Posts for Category: Career Blog

Tim Toterhi, CHRO


Tim has over 20 years of management experience in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He’s been quoted in publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, Fox Business News, and the HuffPost as well as profiled in the book, Magnificent Leadership.

How to Nurture Your Network

Mark Twain once said, “If you’re looking for friends when you need them… it’s too late.”  The lesson is clear. Relationships take effort at every stage, but meaningful connections are harder to create than maintain. Rather than watch them wilt, take time to nurture...

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Breaking Bad News

No one wants to be the bearer of bad news. It’s awkward and risky. Just ask the proverbial messenger. But breaking bad news is an essential part of a manager’s role. Do it correctly and you’ll provide a service to both the employee and the organization.  Performance...

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How to Build Staff Confidence

Confident employees are more likely to contribute ideas, offer different perspectives, and respectfully challenge leadership. These high-performance behaviors not only add value to an organization’s offerings, but they can also reduce risk, enhance quality, and...

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Can You Advance as a Non-Manager?

Empire building is a popular way to scale the corporate ladder, but it’s not the only means of advancement. Independent contributors can demonstrate their importance to an organization in a variety of ways such as specialized subject matter expertise, customer...

Quitting Without a New Job

When a boss, co-worker, or customer adds the straw that feels like the last, it’s tempting to consider quitting. It might even be fun ­– fantasizing about the big storm out. And in the right economy, assuming you have low expenses and in demand skills, it might even...

How to Say No to a Video Call

Virtual work is awash in perks, but even the staunchest advocate of the model would concede a distinct downside – the endless stream of video meetings. Proponents note, rightly so, that the visual aspect helps clarify communication, encourage participation, and enable...

How to Thrive in the Work-From-Home World

Like many, I’ve thrived in the virtual work world. The increased flexibility, focus time, and financial perks associated with ditching the commute far outweighed the loss of face time and water-cooler gossip. Of course, I’m an introvert. My people adore quiet. And...

How to Ask for a Raise

Asking for a raise can be an awkward affair. Fear of the conversation and possible denial prevent many deserving employees from making the inquiry. Calm the concerns and increase your chances by employing the following best practices. Do Your Research Before asking...

How to Find Meaning At Work

Some people live to work. They consider their jobs professions and their professions vocations. If your occupation is truly a calling, your days are likely flush with purpose. For the rest of us, the search for meaning…even satisfaction can be a struggle. Where to...

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