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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

50 Ways to Leave Your Employer and How to Leave in a Manner that Boosts Your Career

50 Ways to Leave Your Employer and How to Leave in a Manner that Boosts Your Career | Bob and Nick Slater on the great resignation

“I realized I needed things you can’t give me.” From an email to all company employees by a departing employee (Reminiscent of “It’s not you, it’s me” said by “Gwen” to George Costanzo on Seinfeld) In vogue at the moment is the “farewell email” wherein one departing a company sends a company-wide email announcing his […]

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Is it Time to be Your Own Boss?

Is it Time to be Your Own Boss? | Bob & Nick Slater

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn‘t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” Jeff Bezos With an increasing number of young professionals leaving their current employer in search of work that is more satisfying, perhaps you’ve considered starting your own thing. In our experience, doing so […]

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Lose the Modifier to Write like a Boss!

Lose the Modifier to Write like a Boss! | Bob & Nick Slater

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’ — your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain Today, the LOA! Team offers a back-to-basics lesson in business writing. Specifically, a lesson on modifiers: what they are, and when and if you should […]

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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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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