Lead Like a Great Conductor

“[A conductor's] happiness does not come from only his own story and his joy of the music. The joy is about enabling other people’s stories to be heard at the same time.” —Itay Talgam   Many concertgoers are unaware of the critical role that the conductor plays during a performance.  Viewed on the podium, most of the conductors work is done in silence with a fluidly moving baton. Of course, much of the conductors work is done before the performance, behind-the-scenes.  The great conductors study, memorize, absorb the music,...

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Stop Striving for Perfection!

In Debora Spar’s book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, the Barnard college President writes that striving for perfection is a futile goal and it will only lead to frustration and unhappiness. Debora Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was over. As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, she swore to young women that they could have it all. “We thought we could just glide into the...

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Could a Great Corporate Culture Be Bad for Employees?

  Posted on June 14, 2014 by Beth Kuhel Personal Branding blog The old adage – don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole, holds true for educating children, relationships, relating to your boss and for finding a suitable fit for employees in the workplace. We often assume that if a company is well-known for having a great corporate culture, then anyone who is lucky enough to get hired will thrive and be happy.  This is far from the truth.  Even the most progressive company who sets the standards for excellence in their human...

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Use the “F” Word to Boost Your Creativity

  Could failure lead you to your next success? “It is not the critic who counts. It is not the man who sits and points out how the doer of deeds could have done things better and how he falls and stumbles. The credit goes to the man in the arena whose face is marred with dust and blood and sweat. But when he’s in the arena, at best he wins, and at worst he loses, but when he fails, when he loses, he does so daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt Let’s face it, it’s no fun to fail. No one starts out trying something new with...

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5 Traits Of A Companies Top Talent

5 Traits Of A Companies Top Talent

  The 5 Traits Of A Company’s ‘Top Talent’ BETH KUHEL, PERSONAL BRANDING BLOG MAR. 8, 2014, 9:17 PM 47,363  views Flickr/Heisenberg Media   If you want to get hired and stay hired you need to know how hiring managers think. Since Google is setting the standard for attracting, hiring (and paying) top talent, examining and understanding their hiring standards and practices could help you even if you have no interest in working there. Let’s start with GPA’s and test scores since most of us have always...

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