Problem Solving – Part II: Tips and Tools 

Last week, in Problem-Solving – Part I, we discussed the Why and How of problem-solving. But what if problem-solving skills don’t come naturally? Well, problem-solving is a soft skill, which means it comes naturally to some and is harder to learn for others. But the good news is that you can still refine the skill until it’s a sharp and ready tool …

Leading with A Coach’s Heart

In today’s workforce, there is a real need for business leaders with coaches’ hearts. Employees are looking for personal and professional growth. Likewise, you are looking for growth within your company and for goals to be met. With a coach’s leadership style, both are possible! What is a Coach Leader? The coach leadership style is collaborative, involving employees in their …

5 Tips for Improving Your Technology Skills     

We live in a hi-tech world, and that technology changes continually. As a result, being a successful part of the workforce demands relevant tech skills. While certain positions require specific skills, like building websites, coding software, designing apps, and writing technical briefings, even entry-level positions often require a bit of technical savvy. It may just mean being familiar with apps …

Obstacles to Leadership — 6 Roadblocks To Watch

Leadership is a worthy pursuit. It’s also a difficult one. But, surprisingly, the most challenging aspects of leadership are not circumstantial but internal. While outward and circumstantial challenges occur often, it’s the internal choices a leader makes that distinguish him or her as a successful leader. Here are six obstacles to effective leadership that may be blocking your path. 1. …

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduate. As you embark on the career of your choice – the one you studied long and hard for, your skills are more in demand than ever. Many industries are short-handed. We appreciate your enthusiasm and welcome you with these career-minded tips. Adopt an adaptable attitude Many organizations find themselves in a near-constant state of shuffling staff and adjusting …

Prepping for Temp Workers in the Summer — We’ve Got Your Back!

Busy summer seasons are not for the faint of heart. And summer’s right around the corner. You may find yourself needing to hire some temporary workers. Follow these helpful steps to determine your hiring needs.  1. Vacation Policies and Deadlines One tricky thing about the summer season is that, in addition to the influx of business, employees want to go …

Optimizing Your Home Office

“If you don’t pay attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”   —David Allen COVID-19 certainly brought sweeping changes to the landscape of the workforce. What everyone thought was a temporary switch from office to remote has become a permanent solution for many.  As we all know, working from home had its …

Don’t Fall Behind!  6 Reasons Upskilling is Important

A couple of hundred years ago, the Industrial Revolution changed the face of the workforce. Today, the digital revolution is doing the same thing. Skill sets that were effective ten years ago are viewed as archaic. And while the advancement of technology and all its benefits is exciting, there is no doubt that the fast-track growth also creates a skills …

Soft Skills — Seven Things to Make YOU Stand Out!

In competitive job markets, it is crucial to stand out! While hard skills are essential, having proficient soft skills pushes you out above the crowd of other qualified candidates — and may land you your dream job! What Are Soft Skills? Unlike hard skills, soft skills are unquantifiable. They are not easily measured or easily taught. They are a companion, …

Hard Skills — They’re Hard Core, Man!

  Ready for the cold hard truth – hard skills matter. They can make the difference in getting a job, earning a promotion, and choosing when you want to make a career move. What Are Hard Skills? Hard skills are the technical skills and knowledge you need to do your job effectively. They are: Job-specific Easy to quantify Practical and …