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6 Strategies on How to Use Conflict as a Powerful Career Tool


use conflict as a powerful career toolConflict is one of the most underutilized career tools. When conflict presents itself, you want to run, but I suggest that you don’t.

Many professionals go to great lengths to duck conflict. That’s because, as Peter T. Colemen and Robert Ferguson explain in the book “Making Conflict Work,” it “elicits anxiety.” Yet, managing conflict is absolutely necessary for achieving your own professional as well as the organization’s goals. Those could include getting a raise, remaining within budget by reducing employee benefits and acquiring a company to fill a gap in your product line.

Here are 6 tips for how to leverage conflict as a powerful tool in the workplace:Continue Reading…

Many Interviews, Zero Offers – 5 Ways to Audit Your Interview Performance


audit your interview performanceYou might have had a few interviews. But, no offers. That could mean the competition was significantly more qualified than you were. Or that you could improve how you interview.

Doing an Executive Interview Audit

However, if you’ve had many interviews and zero offers, then it makes common sense to do an audit of what has transpired during past interviews to see what can be modified to improve performance. Just as in accounting, an audit on your interviews is conducted to uncover possible problems. Regular audits make good financial sense in business and they could make a difference in the outcomes of your interviews.

Essentially there are 5 major areas to check over.Continue Reading…