I recently took a training on advanced networking and one of the things I talked about as my desired outcome was more techniques on forming stronger relationships faster. The training was with Performance of a Lifetime, a program which involved a lot of improvisational work as the primary method to work on those networking techniques. [Read more…]
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All kinds of articles exist about the benefits of smiling, both socially and personally. And it all makes sense, yet you’re still probably not going to find me randomly smiling without cause. I think we can all acknowledge that a scowl is different from a straight face, unless you just happen to have a severe case of RBF, but that description is usually reserved for women (yay male privilege?!).
Here’s another fun fact. Despite all of the written words out there on why you should smile more, this is what I get when I type “you should smile more” into the Googles.
Yes, a travel bag. I know it may sound a little crazy, but here’s the thing. Part of living the consulting lifestyle means there is some travel, for many that travel may be up to 80%. Some people love business travel and some people want to keep their business travel to a minimum. Regardless of which side of the business travel dichotomy you fall into, there is always a shared struggle about the luggage used. [Read more…]
As many of you know, I recently attended the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference in Detroit. During the two-day job fair, I came across a lot of hungry young professionals trying to figure out this whole career thing. While there, I realized I’ve discussed the importance of showing up to conferences and job fairs and my own experience in turning a job fair into a management consulting job offer, but never really talked about what to do once you’re *at* the job fair. I’m going to change that now and share the 5 keys to job fair success. These have held true since I was in the recruiting process several years ago, and they are just as true today. [Read more…]
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read the phrase “everybody eats”? Does it conjure up images of Thanksgiving day here in the United States?
Or maybe more of a Nathan’s hot dog eating contest (shout out to Joey Chestnut)?
Well this post isn’t about overindulgence but instead it’s about how to work most effectively with a team, especially one under constant pressure to produce results. [Read more…]