06/2013
Often it is said that women are afraid to negotiate for pay and raises because they view negotiation as confrontation.  Successful negotiators know that when it comes to employment matters, negotiations are more of a conversation than a confrontation.
06/2013
Shawn Kent Hayashi is interviewed by Roy Richards from WebTalkRadio Health and Wellness on May 27, 2013.How many times in your career have you:
06/2013
This article first appeared in Under30 Careers. The article reads: Our careers are important, but how many of us are willing to invest in ourselves in the same way that we expect companies to invest in us? Instead of being proactive about their own professional development, many employees sit back and wait for HR to tap them on the shoulder for mentoring programs, leadership seminars, even feedback about performance evaluation.
06/2013
Business is more complex than it has ever been. Companies have to compete in a global economy, adapt to constantly shifting market trends, acquire and master new technologies that continually change how business is done.
05/2013
Thank you Martin Zwilling for the great article in Forbes entitled "For Entrepreneurs, Conversations Are All Business."
05/2013
Written by Shawn Kent Hayashi, appeared in 'Under30CEO' on May 24, 2013.The article reads "Aspiring inspirational leaders starting or growing their businesses need to be on the look out for these seemingly safe behaviors that can, over time, have a disastrous impact on company culture.
05/2013
In business just like in sports skill alone won’t always protect you from getting cut. Team members who can’t play well with others can find themselves benched, or worse, eliminated from the roster entirely. Don’t let that happen to you. Take your collaboration skills as seriously as your other expertise, and start by following these 7 steps.
05/2013
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be perpetual. The trick is in guiding employees to handle conflict when it first bubbles up so it never reaches the point of bubbling over.Many people don't have a clue about how to deal directly with disagreement, tension, or even their own resentment. A quick review of the basics in conflict management can go a long way in creating a better, more collaborative work environment.  
04/2013
You're reluctant to speak up at meetings. The issue may not be that you don't have ideas to contribute, but that you're one of those people who prefer to reflect carefully on information before making pronouncements.Other people may interpret this as holding back, fear of looking bad, or reluctance to speak on the record so you're not accountable. These perceptions can derail your career, so you need to address them. But how?
04/2013
“Those who seek mentoring will rule the great expanse of heaven” according to Shu Chang, who in the sixth century B.C. wrote this in the Chinese Book of History. While the mentoring model that organizations use today is different from what was preferred just two decades ago (let alone 25 centuries ago!), the reasons for pairing employees with others who take an active part in their development over time are as compelling as ever.Mentoring Inspires Employee Loyalty

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