Over-Confident Oscar and Inadequate Isaac: Young Professionals as Leaders in the Workplace

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A Guest Blog Post By Sheena Zawacki After years of dedication, focused preparation, and challenging course work, you have successfully matriculated from being a student, intern, or trainee into the role of a full-fledged young professional. Will you enter and transition through this role with overconfidence (you did just land the job you’ve been working towards, after all), or will …

Help your Millennial Employees Succeed in the Workplace

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According to a recent article in Time magazine, “Your ability to attract, develop, and retain young leaders will make or break your company in the coming years.” These young people currently entering the job force are known as Millennials, and they are very different from previous generations of workers.                                                           The Millennial generation, also referred to as Generation Y (or, more …

Use your Strengths

The Leadership Workout: Know your Strengths

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I’ve noticed when conducting job interviews that candidates have particular trouble answering questions related to their strengths and weaknesses. One question I ask is extremely straightforward: What feedback has a supervisor recently provided to you (for example, at your last formal evaluation) about your strengths, as well as your areas for improvement? If a candidate has trouble answering this, I …

Recommended Leadership Books

My List of “Must Read” Leadership Books

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I was recently asked by a friend to recommend a leadership book for her to read. I had trouble picking just one, so I decided to compile and share a list of my favorite leadership/management books. All of the books listed below are easy to read but convey strong and meaningful messages that I find applicable to daily life – …

The Leadership Workout: Getting Started

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Successful leadership is a result of many different skills, attitudes and behaviors. Since these attributes can be learned, anyone can become more effective as a leader with practice and effort. Just as the muscles in our body grow stronger with exercise, our leadership ability improves the more we train it. Knowing this, it would make sense for everyone to incorporate …