Kirk Lawson, Executive Director of Business Professionals of America on Preparing for Career Success

Lawson, Kirk picKirk Lawson is the Executive Director of Business Professionals of America and leads the organization’s strategic growth. It is the top career and technical student organization aimed at preparing students for successful careers and providing employers with competent and skilled professionals.  In spite of the recent emphasis on a lack of jobs, many decry a lack of skilled workers.  Kirk shares how the organization facilitates:

  • Career exploration
  • Skills and leadership development
  • Assessment of skills
  • Motivation for middle, secondary and post-secondary students.

Learn how this educational organization can impact students and future workers in your local area.

For more from Kirk Lawson, listen to the entire show at 12pm EST/9amPST on Monday, January 31, 2011 or visit www.bpa.org.

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Bill Conaty, Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources for GE and Co-Author of The Talent Masters

Conaty Bill picA world leader in Human Resources, Bill Conaty engineered the leadership development programs for GE as Senior Vice President for 14 years. He is the co-author of The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders put People Before Numbers. Talent is the only competency that endures, while financial results, market share, brand, and products all undergo changes from external pressures.  Leaders able to assess the risks to take and those to avoid can ensure long term success. Conaty shares 7 principles for developing world-class leaders:

  • How to create a culture of leadership development
  • How to ensure smooth succession
  • How to ensure talent assessment is objective rather than subjective

For more from Bill Conaty, listen to the entire show.

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Chad Hennings, Three-Time Super Bowl Winner and Author of Rules of Engagement, on Achieving Success that Counts

Hennings_ChadChad Hennings is a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, an Air Force fighter pilot, a businessman and the author of Rules of Engagement. In all of the roles he has played, he has seen that the persistent go-it-alone myth in our society traps individuals from connecting with others in meaningful ways. Chad shares the lessons he has learned from personal and professional challenges that will make a difference in people’s lives and tear down the walls that separate people from each other and their true selves. With the foundation of character, vision, and work ethic, he lays out a comprehensive game plan to engage every aspect of life, work, and relationships for true success.

For more from Chad Hennings, listen to the entire show or visit www.chadhennings.com.

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Ten Steps to Hit the Ground Running in Career Advancement!

Ken & Sheryl Dawson present their proven 10-step process to advance your career. The Dawsons share their unique approach found in their time tested product, Job Search: The Total System. The most powerful concept they present is the linkage of all 10 steps. The assessment of your skills and competencies is linked to the development of your resume. The resume is linked to your references, networking, and of course interviewing. Your research on industries, companies and opportunities is linked to lead generation, interviewing and negotiations. The most important link of all is your positive attitude in every single step! When you use linkage and project a positive attitude, you build psychological leverage, ensuring you are better prepared to win the offer and advance your career.

For more from Ken and Sheryl Dawson visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com or listen to the entire show.

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Special Encore Presentation: Dr. Vince Patton, Director Community Outreach, Military Advantage and Retired Career Coast Guardsman on Jobs for Vets

bioVincePatton182x2551Dr. Vince Patton, Director Community Outreach, Military Advantage/Monster Worldwide and Retired Career Coast Guardsman, brings the knowledge and experience of a 30-year military career and multiple advanced degrees to the subject of employing veterans. Dr. Patton addresses:

  • Issues facing transitioning service members
  • The value of career fairs for employers and job seekers
  • How to help disabled veterans get jobs
  • Job opportunities in government
  • Transferable skills from military to civilian jobs
  • Education options for military personnel
  • How to attract vets to work for your company.

For more from Dr. Vince Patton, listen to the entire show or visit www.military.com.

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Bob Alexander, Educational Consultant, on the Ziglar I CAN Culture Transformation Program

Alexander_IMG_9264Bob Alexander, President of The Alexander Resource Group, is a former teacher, coach and high school administrator who has personally conducted thousands of keynote addresses, workshops, and student assemblies worldwide on success principles and career advancement.  Bob is passionate about teaching the Ziglar I CAN values and attitudes that enable children to succeed.  The Ziglar mantra of encouragement and hope is one that resonates with everyone, especially children!  He shares:

  • The challenge of education;
  • ABC’s of Life…Attitude, Behavior and Character;
  • The Stair Steps to Success;
  • The I CAN success story;
  • Keys to Cultural Transformation.

For more from Bob Alexander, listen to the entire show, visit www.yesican.net, and watch this video.

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Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., on Success 2.0: The Next Generation

Tom and ZigTom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc. and son of the inspirational Zig Ziglar, carries the torch to continue the vision of personal and career success that has transformed the lives of millions through the life and work of his father.  He will share:

  • Personal lessons on achieving your potential
  • Zig’s Greatest Accomplishment
  • The 7 components of success
  • The secret of sustaining success
  • Web 2.0 Technology and success

Through social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, Tom corresponds with people from all walks of life around the world. His goal is to help both individuals and organizations succeed by giving them Pure and Simple answers to their toughest questions.

For more from Tom Ziglar, listen to the entire show on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 12pm EST/9am PST or visit www.ziglar.com.

