Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting “See, authentic leadership is all about self-awareness, positivity, solid ethics, measured transparency and personal development; far more nuanced than just being “real.”” – The Difference Between Authenticity and Authentic Leadership by Morgan Browning, President and COO, Emergenetics International To read the full article click here.
Prima Donna- noun: “a vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work under direction or as a part of a team.” Merriam-Webster You know one when you see one. Before you can define exactly what a prima donna is, you can name one. In the flesh. And they have most likely made your work life hell at some point or another. What do you do when faced with one? Or, how do you get leadership to realize there is one in your midst? For a variety of positive reasons that have nothing to do with prima donnas, I
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting When you look for a new job , whether it’s out of necessity or because you’re ready for the next thing, it’s usually a stressful time. When stressed, many people fall back on what they’re used to. And if you’re used to exaggerating on social media, you may not realize the extent to which this language bleeds onto your application, which can make you unlikable—or worse. Read more about this subject here: Social Media Is Ruining Your Chances On Getting a Job, But Not In the Way You think!
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting Think about your family, organizations you volunteer with, the company you work for. How would you rate communication in each of these groups? Do the members of each of these groups communicate effectively with each other, or is something lacking? We learn to communicate from a very early age, learning to listen and speak as an infant and later on learning to read and write. However, even though we learn to communicate very early in our lives, many people have difficulty communicating effectively. As an HR professional, one of the complaints
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting The best advice I can give you as a job candidate is to be genuine, honest, even vulnerable. In a world of hucksters and blowhards, believe it or not, authenticity sells. – Authenticity and the Job Interview by Nicole Matos Here is a great read on Authenticity and the Job Interview.
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting While we are contemplating authenticity, how does this relate to the job seeker, and in particular, his or her resume? This week I’ve spent some time reviewing resume assignments for our facilitating career development course. It’s amazing how many formats and takes there are on the traditional resume. As a job seeker, your resume is the key to getting your foot in the door. So, how do you present the best possible version of yourself in two pages or less, and how can you ensure it is authentic? Resumes are tricky.
Guest blog written by: Kayla Riggs, marketing assistant to Horizon Point Consulting “What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.” At 32 I was in a place to reevaluate my career, my wants, my life. I am a wife and a mother of two. I have been working in the traditional sense since I was 15. I worked during college, while taking a full course load. I got a job immediately following graduation. I worked up until the day I delivered my babies and took 7 weeks of maternity