Matching who you are with what you do may seem like common sense, but the sad truth is that most people don’t have jobs that truly complement their personalities. In their newest book, Career Match, coauthors Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou take readers through a simple, but revealing, ten-minute self-assessment quiz to help identify specific personality types.
We all have had to deal with conflict in the workplace. It can be a real energy drain as people within and around the conflict focus on the negative and not the positive. The result is decreased productivity and even worse, potential danger for other employees. As a leader, dealing with conflict is a key skill you must master. So here are some recommended steps to take to resolve conflicts in a timely and efficient manner.
If you’re reading this story, chances are you spend a lot of your time in front of a computer–up to 8 or more hours a day if you’re like many office workers. That’s a problem, because all that screen time is likely wreaking irreparable havoc on your overworked eyeballs, according to eye-health experts.
In any period of financial turbulence, opportunities emerge. That’s when companies with vision, foresight and agility can change their fortunes dramatically for the better. That’s where business aviation comes in. From industry giants to independent firms, companies and individuals are realizing that the true cost of a business aircraft is in not having one at all.
Companies around the globe with their own business aircraft are traveling when and where they want to with speed, safety and security. These business aircraft enable busy executives to visit multiple cities in a day; to compress long, wasted hours of commercial air travel into short, intensely productive periods of time; and to bring key prospects to a facility. With the ability to land at 5,000 local airports across the country, business aircraft provide unfettered direct access to virtually any community. You certainly won’t get there easily via airlines, which serve barely 10% of these non-hub locations.
By Damien James, an EO Melbourne member and the founder of Aged Foot Care Australia P/L.
I’m sure you’ve offered someone a job and it didn’t work out as planned, right? Well, have you ever made such a poor recruitment decision that it cost you your entire business, all the money you’ve ever earned and your reputation? I did, and it turned out to be the best professional decision of my life.
It all started in 1997, when I graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree in podiatry. I had always dreamed of running a successful company—just like my father—so I started a mobile podiatry business that catered to nursing home patients. Within three years, I was operating Australia’s largest podiatry service and treating more than 1,000 patients a week! Flushed with confidence, I launched a second business; a chain of sports clinics that boasted high-profile clients like Martina Navratilova and Lleyton Hewitt. As you can imagine, life was good! I was making money and living the entrepreneurial dream … and then it turned into a nightmare.