Thursday, June 12, 2014
My Dad has been a teacher for over 35 years. Take a minute and think about just how many annoying high schoolers that shakes out to be. It’s, like, a million.
Growing up I considered following suit, turning the shaping of young minds into a family business of sorts. And then I grew up a little more and realized that, truth be told, I don’t really care for teenagers. Nor do I care for grading...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
On first glance, some of my past job experience has no correlation to my current work as a Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations.
But don’t be fooled—I was groomed at a young age for this business. Consider some of my early jobs:
1. Library assistant. In elementary school, the fifth graders were given the “privilege” of working one of several jobs each morning during homeroom. Looking back...
Thursday, March 6, 2014
M&M’s—the candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hand—are delightful. M&M’s—managers and meetings—are not.
Let me back up a step before I’m asked to pack my belongings and turn in my key card. Managers and meetings are necessary components of most office environments. But as many lower-level employees can attest, it often seems like M&M’s require time that could otherwise be...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Climbing the corporate ladder may seem like the hard part, but it’s what you do once you’re at the top that’s often the most challenging aspect of your career.
If you work in a regional position or as a corporate department head and would like to learn how to lead effectively across generations, delegate tasks to develop and train others and, most importantly, find time to work on future...