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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

The Spirit of the Season

The Spirit of the Season - Bob & Nick Slater

“That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.”  Jerry Seinfeld Like re-watching It’s a Wonderful Life and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the LOA! team makes it an annual holiday tradition to re-read Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. If reading isn’t your thing (let’s hope that not the case since […]

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Happy Holidays and Thank You from the LOA! Team

Happy Holidays from the LOA! Team

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol   Holiday greetings, everyone! The LOA! Team hopes everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is getting ready for what will undoubtedly be an unorthodox holiday season. We won’t get into the craziness of 2020 here — […]

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The Skills You Need for Work Success Today

The Skills You Need for Work Success Today - Look Out Above! The Young Professional's Guide to Success

“Change is invigorating! If you don’t accept new challenges, you become complacent and lazy! Your life atrophies!” Calvin (from Calvin and Hobbes) We’re all strangers in a land becoming increasingly less strange – that of the virtual workplace. Yet however we meet, the core skills required for business success remain unchanged. These skills are known […]

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How to Say No at Work Without Feeling Guilty… or Hurting Your Career

How to Say No at Work Without Feeling Guilty or Hurting Your Career - Bob Slater & Nick Slater - Look Out Above! The Young Professional's Guide to Success

“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” Steve Jobs You are anything but a slacker. You’re a team player, and you like your job, your company, and the people you work with. But you’re operating at maximum capacity. And here comes your manager to throw more […]

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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