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BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS RESULTS

  In the new holiday movie Office Christmas Party, a hard partying manager of an office branch about to be closed joins with his Chief Technical Officer to throw an epic holiday party.  Hilarity ensues, and the entire office and all of it’s occupants get trashed.  In real life, things rarely if ever get that <click to continue>

Three Myths About Introverted Leaders

There is a quiet revolution going on in the management ranks. Introverted leaders are finally getting the attention they deserve because of qualities like their ability to listen deeply and carefully, their calming presence amidst chaos or their capacity to think before acting.  Still, some myths about this personality type have deep roots in a <click to continue>

The meetings. And more meetings. Big meetings, small meetings, and that presentation at the professional conference looming in the future are enough to make any manager weary - let alone if you are an introvert who finds speaking in front of groups larger than two (and you are one of the two) to be energy <click to continue>

Thanks Boston University Alumni Association for hosting us and broadcasting our webinar, The Secret To Thriving At Work - A Positive Psychology Approach How happiness is essential for success. How you can shift your mindset. The strategies that happy people practice. Our hope for this webinar is that you will learn how positively shifting your <click to continue>

When The Office Romance Blows Up!

Office Romance

Everyone knew that Lisa and Colin had something going on.   Most of the time, they behaved very professionally, and in a meeting no one would have suspected that they were seeing each other.  But there were the furtive glances exchanged in the lunchroom, hands brushing against each other in the elevator, and leaving within <click to continue>

interview skills

Ryan is one of those clients that has a lot going for him.  Ivy league undergrad degree in engineering, post-grad fellowship, Warton MBA, then 5 years of dedicated hard work in a consulting firm. He is well regarded and moving up in his firm. But, on his 30th birthday, Ryan decided that he wanted leave his firm with the goal of <click to continue>

If you have followed the steps we’ve written about so far - outlining your accomplishments and value to the company,  figuring out exactly what you want, and lining up your allies, then it’s time to negotiate for your salary increase. Preparation If you can anticipate the ways in which your argument for a raise will be <click to continue>

You’ve figured out specifically what you want - more money, a new title, a flexible schedule. You know what your company truly cares about (hint - it's money). You’ve done your research and even crafted a convincing argument that demonstrates your value to the company and how you have contributed to the bottom line.   Are <click to continue>

In our last salary blog, we shared why it is so important to understand what your company really cares about  (hint - it’s money) before walking into a salary negotiation. But before you start the negotiation, it is just as important to know EXACTLY what you want. What do I want? This seems like such <click to continue>

You’ve worked hard. You’ve done everything that has been asked of you and more.  And now it’s time to negotiate for your next salary bump. However,  if you are like most people who come to us for executive coaching, this gives you a pit in your stomach.  Salary negotiation can feel like you are going <click to continue>