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Donna Fenn, Author of UpSTARTS! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success

Donna_Fenn_HiDonna Fenn is a contributing editor to Inc. Magazine and an expert on the entrepreneurial habits of Gen Y. Learn how eight key factors contribute to Gen Y business success:

  • Building collaborative tribes
  • Deploying technology for competitive advantage
  • Disrupting the status quo
  • Deconstructing the Gen Y market
  • Generating branding buzz
  • Leveraging social mission
  • Creating dynamic workplaces
  • Morphing and growing strategically.

Whether you’re studying Gen Y’s approach to business to beef up your bottom line or aiming to be tomorrow’s great under-30 entrepreneur story, these concepts and steps will help get your business out in front of the pack.

For more from Donna Fenn, listen to the entire show Monday, August 9, 2010, at 12pm EST/9am PST or visit www.donnafenn.com.

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Work Psychologist Dr. Paula Caligiuri on How to Get a Life by Doing What You Love

Paula Caligiuri -smallPaula Caligiuri is a work psychologist, professor of human resource management and the author of Get a Life, Not a Job, and is a leading expert in global career development. Paula shares strategies for career fulfillment, including:

  • Spending more time on enjoyable work;
  • Identifying long term career choices to match your skills and passions;
  • Transforming your current job;
  • Becoming “lay-off” proof;
  • Defining wealth-building activities;
  • Building an inspiring and financially secure career.

By continually developing yourself for activities you personally desire, you achieve a freedom to pursue multiple career options simultaneously. Redesign your career for real financial freedom.

For more from Dr. Paula Caligiuri, listen to the entire show on Monday, July 26, at 12pm EST/9am PST, or visit www.paulacaligiuri.com.

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Mark Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Discusses Keys to Economic Vitality & Career Development

Mark Tomlinson is passionate about manufacturing and the key role it plays in the US economy.
Having spent his entire career in the field, he understands the vital role of manufacturing and what it
takes to excel in the industry. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), provides manufacturing
professionals with access to the knowledge, skills and resources they need to advance their careers
and at the same time improve the profitability and growth potential of their companies. With the industry
facing a severe skilled-worker shortage, one of the top goals of SME is to fill the talent pipeline with
new manufacturing employees through the Education Foundation.

tomlinson_highresMark Tomlinson is passionate about manufacturing and the key role it plays in the U.S. economy. Having spent his entire career in the field, he understands the vital role of manufacturing and what it takes to excel in the industry. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) provides manufacturing professionals with access to the knowledge, skills and resources they need to advance their careers and improve the profitability and growth potential of their companies. With the industry facing a severe skilled-worker shortage, one of the top goals of SME is to fill the talent pipeline with new manufacturing employees through the Education Foundation.

For more from Mark Tomlinson, listen to the entire show or visit www.sme.org.

Tamara Erickson, Organizational Consultant, on Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work

TErickson_picOrganizational consultant Tamara Erickson provides a valuable guidebook for the newcomers to the workforce -Generation Y, the 15 – 31 age cohort — who are entering in large numbers. Tammy gives Gen Y’s the information they crave to connect at work and to craft the lives they want. Sher reveals a framework Y’s can use to develop their own criteria for making career choices, how X’ers and Boomers view Generation Y, and the top 10 rules that can help Gen Y’s succeed in the corporate world. Tammy shares how Gen Y’s can use their unique strengths to understand and influence their professional relationships and to find their way in the changing workplace.

For more from Tamara Erickson, listen to the entire show on Monday, July 12, 2010, at 12pm EST/9am PST, or visit www.tammyerickson.com.

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Pursuing Career Opportunities in Construction Management: Advice from Bruce D’Agostino, CEO of Construction Management Association of America

Bruce Agostino picBruce D’Agostino, CEO of Construction Management Association of America, discusses the promising future of large infrastructure construction projects globally. With a projected 17% growth rate over the next 10 years, the industry will be offering many different career opportunities in the coming years. D’Agostino shares his insights on the construction profession, as well as the Construction Management Association of America, including:

  • The complexities of construction management
  • Employee and potential employee backgrounds and educational paths to success
  • Types of projects internationally
  • Technologies and management methods
  • Mentoring and scholarship programs.

The mission of CMAA is to promote and enhance leadership, professionalism, and excellence in managing the development and construction of projects and programs.

For more from Bruce D’Agostino, listen to the entire show or visit cmaanet.org.

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Jill Belconis, Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization: Leaders on the Move

Jill BelconisJill Belconis, International Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization, shares insights on leadership for men and women. Young Presidents’ Organization provides life-changing opportunities for executives to grow and develop. One of the most effective ways to develop personal and professional leadership is to collaborate with other leaders who are experiencing similar challenges and problems. Leaders on the move can learn:

  • How to face adversity and succeed
  • How to grow organizations even in tough times
  • Qualities that enable leaders to grow personally and develop their organizations
  • How to build relationships with peers to advance their careers

For more from Jill Belconis, listen to the entire show on Monday, June 21, at 12pm EST/9am PST, or visit www.ypo.org.

Tamara Erickson, Organizational Consultant and Author of What’s Next Gen X?

