Posts Under Professional Development Category
I recently had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Stephen M. R. Covey speak on his book, The Speed of Trust. Though I made the decision to not read his book before the event, I gained such a wonderful understanding of Mr. Covey’s principles of trust during the two hours that he was speaking with us, that I simultaneously felt intimate…
Networking. We know how important it is when searching for a job. Building and nurturing connections provides support during the good times, and can be a key to survival during the bad times. But now that you have a job, don’t think the value of networking has evaporated. Building a solid network among current colleagues is just as important for…
As the end of the summer draws near (I KNOW, can you believe it?), “What I Did This Summer” presentations from our interns are creating excitement in the office. As we’ve watched the interns learn and grow, influence and be influenced these past eight weeks, conclusions have begun to be drawn. Who’s got it and who doesn’t?
Summer internships are worth more than a few extra bucks in the bank. With the annual number of bachelor’s degrees awarded outpacing the annual increase in population in the U.S., that degree with a flashy GPA alone is starting to not be enough to make it in the job market anymore.
Okay, before anybody flames me, hear me out. I agree that leadership development programs have their merits. Experiencing multiple areas of the business quickly and receiving training opportunities you may not otherwise receive make leadership development programs very inviting and desirable for career advancement. However, for my own career path, I politely declined
There are a few words and phrases I refuse to utter at work, such as roflcopter (too few people would get it), Barack Obama (no politics, thank you very much), and socialize (that corporate buzzword needs to die). But perhaps a more unexpected phrase I refuse to say at work is “I don’t know.”
I’m actually ridiculously intimidated by you. Yes, you. I work in the Information Technology organization of a Fortune 150 company. Through this blog, I’ll be sharing observations and lessons learned in IT project management, executive communications, people management, and professional development. Most of what I’m writing about are things I didn’t learn from a textbook or management magazine