Articles — Career Advice(6)

Return to Work

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Career Advice The Eleventh Year

Return to Work

Research indicates that the longer someone is off work, the harder it is to go back to it. There are very good reasons why people might have to take a leave of absence but when it comes right down to it, work is one of the very best medicines for all of us. Work gives us a reason to get up in the morning. It gives us a place to go, people to talk with and a purpose. We are rewarded with a good tiredness and some coins to jingle. If you have been off work because of illness, grief,...

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Three Key Concepts

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Career Advice The Eleventh Year

Three Key Concepts

It was several years ago that I had a wonderful conversation with my friend's husband. He had taken a number of training courses through his employer and was willing to share some of the things that he had learned. I have thought about and used that information many, many times over the years and now share it with you. If you want to be a valued employee, there are three things that will help you reach that goal: 1. Keep good boundaries. Everyone has an imaginary monkey on his/her back and many people want to get rid of theirs. If...

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Tips for Employees to Reduce Stress

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Career Advice The Seventh Year

Tips for Employees to Reduce Stress

Many years ago, I was working in an organization in Saskatchewan and struggling with some of the management's behaviours. My friend told me that her husband had taken several business and leadership courses so it would probably be wise for me to talk with him about the situation. In a matter of only an hour or so I learned four very important lessons: Do not take on responsibilities that belong to another person- Every person has a monkey on his back. They carry them around on their backs and this is annoying. They want to get rid of theirs, so...

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Not Understanding People Can Hurt Your Business

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Career Advice

Not Understanding People Can Hurt Your Business

Sometimes people ask me how I know so much about people or why I am able to "predict" what will happen next in a relationship. Well, there are many things that I have learned about human nature that help me to see the patterns in life. If you are going to do well in business, you need to understand people. There are some things that some might call "common sense" but common sense is not all that common anymore and it doesn't make sense to everyone. Well, here are a few things that will help you to understand people and...

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YOUR FAMILY - The Thing That Stops You from Building a Business

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Career Advice

YOUR FAMILY - The Thing That Stops You from Building a Business

Some people never start a business because they are worried about how they will be able to support them without a guaranteed bi-weekly cheque. As a result, they stay in unfulfilling jobs for years and years thinking that they are making the best choice. But, over time, that person can become bitter, resentful and depressed. Frequently, the family members suffer because of the moods and behaviours they witness, but never really understand that the person is unhappy because they feel "trapped". Most family members want the ones who they love to be healthy and happy. In fact, they might encourage...

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What Do You Do If Your Job is Suddenly Gone?

Dr. Linda Hancock Business Career Advice

What Do You Do If Your Job is Suddenly Gone?

We are living in a world that is suffering from economic problems and this affects all aspects of our lives. Unemployment rates are rising, and no one seems to be protected from layoffs and terminations even when they have given loyal service to their employers for many years. This article offers suggestions for dealing with the loss in a healthy manner. If you have recently lost your job, focus on a plan that includes the following steps: DON'T PANIC: This is NOT the end of the world. You need to keep things in perspective. CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS: Many individuals turn a...

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