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31
August
2015

4 Things to Do After An Interview

4 Things to Do After An Interview

You’ve made it through an interview, or two or three interviews, as it seems to be these days. You relax for a second, happy that this part of the process is over, but that lasts only about half a minute before you begin going through every possible scenario in your head about how things could play out.   Do you get a call back with an offer? An invitation to come back for another interview? A thanks but no thanks letter in the mail? What will happen next? And what do you do in the meantime?

26
August
2015

FireSeeds' Passion + Productivity = Give Back story

FireSeeds' Passion + Productivity = Give Back story

For FireSeeds, a recruitment and leader development company in Birmingham, Alabama, work is a place for impact. Founded by Cord Sachs and Justin Harris in 2011, the company exists to create multiplying movements of multiplying leaders in the for-purpose marketplace.

19
August
2015

5 Questions to End the Slow Painful Death of Death by Meetings

5 Questions to End the Slow Painful Death of Death by Meetings

In a leadership training class on communication in the workplace, I had one participant tell the group that meetings at his company were the biggest waste of time. When probed as to why, the basic just of it came down to two reasons..

 

 

 

 

 

18
August
2015

2 Steps to Keep People from Quitting

Your Front Line Leaders May Be to Blame

2 Steps to Keep People from Quitting

Do you know the number one reason why people quit a job? It’s not for more money or better benefits or advancement opportunities. People may cite these factors as a reason for leaving in an exit interview or casual conversation, but what most likely led them to look elsewhere in the first place is because of a bad boss. As a Harvard Business Review article stated, “Studies have consistently shown that having a bad manager or a poor relationship with one’s manager is a top reason an employee quits.”

13
August
2015

Leadership Tips for Teachers: Leading the Next Generation

Leadership Tips for Teachers: Leading the Next Generation

Back to the classroom! As summer is coming to an end, teachers and students are gearing up for another school year. While school supplies and new sneakers are on the list for back to school, we encourage teachers to consider adding sharpening their leadership skills to the list.

11
August
2015

Leaders Focus on a Whole New World

Leaders Focus on a Whole New World

I was going through my old email account one day and happened upon this gem of advice from my late mentor, Dr. Jim Cashman...

05
August
2015

What's Your Leadership Mindset on Empathy & Expectations?

What's Your Leadership Mindset on Empathy & Expectations?

Having high expectations of people. Being empathetic. I’ve written about this balancing act before. Are they in conflict with each other, or are they actually complementary? When they seem to be in conflict with each other, which way should we lean?

 

 

 

 

 

04
August
2015

4 Steps to Fanatic Leadership Discipline

4 Steps to Fanatic Leadership Discipline

Over Memorial Day weekend, my family spent some time at the river. Trying to stay true to actually getting some exercise, even while on vacation, I was pushing my kids in the stroller down a windy and hilly river road when we came upon a man chopping firewood, transporting in on a wheelbarrow, and putting it in a spot beside his house to store.  

It’s May in Alabama. Even at 9 am it was approaching 90 degrees with the humidity level about that high. It was hot, and it will be hot for a while, most likely until at least October. I thought this man was crazy.

30
July
2015

Paying for College – What are the options?

Paying for College – What are the options?

The average cost of college is $23,000 per year and rising annually. This is intimidating for both students and parents alike. However, there are tons of scholarships and financial aid tools out there. Just knowing where to go for information is worth reading this article.

27
July
2015

3 STEPS TO BETTER LEADERSHIP

3 STEPS TO BETTER LEADERSHIP

Leaders make more leaders. You aren't a leader if you don't. But how do you go about making more leaders? By acting as a career agent, you can successfully combat disengagement and serve the role that a leader is meant to serve- growing others.

But how do you play the role of career agent?

22
July
2015

Resumes – A Must for High School Students

Resumes – A Must for High School Students

A resume is essential for college or career bound high school students. Applying for colleges is competitive, as is applying for a job. An easy to read, well-developed resume that sets you apart from others can help put you in a favorable position.

21
July
2015

How to Write a Killer College Application and/or Scholarship Essay

How to Write a Killer College Application and/or Scholarship Essay

Writing essays for college or scholarship applications can be intimidating. Just getting started can be a daunting task. Here are easy to follow steps for writing a killer essay:

15
July
2015

What you need to complete a college application

What you need to complete a college application

Every college application is different, and before you begin your college
applications, you need to make sure you understand the ins and outs of applications. Once you understand the basics, you can gather information that will most likely be standard on most applications, to save you time and effort in completing all the materials.

13
July
2015

Ins & Outs of College Applications

Ins & Outs of College Applications

Completing college applications can be a tedious and daunting process for high school
students and their parents, especially if you are applying to multiple schools. What can make this process even more difficult is not understanding the college application lingo as well as not having a method for keeping up with the details of what each school you plan to apply to requires and when.

08
July
2015

Career Exploration for High School Students – The Key to Choosing a Satisfying Career

Career Exploration for High School Students – The Key to Choosing a Satisfying Career

College and career is just on the horizon for high school students. Starting career
exploration during high schools is important, and the earlier the better. When
the average cost of college is over $23,000 and rising every year… Can you
afford to go to college without a purpose and plan?

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