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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

You’re on Mute! How to Crush Virtual Meetings

“A party without alcohol is just a meeting.” Anonymous Reminiscent of the “You’ve got mail” from decades ago, “You’re on mute” is today’s oft-repeated Zooming phrase mouthed (while frantically pointing to mouth or ear) to someone whose lips are moving with no audio. Other virtual meeting gaffes and time-wasters include forgetting to mute, fumbling to […]

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The Black Swan: Achieving Personal Growth During the Pandemic

“I’ll bet Larry’s in heaven. He been trying to social distance for years.” Cheryl Hines, referring to Larry David The COVID-19 pandemic is the epitome of a dreaded “black swan” event – an unforeseen, out-of-the-ordinary event of devastating impact. Economies the world over are shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of the […]

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Creating a Culture of Candor in the Workplace

Canda

“Jack was always direct, but his frankness was appealing and effective.” Jeffrey Immelt, successor to Jack Welch as General Electric CEO Former General Electric (GE) CEO Jack Welch died earlier this week. While this news perhaps evokes a “Who was he?” response from Millennials and Gen Z’ers, Baby Boomers know Welch as the brash “celebrity” […]

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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