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Busting Loose from the 7 Costliest Myths About Today's Job Market

August 27, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

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Have you been laid-off or outsourced more than once due to mergers and acquisitions or the economy? Are you in a dead-end job that doesn’t utilize your skills and talents? Are you in an organizational culture that doesn’t match your style? Are you uncertain about how best to market yourself and find work that’s right for you?

It's time to bust loose.

Tip 26: Build Your Internal Network

August 19, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Being well networked is not just something to do when looking for a job. Being well networked is critical for your long-term success within an organization too.

Unfortunately, many people get "comfortable" within their own department and role and don't take the initiative to expand their reach. In times of rapid change, this can be a huge mistake. Often times I see companies laying off people in one department and hiring people in other departments.

Checkout Our Library of Recorded Webinars Available for Immediate Download

August 19, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

Over the past few months we have been building a library of recorded webinars to help you maximize your team effectiveness. These are great opportunities to develop your skills while in the car or on the plane. Other teams have gathered in a conference room and listened/watched together.

Here are some brief descriptions of what's available for an immediate download:

Create a Healthy and Productive Team Culture

August 14, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

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The way that people treat each other in the workplace matters. When people are marginalized they tend to be compliant. When people feel like they matter, they WILL be committed.

Join me for Part 3: Team Culture of our Maximizing Team Effectiveness webinar series coming up on August 18th from 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Looking for work? Think Shoulder Industries.

August 11, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

If you are looking for work, one place you might venture into is a completely new industry. Now, I know that for many this may cause hesitation. In fact I have heard people say, "I can't change industries."

Consider this. The new Chairman and CEO of General Motors was a former telecom executive at AT&T. Did AT&T manufacture cars, auto parts, or do anything even remotely related to cars? With the exception of driving their service vehicles to install or repair a phone line or cell tower, the answer is a resounding NO!

Have you heard about the chicken and the pig?

August 6, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

I just got back from an amazing trip to Cape Cod visiting my parents, brothers, nephews, and nieces. What a great reunion with all of the fun, chaos, and laughs that you would expect from a big family. Frankly, I reluctantly came home, feeling a strong sense of sadness living so far away from my family. But, as a result of the trip, I am now committed to getting home more than two or three times a year.

The Team Dimensions Profile

August 4, 2009 -- Sal Silvester


By Kathy Brohm
Being part of a team seems to infiltrate so many parts of our lives, whether it be as a family member, an athlete, or a project team member. Working as a team and within a team provides us with a sense of accomplishment when we successfully reach our goals and allows us to share that achievement with our teammates. More importantly, being part of a team allows us to explore our strengths and tap into areas that may not be tapped when working independently.

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