David Vs. Goliath: Three Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Amazon

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST | Paid Program POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. It may not be business popular to lead with a biblical story, but to beat Amazon, it will take near-biblical proportions and certainly monumental courage or …

How Companies Are Missing It On LinkedIn

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST | Paid Program POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. Until further notice, in my opinion, LinkedIn remains the top place for top talent to interact with the business marketplace. It doesn’t mean LinkedIn should be …

13 Steps Business Owners Should Take To Inject Humanity Back Into Customer Service

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Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council. Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. As companies grow and expand, it’s natural that many elements become more automated and processes more “efficient”—but this can sometimes also lead to customers becoming numbers on a graph. In order to ensure that …

Three Ways To Defeat The Resume-Reading Bots

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. It would be nice to believe your submitted resume would really be read closely by a caring human resources manager or hiring manager after you painstakingly submitted it. However, with …

15 Ways To Trick Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. It’s undeniable that some of the best things in life are comfortable. As humans have evolved, we’ve sought out environments and tools that provide us with maximum comfort in order to reduce stress and …

The Interview Twilight Zone: How To Prepare For Scenarios You’re Not Expecting

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. I recently had a conversation with a client who didn’t feel he needed in-depth interview coaching because he “had read all the books about interviewing and interviewed about a thousand people in my time.” …

11 Good Reasons To Go Back To School For A Career Change

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Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. Today, many skills can be learned through experience at a job, in an internship or even through online research and tutorials. However, there are some lessons you can only learn through formal education. Going …

Smart Strategies For Running A Peer-To-Peer Coaching Group

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POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. As a career coach, you understand the power of personalized strategy for your clients. You know you can’t approach two people the exact same way. But what happens when you’re running a group coaching session? In this …

15 Signs Your Startup Is Scaling Too Quickly (And How To Slow Down)

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Forbes Coaches CouncilCommunityVoice POST WRITTEN BY Expert Panel, Forbes Coaches Council Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. As an entrepreneur, it’s normal to get excited when your products or services are well-received. When your sales are up, you might immediately start scaling offerings, staff and even locations. However, this may be …

How To Respond To A Layoff Notice

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POST WRITTEN BY John M. O’Connor John M. O’Connor is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. Dear John,  Due to the change in business and a consolidation of Our Company with Their Company USA, a business decision has been made to reduce staffing levels. Your position will be eliminated effective on June 1, 2019.  …