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Negotiation, the LOA! Way: Pt. 1

Present: Structuring a Compelling and Effective Presentation

LOA! Q & A

More Than Just a Job; The Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

Contribute: Staying on Track and Getting Ahead; Setting Up the Perfect Home Office

Advocate: Performance Review

Advocate: Compensation

Advocate: For Yourself and Your Team

Boss’s Month: Connecting with Your Boss

Boss’s Month: Improve Your Relationship with Your Boss; Standing Out While Fitting In

Networking Remotely

Books:

  • Karen Wickre, former Editorial Director at Twitter, Taking the Work Out of Networking: Your Guide to Making Connections that Count
  • J. Kelly Hoey, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World
  • Rosina Racioppi, CEO of Women Unlimited, Relationships Matter, forthcoming
  • Dale Carnegie, How to Make Friends and Influence People. A classic!

Other:

  • Meetup groups
  • Incubators and other co-working spaces are hosting virtual networking events
  • Young professional groups (either locally or online)
  • Alumni groups
  • Social media — not just the obvious networking sites like LinkedIn, but Twitter, Instagram, etc. can be great mediums to connect with those you wouldn’t ever be able to reach in person
  • Local tip from London: don’t be afraid to meet your neighbors! At a safe distance, of course. Perhaps they are working on something cool that might interest you; it could even lead to a professional opportunity at some point

Channel Your Inner Aristotle for Career Success!

“Nothing spoils fun like finding out it builds character.” Calvin, of Calvin & Hobbes If you are familiar with the comic strip, then you’ll recall that Calvin’s dad constantly stressed the importance of “building character,” usually through situations and tasks that Calvin hated. Though Calvin couldn’t appreciate it at the time, his dad’s insistence on […]

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Staying Through the Great Resignation

Staying Through the Great Resignation - Bob and Nick Slater

“The best ability is availability.” Bill Parcells, Hall of Fame football coach If you’re a sports fan then you have likely heard the aforementioned (and overused) quote a time or two. The sentiment is an exaggeration, of course, as you’ll need to demonstrate proficiency in other abilities to differentiate yourself at work, and your availability […]

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Yipes – it’s Labor Day Already! Finish the Year Strong and Achieve Your Goals!

Labor Day Already - Look Out Above!

“Write like you are running out of time.” Alexander Hamilton (American statesman, military commander, defender of the U.S. Constitution, lawyer, musical performer!) Look Out Above! readers will attest that the book’s co-authors rarely come across a sports metaphor or analogy that they dislike, and it is only through ruthless editing that more “sports talk” didn’t […]

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Assessment

Are you prepared to make a meaningful impact at your company? Bob and Nick’s assessment will help you determine if you have the critical soft skills for career success – and, if not, what to do about it!

Take the LOA! Assessment