy, not to mention class, when she took on Apple. What were the major takeaways that can help you when you have to make demands as a professional? Find out below. KW TV Swift from Brad Holbrook on Vimeo.
Every manager dreads having to fire an employee—it’s a decision that can have lasting repercussions on both your lives. But what to do when you have someone who just doesn’t seem to get it no matter how many discussions and directives are shared? Here’s a surprising tip that can work to the mutual benefit of both of you. How do you deal with a problem person on your staff? Share your answer in the comments.
Have you ever wondered what sort of silent messages you might be sending when you meet with others? Carefully choosing your words isn’t enough if what you say is undermined by twitchy behaviors that broadcast nervousness or a lack of confidence. Here are some tips to help polish your personal presentation — including a little something from George Clooney’s wife. What body language do you notice during business meetings? Do you need advice on how to control your own body language? Let us know in the comments.
There’s a new sheriff in town — and it’s YOU. How do you get off on a the right foot with your new reports? What can you do to make a good impression while also learning what really goes on in your new office? It might surprise you that the very thing most new managers do is the one you should avoid. What is it? Find out below. What helped you when you began a new position? Share in the comments below.
We’ve all been there–a boss or colleague does something that doesn’t seem right, but you can’t your finger on what’s wrong. Should you be worried? Here are my thoughts on why it pays to be just a little paranoid at work. Has this ever happened to you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
I don’t have to tell you that you need mentors in your career. When polled, almost all career women say they recognize the value of this. I want to share some research reported in the Harvard Business Review. According to a recent study men are more likely to be promoted through a mentor than women are. Why is that? In this video I describe two specific kinds of mentors that you may not be aware that you should have. After you watch it, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.