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Exercising Your Networking Muscles

Author: Kayla E. Klos, Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery

There are many guides, tips and tricks available on how to network successfully at various types of events. Networking . . . just mentioning it can illicit many different negative responses including fear, anxiety or stress. I know that it is “good” for me and that it is the “right” thing to do for both my personal and professional development. Of course, that makes it sound more like exercise than anything else. And like exercise, you can’t just do it occasionally and expect meaningful results. It takes practice, learning and even failure at times to figure out what works for you. It also includes finding common ground with others to successfully network in the first place.

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.

How Can My Canadian Company Transfer Employees Across the U.S. Border?

At Berardi Immigration Law, we provide innovative business immigration solutions to U.S. and Canadian companies with cross-border operations.  A Canadian citizen who enters the U.S. to provide management services or perform hands-on work activities should obtain a temporary work permit. Below, we take a closer look at three of the most common options for Canadians.

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.