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You can’t say enough or learn enough about listening well. In fact, many miscommunications and damaged relationships result from poor listening skills and a lack of intention to listen deeply. On the flip side, listening is often connected with higher levels of leadership effectiveness, trustworthiness and understanding. We’re sharing the following conscious, meaningful-listening tips to… Read more »

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Have you ever gone through the interview process, felt confident that you’d performed extremely well, and then heard these dreadful words: “I’m sorry, but we feel you’re overqualified for this position.” Arrggh!! When I was told that after an interview, several thoughts went through my frustration-fogged mind. What kind of crazy excuse is that for… Read more »

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Our days fill up so fast, and are so rushed and filled with distractions, that they seem to be bursting. It’s a huge source of stress for most people, and stress is perhaps the most important factor determining whether we’re healthy or sick. So how can we simplify our days? It’s not incredibly hard, but… Read more »

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Q. “I wasn’t happy with my last performance review. Should I dispute the review? Write a letter for my file? Talk to a lawyer? Or just let it go?” A. Most professionals feel you should offer some kind of response. But whether to respond, and the way to respond, will depend on your company’s culture, the unwritten… Read more »

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There is a formula that can be followed as a guide to writing your cover letters. However, it is critical that each cover letter be unique and specific to you and to the employer—not one that any applicant could have written to any employer. Keep your cover letter brief. Never, never more than one page,… Read more »

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You’ve had successful interviews and you are ready to start work. Stop. Before you accept any position, establish an acceptable salary range. You will want to establish yourself toward the upper end of the range with an agreement to add pay for outstanding work at your first review and on annual reviews. Do your research. Check… Read more »

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Building influence and credibility means not always having to say “Yes.” Being too eager to please can be bad for your reputation–and your career. It may sound counterintuitive, so to illustrate, consider these examples. While interviewing a CEO about one of his high potential executives I will be coaching, he said, “When you work with… Read more »

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  If you need help building a great team at your company, connect with the group at Harvard Resource Solutions. We provide the talented candidates your organization needs. Schedule a meeting with us at your earliest convenience. Contact Harvard Resource Solutions, now hiring for Detroit jobs today.

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Remember the “Crackberry”? When the Blackberry was popular, email was the main offender; social media hadn’t been invented. We had no idea what was coming. Enter the smartphone. This digital wonder constantly streams messages from many sources, demanding your attention. Your laptop is just as bad, with its overflowing Inbox and Twitter beckoning, just a… Read more »

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  If you need help building a great team at your company, connect with the group at Harvard Resource Solutions. We provide the talented candidates your organization needs. Schedule a meeting with us at your earliest convenience. Contact Harvard Resource Solutions, now hiring for Detroit jobs today.