Being Shy Can’t Keep You From Being a Leader. Create a Plan that Works for You

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Many people find themselves feeling shy, which can impact their ability to socialize and make a strong impression on others. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being shy or introverted, and some of the smartest people in the world are reluctant to start conversations with strangers or dominate the conversation in groups. However, if you… Read more »

Is Empathy a Soft Skill or a Business Skill? Why You MUST Show Empathy to Your Team

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As a manager, having hard skills is essential to doing your job properly. However, knowing the basics of your profession is only the starting point of what you need to succeed. Managers don’t just need to know the fundamentals, but also have strong soft skills if they’re going to lead a team and inspire their… Read more »

What Can You Focus on to Be Happy in Your Own Job Right Now?

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You spend a good portion of your waking hours at your job every single day, so your happiness at work is naturally going to shape your overall happiness. While many workers find themselves frustrated with the daily grind of performing at work and finding a new position can start to seem attractive, it’s important to… Read more »

Build Your Manager’s Trust Through These 5 Tips

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The best way to achieve job security is to be invaluable to your manager. You want to be your manager’s go-to person for handling important tasks, which means you need to ensure that your manager has a lot of trust in you. How can you build this trust? Follow these five tips to help: Do… Read more »

That One-Size-Fits-All Cover Letter Won’t Get You a Job in 2018

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Employers can spot a generic cover letter a mile away, and it is not likely to impress the hiring manager. You don’t want to send the same copy of a boring letter to every company you apply to if you actually want to land an interview. Instead, you should take the time to customize a… Read more »

How Does the Eisenhower Box Make You a Better Leader and Manager?

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Business leaders and administrative professionals need to understand how to be effective at leading others, managing talent and inspiring staff to reach their full potential. Being an effective leader and manager can be a challenge, but there are techniques you can use to be more successful and drive the success of those around you. One… Read more »

I’m Sorry – When You Shouldn’t Apologize at Work

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It’s important to be willing and able to accept responsibility at work and you want to be held accountable for your actions. However, you also want to make sure you are not accepting responsibility — or blame — in inappropriate circumstances. Apologizing all the time can be bad for your business reputation and can make… Read more »