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Published on: Monday, July 21, 2014

How Do You Tackle the Tough Decisions?

 
We've all made difficult choices in our lives, personally and professionally. We wouldn't have gotten to where we are without successfully navigating some tight spots, but that doesn't mean we can't pick up some pointers from others in the ExecuNet community.

Recently, we caught up with some pretty impressive people and asked them: "From any time in your life, what tough choices have you made that now guide or influence how you make new tough decisions?"

Their answers were as varied as they are themselves.

 

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Published on: Friday, July 18, 2014

Virtual Body Language

Posted By: Carol Kinsey Goman
Filed Under: carol kinsy goman, meetings, virutal body language
 
Communication technology has completely changed the way we connect with people to conduct business. It has opened global markets and fostered the use of geographically dispersed teams — including multiple site organizations and remote or home working.

But not all technology is created equal. Lean technologies, like texts and email, offer limited social cues. When you add voice and image you employ much richer sources of communication. We were born with the innate capability to communicate through our postures, gestures, facial expressions, and vocal prosody. In fact, our brains search for and expect these most primitive and significant channels of information. According to Dr. Thomas Lewis (an expert on the psychobiology of emotions and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the university of California San Francisco), when we are denied these interpersonal cues, the brain struggles and real communication suffers.

 

Published on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

World’s Simplest Management Secret

Posted By: Geoffrey James
Filed Under: leadership, managing people, geoffrey james
 
Management books have it all wrong. They all try to tell you how to manage "people."

It's impossible to manage "people;" it's only possible to manage individuals. And because individuals differ from one another, what works with one individual may not work with somebody else.

Some individuals thrive on public praise; others feel uncomfortable when singled out. Some individuals are all about the money; others thrive on challenging assignments. Some individuals need mentoring; others find advice to be grating.

 

 
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.

In one such teleconference, I was joined by Ken Cole, an executive search consultant, and a member asked us, "Some recruiters ask to speak with references before interviews. I usually decline to provide my references before the interview and pass on the opportunity unless it's extremely attractive – could you discuss the ins and outs on the timing with regards to reference checking?"

 

Published on: Friday, July 11, 2014

Power Connecting (Networking) for Introverts

Posted By: Judy Robinett
Filed Under: job search, networking, judy robinett, introverts
 
Recently Susan Roane, author of How to Work a Room, contacted me when she heard about my forthcoming book on how to be a power connector. We had a great conversation in which she told me that the number one question people ask is, "I'm shy — how do I network?"

Most psychologists agree that anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of people in the US can be classified as introverts. I too used to be part of that group: growing up I was a tall, awkward girl who did her best to shrink into the background in every social situation. But there's something interesting about many of us introverts: because we don't talk a lot, we are often very observant. We watch what people do and how they interact.

 

Published on: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Looking to Find Your Passion? Here’s How to Recognize the Real Thing

Posted By: Erika Andersen
Filed Under: job search, erika andersen, career passion
 
Until fairly recently in human history, people ended up doing the jobs their parents did. Mom and dad were farmers? You'll be a farmer. Dad was a stonemason? Here's your chisel. Mom was a weaver? Hope you can work a loom. The idea that having a "passion" for something would be a reasonable justification for making a career out of it is a recent human invention, and it's only been in the past few generations that anyone but the very rich and privileged have had the luxury of considering "passion" as a factor in career selection.

 

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