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How To Identify Addictive Behaviors And Get Rid of Them

There are times when you need activities that bring your relaxation and allow for release. Exercise, writing, playing, creating, and reading are all examples of healthy behaviors that provide an escape—but only to a point. Some pursuits can quickly turn costly if the behavior causes harm or is used as a coping or escape mechanism or if it becomes an unhealthy obsession. If you find yourself engaged in costly addictive behaviors, then it’s time to create a positive change. Here are some tips on

10 Actionable Tips To Make Tough Decisions in Life

You make decisions every day, from what you’ll eat for lunch to the route you’ll drive through on your way to work. But when you consider the phrase “tough decisions,” your mind probably wanders to bigger choices, like accepting a job offer, buying a home, or asking for a raise. Tough decisions in life can be even grander in scale including those related to health or caring for a loved one. Planning for a safe, healthy, and financially secure future may be your definition of tough decisions. Bu

How To Go Above And Beyond At Work For Career Success

Long days, short deadlines, and never-ending workplace demands will take their toll. And with the transition to remote work this past year, no doubt you’re feeling the impact. Still, with all that’s changing in the world of work, your career success depends on whether you go above and beyond or settle with mediocrity. Let’s start with your “Why?” If you prioritize career success, you need to build career capital. This is what you exchange for the career of your dreams. For example, if you want

How to Build Self-Discipline Into Your Personal and Professional Life

Accountability, mental strength and self-discipline all go hand in hand. These are critical habits to hone for success and happiness. Why? Well if you want to make any marked progress in your career and life, you need to hold yourself accountable, be disciplined in your actions and have the mental strength to push through obstacles and set backs. “Self-discipline is defined as ‘the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right de

10 Tips for Networking Rehabilitation

Creator and sole contributor to award-winning blog: KBM Coaching & Consulting LLC. The word “networking” can make many cringe. Somewhere along the line, this vital process in career advancement garnered a tainted reputation, a few battle scars, and an unjustifiably abused moniker. Perhaps, it stems from those who’ve misused networking to gain unfair advantages in their graceless quest to climb the corporate ladder. Or maybe networking’s a victim of word association, as it’s often paired with strong arm sales techniques. It could also be that networking is simply misunderstood

Take Charge of Your Career

5 Easy Steps to Get a Stalled Career Moving Again We all have commitments: life, family and work typically take center stage for busy professional women. But as they do, career goals may get put on the back burner — or even forgotten about all together. The next thing you know, your career has a life of its own and it’s carrying you away from your intended direction. So what happened? How did your career get so off-course? When did you turn your time, on a daily basis, over to something tha

The new trends in interviewing | CareerBuilder

Just like fashion, new trends are always emerging for interviewing platforms. Yet, making a career transition is tough enough without focusing valuable energy on pursuing the latest bells and whistles. Though some may not be your preferred style, there will always be a “new black” that recruiters are ready to try on during an interview. The idea is not to chase the trends but be cognizant, and capable, of successfully navigating the ones that come your way. Group Interviews Somewhere along yo

Council Post: Employee Engagement Is Not Just A State Of Mind

It's important that we recognize the "realness" of employee engagement. It's not just a state of mind, a fuzzy feeling or emotional blanket that keeps us warm on cool winter months. Employee engagement is a validated psychological state, often measured by increased performance and productivity amongst other positive business outcomes. Therefore, it needs to be taken seriously, fostered and supported by all levels and prioritized as a key element of organizational success. Some of the ways emplo

Council Post: Motivation And Inspiration: Your Allies In Career Success

John was excited about transitioning his career. He visualized a new organization and a new team with whom he would take on new challenges. Though he had big plans to achieve this goal, and felt empowered each time he spoke about the vision, he struggled to make it a reality. When I met John, he was frustrated about his lack of success, and he questioned whether it would be worth making a change at this time in his life. In his words, “I’m just not motivated as I once was.” The truth was John wa

Council Post: How To Make Your First 90 Days At A New Company Count

Stepping into a new role can be challenging. New places, faces, cultures and expectations can overwhelm you, and it’s not uncommon for many professionals to second-guess their decision to start somewhere new once the novelty of the first few days fades away. But the first 90 days are critical. So in order to not lose your momentum, enter with a plan for achieving your most important objectives and standing out as a high-potential or innovative leader. Whether you're an incoming graduate or a ne

Council Post: Employee Engagement Is Not Just A State Of Mind

It's important that we recognize the "realness" of employee engagement. It's not just a state of mind, a fuzzy feeling or emotional blanket that keeps us warm on cool winter months. Employee engagement is a validated psychological state, often measured by increased performance and productivity amongst other positive business outcomes. Therefore, it needs to be taken seriously, fostered and supported by all levels and prioritized as a key element of organizational success. Some of the ways emplo

Rethinking retirement? Strategies for staying in the game and in demand | CareerBuilder

In our new economy, many employees are rethinking retirement due to limited raises, drops in healthcare coverage, and wavering pensions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force participation rate of workers 55 and up will continue to grow reaching 43 percent by 2018 and 22 percent for those 65 and over. Additionally, The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College follows continued trends of older workers staying employed or re-entering the workforce even after retirem
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