TErickson_picTamara Erickson, organizational consultant and author of What’s Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want, says members of Generation X—the 30-to-44 age cohort—have drawn the short stick at work. The economy has been stacked against them from the beginning. She lays out a powerful framework for shaping a satisfying, meaningful career, revealing how GenXers can:

  • Use their unique capabilities to become effective leaders
  • Identify work that matches their passion
  • Succeed in a corporate career or independently
  • Spot and seize newly emerging professional opportunities.

Tammy helps you decide what you want and shows how to get it.

    For more from Tamara Erickson, listen to the entire show or visit www.tammyerickson.com.

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    Dr. Tom Anastasi, Author of Successful Entrepreneur: American Dream Done Right

    Tom Anastasi photoTom Anastasi, author of The Successful Entrepreneur: American Dream Done Right, lays out a roadmap to minimize risk and maximize success. Unemployment is causing many to consider hanging out their own shingle. Tom guides the new entrepreneur through four phases to success:

    1. Start Up covers research on product viability, budgeting, and start-up capital
    2. Being the Boss offers valuable advice on employment issues and leadership styles
    3. Sales and Marketing explains pricing, marketing strategies on a budget, and effective sales
    4. Years Two to Five addresses signs of trouble, getting through tough times, and selling the business.

    For more from Tom Anastasi, listen to the entire show or visit tomanastasi.com.

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    Phil Dyer of the Military Officers Association of America: Honoring Our Active Military Personnel and Veterans

    image001Phil Dyer, Deputy Director of the Financial Education for Military Officers Association of America, has served as an Army Captain and worked in the corporate world in sales and financial planning. He shares valuable information on military service, transitioning from the military, and on the Military Officers Association of America, which provides support to over 370,000 members and their families. Dyer gives tips on:

    • Benefits of serving in the military
    • Benefits after transitioning to a civilian career
    • Challenges of long term military careers
    • Seeking help when transitioning
    • Assessing career fit
    • Networking to find civilian opportunities
    • Benefits offered by the Military Officers Association.

    For more from Phil Dyer, listen to the entire show, or visit www.moaa.org.

    David and Wendy Ulrich, Authors of The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations

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    In The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations, business professor and management consultant David Ulrich and psychologist Wendy Ulrich share how leaders can create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors and communities.  Drawing from their unique backgrounds and disciplines, the Ulrichs demonstrate that meaning matters and that it is part of an effective and successful leadership agenda.  Instead of focusing only on maximizing profit, they show how injecting meaning – answering the “why?” question – into business and leadership can:

    • Increase a business’ value for customers, investors and employees
    • Increase engagement and retention
    • Increase productivity
    • Increase customer focus
    • Improve skills and competencies
    • Increase an organization’s potential for growth
    • Create abundant organizations that thrive

    For more from David Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich, listen to the entire show or visit www.daveulrich.com.

    Career Advancement Strategies in a Tough Economy

    Are you having to do more with less? Is work more intense and do you feel like you are working your fingers to the bones? We’ll share insights on dealing with the impact of the recession, as well as job search and career advancement strategies to get to the next level even in a tough economy. Learn how to:

    • Be more efficient and effective after a restructuring or layoff
    • Embrace and add value to your situation
    • Adapt to change in order to grow professionally
    • Develop an entrepreneurial perspective and/or become independent contractor
    • Be a “one-percenter” and build a cycle of success.

    Thousands have successfully used our proven techniques to make their dream jobs or careers realities. If you’re looking for a better job, with better pay so you can enjoy a better life, go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com, and receive 7 free videos that will jumpstart your future starting today!

    For more, check out Job Search: The Total System or visit www.totalcareersuccess.com.

    Keith Ferrazzi and His Breakthrough Program on Relationships that Won’t Let You Fail!

    Keith Ferrazzi imageKeith Ferrazzi is the New York Times‘ #1 bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail. No one is a self-made success. Keith adapts methodologies of the most successful behavioral change programs to provide a do-it-yourself blueprint for creating relationships and a support structure that separate the great from the good. With a 9-step action plan for creating relationships that help you learn, change and achieve your goals, Keith gives you the tools to achieve your dreams. Whether seeking to advance your career, expand your business, or find a new job, these techniques will enable you to succeed. This is not another self-help book, but the first ‘let others help’ book!

    For more from Keith Ferrazzi, listen to the entire show or visit www.keithferrazzi.com.

    Personal Branding & Social Networking with Bestselling Author Dan Schawbel

    Dan Schawbel imageDan Schawbel, the leading personal branding expert for Gen Y and author of Me2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, shares the tools for building your brand and gaining a competitive advantage. Learn how to:

    • Effectively use online social networks, blogs, videos, and podcasts
    • Develop a 4-step strategy for discovering, creating, and communicating your personal brand
    • Improve your networking online and offline.

    Schawbel’s octopus model visually illustrates the impact of branding on networking, career development, entrepreneurship, the use of social media, public relations, marketing, search engine optimization, and human resources.

    For more from Dan Schawbel, listen to the entire show or visit danschawbel.com.

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