• Common Characteristics That Separate a Coach from a Leader (Part 2)

    Although coaches and leaders have similar characteristics, they also have subtle differences. You want to instruct your team as well as inspire them. Learning to coach while leading helps your team and the company advance. You create the freedom and motivation to accomplish more than what seemed possible. Here are four characteristics that separate coaches […]
  • Three Things to Look for in a Potential Mentor

    Having a mentor is an important part of your personal and professional development. They guide you along your career path and act as sounding boards for making decisions. A proper mentor is excited to share their knowledge, skills, and experience while providing advice to move toward your professional goals. Here are three qualities to search […]
  • How to Take an Educated Leap in Your Career… Without Becoming a Manager

    Although you want to advance in your career, you may not want to take on managerial responsibilities. Maybe you don’t want to take away time from the parts of your job that you enjoy most. Perhaps administrative responsibilities don’t appeal to you. Even if you aren’t interested in leading a team, you still can develop […]
  • Why Every Executive Should Hire an Assistant This Spring

    Like many executives, you may rely on email, voicemail, online calendars, and other technologies to operate with self-sufficiency. Your company also may be focused on cutting costs, reducing headcount, and streamlining organizational structures. As a result, you may not have an assistant helping you perform to the best of your ability. However, because an assistant […]
  • Find That Pot o’ Gold! How to Ask for a Raise When You Believe You Deserve It

    Asking your manager for a raise can be daunting. Negotiating on your behalf, no matter how much you deserve it, is stressful. The key is to focus on the specific value you add to the organization when asking for more money. Follow these guidelines to ask for a raise when you believe you deserve it.    […]