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18 Jul “Pause Before You Pass” & Maximize Networking

Let’s get right to it.  At the end of the day, the main reason most of us connect and network is to be “in the know” when opportunities arise.  While it may be common sense that the more you network, the more potential you’ll have, why do some professionals continue to miss hidden opportunities to create mutually beneficial relationships? Pause Before...

14 Jun Workplace Poker: Are You Playing or Just Getting Played?

Sometimes navigating your career is similar to playing a game of poker where each player has different goals, cheaters can win, rules are unclear and change is constant. To win at the game and advance your career, consider cultivating a deep understanding of your co-workers, commit to treating others with respect, accept your flaws, and approach each challenge with energy...

26 Apr Networking and the Power of Questions

I'm in the business of coaching professionals how to connect and network efficiently as well as effectively.  In a world where opportunity is everywhere, it often boils down to knowing the right way to expand your network and recognizing how to seize possibilities missed by most.  If networking isn't something you have a lot of time for, how can you...

04 Apr Break 3 Networking “Bad Habits” & Unleash Connection Potential

When I speak to audiences about the power of networking, I challenge participants to consider which habits are working for – and against – them. Equip yourself with knowledge to change unproductive patterns to help you plan, connect and grow your professional network.  If poor habits prevent optimal networking success, how can you overcome negative patterns and unleash your potential? I always liked...

22 Jun Leaders: IQ, EQ, Now the XQ Trend – Does Your Personality Fit Your Career?

In 1912, German psychologist William Stern invented the concept of the "intelligence quotient" (IQ) defined as the ratio of a person's mental age to his physical age, times 100 used in business all over the world.  In 1990, psychologists John Mayer and Peter Salovey defined "emotional intelligence" (EQ) as a set of skills they believed contributed to a person's ability...

26 May Leaders: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

In the movie City Slickers, a mid-life crisis plagued man and his friends find renewal and purpose on a cattle driving vacation. As the story unfolds, a cowboy named Curly (played by Jack Palance) refers to these men as slickers and advises them with his quote, "One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that.”  This idea of a one-shot priority...

18 May Don’t Kill Your Dreams – Avoid These 5 Tendencies

Some leaders want to invent a game-changing strategy, grow a successful company, or even write a best-selling book yet studies show few actually follow through.  Accepting the challenge of leadership often means demonstrating initiative and showcasing determination but to inspire others to follow your lead, you must also be aware of tendencies that are counter productive in the journey.  Most people...

11 May Commit To Win – 4 Ways To Achieve Results

Some people routinely underestimate how difficult achieving goals can actually be but smart leaders know that to attain objectives, you must truly feel bound to them.  To accomplish any objective, you must first fully commit but if motivation only gets you started, what type of dedication is required to empower your journey? If you want to drive better productivity, encourage strong...

05 Jan Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe 2014 is here. The New Year brings many possibilities and for some, the possibility of changing careers. Are you considering a transition? If so, this Blog is for you. Many JuMar clients ask questions related to knowing when it's time to make a career change, after all, switching careers isn't just about moving to...