| Community Concepts - Preventing Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
by Kevin Briggs and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There are many meaningful jobs, but few directly save the lives of others in a face-to-face, high-pressure situation. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate for his two decades of service as a California Highway Patrol Officer, when he prevented hundreds of individuals from jumping to their death. He's now the president of Pivotal Points where he continues to aid in the area of crisis management and suicide p...
| Technically Speaking - The ACLU View on Police Use of Body Cameras
by Jay Stanley and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
On the surface, putting cameras on police officers stands to help all parties in terms of accountability and safety; however, it's more complicated than it sounds. Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), discusses the numerous concerns that exist with running cameras, storing video, and constant monitoring of people while they work. Tim Muma asks him about the rights of the officers, c...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: Florentine Opera
by Danielle Chaviano, Tim Muma and Rick Clark - Aug, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Rick Clark and Danielle Chaviano, marketing professionals with the Florentine Opera, join Tim Muma to discuss the history and future of the sixth-oldest opera company in the United States. Rick and Danielle describe the changing sound and design of opera, including the modernization that...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: The 132nd Army Band
by Brad Anderson and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Tim Muma speaks with Chief Warrant Officer Brad Anderson of the 132nd Army Band to talk about what people can expect from this group of musicians. Brad also give the listeners some history on military bands, including the 132nd, and what events he enjoys doing the most. Moving Up the L...
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
What Can Football Teach Us About Managing Millennials?
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
Sports metaphors have always invaded the business world: We “throw Hail Marys” and “make game-day decisions.” And, as a new football season kicks off, the connection between business and sports is everywhere. I’ve taken particular notice this year because football teams have started to talk about the ways they’re adapting their tactics for a new generation of millennial players. No matter which team you’re cheering for this...
3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
LinkedIn is a wonderful resource for career-minded professionals. Here are three things to know as you use LinkedIn: Forget the personal website – LI now has the functionality to richly communicate your personal brand, and it is highly searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. Your LinkedIn profile gives you options for branding yourself across the written word, audio, video, photos, PowerPoint presentations and other d...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
Fear Can Keep a Professional Woman from Succeeding
by Connie Pheiff - Aug, 2015
As professional businesswomen, we sometimes have to prove ourselves and our ability to do the job just as well, if not better, than a man. I’m not a man beater, however, the road to success for us can be long, with many bumps to slow the process of our professional progression. There is one very important thing that can slow, or even completely stop, our journey to success. Fear! Our own fears can either make, or break the fut...
4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet? In my travels around the world, I talk with thousands of people every year who want to be treated as “partners” rather than as employees. They want information to flow up as well as down. But, oftentimes, leaders do not want to give up control....
Asking For Career Help When You Need It: 5 Empowering Tips
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I meet lots of self-directed, self-possessed women who struggle with asking for help – especially when it comes to their careers. Many coaching clients and women I’ve met during workshops and speaking engagements have shared how difficult it’s been to reach out – a lot of them feeling that asking for help is akin to ‘falling down on the job’. I know the feeling. When I was transitioning out of a career in Music, it was diff...
How to Work When You’re Dealing With a Personal Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
If you’ve made your career a top priority, you’re no doubt a pro at honoring your professional commitments and continually striving for excellence. You may have even made sacrifices to succeed in the workplace—like not calling in sick when you probably should have or putting your social life on the back burner to stay late and produce the best possible results at the office. But how do you keep those career ambitions on tra...
On-Demand Economy Executives – 6 Tactics To Land Lucrative Assignments
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
The Economist reports that the On-Demand Economy in the U.S. currently employs 53 million free agents. A growing number of those free agent consultants are executives. The odds are that you will be among them, as a bridge to your next full-time job or as a new career path. Fewer Executive-Level Openings Projected From 2010 until 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall full-time jobs will grow about 14...
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