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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How Much Growth is Healthy? When is Maintenance Better?

How Much Growth is Healthy? When is Maintenance Better?

  We’re a society that’s obsessed with change and growth, and in many ways that’s a great thing. When a person challenges himself to learn new skills, acquire new positive behaviors, adjust to transitions, assume new responsibilities, he typically becomes broader, more productive and emotionally mature. While this is true for most people, it’s also true that a person needs to know his own limits. When a person pushes himself beyond his limits, works too many hours, fails to take care of his health, ignores the relationships in his...

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Flexibility in Your Career Plan Can Lead to Success!

Flexibility in Your Career Plan Can Lead to Success!

  Posted on November 9, 2013 by Beth Kuhel: http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/flexibility-in-your-career-plan-can-lead-to-success Stay open to new opportunities; It can lead to your success and happiness! — Beth Kuhel I recently interviewed Bo Burlingham, the affable Editor-At-Large for Inc. magazine about his career path. Bo surprised me by saying he actually had no career plan and his ascent to his current position was more or less “an accident.” After hearing his story, I realized there was a lot to be learned from Bo’s...

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How Taking Your Kids to Restaurants Can Teach Emotional Intelligence

How Taking Your Kids to Restaurants Can Teach Emotional Intelligence

Studies show that having a high Emotional Intelligence Quotient (E.Q.) is valued in today’s workplace and can make or break even the most talented person’s ability to land and keep a job.  Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human engineering,” your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead. Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge. Additionally, Nobel Prize winning Israeli-American psychologist,...

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Five Lessons My Father Taught That Shape My Decisions

Five Lessons My Father Taught That Shape My Decisions

  My father took his role as a parent seriously and frequently reminded my siblings and me that certain values were important to him. He unabashedly told us at different times that if we wanted to make him happy, we too would abide by these five principles: And conversely, if we didn’t, well…he’d be deeply disappointed. Somehow, he pulled this head-trip off in that we all listened to him and have been fairly consistent in following his charge.  Probably because he preached to us 5 percent of the time and he was light hearted and...

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Lessons From Parenting: Rewarding Good Values/Character Spurs Motivation

Lessons From Parenting: Rewarding Good Values/Character Spurs Motivation

If you are one of those people who wants to earn a higher salary (and feels you are deserving of more money) then this is the article for you!  Candidates who feel they are driven more by money than by contributing to the mission of the firm, turn off employers.  Everyone wants to be compensated fairly, but the candidate who will come off more favorably in an interview will focus on how they can contribute and fit into the firm’s culture and will avoid focusing on salary (at least not openly at the onset). The savvy interviewer will put...

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