Nov
28

Are You Ready to Be An Influencer?

posted on November 28th, 2017 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,General,Leadership,Professional Development,Your Network with 0 Comments

In my recent post, Should You Rehabilitate or Demolish Your LinkedIn Network, we focused on determining how to strategically consider, connect, nurture and add value to yourself and your network. Reading or rereading this post and taking action on it will present you with a clear view of opportunities and gaps. Once you see the […]

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Nov
14

Should You Rehabilitate or Demolish Your LinkedIn Network?

posted on November 14th, 2017 by Colleen McKenna in General,Job Seekers,Leadership,Professional Development,Strategy,Your Network with 0 Comments

Your professional network is one of your most valuable business assets. Period. If you disagree with this statement perhaps it’s because you don’t have a good network. Maybe you’ve never taken the time or extended the effort to get to know others in your industry, market, company, alumni network or community. Maybe you’ve changed industries, […]

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Nov
07

Women – Why Your Professional Brand Matters

posted on November 7th, 2017 by Colleen McKenna in Branding,Career,Leadership,Professional Development,Your Network with 0 Comments

When this post was originally shared in 2015, it sparked a lot of great thoughts and conversation. This topic deserves to be examined regularly. Let’s take another look at how we, as women, build (and ignore) our brands; and what we can do about it.   I talk with professional women everyday who don’t realize […]

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Oct
24

Is LinkedIn Boring You?

Confession: Sometimes I get bored with LinkedIn. Of course I think LinkedIn is a great tool, and of course I use it everyday for a number of professional needs. But to be honest, sometimes it bores me. My home page, my Groups, my messages; it all feels stagnant periodically. And I’m sure I’m not alone. […]

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Oct
17

What is Your 2018 LinkedIn Training Plan?

Knowledge and skill are relative. While I may take a two or three yoga classes per week, I am no expert. Left to my own devices, my poses disintegrate into half a pose far too soon and the sequence that seems ever so important becomes a jumbled mess where my breathing sounds labored rather than […]

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Oct
10

Figure Out LinkedIn Before You Join Other Professional Networking Sites

posted on October 10th, 2017 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,General,Leadership,Professional Development,Your Network with 0 Comments

Every few months I receive a flurry of emails inviting me to join a new networking site. After a week or so, the emails slow down and POOF, gone with little fanfare. Occasionally, someone will mention one of these sites. I prefer to flip the question back and ask how they are using it, who […]

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Jul
25

Is One of Your Key Employees Getting Ready to Leave?

posted on July 25th, 2017 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,Hiring,Leadership,Professional Development,Social Selling,Strategy,Your Network with 0 Comments

Kudos to the CEO who left one of my training workshops and took some time to look at how he, his employees and his company looked on LinkedIn. After doing some review, not overly stealthy the way, he noticed that a senior member of his executive team seemed to be using LinkedIn differently. The tip […]

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Jul
31

Increase Your Technology, Culture and People Insight

posted on July 31st, 2018 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,General,Leadership,Professional Development,Recommend,Strategy with 0 Comments

If you have some additional downtime or are looking for a good beach read on your upcoming vacation, check out these books from our previous blog post to gain insight and knowledge that is bound to better your business and yourself as a leader. When you need a new book, check out these suggested titles: […]

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Jul
18

Increase Your Technology, Culture and People Insight

posted on July 18th, 2017 by Colleen McKenna in CEOs,General,Leadership,Professional Development,Recommend,Strategy with 0 Comments

As a life-long reader, I am naturally drawn to bookstores. I can spend hours drifting from one section to another, looking at book covers, reading titles and book jackets. However, I am careful what I leave with, hating to waste money on a book that gets shelved or neglected because it didn’t quite make it […]

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