Developing Resilience

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On March 27, 2017
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  • developing resilience, resilience
Psychologist Susan Kobasa, has stated that there are three necessary factors to foster resilience: 1) the ability to look upon failure as a learning experience; 2) a strong sense of commitment, both to ideals and people; and 3) the capacity to focus energies upon situations over which control can be exerted. Given this situation how […]
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The Value of Resilience

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On March 1, 2017
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Recently a colleague asked me what I thought was the most important skill or attribute that was required in today’s workplace. A number of qualities immediately came to mind:  communication skills, interpersonal skills, a commitment to ongoing learning, versatility, were just some of the ideas that popped into my head.  However, after reflecting upon the question for […]
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Using Metrics in your Job Search

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On February 1, 2017
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  • job search, metrics, using metrics in job search
Peter Drucker once wrote “That which gets measured gets done!” As with any work initiative the measurement of outcomes and the ongoing evaluation of performance is critical to your ongoing success. Job search is no different. One piece of advice I often suggest to job seekers is that you should routinely and methodically track every […]
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Dealing with Downsizing

  • Posted by Stephen White
  • On January 1, 2017
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  • dealing with downsizing, job search stress, practical job search adivce
How do you deal with the shock of unemployment after you have been downsized? One of the best pieces of advice I ever read was to maintain the same work schedule that you had when you were employed.  Make a point of getting up at the same time as before, and don’t spend the day […]
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