“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” -Tom Leary According to social media, 2017 will be a selfish year and people will be focusing on their interests and goals. Investing their energy on themselves, seems like it will be very bleak year for showing […]
Start 2017 by Rethinking Your Relationship with Email
This time of year it’s traditional to try to stop bad habits and start good ones. In the workplace, there’s one habit of which almost every employee is guilty, regardless of your industry, job title or location: Excessive emailing. There’s no better time than the start of the New Year to rethink your relationship with email.
Setting Yourself Up for Success at Work
For most of us, our jobs are our livelihoods. And with the unpredictable job market, many feel lucky to even have a job. However, despite that, many people fall victim to the occasional workplace hurdle. Sometimes the secret to success at work is a little bit of preparation and a lot of common sense. Here […]
The Four Best Sales Skills You’ll Ever Need
There are many sales tool out there that can help you become a better seller, but you are the best tool you have. Sure, the internet and mobile technology can be a great help and get you talking to more people, but if you drop the ball once you have them, then that’s your problem, […]
7 Ways To Improve Your Professionalism
At Giant Leap Consulting, we understand the need for professionalism – and in fact, we offer an entire workshop focused on that particular topic, which highlights the following 7 characteristics. These focal points are designed to help you and your company improve professionalism across the board.
Can the Gen Y Job Seeker Hack It in the Real World?
Employers aren’t exactly clamoring to hire today’s new grads. If you are one—even one with an impressive degree—the deck is stacked against you. Ben Carpenter offers 17 ways to prove you know what matters in the real world—both in the job search and in the early days after “you’re hired.”
Email Etiquette for Generation Text
You understand that you’ll need to structure your professional emails differently than you would a text or a tweet. But unless you had the good fortune to take an “Email Etiquette 101” course in college, you might be unsure of what, exactly, you should and shouldn’t do before clicking “send.”
“Real-World” Advice for Generation Text
13 Workplace Communication Tips Today’s Young People Need to Know Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren’t always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily “runs” on email and face-to-face communication. Here, author Ben Carpenter shares 13 dos and don’ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.
7 Ways to Supernetwork Your Way to Success
In most careers there are 20-25 relationships that truly matter, says Andrew Sobel. Knowing how to segment these contacts out from the others makes all the difference. He explains how to recognize and cultivate your “critical few”— and how to handle the rest. Hoboken, NJ (March 2014)—During your career you’ve heard or read lots of […]
Four Highly Effective Back Pain Strategies for Busy Female Entrepreneurs
As a busy female entrepreneur, living with back pain is a double-edged sword that can slice your company’s profit margins and your personal quality family time into pieces. In fact, a 2007 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine grouped chronic back pain with two other equally debilitating musculoskeletal conditions – arthritis […]
Cut The Crap, Get A Job!
New job search tactics — inroads to job search success in changing times Dana Manciagli has seen it all. In her more than 30 years as a hiring manager for multinational companies including Microsoft, IBM, Kodak, and Avery Dennison, Dana has interviewed, hired and coached thousands of people globally. “The job seekers’ world has shifted,” […]
Ten Phrases That Should Be Banned From the Workplace Forever
Do the top leaders and successful managers use specific words to achieve success? Are there words and phrases that should be avoided at all costs? Yes indeed! Darlene Price, author of the book Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results, uses the lessons learned from over 20 years of working closely with top corporate […]