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  • 5 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch
    by Alexandra Levit - July 28, 2016
    By the end of 2015, 82 percent of organizations had adapted a cloud strategy, up from 74 percent in 2014. Cloud computing adoption is expected to hit $250 billion by 2017, but where is this segment of the IT industry going? We compiled a list of five major, influencing trends to keep your eyes on. Trend #1: Cloud Automation Last year, business-level automation of the cloud emerged, being driven by what Joe Kinsella at C...
  • Conveying Executive Presence
    by Sara Canaday - July 28, 2016
    Certain leaders just seem to have that “Business X Factor”—something that propels them to the top of an organization almost effortlessly. Opportunities emerge. Doors open. Advancement occurs on a fast track. Some people refer to this intangible, success-attracting quality as executive presence. What is it exactly? And how can you incorporate those elusive attributes to increase your career momentum? Music producers are usua...
  • How to Get Better at Almost Anything!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - July 28, 2016
    For several years, I’ve performed what some might consider an unusual daily ritual. At a pre-arranged time, I get a phone call from a person who I have hired solely for the purpose of listening to me report my scores on a brief self-test. The questions, which I wrote myself, function as a simple checklist of my main priorities. For instance, have I done my best to exercise, set goals, have positive interactions with others,...
  • Business Casual Dress: It's Complicated
    by Lindsey Pollak - July 27, 2016
    When even the bankers and accountants are dressing down, you know that casual dress is here to stay as a workplace norm. JP Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers are the latest to hang up their suits. While business casual is hardly news in most circles, having such traditional, buttoned-up industries jump on the casual train represents a true sea change. It also adds complication for workers who are unsure what is appropriate to...
  • How To Negotiate Your Salary
    by Paul Freiberger - July 27, 2016
    As a marketplace paradigm, the bazaar has never met with much enthusiasm in the United States. Few people relish the prospect of a protracted negotiation, a distaste that may help explain our aversion to car dealers’ showrooms. Negotiating a salary is a prime example of an activity that makes many of us uneasy. It’s almost as unpleasant as creating the perfect executive resume for your career. It is not just a negotiation;...
  • The Role of Trust in the Hiring Process
    by Debra Wheatman - July 27, 2016
    Trust is the foundation of all human connections, and it governs all interactions we have with one another. The capacity for trust is not equal; some people trust more easily than others, some people are more trustworthy than others, and some are better at gauging trustworthiness than others. For as much as we may like to pretend that the business world is somehow disconnected from humanity, it obviously is not, and human emo...
  • 5 Reasons To Consider A Career Change
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - July 26, 2016
    Many people eventually realize that they’re stuck in a job that just isn’t right for them. Whether it’s because they’re not getting promoted, or they just aren’t getting paid enough to keep the lights on, at some point these people realize that something has to give. That usually serves as good indication that it’s time to either start sprucing up the old resume and looking for something new, or it’s time to start adding to yo...
  • Efficiency Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
    by Alexandra Levit - July 26, 2016
    The last two decades have been all about ensuring that American workers are as productive and efficient as possible. But the tide is turning. Organizations have started to emphasize cultivating more innovative work product as opposed to churning out higher volumes of it. Last year, we reported on the worldwide productivity slowdown. A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared the...
  • Engaging in Authentic Networking
    by Tim Muma - July 26, 2016
    Through the wonders of technology and social media, we have access to an incredible amount of people, information, and companies. Far more than we ever have before. At the same time, it feels like we’re somehow less connected – truly connected – on a level that would be considered authentic. That is the market inefficiency you need to tap into in order to land your next great job or advance your career to the next level...
  • If Political Talk At Work Is Making You Crazy...
    by Beverly Jones - July 25, 2016
    We’ve all heard that it’s not smart to talk about contentious issues, like politics or religion, at the office. Some companies even have rules against discussing political and other potentially inflammatory matters in the workplace. And most of us agree, at least in theory, that it’s wise to avoid talking politics with your colleagues. And yet in this election season it seems that a rising tide of workers are complaining th...