career advice

BN360 Spotlight Professional - Erin Torcello

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Keep Yourself Open to Discovery

My 18 year-old-self probably would not recognize my 35 year-old-self – and that is a great thing.  My 18 year-old-self had aspirations of leaving Western New York for the greener pastures of New York City, Boston or Washington, D.C.  But, if you can push aside your stereotypes and preconceived notions and remain open to discovery, life will take you places you never imagined you would end up.

BN360 Spotlight Professional: Amanda Paul

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Opportunity Is Everywhere

“Opportunity”… Hmm, this is a word I often use to entice others or make a tedious task sound somewhat great. “Check out this opportunity to get some community service hours!”—a statement I frequently use when needing to transport large furniture to a family. “Dear, this opportunity may not ever come again,” a statement I may, on occasion, state to my husband when thinking of purchasing something on the larger scale. It really does have a nice ring to it. While I may use it to shine light onto thoughts or suggestions, the reality is opportunity is everywhere, depending on how you choose to see the world.

Executive Exchange

Why Young Managers Must Have The Proper Skill Set

Per research by Harvard Business Review, the typical person steps into a manager role around the age of 30. Also, per this study, the typical manager receives her first formal leadership training around age 42. It can be concluded that the majority of today’s managers operate in leadership positions for over a decade without formal training and the necessary skills to succeed.

BN360 Spotlight Jason Denue

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Keep Doing the Homework

Soon after I started my career, my uncle gave me some advice: “Keep doing the homework.” This is the last thing I, or any recent college grad wanted to hear. Soon after starting my new job this advice began to make more sense. While college taught me the basics to prepare for my career, there was still a steep learning curve I needed to overcome. What my uncle was really telling me was to invest time into continued learning so I could position myself for future growth.

Executive Exchange

Executive Exchange Insights: Mindset Matters – A View from the Top

This morning, I had the opportunity to see a well-known HR professional address her peers. Our topic of discussion centered around the negative mindset that present day HR departments conjure up. What once was a valuable resource to the workforce has now become the equivalent of heading to the principal’s office. Mid-way through her presentation, she gave us the opportunity to chat with our table partners, and share frustrations. I listened intently to a group of passionate people earnest about using their role to enhance the human capital initiatives, while moving the company’s business goals forward.