Fall 2009 I started my first semester at JMU as a Computer Science student. And when I say, I got lucky, I got really lucky. I didn’t visit JMU’s campus beforehand or do much research. I just picked JMU for a handful of superficial reasons and got lucky because JMU turned out to be amazing… Read More Alumni Feature | Chiedo John (’13) – WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
It’s been five years since I graduated from JMU – hard to believe so much time has passed and I am now considered a “grown-up.” Thankfully I don’t put too much stock into labels, so I still channel my inner-kid… The truth is, a lot of exciting things happen after graduation. You find a job,… Read More Alumni Feature| Ian McLeod (’13)- TRUSTING THE PROCESS
It would make life so much easier if clear communication was easy in the workplace! Everything from emailing, giving and receiving feedback and holding productive meetings rely on clear communication. But there is a huge roadblock to this and it comes in three little words according to author, Stephanie Nieves, “I feel like..” Nieves, goes… Read More WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? STOP SAYING “I FEEL LIKE…”
Meetings, meetings, meetings! It seems like our calendars are sprinkled with them throughout the workweek and our time can waste away if not held productively. As author, Alyse Kalish points out: Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself in one of the following situations at work: A meeting that runs over and forces you to either show… Read More THE FREE MEETING AGENDA TEMPLATE THAT’LL SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME
We’re never going to be good at something until we at least try, right? Author Kat Boogaard agrees and suggests that we need to take one simple little word out of our vocabulary “can’t.” Furthermore, Boogaard notes: It’s amazing how much that one three-letter word can shift your mindset, isn’t it? That’s exactly why… Read More NEW RULE: YOU HAVE TO START ADDING “YET” TO EVERY SENTENCE THAT STARTS WITH “I CAN’T”
Climbing the corporate ladder? Or maybe it feels more like a jungle gym, as you go from one bar to another, up one, down one, over and under! Whatever the case may be, from corporate climbing to starting your own business, author The Muse Editor has 45, that’s right, 45 top tips to share with… Read More 45 PIECES OF CAREER ADVICE THAT WILL GET YOU TO THE TOP
It’s basically like new year’s in the office, ready to wrap up one quarter or year, and excited to begin a new one! But before we can move onto the fresh and new, it’s important to reflect on the past. It’s performance review time and as a Manager it can be a lot more complicated… Read More HOW TO KEEP YOUR STAR EMPLOYEE MOTIVATED WHEN YOU CAN’T OFFER A RAISE OR PROMOTION