4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the real, straight up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.That’s exactly what I got when I interviewed Oracle executive John Hall about the most common characteristics of people in his organization who contribute the most value. Hall was more than happy to divulge the four characteristics shared by those he is most likely to hire into – or promote within – the organization he has led to become the world’s most profitable software training business....more

Tips for Getting to the Top Floor – 3 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Elevator Pitch

Is your elevator pitch elevating your career all the way to the top? Or is it leaving you stuck on the ground floor?If your elevator pitch educates your listeners about what you do now, but not what you are capable of doing next, you may be missing an important opportunity to re-shape how others perceive you. (And even how you perceive yourself.)So, what do you typically say when you introduce yourself to someone for the first time? When done right, this elevator pitch—or thirty-second commercial—can be the verbal equivalent of “dressing for the job you want”....more