A strategic approach to managing yourself and others

By Margaret Andrews, director of the Extension School Management Graduate Program and instructor of the August professional development program Managing Yourself and Leading Others.

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Albert Einstein once said, “Politics is more difficult than physics.” The same might be said of the practice of management.

Managing others may not be complex, but it is certainly not easy. What often appear to be simple, straightforward principles can be deceptively difficult to implement.

Managing yourself and others is a dynamic process—one in which the players, and sometimes the rules, are always changing. However, you can approach it strategically. (more…)

March 21, 2012. Faculty, Professional development, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

3 more LinkedIn tips for the new year

In late November career advisor Sabrina Woods shared 3 tips for improving your LinkedIn profile, and here she’s back to share 3 more to kick start your new year. Woods is associate director of career services at Northeastern University and an independent career/life coach. She leads several Extension School career workshops. Her website is at www.sabrina-woods.weebly.com.

LinkedIn has been around for quite a while now. Perhaps you’ve even had a profile up for a year or two? Now, the question is whether or not your profile is positioning you in the best possible light. (more…)

January 4, 2012. Tags: , , , . Careers, Professional development, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Keep it simple? Not if you want to manage successfully

Post by Liz M.

We live in a complex and unpredictable world, one that is constantly changing and becoming more connected by the minute. Heck, while reading these first 2 sentences, 347 more people just joined Twitter.

The reality of today’s global dynamics was the cover story of the Harvard Business Review September issue, “Embracing Complexity.” This January, it is also the topic of a new 3-week on-campus course Complexity Management, taught by Mark Esposito, associate professor of management at Grenoble School of Management in France. Emerging out of chaos theory, complexity management is “an organic, nonlinear, and adaptive concept critical to business and people development,” says Esposito. (more…)

December 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Careers, Courses, Professional development. Leave a comment.

7 resolutions for a better career in 2012

Post by Liz M.

Did you know that only 8% of people who set resolutions are successful in achieving them year after year? [STAT]

While it’s not a very surprising statistic, it sure makes you wonder about the other 92%. What could they (ahem, we) be doing differently? Better?

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October 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Careers, Professional development. Leave a comment.

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