Your LinkedIn Profile Matters

Published on February 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

I recently read 2 research studies about LinkedIn profile photos. Here’s what I learned: 1. Recruiters and hiring managers spend as much time looking at your profile photo as they do reading your summary statement. 2. If your photo relates friendliness and likability, that positive impression can last for months. People keep that “First Impression” photo locked in their minds. ... View Article »

Do It Like Derek Did It.

Published on March 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm

I sent this photo to a client today. He called a few days ago. Something happened at work. He was seething with anger. That anger moved him to reach out to me and it continues to fuel him to do whatever it takes to find a better place to work. That’s where the photo of Derek Jeter flying into the ... View Article »

How Gratitude Works at Work

Published on February 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm

In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg, set a goal to write a daily handwritten (or emailed) thank-you note. Obviously, Mark was making an effort to take better care of others but he was also taking care of himself. Research indicates that people who practice gratitude report significant benefits:     Lower blood pressure and stronger immune systems; more positive emotions such as ... View Article »

Building Confidence

Published on June 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Just a few words about building confidence: Confidence ebbs and flows according to the emotional weather we experience. It’s a good daily practice to center yourself first thing in the morning. Invest 3 -5 minutes to focus on your breath and set some intentions for the day. Centering yourself as a daily practice establishes strong emotional roots that will serve ... View Article »

Get Jozii and get a job!

Published on December 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I’ve been waiting for some fresh and original ideas related to college student job websites and I think I’ve found it:  Jozii ensures quality applicants for businesses by allowing employers to specify who can see their job posting by major, skill set, school, location, GPA and a bunch of other filters. This is win-win, as students and companies get exactly what they’re looking for. ... View Article »

Positve Accounting 101

Published on October 22, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Research findings indicate that practicing gratitude for the good things that happen has a positive impact on our level of happiness. The energy we invest in cultivating positive relationships and events yields a healthy return on our investment. This practice is effective at home and in the workplace. Think of it as mental hygiene. Take a daily inventory of the ... View Article »

Make a Positive First Impression – Ask!

Published on October 13, 2014 at 12:12 am

Hi Folks – I have a young intern/associate working with me. Her name is Christina Echevarria. I asked Christina to write about her real-life experiences in the workplace.  Here’s her inaugural post. Can you relate? Let us know! – Lisa Starting my new job has been both an exciting and challenging time filled with uncertainty. The initial struggles of finding where exactly I fit in ... View Article »