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Is Your Organization Considering an Investment in Executive Coaching?

Article by Laura Poisson   Maximizing the performance of a leadership team through executive coaching can yield significant returns for an organization.  According to a recent global survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Centre, the mean Return on the Investment in coaching was 7 times the initial investment. It…

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10 Life and Leadership Lessons From the Patriots

By Ellie Eckhoff Team first – teams win together and lose together. Invest in and develop your players to bring out their best. Have one team goal and get all players working toward that goal. Inspirational leadership – put a “Brady-like” leader in front – people follow those they trust…

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Isn’t It Time We Did Some Life Planning?

By Russ Jones, President, First Transitions, Inc.   Perhaps author and businessman Harvey Mackay said it best, “A dream is just a dream – a goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” How often have we thought about various aspects of our lives and wished that somehow…

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Tips on Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

At a recent leadership forum, ClearRock, Inc., welcomed Shane Cragun, co-author of the book Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption. At the forum, co-sponsored by M2 Partners, Cragun shared extensive research on how to navigate 21st century turbulence with a simple model and process for making major change and…

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Boston-Area Professionals are Getting Back to Work Faster This Year Than Last Year

Local professionals are finding jobs more quickly this year than last year. During the last six months (February – July), individuals in a career transition in the Greater Boston area who worked with ClearRock found new jobs in 12.6 weeks. This is an improvement of 2.6 weeks from the individuals working…

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Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Get One

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Success at work requires that we take control of our professional image.  Your personal brand or your professional reputation has a direct impact on your career; the way you are perceived is how you will be defined.  The only way of changing…

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Benefits of Creating Your Career Network

Eleanor Roosevelt recognized the power of finding mentors and credited her mentors for helping her make history. She believed you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking the advice of someone you respect and endeavoring to establish relationships with the best mentor for your needs at any…

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Behavioral-based Interviews… Your Opportunity to Shine

Behavioral-based interviews can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how prepared a candidate is to answer these often intimidating questions.  ClearRock offers tips on making these specifically-designed interviews work successfully for both parties.   What are behavioral-based interviews? Behavioral-based interviews are a structured set of open-ended questions based on…

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Laura Poisson – Career Advice Video

Laura Poisson of ClearRock, interviewed by Stephen Burke, HR Consultant, discuss Career and Job Search Advice.

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5 Practical Ways to Protect Your Investment and Position Your Leader for Success

Ramping up new leaders quickly is the best way to ensure early wins and the likelihood of success. Onboarding starts before they walk in the door. Human Resource leaders, managers and mentors play a key role in helping new employees accelerate and enrich their time to productivity and transition smoothly…

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The Importance of Mentoring

By Ellie Eckhoff | Vice President    Part of my role at ClearRock is strategic business development. Over the years I have had mentors that have helped me develop the skills to do my job effectively. As the Mentoring Marketing Chair for The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), I have been…

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Is Your Mindset Stalling Your Career?

By: Susan Peppercorn    Senior Consultant, ClearRock / Career Coach /  Resume and LinkedIn Consultant /  Career Blogger for the Huffington Post   Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with…

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How HR Can Help Employees Flourish In Their Jobs

A major reason why employees may be feeling overwhelmed or disconnected at work is because they are not in the jobs in which they can best flourish. One of the most important things that human resources professionals can do is to ensure they have the right talent in the right place…

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10 Ways to Dazzle in Your new Job

ClearRock offers the following 10 Ways To Dazzle In Your New Job:   Know what is expected of you and by when. Understand exactly what your boss requires you to accomplish and the timetable you have in which to deliver.  Also establish how your performance will be evaluated. Immediately start…

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Persistence vs. Pest – How to Persevere in job Hunt

Charlie Sheen’s stock broker character made 59 straight days of phone calls and hand-delivered a box of Cuban cigars before he got an interview with Michael Douglas’ corporate raider character in the movie Wall Street.  While that is obsessive and most people would consider him a pest, there is one…

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