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18
December
2014

The Best Books to Give for Every Person on Your Christmas Gift List

The Best Books to Give for Every Person on Your Christmas Gift List

But, I have read some good ones this year and want to recommend my top picks organized for those hard to shop for people in which you may still be searching for the right gift. 

11
December
2014

3 Tips for Eliminating the Stress of a Job Interview

3 Tips for Eliminating the Stress of a Job Interview

For even the most confident job applicant, a job interview can be one of the most stressful experiences. Because it is not something we do often, interviews put us out of our comfort zone.  

09
December
2014

4 Tips for reconciling the irony of stress and productivity in the workplace

4 Tips for reconciling the irony of stress and productivity in the workplace

What’s impacting performance in the workplace more than anything else these days?  Many people would say it is stress, which is pushing some to the point of full-blown mental health issues.

02
December
2014

Career Spotlight: Geneticist

Career Spotlight: Geneticist

Do you enjoy biology? Do you also like chemistry and mathematics? Do you think working in a lab conducting experiments and doing research is fun?

25
November
2014

3 Questions for Balancing Empathy and Expectations as a Leader

3 Questions for Balancing Empathy and Expectations as a Leader

So what do we do when “e” of expectation seems to be in direct conflict with the “e” of empathy?

20
November
2014

Developing a Personal Mission Statement to Prevent Stress & Burnout

Developing a Personal Mission Statement to Prevent Stress & Burnout

As I began my career with Horizon Point Consulting, Inc., one of my first goals was creating a personal mission statement. Successful companies created mission statements. Why shouldn’t people who want to be successful do the same?

18
November
2014

Career Spotlight: Most Stressful Jobs

Career Spotlight: Most Stressful Jobs

Do you like to live on the edge? If so, you might find your future career on the most stressful jobs list. A recent study suggests that jobs that require you to face unpredictable conditions, immediate dangers and high-stakes situations rank among the most stressful of 2014.

11
November
2014

5 leadership lessons I learned in the Army that help me in the real world

5 leadership lessons I learned in the Army that help me in the real world

Davis Ozier is a perfect example of the value Veterans can bring to business. After serving in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army as leader, he is now working on his MBA at the Darden School of Business to apply his leadership skills in the private sector.  Through his experiences, he can help us learn some very important lessons in dealing with real world problems. 

04
November
2014

Career Spotlight: Legislative Aide

Career Spotlight: Legislative Aide

Legislative aides work with representatives, senators and government officials to manage communication with constituents, organize representatives' schedules, research legislation and typically direct activities in their offices. The requirements for a position as a legislative aide often vary according to the office and needs of the legislator.

31
October
2014

Impacting the performance of employees when you just want them to show up, do their job and not complain

Impacting the performance of employees when you just want them to show up, do their job and not complain

The bottom-line is leaders impact the performance of their employees by the example they create.   If you want people to show up, do their job and not complain, then do the same.  Adopt a leadership mindset and find ways to get over the burn-out and negativity you may be experiencing.   If you can’t, then maybe you’re in the wrong role.

27
October
2014

How to Answer the Interview Question “What is your greatest weakness?”

How to Answer the Interview Question “What is your greatest weakness?”

How do you move beyond the canned answers and respond to difficult interview questions without hanging yourself out to dry?   You answer them the way you should answer any other interview question, and that is through the STAR or (SAR as some use) method.   (For a worksheet to answer questions using this method, click here for the Behavioral Based Interview Prep Tool)

15
October
2014

Passion + Productivity = Give Back

Passion + Productivity = Give Back

Making a transition back into the workplace can be challenging for a stay-at-home mom or dad that has been out of the workplace for quite some time, but with a focus on discerning what you're passionate about, how that can make you productive and how that leads to you giving back to a cause, community or purpose that you love, the transition is not quite as hard as it seems.

Whitney Clemons, a realtor with Ben Porter ERA did just that.   Trained as an Accountant at the University of Alabama, Whitney spent time in her twenties working as an accountant and auditor at what was, at that time, a big eight accounting firm and then Intergraph. Although she learned a lot in these roles, she wasn’t passionate about the work.

03
October
2014

October Leadership Carnival

October Leadership Carnival

Welcome to the October 6, 2014 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

Enjoy these great posts from 29 of the best leadership bloggers. Every quote is a
link to tweet. Feel free to share with your networks!

02
October
2014

BEYOND Thrilled to Welcome Taylor Simmons to our Team!

BEYOND Thrilled to Welcome Taylor Simmons to our Team!

We are BEYOND thrilled to have Taylor Simmons begin work with Horizon Point as a Career Consultant. Taylor has a background in human resources and workforce development, most recently serving as the Director of Education and Workforce Development for the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

Taylor’s education, experience and skills will bring tremendous value to Horizon Point as we seek to grow passion and productivity in the workplace, but most importantly, Taylor embodies the Horizon Point Values of People First, Passion, Productivity, Continuous Learning and Improvement and Give Back.  

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