How to Build Better Teams Using Multiple Intelligence Theory

Let’s say a doctor discovers a breakthrough cure for cancer. He tests his theory, and it works. Others start asking him how he did it.  But he struggles to communicate well and can’t seem to clearly explain the steps.  In theory, his cure for cancer depends on his ability to verbalize it to someone else.  …

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Career Intuition: Can You Trust Your Gut?

Intuition is defined as the ability to understand something immediately, without need for conscious reasoning.  In business, it can feel like a strong pull to head in a certain direction. The ability for intuition is something we naturally possess.  It guides us in our parenting (a mother’s intuition), it helps us in relationships (having a…

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Ways to Get Ahead of Costly Work Conflict

Strong personalities.  Political and religious differences. Age gaps. Inexperienced managers. Jealousy.  Unfair workloads. Conflict is inevitable in any group environment.  Whether it occurs between associates or involves managers, it costs businesses in the forms of time, money, low morale, and turnover.  Although impossible to avoid completely, a few simple strategies can help everyone get ahead…

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3 Steps to a Career Legacy: How to Make Your Mark

“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy.  Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” These famous words by Dr. Maya Angelou are certainly inspirational. But some of us hear the word “legacy” and feel like we’re in a pressure cooker. How many more years do I have to “leave a mark…

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How to Stop Limiting YOURSELF

In 2005, when Artemis Consultants was a mere glimmer in the eye of its founders, it was hard to predict it would grow to employ so many talented recruiters. Like any company, it experienced highs and lows. But even in vulnerable moments, Artemis employees found a way to push past obstacles and never limited themselves…

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Taking a Career Mulligan: How to Leave a New Job

How long should you stay in a new job you hate? Six months? One year? Two years? Does taking a “career mulligan” affect your chances of being hired in the future? If you thought your new job was going to be a career hole-in-one, but it slices way right, how do you leave? Fully Assess…

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Why Assuming Positive Intent Builds Trust

Each time we interact with someone else, we make a split decision: do I trust this person?  If yes, our whole demeanor reflects it: we share information, stand in close proximity, and speak with an upbeat tone. If no, we calculate every word and proceed with a stealth level of caution. Persons who have mastered…

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How to Build Long-Term Business Relationships

I have 563 “friends” on Facebook, 126 “followers” on Instagram, and 26,800 “connections” in my LinkedIn network. Each of these people is important, but I’ll admit only some of these relationships go beyond a professional nod or loose acquaintance. How can a superficial business relationship develop into one that lasts long-term? Why should we place…

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What are Your Company’s Differentiators in a Work from Home World?

Working inside Google’s Bay Area headquarters, The Googleplex, means three catered meals a day, fitness classes, outdoor seating, dry-cleaning facilities, an on-site doctor, tennis courts, and sculpted gardens.  It also means free yoga classes and massages. And, if the free massages are not enough to swoon top talent to work at The Googleplex, they may…

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Five Ways Effective Managers Hold Teams Accountable

An effective manager is NOT an employee’s best friend. He does NOT take over just because he can do it better.  He does NOT assume his employees can read his mind. An effective manager does NOT use fear tactics to motivate. Yet at some point in many managers’ careers, they rely on one of these…

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Why a Manager’s WORDS Matter

If you want to be a better manager, think about your words from your employee’s perspective. Before you send an email, read it as your employee will to make sure it does not cause confusion. Before you SAY anything, whether it be praise or growth feedback, think about how your employee will receive your words.…

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Why Your Team Plays an Important Hiring Position

Former Chicago Bulls Coach Phil Jackson once said, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Team cohesion is crucial to business. But when it comes to hiring, many aspects of the process are individual. A list of skills on a resume, a one-on-one interview, a…

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Here’s Why Interesting People Get Hired

When choosing between two qualified candidates, it may come down to who is most interesting. Interesting candidates exude confidence and make memorable impressions on hiring managers. When asked “tell me something interesting about yourself,” it pays to prepare and practice a targeted answer. In the absence of a something specific, you lose an opportunity to…

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Is a Fear of Failure Sabotaging Your Career?

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one,” says writer Elbert Hubbard. Yet so many of us live with a stymying fear of failure. This fear, called atychiphobia, straps us in our seats, holds our tongues, and keeps us in our comfort zones. What exactly is…

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Managers: Use Social Media Techniques to Make Feedback more Relevant

Social media. The vast majority of us use it on a regular basis.  In fact, 69% of adults and 81% of teens use social media, according to the Pew Research Center. We use social media because it gives us something.  We get a feeling of belonging when thirty people love the beach photo we post…

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Hiring the “It” Factor Candidate

When it comes down to two equally-qualified candidates for one position, it comes down to the “it” factor. “It” is not seen on a resume, but “it” is nothing and everything in hiring. What exactly is the “it” factor?  If you are a job seeker, how can you develop more of “it”? If you are hiring,…

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