Customizing your resume and cover letter and reaching out to your professional network can help you land the job you want after graduating from college, says Julianne Perry, who works as an advertising copywriter in Los Angeles. Also, search for mentors and talk to other people about their post-college experiences, she advises.
Beth Ford, who has been promoted to a chief operating officer position at Land O'Lakes, says serving on the board at Clearwater Paper has provided her with valuable experience. "It's really terrific when you sit back and think about how [other boards] might have thought through the same issues Land O'Lakes deals with, and how that might apply to the things I'm seeing in my own businesses," she said.
Leading your team through a traumatic event requires that you pay attention to the emotions of your employees, be supportive of workers and reiterate the company's overarching mission when possible, Mary Jo Asmus writes. "Know that this is not the time to push hard, but to let the team know with care that work will and must continue," she writes.
Good leaders listen, follow through on promises and treat others as they'd like to be treated, writes Dennis Miller. "It may take some practice, but by learning to build trust and respect among your colleagues, you will dramatically increase your leadership potential," he writes.
US companies posted slightly fewer jobs in October than in September but added more workers, the Labor Department said. As October ended, just under 6 million jobs were available, down from 6.18 million in September, but total hiring was up 4.4% in October compared with September.
Murmuring an "um" or "mm-hmm" in conversation can show that we're paying attention -- thinking about what to say or processing what is being said to us, says linguistics professor N.J. Enfield. "When it comes to little words, I produce 'um' and 'uh' as a signal to you that I know I should be speaking right now," Enfield says.
Organizations need a "mega transformative purpose," something that is more potent than the typical mission or vision statement, writes Idris Mootee. This purpose should identify a bigger reason for a company's existence, one that motivates its staff to get up in the morning.
Leadership today often involves pushing people to act more quickly than they might otherwise, says Amanda Hill, chief marketing officer for the A&E network. "The hardest thing we have to manage as leaders is enabling our team to be brilliant, in inspiring them to excellence whilst equally delivering, more now than ever, a lot of change and at a speed that is outside of most people's comfort zone," she says.
A study in Science says humans likely began migrating from Africa as early as 120,000 years ago. "Indeed, what we are seeing in the behavioral record is that the spread of so-called modern human behaviors did not occur in a simple time-transgressive process from west to east," said study co-author Christopher Bae of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Forwardship is the process of preparing a business for market changes and technological advances, and acting toward innovation without being stopped by fear, write Vip Vyas, Diego Nannicini and David Sherman of Distinctive Performance. When business failures are retroactively described as surprising, they argue, there is usually a trail of leadership inaction.