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Bill Stokes
Bill is a trusted leadership advisor and executive search consultant.
Bill is a trusted leadership advisor and executive search consultant.
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4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Four crucial habits can make a tremendous difference: 1. Focus on emerging skills; 2. Get synchronous (interact and collaborate); 3. Implement learning immediately; and 4. Set a golden benchmark. Keep learning: After you achieve one big goal, set your sights on the next one. That’s how you make learning a part of your normal routine. The more you do that, the less likely you are to stop. via Mike Kehoe @HarvardBiz

#Careers #CareerDevelopment #CareerPlanning "LearningNewSkills

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How Humble Leadership Really Works

How to adopt the humble mind-set of a servant leader: 1. Ask how you can help employees do their own jobs better ­ then listen; 2. Create low-risk spaces for employees to think of new ideas; 3. Be humble. When leaders are humble, show respect, and ask how they can serve employees as they improve the organization, the outcomes can be outstanding. via @DanCable1

#AliveAtWork #Leadership #HumbleLeadership #ServantLeader

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3 Steps To Create A Personal Brand (And Why It Matters)

Three common themes among industry leaders who are effectively using their personal brand to connect with clients: 1. Bring in your personality; 2. Use storytelling; 3. Accept that it’s always evolving. Latest from @LeliaGowland for @Forbes #PersonalBranding

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Very Good Advice from LinkedIn's Resident Career Expert

Oftentimes, your LinkedIn profile is where you make a first impression on hiring managers, so it's important that it reflects your professional brand. Insights from LinkedIn's resident Career Expert, Blair Decembrele; via via Kieron Johnson @RegalEagle1 #CareerAdvice #LinkedInProfile

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Happy is as happy does. When you’re at your best, you live up to your fullest potential. Activating our best selves, and the universal traits of happy people: 1. Play to your strengths; 2. Continually experiment; and 3. Explore playfully. Have a great day! #Happiness #Workplace

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Relationships matter. Best build them in person.

I agree with Jonathan Aberman, who writes: "I am another casualty in an arms race for attention... I expect that this cycle will mean that broadly available online networks will eventually be of little use in establishing meaningful connections. I am not sure whether this will result in an online sea of software bots talking to each other while those of us with things to do are otherwise engaged or a return to making connections by engaging in long term and valuable relationships... But in the meantime, don’t expect a networking response from me online if I don’t know you. I feel bad about that, but apparently, it’s the only reasonable thing to do." #Networking

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Good Advice on How to Leverage Your LinkedIn Network

via Dean Waggenspack on how you should interact with your LinkedIn network for career development purposes: "Show people you are a thinker and not just a collector of connections. And if there is one thing that employers are looking for right now, it’s a true thinker." #CareerDevelopment #LinkedIn #Networking

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Advice to Help You With Salary Negotiation

Excellent advice from Bill Fitzgerald at ExecCareersDC on salary negotiation with several noteworthy points to keep in mind. A good read! #SalaryNegotiation #Careers #CareerDevelopment

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How to Increase Your Influence at Work

"To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives and adopt your ideas? How can you become a go-to person that others look to for guidance and expert advice?" Read this article by Rebecca Knight @knightrm via @HarvardBiz #Leadership #Influence #Influential #Career

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