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Monday July 28, 2014

Contributors: Business - Heart at Work

  • Sunday Oct 13, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    What employees really want: An upgrade to Motivation 3.0

     A few days ago, I posted, on LinkedIn, a link to an article from Inc. Magazine, "10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise".  I often post on LInkedIn – as well as other social media platforms – but this particular link received the highest number of hits of any previous posts.  Clearly, something resonated with my LinkedIn network. Geoffrey James, the author, listed what he thought employees really wanted: […]

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    Monday Oct 07, 2013 | 8:17 am

    How to keep boomers in the marketplace

    If you’re asking “why?”, then you’re not aware of the sobering statistics heralding a significant labor shortage in the nation, and especially in Maine, with the oldest population in the U.S. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, make up a large slice (30%) of Maine’s population and if they follow the traditional pattern, will retire within the next 10 years. That enormous exodus of talent, expertise and labor would be […]

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  • Thursday Sep 26, 2013 | 5:54 pm

    What will you learn this weekend to stay competitive?

     A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Future of Work and how one of the characteristics of that future will be competitive: no excuse for not knowing how.  And last time, I mentioned that one of social media marketing guru Chris Brogan’s tips for entrepreneurs was "to fall in love with not knowing," where "as the dumbest guy in the room" he got to learn what others already […]

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  • Sunday Sep 22, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    7 Tips For Your Career

    I had the great pleasure to attend the Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference here in Portland last Friday.  One of the speakers was Chris Brogan, a social media guru, whom I have followed for some time.  Chris spoke about his 7 Tips for Entrepreneurs.  I was struck at how those 7 tips apply to how we need to approach our careers, whether we’re entrepreneurs or employees.  So, with appreciation […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Is it better to be employed to find a new job?

    I think it’s old school thinking to automatically say yes to this question. The fact is there are many people out of work at any given time for a variety of reasons. If they do a good job presenting themselves to the marketplace with a great resume, and LinkedIn profile, plus they know how to leverage contacts in the search process, they’ll eventually find new work. So the idea that […]

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    Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    Is your work satisfying?

    If your answer is no, you’re not alone. New England has the lowest rate of job satisfaction in the country. What does it take to be satisfied and happy at work? Five factors contribute to sustained job satisfaction. 1.    The first, and often overlooked in our culture of busyness, is that the job allows for a full and balanced life. This means that the work hours are flexible enough to […]

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  • Monday Sep 09, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The Future of Work – Part 2: SoLoMo

    On Monday, I wrote about the emerging world of work and the vulnerability of Boomers as they adapt to times that are a-changin’, as Bob Dylan sang in the 60s.   I mentioned that while the changing nature of work will provide workers — including Boomers — with more freedom and power, we will have to adapt to its new aspects of social, local and mobile, or SoLoMo. The SoLoMo […]

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  • Monday Sep 09, 2013 | 7:59 am

    The Future of Work – Part 1

     "Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown; and accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone.  If your time to you is worth savin’ then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone; for the times they are a-changin’."   - Bob Dylan To many of us of a certain age, Dylan’s 1960s era anthem of change was […]

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  • Friday Sep 06, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    What you need to know if you lose your job…now or later.

    If you’ve been laid off or terminated, there’s often an initial shock (because you didn’t believe it would happen to you). Then you can expect a series of emotions that come and go in no particular sequence. These emotions often reflect the stages of grief including: denial, anger, depression, and acceptance. It’s important to know that these feelings are normal and that they will pass. One of the most difficult […]

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