Personal Brand

Improving Your Impact: Video Tip

Credentials and years of experience aside, our real career success is driven by our impact on other people – how we lead them, collaborate with them, interact with them, and react to them. Find out how to manage that impact and accelerate the pace of your career trajectory.

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Presence: 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Leadership Brand

Have you ever noticed that almost all the coaching advice (solicited and unsolicited!) you receive is about how to deal with other people, workplace situations or a variety of outside factors that you don’t have direct control over? While this counsel is necessary and helpful, you may be looking for something that you have dominion […]

Next-Level Leadership Attribute #6: Insightful

When Brad spoke during meetings, people listened. And I mean really paid attention—the set-down-your-coffee-and-stop-checking-Facebook kind of listening that’s usually reserved for announcements by top executives. Even though Brad was a mid-level manager, he was known for making observations or recommendations that invariably helped to solve pesky problems that had the rest of the team stumped.

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Are you holding yourself back in your career?

Last month, I received an email from Amy Klimik. She felt that her content would resonate with my readers and graciously asked to be a guest contributor. Amy is an experienced HR recruiter and VP of Human Resources for ZipRecruiter. For Amy, corporate culture isn’t about dogs and free lunches, it’s about empowering employees […]

Improve Your Impact; Improve Your Career

Last month, I had the privilege of delivering a keynote speech to 500 incredibly talented professionals at Working Mother Media’s annual Multicultural Women’s National Conference in New York City. As I took the stage on the first morning and began to share my story, I was struck by the remarkable vibe in the […]

Part 1: Corporate Blind Spots: Is Your Brand Suffering?

Just like our personal reputations have an enormous impact on the success of our careers, a company’s reputation ultimately determines its profitability. That concept has never been more critical than it is now in our always-online, über-connected world.

Companies today are faced with a competitive playing field that has expanded exponentially. […]

Time to Take My Own Career Advice

sara canaday take your own adviceThough I help others craft their value propositions and enhance the way they communicate their personal brands, I recently recognized that I might need my own refresher course. I was at a dinner event last week and faced the inevitable question: “Tell […]

Leadership and the Spotlight

sara canaday leadership spotlight results presenceRenowned leadership expert John Baldoni has a compelling and insightful viewpoint on this subject. John was kind enough to write the foreword for my book, You – According to Them, and I would like to share an excerpt. In this essay, John […]

Career Potential: Are You Getting a “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down”?

When we are introduced to new co-workers, we typically don’t receive copies of their resumes along with the nice-to-meet-you handshakes. We might sit through an hour-long meeting with the new guy on the team and not have any idea about his experience, accomplishments or degrees. But chances are, at the end of that hour, […]

Do You Really Know Your Workplace Reputation?

sara canaday who are youIt’s the classic battle of Perception versus Reality. We all hope that our “messages” (verbal and nonverbal) are received by others the way we intended them, but many different factors can prevent that from happening. We may not be aware that our behavior […]