How To Avoid Awkward Interview Silence

Have you ever had an interviewer staring at you without saying anything after you finished an answer?

As uncomfortable as that is, there is a way to prevent it and increase your interview success.

In this video, I discuss how to avoid uncomfortable silences.

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Why Studying DURING An Interview Is Critical

To help the increasing number of our brothers and sisters whose jobs are in jeopardy or lost, we’ll focus our posts on interviewing, until further notice.

Have you ever squandered precious seconds of an interview – decreasing your chances of being the successful candidate?

Not sure if you have or not? 

In today’s video, I share an underutilized strategy that promises to improve your interview performance.

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How To Value Everyone’s Voice

Have you ever attended a team meeting and little was accomplished? Maybe some people even left with hard feelings?

We all probably have, and what that experience exposed was most likely poor leadership of the meeting.

Multi-generational teams challenge leaders more than ever before because of their diverse perspectives and work styles.

In this week’s video, I share how to manage the dismissiveness that can occur on multi-generational teams.

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How To Lead Without Having The Authority

As a panel member at the 2019 Georgia Environmental Conference, I was asked, “How is leadership accomplished when you do not have real authority?”

I discuss the leaders I’ve met who have a leadership title but have no clue about leadership.

I also brag about the untitled leaders who display superb leadership qualities – what I call Blimp Worthy Leadership!

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How To Lead The Next Gens Gifts And Gaps

As a panel member at the 2019 Georgia Environmental Conference, I was asked the question, “How do you lead the next generation of hopefuls?”

Having recently updated my presentation on Generational similarities and differences titled Leadership For A Changing Workforce, I was excited to share my answer.

In my next post, I’ll answer the question, “How is leadership accomplished when you do not have real authority?”

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How Leaders Can Learn From Sports Coaches

As a panel member at the 2019 Georgia Environmental Conference, I was asked the question, “Where do you think you have gained the most guidance in your leadership style?”

I share how I believe business leaders can learn a thing or two from sports, and what I learned in sports that guides my leadership!

In my next post, I’ll answer the question, “How do you lead the next generation of hopefuls?”

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Have You The Courage To Lead With Integrity?

I was recently asked by David Mook of the Centergy Group to participate in a panel discussion on Leadership at the 2019 Georgia Environmental Conference.

We were asked 4 questions – the first of which was, “What is the most basic tenet of leadership in today’s world?”

I share my answer to that question in this video and my answers to the additional three in my next three posts.

My answer to the first question may just challenge you!

In my next post, I answer the question, “Where do you think you have gained the most guidance in your leadership style?”

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Share The LOVE Sale Event

Heather and I truly appreciate the LOVE you show us by subscribing to our newsletter and YouTube channel and leaving comments, likes, and shares.

To show our appreciation, we’re offering you a 20% discount on our most popular online course – Performance Enhancing Feedback.

This course teaches leaders how to deliver and receive performance feedback.

The discount extends through the end of February 2020.

Click here to view the package options, select your preferred package, and enter the discount code LOVE2020 to receive your course.

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Interview STAR Method: Improvement #2

In my last post, I shared my first of two improvements to the STAR Method for answering behavioral interview questions.

If you have not watched the video titled Interview STAR Method: Improvement #1, please do so now, as today’s improvement incorporates and builds upon that improvement.

Today I’ve got a second improvement for you.

When answering an interview question you want to accomplish two ends: answer it completely AND find ways to use the question to your benefit.

This means going beyond what the question asks and including information that is on your “must say this before the interview is over” list.

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Interview STAR Method: Improvement #1

Today I want to share an improvement to the STAR Method for answering behavioral interview questions.

The STAR method has existed for a very long time and is the most accepted method.

For those of you who may not be familiar with this approach, STAR is an acronym that stands for:

  •  ituation you are facing
  • T  ask needing to be performed
  • A  ction taken
  • R  esult achieved

While it is the most accepted approach, it has an inherent problem.

This problem keeps answers from being as interesting and engaging as they are capable of being.

It also keeps them from holding the interviewer’s attention as much as they could – if designed differently.

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