Several years ago, I attended a birthday party for the son of a power couple. A media mogul I’ve always admired was also at the celebration, but I wasn’t sure that it was the right venue to start networking, and I let the opportunity slip away.
09 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu
Waiting for the perfect position to pop up in your LinkedIn feed? Can’t find job descriptions that nail down your skills and goals in your daily search results? If you’ve been searching for your dream job and haven’t found it, it’s possible that it doesn’t exist—at least not yet.
29 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu
It’s no secret that a large portion of the population absolutely despises talking in front of a crowd. But, unfortunately, public speaking is a big part of being a productive member of the workforce.
28 Aug 2014, business.mega.mu
Some (rather pessimistic) bosses live by the mantra, “Everyone is replaceable.” And while it may be true that there is always someone who can take over the responsibilities in your job description if you were to leave, there are ways to ensure that it’s really, really hard to completely fill your role.
14 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
The open office concept has been around for awhile, but lately has come under fire. Apparently the setup—no walls, no doors, shared workspaces—undermines what the concept was designed to achieve: communication and flow of ideas among employees.
03 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
For each of the eager beavers out there who seize upon any opportunity to remind the higher-ups of their existence, there are handfuls of fearful employees doing whatever they can to avoid unwanted attention or judgement from management.
02 Jul 2014, business.mega.mu
You get a rude email from a co-worker.
24 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Managers love to extol the virtues of a team mentality. I can’t count how many schlocky motivational posters I’ve seen emblazoned on middle management walls (or fabric-covered cubicle dividers, as the case may be) over the years, all claiming that teamwork is pretty much the solution to everything.
23 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
No matter how much you love your job, stress at work is inevitable. But how you handle yourself under pressure or in a bad situation speaks volumes about your promotability and leadership potential.
22 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
If you view meetings as a necessary evil to suffer through, you might be missing out on the ideal setting to showcase your leadership skills.
20 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Your venue falls through 72 hours before your biggest event of the year. You offended someone important. Your department’s funding has just been cut—significantly.
16 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Sure, you love your job. After all, you wouldn't be doing it if you didn't. But after years of email upon email and never-ending phone conferences, even the best of us can face burnout.
11 Apr 2014, business.mega.mu
Plenty of people avoid conflict at work because they don’t want to rock the boat or they want to be seen as nice and easygoing.
13 Feb 2014, business.mega.mu
Most of us have worked with great colleagues, bosses, and employees over the years who we’d be happy to recommend on LinkedIn (or anywhere, really) in a heartbeat if asked.
30 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
You know by now that there are many reasons why a strong network is invaluable. One of the best is that your network is a group of people with whom you don’t have to start at square one: Meaning, you don’t need to build rapport before you pitch a business opportunity or potential partnership.
24 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
Far too many clients come to me at an “I can’t take it anymore” stage of their career.
25 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
More and more LinkedIn looks like the winning social media tool for business networking.
19 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
You like to paint and do public relations and plan awesome parties, too. But if you think it’s impossible to combine all your passions into one career, think again.
18 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
The most effective way to open a conversation is to connect your call to one of these "trigger events." Here's how.
18 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
Cold calling takes time and effort, so you want to be certain that both are spent wisely. Here are six cold-calling suggestions based on a conversation with Tom Black, author of The Boxcar Millionaire.
14 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu