Posts Tagged "Leadership"

8 Ways To Make a Great First Impression During A Job Interview

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Forming a first impression of someone takes seconds, and that can feel impossible to nail when you’re in a job interview. Luckily, most hiring managers take more time to form their opinion.


A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that the first 15 minutes are when an impression is made during an interview, and that’s enough time to connect and sell yourself.


We spoke with hiring managers and found out what impresses them. Here are eight things to do to help you land the job.

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Hiring managers reveal what always impresses them, and what will ensure you’ll never get an offer, no matter how qualified you are.

5 Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you’re the luckiest person alive, I’ll break it to you gently: He or she is human and will make mistakes.


The great ones rise up from their errors by A) acknowledging they made a mistake and correcting a behavior (think humility), or B) acknowledging a blind spot that needs to be addressed, then doing something about it.


Lets dive into a few prevalent leadership mistakes that even the best and smartest leaders tend to make.

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They may be great and smart, but they’re also human and will make mistakes.

7 Steps To Survive Your Company’s Re-Org

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

While it may seem like remaining employed after a company’s reorganization is reason for celebration, the reality is often not so rosy. A 2015 survey by research and training company Leadership IQ found that 74% of employees who kept their job after a corporate layoff said their productivity declined. Many report feelings of guilt, anxiety, and anger. Another 2016 study by the University of East Anglia in England found that even when companies are restructured without layoffs, restructuring has a mostly negative effect.


If you’ve been through a “re-org” and still have a job, getting over those negative feelings and finding your way is important for your future success, says Dave Popple, president of Psynet Group, an employee assessment firm. “If you survived a reorg, it is because your company saw value in you and believe that you can help them move forward,” he says. So, if you’re having trouble reconciling your feelings and taking advantage of the new opportunities before you, here is a seven-step plan.

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The re-org is over, and you still have a job. Here’s how to shed the survivor’s guilt and make the most of the opportunity.

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