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.  To land a significant raise, and our clients do, we strongly believe in three things:  Preparation, Presence <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>

Moderating a panel

Months ago you were asked to moderate a panel discussion, and without thinking through what that really meant, you said,  “of course, I would love to”.  It seemed like an easy way to network and market your business- how hard could it be?  Well, you just got an email from the panel organizer with the date and time confirmed and the contact information for <click to continue>

Are you working on projects that are sucking the life out of you? Are you working hard but not getting noticed? Do you have skills and talents that are not being used in your job? Do you shy away from promoting yourself because you don’t want to appear pushy and aggressive? Jennifer, a 36-year old <click to continue>

How to Find A Job You Will Love

Do you want to find a job where you look forward to going to work each day?  Then, ask yourself, “What are my interests?” “What do I prefer doing?” “When I am happiest in my job, what is it that I am doing?” These are questions worth exploring. Many job seekers look for jobs in <click to continue>

Recently, media attention has focused on the issue of bullying among players in the NFL. Although football players are trained to be aggressive and competitive, many people were surprised to learn that some players turn this aggression against their teammates.  But actually bullying in the workplace is a common phenomenon, affecting one in three individuals <click to continue>

Often times, situations in the workplace can trigger us to respond in a very angry, distressed or  “less-than-rational” way. You may have a co-worker or boss who regularly sabotages your work or undermines your decisions. It may be a manager who instructs you to do one thing, then swears she told you to do something else. It may be a subordinate who <click to continue>