How do I respond to negative feedback?

None of us like to be criticized. We’re only human. But the important thing to remember when you’re receiving less-than-glowing feedback is feedback is good. It is your friend. How else would you know if you’re doing something wrong? How else would you learn about a better way to accomplish a goal? How else would…

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Salary Negotiation – Tips and Pitfalls

Negotiating your salary is scary. There’s no getting around it. But, armed with some solid information and advice, you can do this! Whether you’re negotiating your salary for a new job or negotiating a raise in a current job, it pays to do a little research. First, find out what the current salary range is…

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Dear Landa

Dear Landa, I recently witnessed a co-worker getting a really nice raise and a better title—all because she told the powers-that-be about a job offer she had from a competing firm and they really wanted to keep her. So I figured I’d do the same thing. I asked for a raise and told them if…

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Soft Skills – what are they and why we need/value them

You know what IQ is, right? Well what about EQ? EQ, or emotional intelligence quotient is all about soft skills. Yes, we need them and yes, employers value them. Soft skills are things like communication, adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation. Put simply, it’s about who you are, as opposed to the…

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