© Daniel H. Pink. This article originally appeared in The Washington Post on January 28, 2013. We thank Daniel Pink for allowing us to share this thought provoking article with our community…
Spend a day with any leader in any organization, and you’ll quickly discover that the person you’re shadowing, whatever his or her official title or formal position, is actually in sales. These leaders are often pitching customers and clients, of course. But they’re also persuading employees, convincing suppliers, sweet-talking funders or cajoling a board. At the core of their exalted work is a less glamorous truth: Leaders sell.
So what kind of personality makes the best salesperson — and therefore, presumably, the most effective leader? Continue reading
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Professionals applying for more senior roles can come up short at times showing past managerial experience when…well…there isn’t any. While it seems like starting from scratch, look back at both your professional and educational background and find projects, teams, or research you led. Start from the beginning and work forward. Here’s how… Continue reading
Here’s a great resource we’ve been developing at Ivy Exec. You’ve probably have seen parts of it already. If you have seen any of our webinar videos on our Blog, you’ll notice that they were also posted on the Ivy Exec YouTube channel. Currently there are approximately 50+ videos on the channel, including webinars by top career coaches and renowned resume experts.
“One of the main reasons why most people don’t get what they want is they haven’t decided what they want. They haven’t defined their desires in clear and compelling detail.” A quote from Jack Canfield’s excellent book, The Success Principles. Continue reading
I have a custom URL. Do you? If you want to be easily found (which is likely, if you are in full job search mode,) you should customize your LinkedIn URL. If you go to your LinkedIn profile page, copy the URL and paste it into a blank document you will see computer gobbledygook that is long, unwieldy, and not easily shared. You should definitely change it to something shorter, easier to use, and perhaps even more memorable than the generic version. Continue reading
We all like to think we are individual and unique, but with LinkedIn’s 200+ million members, it’s likely you share your name with many other people. Continue reading
It’s funny, isn’t it? — that in the blink of an eye the workplace is dramatically changing… Business is changing. The technology boom that happened within the past 15 years has forced new ways of working into offices around America, the UK and the world. Most of these changes are for the better, and ultimately, are a necessity to keep society moving forward.
There’s a trend that’s starting, as recent graduates are doing everything using the latest technology. This trend puts pressure on workers to learn how to work and keep up with new technology.
Here are some tips to help you stay on top of the latest technologies in today’s world: Continue reading