Technical Skill Expertise Secures a Job. Soft Skill Expertise Elevates a Career.

When an employer has a position to fill, the first line of thinking is naturally around the subject matter expertise or technical skills required to get the job done. And as a job seeker, when we interview for a new position, we talk about…

The Importance of Trust at Work

The foundation of every healthy relationship is trust.  Now that work has evolved from a command and control environment (For emerging professionals: this was a leadership style where employees just did what their manager said to do, when…

Skills Supply & Demand Gap

When you hear the words “skills gap” what immediately comes to mind? Most of us instinctively think technical skills. Whether a mechanic, accountant, or doctor, employees in specific fields have invested time, effort and in some cases,…

The Value of Setting Goals

As an avid tennis fan, let’s just say for a couple of decades, I’ve not seen the top ranking players shift all that often, especially in women’s tennis.  If you follow sports at all, you most likely know the Williams’ sisters and their…

Five Ways to Make Yourself Invaluable to Your Company

Have you ever walked into your boss’s office to find a room full of executives staring back at you? What do you do?  What do you say?  Do you take a seat, as you usually do, stand or apologize for interrupting and walk away?  Navigating…